I almost feel sorry for Edward Snowden. I don’t condone leaking classified intelligence, if that’s what he did. I’ll leave it to the legal experts to sort that out. It’s not like we didn’t know the government was spying on us before he came along.
To me he just seems like the product of progressive
education indoctrination. He thought only Republicans spied on our enemies, and was shocked to learn that his heroes not only spied on our enemies, but on our allies and all of us, too.
Instead of going through the proper channels to voice his concerns, he did what he was conditioned to do and made a big media splash. Now he finds himself with no country, no party, and nowhere to turn but a totalitarian state, where he’ll be used as a pawn.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden seems to have taken Venezuela’s asylum offer, an odd choice for a man supposedly motivated by a desire for transparency. He should prepare for life as a pawn.
U.S. surveillance is “not something I am willing to live under,” Snowden told the U.K. Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, in a story published Monday, condemning yet again the NSA, whose operations, he claims, motivated him to hack into its computers, steal U.S. secrets, leak them to the press, and then flee a $100,000-a-year job and a pole-dancing girlfriend on the island paradise of Hawaii for a life on the lam.
His whining to Greenwald now has a hollow ring, assuming he can exit the Moscow airport transit lounge where he is marooned with a cancelled passport, because Venezuela is far, far worse.
Venezuela, contrary to its claims of sovereignty, is a nation run by totalitarian Cuba’s security organs, a sort of zombie state under the same goons who keep watch over ordinary Cubans in the crudest surveillance this side of North Korea.
Read the whole thing. Snowden is about to get the education he didn’t get as a youth. Another sad story in the age of Obama. Heck, we can’t even blame it all on Obama. The whitewashing of communist atrocities has been going on since before Snowden was born. He may be a whiz kid when it comes to computers, but it’s obvious he wasn’t properly schooled on the ways of communism. He’ll find out soon enough, the hard way.
And if the rest of us don’t remain vigilant, we will, too.