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Posted on 06/24/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama
(Reuters) - Since his first day in office, President Barack Obama's foreign policy has rested on outreach: resetting ties with Russia, building a partnership with China and offering a fresh start with antagonistic leaders from Iran to Venezuela. But the global travels on Sunday of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden highlight the limits of that approach. Leaders Obama has wooed - and met recently - were willing to snub the American president.
The cocky defiance by so-called "non-state actors" - Snowden himself and the anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks, completes the picture of a world less willing than ever to bend to U.S. prescriptions of right and wrong.
Snowden flew out of Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, early on Sunday after Hong Kong authorities rebuffed a U.S. request to detain him pending extradition to the United States for trial. Snowden has acknowledged leaking details of highly classified NSA surveillance programs.
Beijing may merely have wished to get rid of a potential irritant in its multifaceted relationship with Washington. But Snowden's next stop was Russia, a U.S. "frenemy" in which the friend factor has been harder to spot since President Vladimir Putin returned to power in May 2012.
WikiLeaks, which says it is helping the 30-year-old Snowden, said via Twitter that he intended to go to Ecuador, whose government has antagonistic relations with Washington. Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino Aroca, said, also via Twitter, that his government had received an asylum request from Snowden.
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Not quite...obama's always been a fool...they're just help ing to make it apparent to people.
Furthermore, he intended to all along in my opinion.
Puty Poot certainly gave the Punk the cold shoulder.
The real fools are the American voters (especially those under the spell of white guilt complex) who put him and his merry band of Communists into office ... twice. Every great nation eventually falls. Few if any commit suicide.
“Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama “
Kenyan Chickens coming home to roost!
I knew I got that third vote from somewhere!
We didn’t have much of a reason do vote with excitement over our candidate, did we?
Obama does a good enough job of that on his own, he doesn’t need any help.
But the real question is:
would electing that person have ended, or even merely reduced, the Constitutional violations that the government does as a matter of routine?*
I would assert that the answer is No.
Simply looking at the political caste, and the Republican party in particular, there would be no reason for them to have ever reduced the domestic spying. Sure, Romney may have lessened the more visible/obvious injuries, but he is a Fabian Socialist (he thinks we should be eased into it) and a Statist, and would have utterly no incentive for reigning in the NSA.
* — Like the NSA and the 4th & 5th amendments; or their secret court and the 6th Amendment; or the BATFE and the 2nd Amendment.
Guess I'd better go ahead and don my fire proof suit.
Snowden didn’t make a fool of Obama.
He unveiled what should be apparent...
nobama IS a fool...the rest of the world is just beginning to recognize that.
Ain’t hard to do...the American dinosaur media is also responsible for embarrassing America with this POS POTUS...
I type this with a “HUGH” smile on my face! I love it when the rest of the world tells HUSSEIN to go sh!t in his hat. Beautiful! Clare Daly leads the pack.
What do you expect from a person that achieved nothing in his life; and, has lived a lie his whole life. Remember when he went on the airwaves and announced/threatened Asad - the use of chemical weapons would cross the red line? Well, its been reported that chemical weapons were proven to have been used. The response from Odumbass? Nothing. Reminds me when he told Congress - don't call my bluff. What a maroon.
I must be because he does not care about the difference between right and wrong, so his respect is zero, as well.
It is not Snowden or the world making a fool of the imbecile occupying our White House; The imbecile does quite well in making a fool of himself.
I’m liking Snowden a little more every day.
Aw, shucks. You mean you didn’t vote for the obscenely rich tax dodger who spent the night with Vera Baker at the Four Seasons?
What happened? There was a post on Freep, March 27, 2012: “Turns out hes not Kenyan after all. Hes KGB.” See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2864980/posts
This is a power play between two powerful groups, the New World Order (communist/socialist that want total control of all people) against someone else.
Who that other group is is the real question.
Think it through...too many scandals released one after the other about how this administration is operating and none discovered by our press. Someone is trying to destroy Obama and the control of people that has been created world wide with this data mining system before it can not be stopped.
