This is for the Russian bloggers and others who seek real liberty in the face of Putin’s heavy handed, and frankly Soviet era style, policies that are destroying said liberties.
All the while, Russia gladly hosts Julian “WikiLeaks” Assange and Edward “Flee” Snowden.
Assange even works for Russia Today, a known propaganda agency that is far from an objective news source.
Snowden is only a treasonous moron for running to Russia instead of hiding out in Ron Paul’s house where he’d be safe and sound.
It surprises me that hacktivist groups don’t see right through this game right now. Seriously guys, if you really cared about freedom of speech and privacy, why did you run to Russia?!
Russia Today on the law in Russia that governs blogs with more than 3000 viewers: http://rt.com/politics/177248-russia-bloggers-law-restrictions/
How safe do you think you really are?
Russia has a longer track record than any modern nation of suppressing free speech and monitoring it’s people. Just ask people who defected from the Soviet Union, or those old enough to remember the worst parts of Soviet rule in Eastern Europe. There are plenty of stories about people owning typewriters that had licenses and a requirement to turn in samples of their machines work to the local KGB offices (or similar police agencies). Today, any mail sent to or from Russia is opened and viewed. Are you really positive your Internet connection isn’t wide open and monitored.
Sad to say, I think there is more to this story than Assange’s champions would like to admit. I certainly hope Assange knows what he’s doing over there, because I doubt he’ll survive long if Putin finds him ‘unreliable’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11212072/Russian-actor-and-Putin-critic-found-dead-in-Moscow.html
I’m sure Putin would never off Assange, blame the CIA, and then use that as a pretext for World War III, not that Assange wouldn’t commit suicide and the same the same thing happen with the way some people believe in him as the next messiah.