Edward Snowden: I Believed in the “Nobility” of America’s Intention to Free Oppressed People Overseas

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Edward Snowden: I Believed in the “Nobility” of America’s Intention to Free Oppressed People Overseas

Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden said he once believed in the ‘nobility’ of the United States. Um, so how does he explain seeking asylum from countries with questionable records on the same liberties he claims U.S. is trampling all over. He stopped believing when Barack Obama became president.

“I believed in the goodness of what we were doing, I believed in the nobility of our intention to free oppressed people overseas. But over time, over the length of my career, as I watched the news and I increasingly was exposed to true information that had not been propagandized in the media, that we were actually involved in misleading the public … in order to create a certain mindset in the global consciousness. And I was actually a victim of that,” Snowden said.

What he learned motivated him to act, he said.

“I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded. And that’s not something I’m willing to support, it’s not something I’m willing to build and it’s not something I’m willing to live under,” Snowden said.

The fact remains, Edward Snowden could have handled these leaks in a far better manner. He planned, stole, ran and then leaked. In other words, he broke the law. The story should be about what the NSA is doing, but it’s now focused on the leaker and for all the wrong reasons. He isn’t a man of courage.

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 Edward Snowden: I Believed in the Nobility of Americas Intention to Free Oppressed People Overseas
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Gabriel Ewing

    Snowden stood upon his principles and accepted the consequences of his actions, to be imprisoned or to be hunted by the most powerful nation in the world. You may not agree with his actions, nor his principles, but the man isn’t a coward.

    You go to far, Janet.

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Gabriel Ewing — I would have respected Edward Snowden a lot more if he didn’t flee to a Chinese territory, of all places, and sought asylum from leftist countries, who don’t hold dear to the liberties he railed about. He won’t be protected in Nicaragua, Bolivia or Venezuela. He will be a marked man until the day he dies.

      • Gabriel Ewing

        I am not claiming he deserves your respect. I’m claiming that taking an action on principle whereupon the consequence of the action is “being a marked man until the day he dies” is, very specifically, not an act of a coward.