Skip to comments.FALLOUT: The Geopolitics of the Snowden Files (Book Review)
Posted on 04/20/2014 8:19:11 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
ON JULY 2 LAST YEAR, the governments of Portugal, France, Italy, and Spain bowed to US orders and refused airspace to the plane carrying Bolivian president Evo Morales. Hed been traveling from Russia to South America until his presidential jet was forced to land in Vienna. Morales and his ministers were stranded there for 15 hours. Acting on bad intelligence or mere suspicions, the higher-ups in the Obama administration, and perhaps President Obama himself, decreed this embarrassing, unprecedented, and illegal detention of a foreign sovereign. The lies fed to Morales and his pilots in Vienna that there were technical issues for the emergency landing fooled no one: American authorities suspected that the Bolivians were helping NSA whistleblower Edward J. Snowdens escape from Russia to South America.
The political fallout was immediate: a widespread allergic reaction to American imperial power comparable to the irritation Wikileaks provoked in 2010, when it released thousands of secret US State Department diplomatic cables. Here was the great and powerful United States, so threatened and humiliated by a former NSA contractor that it would deny diplomatic immunity to a sitting chief of state. Seldom, if ever, has soft American power been so cynically abused. . .
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The perspective of a former Reagan official, Paul Craig Roberts...
The federal government is disarming the National Guard.
Because of Snowden the left longer holds even the slightest fantasy that they will be able to maintain control through mere propaganda or ballot box stuffing.
Ultimately he headed off any quiet collapse of the Republic.
He may or may not have had good intentions, but whatever his intentions we he devastated the plans of the Obama regime.
Did Snowden do us more good than evil? I’m inclined to think so.