Director Oliver Stone blasted President Obama saying, he’s more “concerned with hunting down Snowden than reforming these George Bush-style eavesdropping techniques.” Stone made the comments during a press conference at the Thermal Hotel in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He lauded NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a “hero” and said the rest of the “world should stand up to the United States and offer asylum” to him, The Wrap reports:
“To me, Snowden is a hero, because he revealed secrets that we should all know, that the United States has repeatedly violated the Fourth Amendment.” Stone said. “He should be welcomed, and offered asylum, but he has no place to hide because every country is intimidated by the United States.
“This should not be. This is what’s wrong with the world today, and it’s very important that the world recognizes and gives asylum to Snowden. Everyone in the world is impacted by the United States’ Big Brother attitude toward the world.”
“The United States is the dominant power in the universe, with its eavesdropping abilities, cyber abilities … It’s what they call in the Pentagon ‘full spectrum dominance.’
“And the world is in danger with our tyranny.”