Featured Articles

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

IHS has told Recode that the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wifi costs only $275 to build -- not bad…

More...
LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

As Samsung is losing market share, another Korean company, which many had written off, is gaining.

More...
LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R is probably the best looking Android Wear device on the market and many have been waiting for…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:04

US will not make a stink about Snowden

Written by Nick Farrell

Not really worth it

US President Barack Obama will not be making the sort of fuss about Russia granting temporary asylum to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden many expected. Obama surprised the world by saying that he would go to Russia this autumn for a G20 summit but said he was "disappointed" that Russia granted. 

Disappointed, is not exactly the same thing as “angry,” or “furious,” nor is it calling for military options. Obama said Moscow sometimes slipped into a Cold War mentality, but pointed out that Russia was cooperative with the United States on many issues. It seems that Obama does not want to upset the Apple cart with Russia which is helpful when it comes to thinks like counterterrorism.

Getting upset with Russia is particularly pointless Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a condition that Snowden not leak any more information while he is in the country. With Snowden in Russia, Snowden is gagged. Angering the Russians is just shutting the door after the horse has bolted.

Washington still wants Snowden, who was in hiding in Hong Kong before flying to Moscow in June, to be sent home to face criminal charges including espionage for disclosing secret American internet and telephone surveillance programmes.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments