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Snowden ready to testify in Merkel tapping case – German lawmaker

31.10.2013 19:51

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has met with a German MP in Moscow. He passed a letter addressed to the German government and federal public prosecutor where he allegedly said he is ready to testify over Washington's probable wiretapping of Merkel’s phone.

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Ulf Meister 05.11.2013 15:42

No peace treaty for Germany since the end of World War II even no constitution, the German people and its country is still occupied by the three remaining victorious powers and Germany isn't even a state with its own sovereignty! We Germans are the paymaster for the EU, USA and of course Israel, and it will stay this way for eternity!


Democrat 03.11.2013 17:40

The conflict with the terrorists was created by the US and the UK. Now it will be more difficult for them to find allies. It is now clear that the enemy is not just Alqueda but the US and the UK. Espionage is and act of war and this was a big one. Confidence in the US has been lost forever.


Democrat 03.11.2013 17:31

We want to know what commercial and financial use was made of the mountains of information collected by US agencies. It is as good as certain that profits were made from ..insider information and industriel espionage. Only billions in compensation can save NATO.


Godzilla_Govt 02.11.2013 21:47

Dear Edward Snowden,

Please use a reputable Cisco video conferencing service to testify and do not leave Russia to go to Germany. We need you alive, please.

Thank you,

Me & Everyone You Helped


gabriel k 02.11.2013 17:00

Snowden is a brave man in a land that truely need brave men not only in anthems but in conscience.


Waiting for Godot 01.11.2013 20:20

No deed, however disgusting, goes unpunished! Snowden is a sleazebag! Go to Germany and be damned!


SuchN3SS 01.11.2013 14:40

Another articulation of the problem of which they are nearly endless. For solutions learn about the United Front Against Austerity, UFAA!!!


Peter Jennings 01.11.2013 14:13

The USA, land of the free and home of the brave...not for Snowden though or anybody with a conscience or who believes in doing the right thing.

The spying on everyone is a consequence of successive us gov'ts losing the plot and having to resort to subterfuge, deceit and underhanded tatics to get their way.
The US should have had a revolution when JFK was murdered on mainstream TV but they let it slide and went back to sleep. Now they have a disfunctional country that is falling apart.

A few good men tried to warn the public, over half a century ago!

Brainwashi ng doesn't make you brave, it makes you a fanatic.


Mark Lloyd 01.11.2013 13:14

Snowden should testify via video stream.

It would be great PR for Russia, as it would underscore that Russia is the only place in the world where Snowden is safe. It seems unlikely that Putin would refuse a valid request from the German government.

Traveling to Germany would be fraught with risk. Even if Germany acted in good faith and did its best to protect Snowden, the criminal US government would down any plane with Snowden on it.

Testifying would also conclusively demonstrate that Snowden is a hero who risked everything to bring the NSA's crimes to the world's attention.


katia 01.11.2013 11:53

Hm... I think whistle-blowing and testifying are different things. No asylum condition could dare to impede someone from testifying in court.

It can stop someone, as as Putin did, from speaking data that is upsetting another/a government it seems, but it cannot really override the rule of Law and gag a witness in a Court hearing!

I am presuming...


Mark Toth 01.11.2013 11:13

Save us all,Mr.Snowden!


Roxy Chick 01.11.2013 10:48

Samuel Beckett - I fully support your comment I wish the usa would clear off from all countries globally it is about time the globe started to tell them to do it they cause trouble wherever they go and take the zionists with them to create a race mixed melting post society which is genocide for the natives of that country!

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