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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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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.