- Oct 21, 2009
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When you point a finger at someone there are three fingers pointing back at you. What right has the US government to prosecute someone for disclosing information about the government's human rights violations.
Edward Snowden gives countries a chance to thumb nose at US - CSMonitor.comThe US and the Obama administration in particular are quick to emphasize the importance they give to the human rights of the citizens of the countries they are dealing with. Needless to say, however, those countries don’t always take well to American lesson-giving.
With the case of Mr. Snowden – a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of top-secret American and British surveillance programs and who is now sought by the US on espionage charges – those countries have a chance to turn the tables on the US.