Russia is considering political asylum for the NSA “whistleblower.”
From Cliff Kincaid at America’s Survival:
I can’t say I am surprised.
The Guardian, which is Snowden’s media partner in crime, says, “…Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, said: ‘If such an appeal is given, it will be considered. We’ll act according to facts.'”
And al-Qaeda mouthpiece Al Jazeera has rushed to his defense, calling his disclosures a form of “jihad.”
Questions about the motivation of Edward Snowden, who stole and released classified information on the NSA’s terrorist surveillance program, may have been cleared up. The extraordinary article on the Al Jazeera website gives an insight.
“Like Bradley Manning, and perhaps with more sophistication, he realized that the only way to rein in a state bent on depriving its citizens of their civil liberties was, quite literally, to declare jihad on it,” wrote Mark LeVine at the al Jazeera website.
He goes on: “It is highly instructive that the courage of a few brave men such as Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden have done more damage to the hegemony of the well-entrenched and normally unchallenged US war racket than any number of al-Qaeda-inspired or -directed terrorist plots could have achieved.”
Bradley Manning was a homosexual Army soldier who hated the Army because it excluded homosexuals. His way of striking back was leaking classified information to WikiLeaks.
A search of Federal Election Commission (FEC) records discloses two contributions from NSA “whistleblower” Edward Snowden to Ron Paul totaling $500. One came from Snowden when he worked for Dell and the other when he lived in Hawaii. Ron Paul praised Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks released classified information about U.S. counter-terrorism operations and the locations of facilities vital to national security and vulnerable to terrorist threat. Such disclosures clearly assisted the enemies of the United States, an official charge being leveled against Manning.
We need to know who our enemies are. Snowden is aiding the enemy.
It appears China is protecting him and Russia is offering him a permanent residence.