Dick Cheney's Suggestion Snowden A Chinese Spy Is "Sheer Nonsense" Says China

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Over the weekend, Dick Cheney emerged from his lair, and staunchly defended the NSA surveillance programs that started under his tenure as Vice President, telling Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that the programs could have stopped 9/11 had they been in effect. More to the point, Cheney shared his view of Edward Snowden, whom he accused of being a traitor and went so far as hinting that he could be a spy for China. "I'm suspicious because he went to China. That's not a place where you would ordinarily want to go if you are interested in freedom, liberty and so forth," Cheney said, adding: "It raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this." The last statement finally generated an official response from China whose Foreign Ministry on Monday, which had been silent for the past week over all issues surrounding the whistleblower, denying Edward Snowden was a Chinese spy and said the United States should give the world an explanation regarding its international internet surveillance programme.

From SCMP:

In its first official response to the recent exposure of the US National Security Agency’s internet surveillance programme by whistleblower Edward Snowden, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the US should pay attention to concerns of the international community on the issue.

 

Hua, in her daily briefing in Beijing, also hit back at the allegation that Snowden could be a spy for China, calling it “sheer nonsense”.

 

Beijing has been tight lipped about the saga since Snowden revealed his identity to the media last week, only saying they have no information regarding the case.

 

But Hua said on Sunday that she is aware of media reports that saying Hong Kong citizens wanted Snowden to stay in the city, and that she is aware of the response of the Hong Kong government to the matter.

 

Half of Hong Kong people believe that cyberspying whistle-blower Edward Snowden should not be handed over if Washington makes a formal request for his return, according to an exclusive opinion poll commissioned by the Sunday Morning Post.

 

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Saturday that "when the relevant mechanism is activated", the Hong Kong government would handle Snowden's case in accordance with the city's laws. He also said the government would follow up on any incidents related to the privacy or other rights of the institutions or people in Hong Kong being violated.

Of course, with Hong Kong's ultimate decisionmaking still made in Beijing, whatever China wants vis-a-vis Snowden, China gets. And just like Syria, the fate of the 29 year-old will almost certainly become yet another diplomatic fallout issue between the US and China.

And just for the nostalgic ones, here's Dick:

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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:21 | 3664370 doomandbloom
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Snakes coming out of their pits...must be that season.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:22 | 3664374 kliguy38
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the ultimate slimeball

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:24 | 3664378 Pegasus Muse
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Lizard-Man Cheney:  The face of evil reappears.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:28 | 3664393 SoundMoney45
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Snowden's assignment was to put the new normal out in the open, such that all of us in the West can understand and become acclimated to the new normal.  

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:32 | 3664410 ACP
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Not to defend the Penis Cheney, but isn't that what Russia said right before they traded some spies for that "hot" one back in 2010?

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:33 | 3664413 jbvtme
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looks like jeb is headed our way

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:36 | 3664417 ACP
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Well, that would definitely put Hillary in the office in 2016.

I don't know what the hell is going on any more. Obama as prez, Boner as speaker, Jeb considering a run. Yes, 'Elysium' does make sense at this point in time.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:16 | 3664558 Spirit Of Truth
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As usual, DIck Cheney speaks the truth and the masses are upset.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:25 | 3664584 Chupacabra-322
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The truth is this man is a Treasonist and War Criminal of the highest order. How the set didn't blow up in flames by a visit from this Lucerferian is beyond me.

What is just is for this vermin to be arrested, tried, convicted & executed for High Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity & Crimes Against The American People.

A Global closed circuit TV transmission should occur so all the world may finally see the Execution of this Criminal.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:31 | 3664604 ACP
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Your reference to Lucifer inspired me to create a Penis Cheney joke:

What did Cheney said when Bush sneezed?

'Damn you!'

