May 28th, 2014

Mr. Twister


NBCNews" -- The reality is I never intended to end up in Russia," he said. "I had a flight booked to Cuba onwards to Latin America and I was stopped because the United States government decided to revoke my passport and trap me in Moscow Airport. So when people ask why are you in Russia, I say, 'Please ask the State Department."

Этот момент я не улавливал, что у него отобрали паспорт именно пока он пересаживался в Москве, а не в какой-то другой момент.

Отвечает министр иностранных дел: "He should come back. That's what a patriot would do. A patriot would not run away and look for refuge in Russia or Cuba or some other country. A patriot would stand up in the United States and make his case to the American people". "He should man up and come back to the United States."

Я не помню, товарищ Громыко когда-нибудь обращался к советским перебежчикам с призывом набраться мужества и предстать перед советским правосудием, раз уж их так интересуют судьбы России?

Адвокат Сноудена, впрочем, терпеливо отвечает по существу: “The laws under which Snowden is charged don’t distinguish between sharing information with the press in the public interest, and selling secrets to a foreign enemy,” Wizner said. “The laws would not provide him any opportunity to say that the information never should have been withheld from the public in the first place. And the fact that the disclosures have led to the highest journalism rewards, have led to historic reforms in the US and around the world – all of that would be irrelevant in a prosecution under the espionage laws in the United States.” Snowden also could face an untold number of additional charges if he returned to the United States. “He could be charged for each of the documents that has been published,” Wizner said. “The exposure that he faces is virtually unlimited under this.”