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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 04:48 PM

US: Edward Snowden May Be A Chinese Spy – Former CIA Officer

According to former CIA officer, Snowden may be a Chinese spy. US intelligence officials “are seriously looking at this as a potential Chinese cover action”, Bob Baer told, referring to the recent Snowden’s leaks, VoR reports.

Meanwhile, Snowden’s application for asylum in Hong Kong may be a witty step, experts say, since the system of asylum screening process has not been implemented there yet.

“Hong Kong is controlled by Chinese intelligence,” Baer told CNN Sunday evening. “It’s not an independent part of China at all. I’ve talked to a bunch of people in Washington today, in official positions, and they are looking at this as a potential Chinese espionage case.”

Some have pointed that Snowden’s disclosures coincided with the visit to the US of Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, who was chided by Obama for China’s cyber-attacks in the US.

It also turned out that Snowden attempted to publish his documents in The Washington Post, but after the media outlet had refused to rush the publication, they lost contact with Snowden.

Speaking about any chances of China to extradite Snowden, Baer claimed, that the USA “will never get him in China”.

The United States are now trying to find an espionage law in Hong Kong similar to the one in the US to extradite Edward Snowden.

Meanwhile Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old intelligence contractor from Booz Allen, is seeking asylum after apparently leaving a hotel in Hong Kong, where he leaked top secret documents on the National Security Agency (NSA) to the media.

Experts say the process could last very long because of a March 2013 ruling by Hong Kong’s court of final appeal which says that Hong Kong, which previously depended on rulings by the United Nations refugee authorities, must establish its own asylum screening process.

Since no system has yet been implemented, an application from Snowden would face lengthy delays, buying him time to consider his next move while probably blocking any attempt to deport him.

Meanwhile, Russian authorities have promised to join the ranks of those willing to consider giving Snowden political asylum, if he files a formal request, Kommersant newspaper reports citing a Kremlin spokesman on Tuesday.

“If we receive such a request, we will consider it,” Dmitry Peskov was quoted.

http://inserbia.info/news/2013/06/us-edward-snowden-may-be-a-chinese-spy-former-cia-officer/

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SummerSnow Jun 2013 OP
flamingdem Jun 2013 #1
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Laelth Jun 2013 #3
mother earth Jun 2013 #4
burnodo Jun 2013 #5
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Matariki Jun 2013 #6

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 04:50 PM

1. I doubt the Russians want him that much now

that he's exposed as tied to China.

They could never believe a word of his lies he he

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 04:55 PM

2. Wouldnt surprise me at this point.

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 04:57 PM

3. Well, that makes more sense that saying this is a right-wing ploy to harm Obama. n/t

-Laelth

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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 04:59 PM

5. And he eats babies!

 

And kills little kittehs!

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Response to burnodo (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:16 PM

7. Neither Stalin, Hitler, Alger Hiss, Kim Philby...

 

in fact, they were very sweet people who kissed babies, cared for pets.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:03 PM

6. If he is, that still doesn't make what the NSA is doing right.

Both things can be true.

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