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:51 | 3664649 1000 splendid suns
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Dick 'Cheney' Smoker

Cheney Dick Smoker

Checked Money Risk

Cockeyed Hen Smirk

Chocked Enemy Risk

Cocked Hymen Skier

Redneck Sick Homey

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:06 | 3664821 prodigious_idea
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Anyone who thinks Cheney is a source of truth can't be trusted.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:11 | 3664827 Bananamerican
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I'm suspicious that Cheney might be an agent of the Devil.

I mean that...

and if you don't believe he is you can suck my Spirit Of Truth

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:13 | 3664845 Stackers
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Fuck You Dick

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 13:22 | 3665249 Colonel Klink
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Cheney is now formally renamed to Darth Traitor.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 14:09 | 3665386 sodbuster
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Paging Richard Smoker!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAtKppNIcXY

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:29 | 3664600 TheFourthStooge-ing
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As usual, Dick Cheney lies and Spirit Of Truth falls for it, which is kookier than his claim to be reincarnated Jesus.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:33 | 3664607 giggler123
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The programs could have stopped 9/11 had they been in effect.  They didn't seem to work for Boston??

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:09 | 3664689 Ignorance is bliss
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It does not work on false flags.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:28 | 3664738 theprofromdover
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" could've stopped 9-11", well probably Dick, if you had monitored your own internal calls.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:42 | 3664767 aint no fortuna...
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that's the point - who's to say he didn't monitor them?

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:40 | 3664760 Blano
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Not to necessarily defend them, but I think you underestimate the desire to put Hillary away once and for all.  It'll even bring out people who may have previously said forget it, myself included.

Plus, that bitch couldn't put away a nobody TeleNegro from Illinois, pretty big chink in her armor right there.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:46 | 3664638 chubbar
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How is it fucking possible that there is absolutely no one qualified to run for president unless their name is Bush or Clinton??? Hasn't the world had enough of these assholes? It's so obvious that elections are a sham that even the dullest walmart shopper must be getting an inkling that something is desparately wrong with this process.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:04 | 3664681 Bay of Pigs
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How is it possible? 

I think that has been covered here ad naseum chubbar.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:07 | 3664686 caconhma
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It is about time to have an independent  investigation of the 9/11. 

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 13:47 | 3664866 Bay of Pigs
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Embarrassing to listen to Cheney talk about 9/11 and "hijackers with box cutters". Notice how he says Snowden might have "needed help from inside" the NSA as well. Cover all the bases Dick. Point fingers, obfuscate, misdiredtion....you've done that your entire political life you POS.

He is a monster and brute beast, without a hint of sympathy or compassion toward any other human being.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 14:22 | 3665423 FeralSerf
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It was time to have and independent investigation of 9/11 on 9/12/01.

The perpetrators did not want an independent investigation for reasons that should be obvious to everyone on planet earth. Cheney was one of those perpetrators and argued continuously against an investigation.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:15 | 3664849 Stackers
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Oligarchy

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:47 | 3664639 new game
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Gov Jesse for Prez from Perma-Lib-tard MN...

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:43 | 3664772 Kirk2NCC1701
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Dick head's comment adds to the MSM repertoire of false talking points of:  Anything and everything, but the truth that it the US Gov/regime that is commiting treason by willfully defying our Constitutional Rights.

Deflect & redirect.  / God forbid that we'd have an honest debate on policy & constitutionality! /s

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:13 | 3664546 franzpick
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Trigger-happy Dick: shoots his attorney friend Whittington in the face, and now proposes to kill the messenger Snowden.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:28 | 3664394 Momauguin Joe
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Every breath that fucker Cheney takes is a blasphemy.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:54 | 3664477 Ignatius
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What seems amazing is that in this corporate/government/elite controlled media THIS (Snowden is a "Chinese spy") is what passes as 'public discourse'.  Cheney IS an evil fuck, but it's what he REPRESENTS which is more disturbing.  Remember, someone is bringing his foul breath on air and writing his checks.  This charade is manufactured for our collective consumption.

Cheney is taking a public dump on a dinner plate and saying "here, eat this."

