Russia may give Edward Snowden to Donald Trump

From NBC News:

U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a “spy” and a “traitor” who deserves to be executed.

That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to “curry favor” with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration.

Oh how I wish this is true. Edward Snowden stole millions of classified documents. He leaked these stolen classified documents to various newspapers and publications. He then fled to China and then Russia with the stolen classified documents.

We will never know how much of the stolen classified documents Snowden shared with China and Russia. My guess is that he shared everything. I doubt China would have allowed him to leave if he had not first given them everything he had. The same theory applies to Russia. Vladimir Putin would never send Snowden back to the United States if he still had classified information Russia did not have. That’s not the way it works.

Edward Snowden is a traitor, a thief, and terrible human being. I don’t like Donald Trump. I didn’t vote for Donald Trump. I don’t agree with Donald Trump on many things. If a Trump presidency means Edward Snowden is finally extradited to the United States so that he can stand trial, a small part of me would be happy with Trump being our president.

Just to be clear, that part is so small you would probably need an electron microscope to see it.

There is a new Superman and he is Chinese

I haven’t been following what’s going on in the world of comic books these days, especially superhero comic books. Movies have taken the place of actual comic books when it comes to superhero storytelling.

It would seem that I’ve been missing a lot. For instance, Superman is now Chinese.

There is a new Superman and he is Chinese - Bent Corner
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It appears from the cover art that not only is Superman now Chinese; he is Communist Chinese. His uniform is red and features the stars from the Communist China flag. Even when Superman was a Kryptonian- American, he didn’t go around wearing parts of the American flag as a uniform.

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This isn’t the first time Superman has been portrayed as a godless Communist. The 3-issue Elseworlds miniseries Red Son told the story of what would have happened if baby Superman’s spaceship had landed in the Ukraine instead of Kansas and he was raised in the Soviet Union. It came out over ten years ago, and I haven’t read it since. I remember enjoying it. I thought it was an interesting premise.

This new Chinese Superman doesn’t look quite so interesting. In fact, it looks quite bad. The artwork looks cheesy and just ugly. I wouldn’t pay three dollars to read it, although I would probably pay three dollars not to read it.

When it comes to reading comics, you’ll have a much more satisfying experience reading older stuff. Avoid any of the material produced in the last five years. DC Comics and Marvel have been putting out a lot of social justice warrior friendly junk lately. Marvel has been especially bad. Thor is now a woman. Ms. Marvel is now a Muslim. The good news is that they both publishers have such an extensive back catalog of work, it doesn’t really matter. You can just ignore the new stuff and go back and read the older material.

Or wait for the movie.