Edward Snowden: A cat and mouse game

Edward Snowden charged with spying

Edward Snowden charged with spying

Edward Snowden Hong Kong statement

Edward Snowden Hong Kong statement

If Bradley Manning had not been so abused by the US authorities, one’s concern for the fate of Snowden might not be so considerable. — Jon Snow

I think this really illustrates how vindictive this president is and how much acrimony he has towards any kind of transparency. — Glenn Greenwald

A game of cat and mouse is being played out.

The US authorities have charged Edward Snowden with spying.

Spying implies working for a foreign agent or passing information to a foreign agent.

The charges against Snowden represent the seventh instance under the Obama presidency that the Espionage Act of 1917 has been used. During all previous American presidencies, the law has been used in a total of three instances to bring charges.

Edward Snowden has done neither. Edward Snowden has exposed a massive illegal surveillance operated by the state.

We should be applauding Edward Snowden, we should be throwing a party for him.

Secret courts have determined what is legal, what is not legal. Justice has to be seen to be done, only police states have secret courts.

It is claimed numerous terror plots have been stalled. But the evidence would appear to show the opposite. It is always easy to claim something that cannot easily be verified.

Did mass surveillance stop female students being massacred on a bus? Did it stop climbers being shot dead in cold blood?

After hacking their computers and phones, US demands cooperation from countries who may just choose to aid Edward Snowden.

Is is unbelievable, US threatened China, if Hong Kong did not hand over Edward Snowden.

US has been bullying Hong Kong to hand over Edward Snowden, but they are too late, he has fled to Moscow.

Two cars of the embassy of Ecuador in Moscow are parked outside the terminal where Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, is believed to have landed in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, June 23, 2013.(Reuters / Maxim Shemetov)

Two cars of the embassy of Ecuador in Moscow are parked outside the terminal where Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, is believed to have landed in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, June 23, 2013.(Reuters / Maxim Shemetov)

He may then travel on to Ecuador, as according to a their foreign minister, he has applied for political assylum in that country.

Does this mean we all have to cultivate friends in Russia, just in case we are obliged to flee?

Now US is warning Russia, if the do not hand over Edward Snowden.

Do I get the impression the bully on the block has got a bit too big for its boots, and having not got its way, is now throwing a tantrum?

Thank God we have Wikileaks!

The petition in support of Edward Snowden has now passed 100,000 signatures!

And who is the state spying on? Activists who campaigned against McDonald’s, the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Those who grew up in the Cold War, did so under a constant barrage of propaganda that everything the other side of the Iron Curtain was bad, that all they did was spy on their own citizens, anyone who spoke out was sent to Gulag.

Are we not now finding that the West was no different? Nineteen Eighty-Four writ large, not only is Big Brother watching our every move, but there are three power blocs, anyone who is an enemy of Big Brother is an enemy of the people and must be eliminated, a world where we are at constant war, a world of privileges for the few, poverty for the masses.

What is utterly incomprehensible, there are hacks (it would elevate their status to call them journalists) like David Gregory who are calling for the prosecution of journalists like Glenn Greenwald for doing their job, holding those in power to account. I assume David Gregory wishes US to be like Turkey or Zimbabwe. Obviously he has not read the US Constitution that guarantees a free press press. No society can be free without a free press, and that means free of corporate control, not just state control.

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2 Responses to “Edward Snowden: A cat and mouse game”

  1. keithpp Says:

    Please sign the petition telling Obama, Hands off Edward Snowden!

    https://keithpp.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/tell-obama-hands-off-edward-snowden/

  2. keithpp Says:

    Edward Snowden leaves reporters chasing shadows around an airport
    https://keithpp.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/edward-snowden-leaves-reporters-chasing-shadows-around-an-airport/

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