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    Re: PFC Manning Hero?

    Ah.. saw that on the news.. he had booked the flight but was not on it.

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    Seems he is living in the airport terminal in Moscow. Left the plane, but has not left the secure terminal area thus did not clear passport control. Putin is not going to hand him over, but is hoping Snowden leaves Russia soon. What a charlie-foxtrot.
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    Am I the only one that is reminded of the movie The Terminal with Tom Hanks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullinteeth View Post
    Am I the only one that is reminded of the movie The Terminal with Tom Hanks?
    Only this story doesn't involve a nice man with a kind heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC77SP View Post
    Only this story doesn't involve a nice man with a kind heart.
    Maybe Pussy Riot will perform something in Snowden's honor[sic].

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC77SP View Post
    Only this story doesn't involve a nice man with a kind heart.
    I don't know him and wasn't inferring that they are the same but just that his situation at this moment reminds me of the movie-man with no country stuck in an airport...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullinteeth View Post
    I don't know him and wasn't inferring that they are the same but just that his situation at this moment reminds me of the movie-man with no country stuck in an airport...
    I know. I was making a point. I irks me to see this kid portrayed as some hero slaying dragons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC77SP View Post
    I know. I was making a point. I irks me to see this kid portrayed as some hero slaying dragons.
    From what I have read, he actually thought he was doing the right thing. He was also selective in what he released... Not like Manning who was a petulant child and "leaked" everything he could. Now? I think the pressure on Snowden is causing him to release MORE not less....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullinteeth View Post
    From what I have read, he actually thought he was doing the right thing. He was also selective in what he released... Not like Manning who was a petulant child and "leaked" everything he could. Now? I think the pressure on Snowden is causing him to release MORE not less....
    Actually I have to admit when I wrote that I was thinking of Manning but will admit to not being entirely convinced that Snowden is the hero in his story either. Not the same level of conviction as Manning but not ready to throw him a parade either.
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    He got 35 years....
    “I say, imagine in your private life, if you decided that I’m not going to pay my mortgage for a month or two—first of all you’re not saving money by not paying your mortgage. You’re just a dead beat. “

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