Responding to a question about mass surveillance in Russia from Edward Snowden---who is now enjoying his asylum in an undisclosed location in Russia, Vladimir Putin said:
"Our intelligence efforts are strictly regulated by our law so...you have to get a court permission to stalk that particular person. We don't have as much money as they have in the States and we don't have these technical devices that they have in the States. Our special services, thank God, are strictly controlled by society and the law and regulated by the law...Of course, we know that terrorists and criminals use technology so we have to use means to respond to these, but we don't have uncontrollable efforts like [in America]."
What is your reaction to Snowden's appearance?
Has Edward Snowden now, as Anne Applebaum (foreign policy columnist for the WASHINGTON POST) tweeted, "just officially made himself into a Russian propaganda tool"?
I wonder how happy Russia will be to offer him sanctuary when it's their government's secrets he's tossing out there. They have such a brilliant historical track record in such matters.
All of them? With the encouragement and approval of the Russian government?
Okay, then. They really are all for freedom and transparency then.
He has a history of being overly truthful, after all. I think what he said is true. Too bad certain truths are not allowed in US!
I found this article very illuminating:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 … ew-up.html
To summarize, Putin's a liar, but Snowden's just a fool.
by Randy Godwin2 weeks ago
The NYT reported today Trump was involved with several Russian banks to finance a Trump Tower in Moscow. The deal stalled in the middle of last year's presidential campaign when Trump was denying any business deals with...
by Alternative Prime10 months ago
Looks like Russia WANTs Trump…….Real BAD……WHY?? Although I believe it would be a Proverbial MIRACLE if Donald Trump ESCAPEs a Prison Sentence for any number of TORTs and or Crimes he‘s Currently Trying to...
by Kathryn L Hill3 months ago
Conservatives face reality and do not let the follies of mankind go unchecked.D. folly |ˈfälē| noun1 lack of good sense; foolishness: T. foolishness, foolhardiness, stupidity, idiocy, lunacy, madness, rashness,...
by Sychophantastic14 months ago
It appears that Russia hacked the DNC. Given Donald Trump's ties to Russia, what should happen if somebody establishes that he had communications with Russia or his allies in Russia regarding the DNC hack? Would this be...
by My Esoteric7 months ago
Donald Trump, as late as January 1, 2017, has refused to acknowledge what most everybody, Democrats and Republicans (less Trump supporters) alike know to be true ... Vladimir Putin is behind the arguably successful...
by Old Poolman2 years ago
The following is supposedly taken from a speech made by Vladimir Putin. Based on all the immigration problems we face today should we consider taking the same stance?Vladimir Putin’s SHORTEST SPEECH EVER—On...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.