War on terror? What war on terror? Snowden did everybody in America a favor to tell the world the truth.
Do you really think Romney would have made a difference in what is going on....please take a look at our supposed republicans jumping up to defend this....
The whole lot has been compromised and are being controlled....and the ones that are not willing to buckle under are leaving.
Yep, and here they are:
Seriously, we are all news junkies here. Have you ever seen anything like the last year?
Snowden told the South China Morning Post, My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked, he told the Post on June 12. That is why I accepted that position about three months ago. Don’t believe it? Read it at http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1268209/exclusive-snowden-sought-booz-allen-job-gather-evidence-nsa.
However, it finally depends on how much really critical military info gets to Russia, Chicoms, etc.
If this is the case, an iron clad case for treason conviction is needed for him, all the way up to Obama.
Why is Russia considered our “enemy”,,,,what interests do they have that conflict with ours?
Glenn Greenwald on fire on Twitter ripping Andrew Ross Sorkin a new one.
Pro-Christian & Anti-Communist?
Yes, I do. Romney was never and would never have been my first or even third or fourth choice as candidate and president. And I probably despise weak kneed lying RINO's as much as you. But to equate Romney with someone who is a believing Marxist, despises this country and everything it represents, hates the Capitalist system with a passion, possesses literally no experience outside of academia and the Left, is sympathetic to the enemies and enemy to the friends of the United States, or to think there would be no differences in their policies and priorities, is ridiculous. Sometimes one must choose between a bad choice and a terrible one.
I can't and won't try to tell you what to do. I can only speak for myself. But we all now have to live with the consequences of the choices that we, as a people, made last November.
All that being said, if you tell me we'd be in as deep s*** as we are now if McCain had won in 2008 we might find some common ground.
Hmmm... not as many as in the past, but I will start with support of regimes in Iran and Venezuela
Well we intervened in Kosovo against their Serb brothers to defend Islamo-Fascists, so they probably figured they’d get us back.
Obama makes a fool of himself.
It’s being reported the WH is ‘livid’ with Hong Kong/China. Evidently, Obamaninny & the prancing thugs advising him have their panties in a real wad over this ..... they are questioning Hong Kong’s “commitment to the rule of law”. If that isn’t a laugh, I don’t know what is .... Obama never met a law he couldn’t break, ignore, or get around and he is p.o.’d with HK? Sounds like ‘binky’/thumb-sucking time to me .... and just wait until Putin gets going on his Obamastooge project using Snowden. Obama is too narcissistic to see what a laughing stock he has become ... and he’s taking the US down the wormhole to destruction with him.
Great minds think alike...and laugh alike :-)
(thank you, thank you very much)
It’s funny ‘cuz Obama is a fool
Some are saying that the decision by China not to arrest Snowden has set back relations between the two countries. So does this mean we won’t take China’s trillions anymore to finance our government? Does this mean we won’t buy their cheap goods anymore? China’s in the driver’s seat whether Team Obama (or anyone else, for that matter) likes it or not.
“Glenn Greenwald on fire on Twitter ripping Andrew Ross Sorkin a new one.”
Andrew Ross Sorkin is a tool.
Glenn Greenwald has become my favorite reporter. The guy is smart, articulate and fearless and doesn’t take nonsense (i.e., government hypocrisy, lies, propoganda and doublespeak) from anyone whether politicians or their apologists in the media. He was a former NYC litigator from my understanding with Wachtel Lipton which is big in the mergers and acquisitions field.
I don’t think that Snowden needs to be tried for treason; rather, the cheerleaders—executive, legislative, judicial and fourth estate—need to be tried for treason. If Snowden had to leak secrets to expose Obama spying for no reason, without so much as a warrant, on American citizens, it is not as harmful as what Obama would do if he continues uninterrupted. Snowden had to take a job to warn the American people that the liberties taken for granted, the ones in the Constitution, need to be guarded by the people Obama has targeted.
If it was to disclose any information of our defense capapbilites or armed forces strategies, well...... he should hang like any other spy.