Thursday, June 27, 2013

The odyssey of Edward Snowden is exposing disturbing realities, international intrigues, & the dogged, ruthless way governments go after those who betray their secrets & expose their lies. Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden stand out in this regard as truly admirable since they are so defenseless.

Reportedly Snowden is in the Moscow airport unable to proceed to sanctuary because Ecuador has solicited legal briefs on extradition from the US & claims the sanctuary decision could take months. Snowden is a man on the run & Ecuador can’t say yes or no!? Are US threats of embargo influencing their decision-making powers?

Given that Putin is in charge in Russia, Snowden’s fate in that airport is extremely precarious & part of wrangling for position between Russia & the US. Justice & democratic rights are not Putin’s concern. Incarcerated democracy protestors can testify to that!

Obama has contemptuously referred to Snowden as a “hacker” saying "I am not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker.” Oh yeah!? Not even one who’s making you look like chopped liver!? Not even the guy exposing you as the biggest two-bit phony on the planet with your flagrant contempt for the Bill of Rights!? A guy who has documents exposing US crimes & hypocrisy to the whole world!? Show some respect Mr. Obama for the guy who has your ass in a sling.

Venezuela has said it will consider asylum for Snowden; it’s uncertain why Cuba has not offered since it has provided asylum for many, including former CIA agent, Philip Agee & Black Panther activist, Assata Shakur.

Please sign this petition for Edward Snowden. It’s the least we can do for a man who has put his life on the line for our freedoms:

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