Snowden on the move

 Posted by at 09:45  Politics
Jun 232013
 

American outlaw and fugitive Edward Snowden is on the move…

Hong Kong: Edward Snowden has left for third country

A former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing highly classified surveillance programs was allowed to leave for a “third country” because a U.S. extradition request did not fully comply with Hong Kong law, the territory’s government said Sunday. CBS News confirmed Snowden was supposed to land in Moscow early Sunday morning, although whether or not that is his final destination is unclear. WikiLeaks, which claims to have aided Snowden’s flight, said on Twitter he had landed at around 9:15 a.m. ET.

Hong Kong’s government did not identify his destination. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was unaware of Snowden’s whereabouts or travel plans.

Snowden, who has been in hiding in Hong Kong for several weeks since he revealed information on the highly classified spy programs, has talked of seeking asylum in Iceland.

However, both Russia’s ITAR-Tass news agency and Reuters cited an unidentified Aeroflot official as saying Snowden would fly from Moscow to Cuba on Monday and then on to Caracas, Venezuela. Others have mentioned Ecuador as a possible final destination.

So much for his manly claims of having done nothing wrong and his willingness to take responsibility for his actions.

Edward Snowden is nothing more than a narcissistic coward and traitor to his country. I wish those of you who are trying to make him out to be some kind of hero would get over it.

Update: Word is now that the traitor may be enroute to Ecuador.

  4 Responses to “Snowden on the move”

  1. I am a Canadian that used to follow your blog because I felt that you were perhaps one of those enlightened Americans that could see beyond the American exceptional-ism to a more humanistic and world view. Even your blog title indicated that perhaps you were not swallowing the pill. Your latest blogs have gotten more & more blinded to the issues by your hero worship of Obama and this latest hate-on that you have for Snowden makes me truly scratch my head. Do none of you understand the issues here? Are you so keen to kill the messenger that you have not even heard the message? Wake up my friend and start to see your country as the rest of us on the outside see you….I see little or no difference from the police state you are becoming over states such as China (where I have also lived) and Russia. Your liberties are flying out the window and you demonize those that warn you. I find this completely dumbfounding…..?????

  2. @Vicki: Thanks for your thoughts, Vicki. I appreciate it.

    Now… while you may think that Mr. Snowden may be the greatest hero of all time, the fact remains that he broke the laws of my country. A country’s gotta have laws. Heck, I’ll bet even Canada has laws.

    A person just can’t take it upon himself to decide which laws he likes and which ones he doesn’t. As long as it’s the law, you’re going to have to face the consequences if you take it upon yourself to break it. Add to that the fact that Mr. Snowden signed nondisclosure agreements when he accepted that job. I’m sorry, but in my opinion he’s no hero.

    I don’t know that I “hero worship” President Obama, but I sure as heck have a lot of respect for the man. He’s done some good things. He took on a very tough job and he inherited a heck of a mess. As he made some mistakes? Yes, probably. But he’s done a lot better with the hand he was dealt than a lot of people would have.

    Again, thanks for dropping in and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

  3. I am afraid that your comments are at best hypocritical. When you choose to allow your government to break your laws without calling for justice, you can hardly call out for justice when condemning those that are willing to. The Nuremberg trial were for those in Germany that broke international laws while following the orders of their government. The outcome of these trials was that the individual was morally responsible for their own actions, orders or not. Snowden’s actions to the majority of the world were brave but you go ahead and stick your head in the sand of American isolationism. Yes, the bully tactics of the American government will likely see Snowden returned for another monkey court trial as you seem to want and in the meantime, your government will continue acting illegally by both American and international laws as it is currently doing.

    That old adage of careful what you hope for is often very true.

  4. @Vicki: Though I may not agree with your assessment of me or of my country, you are certainly entitled to your opinions. Isn’t it wonderful to live in countries where we’re all entitled to our opinions and can express them without fear of persecution?

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