A New Beginning Without Washington’s Sanctimonious Mask
Paul Craig Roberts
It is hard to understand the fuss that Washington and its media
whores are making over Edward Snowden. We have known for a long time
that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying for years
without warrants on the communications of Americans and people
throughout the world. Photographs of the massive NSA building in Utah
built for the purpose of storing the intercepted communications of the
world have been published many times.
It is not clear to an ordinary person what Snowden has revealed that
William Binney and other whistleblowers have not already revealed.
Perhaps the difference is that Snowden has provided documents that prove
it, thereby negating Washington’s ability to deny the facts with its
Whatever the reason for Washington’s blather, it certainly is not
doing the US government any good. Far more interesting than Snowden’s
revelations is the decision by governments of other countries to protect
a truth-teller from the Stasi in Washington.
Hong Kong kept Snowden’s whereabouts secret so that an amerikan
black-op strike or a drone could not be sent to murder him. Hong Kong
told Washington that its extradition papers for Snowden were not in
order and permitted Snowden to leave for Moscow.
The Chinese government did not interfere with Snowden’s departure.
The Russian government says it has no objection to Snowden having a connecting flight in Moscow.
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino responded to Washington’s
threats with a statement that the Ecuadorian government puts human
rights above Washington’s interests. Foreign Minister Patino said that
Snowden served humanity by revealing that the Washington Stasi was
violating the rights of “every citizen in the world.” Snowden merely
betrayed “some elites that are in power in a certain country,” whereas
Washington betrayed the entire world.
With Hong Kong, China, Russia, Ecuador, and Cuba refusing to obey the
Stasi’s orders, Washington is flailing around making a total fool of
itself and its media prostitutes.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been issuing warnings hand over
fist. He has threatened Russia, China, Ecuador, and every country that
aids and abets Snowden’s escape from the Washington Stasi. Those who
don’t do Washington’s bidding, Kerry declared, will suffer adverse
impacts on their relationship with the US.
What a stupid thing for Kerry to say. Here is a guy who once was for
peace but who has been turned by NSA spying on his personal affairs into
an asset for the NSA. Try to realize the extraordinary arrogance and
hubris in Kerry’s threat that China, Russia, and other countries will
suffer bad relations with the US. Kerry is saying that amerika doesn’t
have to care whether “the indispensable people” have bad relations with
other countries, but those countries have to be concerned if they have
bad relations with the “indispensable country.” What an arrogant
posture for the US government to present to the world.
Here we have a US Secretary of State lost in delusion along with the
rest of Washington. A country that is bankrupt, a country that has
allowed its corporations to destroy its economy by moving the best jobs
offshore, a country whose future is in the hands of the printing press, a
country that after eleven years of combat has been unable to defeat a
few thousand lightly armed Taliban is now threatening Russia and China.
God save us from the utter fools who comprise our government.
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