Skip to comments.Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama
Posted on 06/24/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama
(Reuters) - Since his first day in office, President Barack Obama's foreign policy has rested on outreach: resetting ties with Russia, building a partnership with China and offering a fresh start with antagonistic leaders from Iran to Venezuela. But the global travels on Sunday of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden highlight the limits of that approach. Leaders Obama has wooed - and met recently - were willing to snub the American president.
The cocky defiance by so-called "non-state actors" - Snowden himself and the anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks, completes the picture of a world less willing than ever to bend to U.S. prescriptions of right and wrong.
Snowden flew out of Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, early on Sunday after Hong Kong authorities rebuffed a U.S. request to detain him pending extradition to the United States for trial. Snowden has acknowledged leaking details of highly classified NSA surveillance programs.
Beijing may merely have wished to get rid of a potential irritant in its multifaceted relationship with Washington. But Snowden's next stop was Russia, a U.S. "frenemy" in which the friend factor has been harder to spot since President Vladimir Putin returned to power in May 2012.
WikiLeaks, which says it is helping the 30-year-old Snowden, said via Twitter that he intended to go to Ecuador, whose government has antagonistic relations with Washington. Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino Aroca, said, also via Twitter, that his government had received an asylum request from Snowden.
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Not quite...obama's always been a fool...they're just help ing to make it apparent to people.
Furthermore, he intended to all along in my opinion.
Puty Poot certainly gave the Punk the cold shoulder.
The real fools are the American voters (especially those under the spell of white guilt complex) who put him and his merry band of Communists into office ... twice. Every great nation eventually falls. Few if any commit suicide.
“Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama “
Kenyan Chickens coming home to roost!
I knew I got that third vote from somewhere!
We didn’t have much of a reason do vote with excitement over our candidate, did we?
Obama does a good enough job of that on his own, he doesn’t need any help.
But the real question is:
would electing that person have ended, or even merely reduced, the Constitutional violations that the government does as a matter of routine?*
I would assert that the answer is No.
Simply looking at the political caste, and the Republican party in particular, there would be no reason for them to have ever reduced the domestic spying. Sure, Romney may have lessened the more visible/obvious injuries, but he is a Fabian Socialist (he thinks we should be eased into it) and a Statist, and would have utterly no incentive for reigning in the NSA.
* — Like the NSA and the 4th & 5th amendments; or their secret court and the 6th Amendment; or the BATFE and the 2nd Amendment.
Guess I'd better go ahead and don my fire proof suit.
Snowden didn’t make a fool of Obama.
He unveiled what should be apparent...
nobama IS a fool...the rest of the world is just beginning to recognize that.
Ain’t hard to do...the American dinosaur media is also responsible for embarrassing America with this POS POTUS...
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