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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Snowden: Herald of New Age or a Pawn In Information Warfare?
Much to the chagrin of American intelligence, Edward Snowden melted away from Hong Kong hotel to flow into the – ‘no extradition’ – transit zone of a Moscow airport. Looking at the US government, pleading in front of President Putin for Snowden’s extradition – one is reminded of Indian government’s numerous requests to Washington to extradite, David Coleman Headley, the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind. If the US has the temerity not to extradite a proven terrorist like Headley, then it certainly must feel ashamed to ask for return of Snowden – a noble soul – a global hero.
The US crescendo of protests against Russia and China is a typical case of a “pot calling the kettle black”. The US is forgetting, CIA’s most famous public relations coup of the Cold War. In April 1967, Joseph Stalin’s only daughter, Svetlana (Allilueva – OR) was picked up from India and transported to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport only to denounce her nation and father as a “moral and spiritual monster.” READ MORE...