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~ Holder Tells Russia the U.S. Will Not Seek the Death Penalty and Says U.S. Will Not Torture Snowden


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Holder: "Would I Lie?"

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden.

The attorney general's letter was sent to Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov, the Russian minister of justice.

"I can report that the United States is prepared to provide to the Russian government the following assurances regarding the treatment Mr. Snowden would face upon return to the United States," Holder wrote. "First, the United States would not seek the death penalty for Mr. Snowden should he return to the United States." In addition, "Mr. Snowden will not be tortured. Torture is unlawful in the United States," Holder's letter said.

The attorney general said that if Snowden returned to the U.S. he would promptly be brought before a civilian court and would receive "all the protections that United States law provides."

Holder also said that "we understand from press reports and prior conversations between our governments that Mr. Snowden believes that he is unable to travel out of Russia and must therefore take steps to legalize his status. That is not accurate; he is able to travel."

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You know there is terribly

You know there is something terribly wrong in this country when, first, the Attorney General of the United States has to promise Russia that he will not torture someone and, second, nobody actually believes him.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt

How sporting of the drone

How sporting of the drone strike murderers. What was it they say about scorpions?

HAhahaha, torture is

HAhahaha, torture is "uinlawful" in the United States. Since when has the Obama Administration concerned itself with what is unlawful?

Spying on American Citizens is also UNLAWFUL...but that hasn't stopped them has it?

It IS unlawful in the USA

that's why we typically have gotten our puppet states like Egypt to do our torturing for us, or take them to Gitmo.

See? Problem solved! There're just a bunch of good guys in our government after all, whose only concern is our 'national security'.

Harharharharhar...that is why

Harharharharhar...that is why after Russia extradites him they will bring him to Gitmo, torture him and put him to death over there.

Who could ever believe

Who could ever believe anything Holder would say??? Rendition is all too real to ignore.

The fact that the US Attorney

The fact that the US Attorney General would have to send a letter stating such, just shows how far we have fallen as a nation.

IOWs

What Holder is saying is that Snowden's request for Amnesty is BS.

My bet is Russia is going to return Snowden to the USA (and Russia is going to get a few political prisoners in return).

Snowjob has been duped and used as a pawn.

It's never a good sign when you have to come out and say

we will not torture him. Why would you have to come out and say it unless it's a practice you routinely use.

Always bad policy to trust a professional liar

Holder says it is illegal to torture in the U.S. Given this criminal's performance so far,(a criminal who coincidentally happens to be the chief legal authority of the federal government) I would say Snowden should then absolutely expect to be tortured if Holder can ever get his hands on him.

Video of Holder's remarks

LOL that's hilarious!

That's about how it is too. lol

Holder forgot to mention

He's got a Mercedes C250 gassed up and ready to go as a gift for Mr. Snowden.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

holder should be charged and prosecuted

IMO

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

In addition, "Mr. Snowden

In addition, "Mr. Snowden will not be tortured. Torture is unlawful in the United States," Holder's letter said.

Ask Manning

Holder is one sick f-u-c-k

Holder is one sick f-u-c-k

"Enhanced interrogation" and "pain compliance"

are newspeak for TORTURE, no matter how they rephrase it.

What are lawful or unlawful are purposely obscured so that whatever he wants to get away with, in the moment, appears to be more important than how it will be judged afterwards.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass