September 7, 2016

How Edward Snowden escaped.

"Summoned by his immigration lawyer in the late evening of June 10, 2013, Ajith (last names of the refugees in this story have been withheld), a former soldier in the Sri Lankan military, was told the unidentified man was 'famous' and needed 'protection.'"
“I was very happy to help him,” Ajith recalled during a recent interview with the National Post in his small windowless room in Kennedy Town, on the western tip of Hong Kong Island. “This famous person was a refugee too, same as me.”...

“Nobody would dream that a man of such high profile would be placed among the most reviled people in Hong Kong,” recalled Tibbo, a Canadian-born and educated barrister who has practiced law for 15 years. “We put him in a place where no one would look.”...

Snowden’s stay with Supun and Nadeeka was without incident. He ate mostly McDonald’s food and loved sweets, especially cake. His legal team limited their presence at the tiny apartment, but dispatched interns to deliver cakes and sweets embedded with USBs as a way to communicate with him.
Kennedy Town (named after Arthur Edward Kennedy, who was governor of Hong Kong in the 1870s)(photo from Wikipedia):

12 comments:

David Begley said...

Are we supposed to feel sorry for Snowden? Do we have to go to his movie?

Darrell said...

He should thank his lucky stars. He would be dead now, if Team Hillary could get to him.

Robert Cook said...

You're not supposed to feel or think anything about Snowden except what you choose to think or feel about him. He is a figure in the news, and stories about him do not burden you with any obligations of any kind, not even that you pay attention to him.

Why do you feel obligated even to post your childish complaint?

David Begley said...

Robert Cook

Yeow! Get up on the wrong side of the bed or what?

This story is guerilla marketing for the up-coming movie. Sympathy generates movie traffic. Snowden got a cut of the movie. Wake up. Sorry I have to explain everything to you. Cui bono?

Sebastian said...

“We put him in a place where no one would look.” And for all we know, the CIA and the FBI and the DoD were swarming Hong Kong, swarming I tell you, looking, looking everywhere. Because, you know, they care about our national security, and they really, really wanted to grab this guy, who with his sophisticated, undetectable, completely unexpected methods, which no one could have anticipated or prevented, got all this info and gave it to the bad guys, or sort of bad anyway, since we had been trying to reset relations with them and stiffed our actually allies to please them and are still trying to do deals with them.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Why do you feel obligated even to post your childish complaint?"

Even obligations felt ought be verbalized with the typing pad vector.

Why do socialists love to kill human beings so much, even after hundreds of millions dead? What will/can satiate this blood lust?

As noted before, "Try Bud Dry" is the answer to "Why Ask Why?" per Budweiser.

tim in vermont said...

Snowden is Goldstein now that his peace activism has focused on Hillary. Ou sont les Snowdens d'antan, you know the one who bashed Bush?

dreams said...

"He ate mostly McDonald’s food and loved sweets, especially cake."

So looks like his eventual punishment will be heart disease and diabetes.

dreams said...

And Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis.

Birkel said...

I expect most of what we "know" about Snowden is false.

I also believe foreign intelligence has stolen anything and everything it wished under the current administration.

Perhaps someday the people who voted for "American trainwreck" in 2008 will admit their collective error.

EDH said...

Nobody would dream that a man of such high profile would be placed among the most reviled people in Hong Kong.

"Just Lost, Drunken Men Who No Longer Care Where They Find Themselves Each Morning."

https://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/9ba518eb-4c39-4c91-88ce-a14035bad6ad

Where's Mr. Braithwaite when you need him?

CWJ said...

Birkel,

Your comment conjured up images of layoffs in the Russian intelligence services.