Hong Kong’s justice secretary, Rimsky Yuen, claims the reason NSA leaker and fugitive Edward Snowden was released was because the State Department got his middle name wrong. They claim when the U.S. government submitted documents to issue a provisional arrest specified one Edward James Snowden, not Edward Joseph Snowden, as his passport states. Yuen said the U.S. also referred to him in another document as Edward J. Snowden.
Um, be that as it may, what a heckuva a coincidence that one Edward Snowden was in their country at the same time the U.S. alerted them? I am pretty sure they could look at the photograph in the passport and see that is the same person as was plastered all over the place in Hong Kong and on the news.
That, among other factors, helped contribute to the processing of the U.S.’s request. What’s more, Mr. Yuen added, attempts to process the U.S. request were further complicated by the fact that the U.S. didn’t specify any passport number for Mr. Snowden in its documents.
Mr. Yuen’s comments come after the U.S. blasted Hong Kong and Chinese authorities for allowing Mr. Snowden to leave the Chinese territory aboard a flight to seek political refuge overseas. Mr. Snowden’s location is currently unknown. Reports have said he is headed for Ecuador. Source: China Real Time Report
Funny how Hong Kong is now trying to find reasons to justify their actions. They stuck America in the eye, deliberately and on advice from the Chinese government. The irony of this situation is that China is also guilty of hacking. This is like putting lipstick on a pig.