On Saturday, Barack Obama demanded Hong Kong government to extradite Washington’s wanted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In response, Chinese government lets Snowden to fly to Moscow on Sunday. Snowden is expected to leave Moscow for Cuba, Venezuela or possibly Ecuador. Equadorian ambassador was at Moscow airport to receive Snowden. Several political analyst believe Snowden will follow Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, who is holed up in Equadorian embassy in London for the last 369 days.
Snowden, before leaving for Moscow, said that he would seek political asylum in some “democratic country”. Last year, Iranian president Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid his second visit to Ecuador. Like late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Equadorian president Rafael Correa, has cultivated personal friendship with Ahmadinejad and Iranian people.
America’s long-standing pro-Israel Jewish lawmaker, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has blasted Russian president Vladimir Putin for allowing Snowden to land in Moscow.
“The bottom line is very simple: allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways and Putin always seems almost eager to put a finger in the eye on United States, whether it’s Syria, Iran and now of course Snowden,” The New York Times quoted Schumer on Sunday.
Another, Israeli poodle, Sen. Lindsey Graham, told Fox News that Russia should “hold this fellow and send him back here for justice”.
Mike Rogers, chairman of House Committee on Intelligence, told the NBC ‘Meet the Press’: “Putin has been planting a thorn in the world’s side in Syria. We think they may not be playing honest with respect to nuclear treaty. They’re very aggressive around the world. I’m sure they would love to have a little bit of coffee and some conversation with Mr. Snowden“.
On Saturday, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (with Jewish family roots) was booed by a crowd during a speech at activist meeting Netroots Nation, when she claimed that Snowden had broken the US law. What about over 50 American Jewish lobby groups who work for the interests of Israel instead of United States?
So why all this Snowden bashing by the Israel-Firsters? Is it to build credibility for Snowden being anti-US and anti-Israel, as was done in case of Assange? Was it because Snowden exposed NSA helped Israeli espionage network against Americans?
On June 22, American Jewish investigating journalist and blogger, Stephen Lendman, wrote that vilification of Snowden is part of “Obama’s war on freedom. He wants truth and full disclosure suppressed. He wants all whistleblowers slenced. He targeted more than all his predecessors combined. He did so ruthlessly, irresponsibly and lawlessly. He menaces everyone in the process“.
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