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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It is odd. But if the local population has been missinformed for decades and the US has been lied about in order to show how good the local society is doing, so that the US represents the rot in the world, this is believably evil. I am following it in Germany and the anti Americanism is thick and heavy.
    Not surprising, although I think you'll find your share of the same sentiments on this forum. It's always a tough choice for them between the U.S. and Israel as to which is the most evil nation on the planet. I think we might be slightly in the lead now.
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You're posting on a forum where we have ample representation not just from the 5 or 6 German posters, but as well as Canadians, Brits, Aussies, Turks and more. Their concerns about their safety and being spied on by a foreign government are not invalidated by the fact that you have American passport and wear your raunch nationalism on your sleeves.
    Tough Titties. Welcome to the 21st century, where your life can be ended in a split second by the scum and lowlifes that infect this planet. Ask the relatives of those fried and crushed to death on 9/11 if they wished there'd been some active spying going on.
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't know if he deserves a Nobel Peace prize, but I can definitely suggest a good start: how about we stop villifying a man for blowing the whistle on hilariously unconstitutional and unethical practices against its own population by the government and, if nothing else say, "Hey, Eddy....good job."
    I'm sure he's getting a lot of that from his Russian friends. Probably no need for those of us that consider him a traitor to join in the stroking.
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I'm sure he's getting a lot of that from his Russian friends. Probably no need for those of us that consider him a traitor to join in the stroking.
    I'm not interested in what the Russians think.

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Snowden did not betray his country. He exposed government surveillance programs that breached the public trust and invaded the privacy of millions. If you feel he is a traitor to the country then I think you have skewed loyalties. Vilifying a man who exposed government programs that undermine the freedom of U.S. citizens isn't logical. How can he be a traitor to the country when what he did was for the preservation of the very things that separate us from dictatorships? Too many things have been traded in the name of "national security." I'm not going to derail this thread by diving into the reality of the global terrorist threat but we, as Americans, have been bullied and fear mongered into accepting that it's okay to trade degrees of privacy and "freedom" at an uneven rate based upon the actual threat we face.

    He's as good a candidate to win as many others in the past I suppose.

    This would be a far more impressive post if he hadn't fled to one of the most dictatorial and repressive countries on the face of the earth with his little bag of goodies. A country that locks up rock and roll singers and homosexuals - yeah, I can see why Snowden went there. I'm sure they aren't at all interested in the intelligence windfall he brought with him.
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm not interested in what the Russians think.
    Of course you aren't. You don't have to be. It's not your ass potentially on the line from the intelligence windfall he gave them. Way to see the big picture.
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Of course you aren't. You don't have to be. It's not your ass potentially on the line from the intelligence windfall he gave them. Way to see the big picture.
    And has this big picture been quantified yet?

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Obama won for....wait, does anyone know why Obama won one? Won one one won won juan won one.

    Snowden, although committed something pretty bad under normal circumstances, he did not do it for personal gain, financial or security. IMO, he did it for the American people. He started a wave that cannot be stopped, and he brought attention to a topic that needed to be addressed with some serious legitimacy and proof of its existence, which he provided.

    Years from now, he might be regarded as the person who brought down massive government privacy intrusion. I say, give it to him. Legitimize it.

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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    Obama won for....wait, does anyone know why Obama won one?
    Did Mr. Obama ask for the prize?
    Should he have snubbed the World and turned it down?
    The President has been damned if he does and damned if he doesn't from day one with the GOP/TEAs/Libertarians .
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    Re: Should Edward Snowden win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Did Mr. Obama ask for the prize?
    Should he have snubbed the World and turned it down?
    The President has been damned if he does and damned if he doesn't from day one with the GOP/TEAs/Libertarians .
    No, he didn't ask for it....I'm just wondering why he got one in the first place. The only thing he's done is cause more conflicts and expand NDAA and the Patriot Act.

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