So, the American government is on the hunt for Edward Snowden who is wanted on ‘spying charges’ for ‘outing’ the fact that the U.S. government has been spying on its citizens through the NSA(National Security Agency). If this is not a classic case of the “pot calling the kettle black,” then I don’t know what is.
It also seems that countries all over the world are taking a great delight in how ridiculous the U.S. government is looking right now with the loss of credibility by spying on its own citizens, being caught out and now asking other countries to extradite the ‘spy'(who spied on the U.S. government), back to the U.S. Apparently, the U.S. government can spy on us, but no one is supposed to spy on the U.S. government spying on us and then go public with it. Hong Kong did not return Mr. Snowden to the U.S. Russia says that it will not extradite Mr. Snowden back to the U.S. since he has committed no crime on their soil. So, what now? Can’t have our dirty, little secrets exposed for all the world to see, can we? Keep up the pretense is what our government is all about. Not anymore! Our government has been exposed for what it is, a lying, deceitful violator of civil and human rights. In other words, the U.S. government is hypocritical.
My hat is off to Mr. Snowden for revealing more evidence of the fact that we have few ‘rights’ left in this democratic republic called, America. I sincerely hope that Mr. Snowden is granted refugee status in another country and never required to be remanded into the custody of U.S. government officials. I am glad that the world has been made aware of how hypocritical the U.S. government really is. It does my heart good to see the spying on U.S. citizens revealed and that other governments are not co-operating by handing over Mr. Snowden simply because it is the U.S. government that is demanding his return. The U.S. government lost much credibility when its spying on its own citizens surfaced. It is my opinion that the U.S. government could not stand to lose much more credibility especially after Iraq. Yes, the government’s priority is to get its claws on Mr. Snowden, but no one felt the least bit of shame or obligation to the point of arresting George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and crew for basically destroying Iraq and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. War crimes are nothing apparently, compared to spying on the spies and exposing the lies.
The U.S. has long stood as a beacon for democracy and human rights, but not anymore, now it is only when it is convenient. Mr. Snowden, you did us a favor because many people are clueless when it comes to what the U.S. government is capable of.
Godspeed! Mr. Snowden, godspeed!