Dysfunctional America, that vast nation that could not give justice to a young kid chased and shot by older man George Zimmerman, is still twisting the facts in order to capture whistleblower Edward Snowden. A country that could not convict a murderer is happy to oppress people who want to reveal the truth such as Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and now Edward Snowden.
Watch the attached video for embarrassing footage of a representative of the American government as she is put squarely in her place by a journalist.
Just what information is in the hands of Snowden, and others he has trusted, you may well ask.
Certainly the US government is terrified of Snowden's revelations, in spite of Obama's glib dismissal weeks ago that he would not be scrambling jets to capture Edward. It would be naive to lay all of the damaging information leaks available at the door of the Obama administration though. We now know that Microsoft has been working with the NSA, or similar Intelligence organisations for 20 years or more.
It seems that when governments could not access our private conversations and emails, or monitor our Internet activity, legally they opted to break the rules. On the surface many people seem happy to accept this but if you have any sort of a brain you must surely be beginning to question what went on and why. It did not stop terrorist events such as 9/11, the Boston marathon bombing nor the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, did it?
This weekend Russia Today published a report which included an interview with the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, blogger and journalist. Below is part of that report:
“Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the US government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the history of the United States,” Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist responsible for publishing some of Snowden’s first leaks, told Argentina-based newspaper La Nación.
The US responded in typical style claiming that Greenwald was "blackmailing" and "threatening" the US. Rich, don't you agree, when you consider the USA's track record?
Edward remains holed up in a Moscow airport, with reports this weekend claiming that he will ask for temporary asylum in Russia, but the Russian authorities saying none has been received. The game of cat and mouse, with diplomatic gains and losses thrown in for good meaure, continues.
What this weekend's latest revelations have shown though is that Snowden has some mighty big secrets in his possession, and if he decides to go ahead and leak them they will rock the US to the core. The is much speculation what this information may include; the truth behind 9/11, the real cause of death of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela or manipulation of the Arab Spring?
Suffice to say President Obama and others in the US want to belittle Snowden, paint him as a villain and detract from their poisonous wrong-doing. For now people seem happy for them to do that but perhaps the mainstream media are not painting the full picture.
Perhaps the tide is set to turn.
Note: Please NSA do not read into that last statement, threats as it is just a summing up of events.
American military restrict access to Guardian website
Just because Democrats are in power does not make online spying right