Tuesday, June 11, 2013

American NSA Whistleblower Comes Forward From Hong Kong (Photo)

Edward Snowden

The former NSA contractor, who leaked the existence of the illegal Obama administration spy program, PRISM has been revealed as Edward Snowden. The American citizen revealed his identity from a secret location in Hong Kong. Snowden stated in the Guardian newspaper UK, "I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded." Many dislike the power grab coming out of Washington, trampling the Constitution.

Snowden's leak and accompanying statements confirm what the Judiciary Report and its affiliate site the Sound Off Column has been stating for years (since 2006) regarding the FBI and NSA illegally wiretapping, hacking and watching innocent people in violation of the U.S. Constitution, with no probable cause to do so (NSA Workers Admit To Reading The Emails And Listening To The Calls Of Americans In Violation Of The Law). Thank you Mr. Snowden.

The Obama administration is contemplating extraditing Snowden, but legal precedents in Hong Kong could pose an obstacle in said quest. While the U.S. and Hong Kong have extradition treaties in place, asylum seekers in Hong Kong are often successful, as applications are made on a human rights basis.