Snowden summoned Americans 'to confront the growing danger of tyranny,' father says

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By:, 07/02/2013

Reuters / Bobby Yip

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s father has published an open letter praising his son’s contributions in exposing the United States’ vast surveillance operations. According to the Associated Press, Lonnie Snowden celebrated his son’s work "summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny." The letter was reportedly penned by the leaker’s dad and Bruce Fein, a Washington, DC-based attorney who has represented CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou.


Publishing of the open letter comes less than 24 hours after Edward Snowden issued a statement through the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks from Moscow, where he has spent eight days so far awaiting potential asylum from one of more than a dozen countries he’s pleaded with for assistance. President Barack Obama has asked for Snowden to be extradited to the US, and the Department of Justice has indicted him on counts of espionage for disclosing state secrets involving the NSA’s clandestine surveillance programs.


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TheFlashRon's picture

The ONLY ones that want tyranny are the tyrants. Everyone else, almost without exception, want peace, equality, democracy, the rule of law and justice - real justice that is, not the kind of "justice" we have in our courts today. The kind of justice that has a price tag attached to it. All that needs to be done is to restore the constitution in the spirit in which it was written and throw out the 14th amendment that created corporate fictions out of all U.S. citizens which was never ratified by the states in the first place. This was the lynch-pin that enabled the fall of our God-given rights.


Snowden and the Truth

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When Secrecy and Lies are held up as sacred then Transparency and Truth are deemed the Enemy. Snowden told the truth and revealed it to the American People. The government has accused him of giving secrets to the Enemy. Does that mean the Amercian People are now the Enemy?