According to Hans-Christian Stroebele as reported in Euronews, Snowden has something of significance to say to the Germans.
Whether Snowden is a villain or hero depends on what side of the truth the onlookers are on. The United States is out to get him for exposing its secretive surveillance. The rest of the world sees a humanitarian with high personal values.
Admirers call him a human rights champion and critics denounce him as a traitor
as the European news agency put it. The critics come largely from liberal American and Democrat groups, as does Snowden's insidious label as a leaker.
A hot potato on the international scene, Snowden was shunned by the Germans when seeking asylum along with a host of other nations fearful of kowtowing to cuts in American aid. Only Russia acquiesced to asylum, allowing Snowden the freedom to live within its borders. What a stark contrast this shows with a purportedly freedom-loving America.
Snowden sees past the belittlement of initial rejection by Germany. He knows what he knows, and what he knows is of a higher order than the unsavory secretive tactics of American government gone rogue.
Snowden’s letter to Germany shows that his exposures have proven personally positive. He expresses satisfaction and heartening at the world’s response to his actions. He is the icon of human values, integrity, and high standards internationally, the very reasons the U.S. regime seeks to put him down.
Does anybody like what that says about us? Does everyone like what the U.S. has become? Can anyone speak freely about what we see, hold dear, value, admire? It takes courage to speak truth anymore in the U.S. Snowden, a former American, is taking the truth elsewhere.
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