Edward Snowden: Obama Administration is Afraid of an Informed, Angry American Public Demanding Constitutional Government

snowdenEdward Snowden has released his latest statement today via Moscow, and the NSA whistle-blower has lashed out directly at Obama and his administration:
The Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of youIt is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

Snowden’s full statement is below:


From Wikileaks:

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.

On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.

This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.

For decades the United States of America have been one of the strongest defenders of the human right to seek asylum. Sadly, this right, laid out and voted for by the U.S. in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is now being rejected by the current government of my country. The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person. Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.

In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.

Edward Joseph Snowden

 


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Comments

  1. Time to clean house starting in DC then Wall Street

    • Damn Straight, MaryB! 
       
      We need the cajones that Egypt is now exhibiting:
       


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      BREAKING NEWS
      Monday, July 1, 2013 11:06 AM EDT

      Egypt’s Army Gives Morsi an Ultimatum

      Egypt’s armed forces threatened on Monday to intervene in the country’s political crisis, warning President Mohamed Morsi and other politicians that they had 48 hours to respond to an outpouring of popular protests that have included demands for his resignation.

      In a statement read on state television, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the head of the Egyptian military, said the mass demonstrations that intensified over the weekend, including the storming of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo early Monday, reflected an “unprecedented” expression of popular anger at Mr. Morsi and his Islamist backers in the brotherhood during his first year in power.

      It was unclear from the general’s statement whether the military was specifically demanding that Mr. Morsi resign. But the statement said that if Mr. Morsi did not take steps to address demands for a more inclusive government, the armed forces would move to impose its “own road map for the future.”

      READ MORE »
      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/world/middleeast/egypt-protests.html?emc=edit_na_20130701

       
      If WE the PEOPLE do it, THEY (the military) WILL COME! 
       
      Egypt’s got BALLS 

      DOC, Please modify to a link or whatever is acceptable.
      Did not wish to break a rule here!

      Thanks!

  2. @The_Doc, here is a hat-tip to you for posting this article, and another hat-tip for Snowed-In.
    This man is made of the same stuff as the founders of America – who are no doubt rolling in their graves over the dishonesty, spying and deception that is being carried out by America’s current administration.

    • Per its own actions, this government is NOT an “administration”.  It is a regime and, unfortunately, not one of the better ones.

  3. Still, this affair reeks of disinfo. Nothing we didn’t already know.

  4. Spying on Germany: good.
    Spying on every American: bad.

  5. A couple of comments coming from Hollande and Merkel.  Partners don’t spy on each other.  Huh?  When did these spies just come in from the cold?  Partners always spy on each other and with great vigor. Why?  Because they canget away with it and steal vital state secrets and details. 
    Snowden has done what few before have done   He exposed the vast spying and surveillance apparatus set up in this country.  We knew that the US Gov spied on us with Echelon, warrantless searches of our private communications authorized by the Ptriot Act, something that was set in motion well before the false flag of 9-11. Snowden may go down in history as a hero or villain, depending on which victor ‘writes’ the historical accounts of these days.  Calling out the Emperor as the lying spying thieving SOB that he is has done a justice. While ‘we’, a few of us, have known of the surveillance, the world now sees the US as a stasi spy state that has violated even the most basic diplomatic protocols and is in the process of making the US a pariah in the world community
    Some of the worst of it is that our own peoplewere spied on, compromised and thus have been suborned and threatened by disclosure of the usual pecadillos that politicallife is heir to.  We have few allies in our midst that cannot be turned by the government NSA sy apparatus thus this republic is in great peril.

    • “Partners always spy on each other and with great vigor. Why?  Because they can get away with it and steal vital state secrets and details.”
       
      Not only that, AG, but it is still the best way to learn whether or not your “partner” is carrying out their end of any quid pro quos that may be in motion at the time.
       
      According to Focks News, the Europeans are not happy about all this and even less happy about Obama’s pitiful excuse that “everyone does it”… so, it must be OK?  I keep hearing my parents voices from my adolescent years… “if other kids were jumping off a bridge, would you do it too?”, etc.  lol    Good on the silly b@st@rd.
       

  6. Avatar of @Ben TheWANKER says:

    Good on you Mate. You have a pair of Cojones on you. As an Aussie, I do not like the fact that my personal affairs are open to perusal by the USA, or anyone else for that matter.

  7. My comment…. is not to comment.  Partially because this text message is being recorded as you read it… but mainly because there are 3 suspicious kids pushing scooters in front of my house, and I’ve never seen them before…. who do they work for?  What is their alternative motivation for riding by so many times? …. Hmm… :D

  8. What Mr. Snowden is saying, is precisely why I wrote this document linked below. The People are the Sovereign Power over government and all’s necessary is for them to unequivocally express their will in that capacity and both government and military are inescapably beholden to their command. The problem is that the American People have forgot who’s REALLY in charge of their very own lives!

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/146709421/Proclamation-and-Orders

  9. The indoctrination starts with the Saterday morning cartoons and intensifies in the public schools. After graduation the indoctrination is continued in media and marketing. The major message in media propaganda is to resist and ignore facts and information that could lead to the deprogramming of an intelligent mind. This coupled with medication, peer conformity, plentiful food (and a common enemy) has been found to be very effective in controlling large diverse populations.

    • @rockets…
       
      So true, this is why we the people have to become info warriors of the truth. Just as a ruling minority has gotten us into this mess, we the people, the informed citizen minority, can and will turn it back around. It won’t be pretty when TSHTF but we the people will prevail and the constitution will remain the law of the land ultimately, regardless of the picture they paint before us. We as a group may take a long time to get mad but when we do………..watch out. This is why they want gun legislation and ultimate bans, it is obviously so we will be easier to herd.

  10. Fascist fuckfaces are afraid of an angry, informed public who demands Constitutional Money and begins a campaign of buying silver and taking delivery outside of the Financial Gestapo.   They are afraid of this more than anything I think.   That’s why they currently have PM prices pinned down below the cost of production.    That’s why they spent so much time and effort denigrating gold in the media.   It’s not gonna work!!   There are a lot of stupid people out there.   Fortunately, most of them lack capital.   We, however, are an elite bunch with forward thinking and advanced communication and stacking skills.

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