WikiLeaks hints that the international stalemate over National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s bid for asylum could be broken Wednesday.
WikiLeaks, which has championed Snowden’s cause since he fled to Hong Kong, issued a cryptic tweet Tuesday saying that “the first phase of Edward Snowden’s ‘Flight of Liberty’ campaign will be launched” on Wednesday.
Snowden, who revealed details of a U.S. intelligence program to monitor Internet activity, arrived in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport June 23 from Hong Kong and is believed to be stuck in the airport’s transit zone awaiting developments.
Greenwald says it could take days or weeks for the 30-year-old former NSA contractor to work out the logistics of getting to the Latin American country.
“Venezuela seems to be the most plausible choice,” Greenwald told CBS Radio News Tuesday. “They are the ones best equipped to, I think, get him from Moscow to Latin America safely, and then to protect him once he’s there.”
“The difficulty is figuring out how to get to where he wants to go without the world’s empire preventing him from getting there,” Greenwald said, referring to the U.S.
I wonder, if Snowden loves freedom and liberty as much as he claims, why he is so willing to go to a country that doesn’t place any values on those ideas?
According to Venezuela’s foreign minister, Elias Jaua, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that Snowden could find “humanitarian protection” if he accepted their offer of asylum, the Reuters news agency reported Tuesday.
“Even if we wanted to, and we don’t, we wouldn’t extradite him, nor should we because it is not legal nor ethical,” Jaua said, according to Reuters
The emphasis is mine.
Oh. I see what he did there. Basicially he’s willing to betray everything he claims to believe in just so he can hide from the consequences of his actions. Time and time again Snowden and GG have shown they care for nothing but themselves and yet people still them as heroes on sort of quixotic moral crusade.