There is nothing 'mainstream' about these press institutions.  These media are purchased contrivances to direct us away from actually thinking.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:01 | 3664504 Race Car Driver
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Well, he has no heart, so breathing is one of the last human functions that satanic MF does.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:18 | 3664563 mess nonster
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Correction: Zombies do not breathe. They have no life functions, but are animated either by demonic forces or by the actions of some virus that mimics biological function in order to feed the said virus.

Dick Cheney fits the bill. If he is demonically possessed, the demons that inhabit his meat suit use Dick to suck the life-force out of the entire planet in order to fell alive. If the meat-suit called Dick Cheny is animated by a virus, it sucks the vitality out of the global economy in order to replicate itself in others.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:31 | 3664589 SamAdams
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Dick has the heart of an innocent child, seriously. The only reason this psychopath is alive is his elitist connections. Israel is World Trade Center 1 for organ trafficking. Those Zionists are pure evil.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:40 | 3664765 thestarl
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Would'nt fucken surprise me,could he be some distant relation to that other lunatic Netanyahu?Those two are out of the same mold crazy as cut snakes.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:36 | 3664611 TheFourthStooge-ing
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You've got to give credit to the makeup crew at Fox News. They did a good job of hiding Cheney's gills.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:33 | 3664408 jbvtme
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del

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:34 | 3664415 tarsubil
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Jeb vs Hillary would be the ultimate farce. If that comes down, I'm not voting. I'll go to the booth and use it like a bathroom.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:40 | 3664438 aint no fortuna...
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I'll never vote for anyone in either of the political crime syndicates - just 2 sides of the same corrupt coin

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:19 | 3664565 SimMaker
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Let LOGIC....set you free.

 

You ever taken part in an election where it was decided, by one vote? Me neither....

 

Waste of time.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:32 | 3664605 kridkrid
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Voting is worse than a waste of time. Voting indicates your support of a corrupt system. We have to battle against years of indoctrination that tells us that voting is a right, a privilege, patriotic and other such nonsense.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:56 | 3664658 Spastica Rex
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It is really hard to make an argument that not voting can be a legitimate, purposeful act. I've tried this: If one one believes that all the choices presented are evil, than choosing any of them voluntarily is evil.

That's the best I've been able to muster, and it's always met with the "lesser evil" counter argument. As long as we have "hope" that one evil is lesser, we keep choosing it.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:12 | 3664694 kridkrid
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It's a hard argument to make to the uninitiated. I recognize that it's a lot to ask of Joe Six Pac... to consider that the false R vs. D divide is manufactured to keep people divided and in the dark. The "lesser of two evils" argument is grounded in the belief that what we are presented is actually real. "Man... both parties really suck" is not it at all. The illusion of both parties sucking is meant to give credence to each side's attack of the other. Both parties sucking is what keeps something like 60% of the people aligned with one side or the other. Both parties sucking then alienates most of the other 40%. But ALL of it is engineered to hide the truth: There is a monolithic force that governs this country. Not so much in the trivial day to day operations, but the real control.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 14:59 | 3665590 Hard1
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Dick Cheney...what a Dick!...oh by the way, greetings to all you guys at NSA who are reading my comment.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:08 | 3664828 prodigious_idea
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And that is exactly how our election process is working, if not designed to work.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:50 | 3664793 Tom G
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You make it seem as though not voting would be the odd exception.

Voting in most cases, and arguably all cases in modern American history, has been participating in the Affentheater, giving credibility to a farce.

Certainly, a Clinton v Bush election in 2016 would be one of the more transparent demonstrations of this farce, Which is why it won't happen.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:32 | 3664409 aint no fortuna...
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Gee, how did I ever miss THAT piece on Faux? Oh, perhaps because I have it on channel block?

Oh, btw, have you shot anymore of your frends in drunken hunting accidents lately dickya?

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:32 | 3664606 DeadFred
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Shhh! Hunting accident jokes automatically kick your NSA surveillance number up a notch. It's an old subroutine but they never got around to deleting it.

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