The GPL (both version 2 and 3) defines ‘source code’ as
the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it.
Argument #2 has credibility, depending on many factors. The other two arguments you present in your question are not correct.
Dealing with arguments #1 and #3 first:
In the poster's own words, the GPL
requires only the release of the source code if you receive the software
and indeed you have received it! If a minified form of GPL-licensed code resides on ...