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Response to randome (Reply #69)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:05 PM

78. Supposedly that happened on an obstacle course.

Of course, his brief, aborted military career enabled him to have a National Agency Check on the books (very helpful, he's in the system), before he started lying about his qualifications.

I think he was turned while he was working in Japan, when he was visiting HK as a tourist, not as a teen or very young adult. If he was one of these "kids" then his father should be sweating the load....I'm thinking he's more of a Falcon/Snowman type.

If this seems like a stretch, it's because I find it amazing that a guy under stress, fleeing America, saying stupid shit like he wants to go to Iceland (when US relations with Iceland had shifted to a more favorable relationship, which anyone with Google would know), handing off info to "counterculture journalists," could beat feet to the RUSSIAN Consulate in HK so quickly and easily. Too stupid to google US-Icelandic relations, but quick to ask the RUSSIANS for help? And then, boomshakalaka, he's in Moscow! Hiding out in the airport, only NOBODY sees him...in a country where bribery is an art form? You'd think at least one maid or cleaner or room service rep would find a way to take a furtive pic or at least tell enterprising reporters (for a fee, of course) what room he was supposedly in?

I wouldn't be surprised if he was whisked off to a safe house and debriefed ahead of that little mini-presser ("No pictures, please!" before he was hustled out to his new life.

Either that, or Assange sold him to the Russians. He funneled the guy to them in exchange for cash for his projects and to maintain his lifestyle while trapped in that Knightsbridge flat. "Hey Eddie, let me send my 'best gal' to you--she's a great organizer and a fixer, and she'll take real good care of you! She'll help you navigate your way to (fill in South American countries that made weak invitations and then put limits on their invitations). "

What he did was profoundly stupid for such a supposedly "smart" guy. There's just something fishy about his behavior, the timeline, his planning--or lack of same--that suggests that we don't have the whole picture. He may have believed that his cover was about to be blown--or maybe that's what he was told, to get him to run, to create an imbrolgio that Pootie could capitalize upon.

Eventually it will all come out, and it will be put in a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Eddie! With any luck it will do better than the other film he recently starred in...!

If he's such a smart guy, he'll have the Russian language mastered in no time, and fit right into his new home.


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