Tuesday, June 25, 2013

NSA Leaks : Part VII

It's been so long since I have heard true unapologetic cold war rhetoric that I almost miss it:

"Assange and Snowden consider themselves human rights activists and say they are fighting for the spread of information," Putin said. "Ask yourself this: should you hand these people over so they will be put in prison?
"In any case, I'd rather not deal with such questions, because anyway it's like shearing a pig – lots of screams but little wool."  

"The world will remember Edward Snowden," the newspaper said. "It was his fearlessness that tore off Washington's sanctimonious mask".

"And we act in accordance with those principals on which our constitution is based. The US has received requests for extradition from Ecuador, particularly extradition of owners of banks who have been judged and convicted in our country. And they have decided not to extradite those people, who have committed crimes against millions of Ecuadoreans."

Ricardo Patino, the foreign minister of Ecuador as quoted in The Telegraph

Eat your heart out Jason Bourne franchise. Edward Snowden is the real deal. Damn. I want a trilogy out of Hollywood when this is over