Cue the two-minute hate on Edward Snowden’s father


Lon Snowden has had the nerve to say that his son is better off in Russia than in the US.

[I]n a telephone interview with the Associated Press, the elder Snowden said he had lost faith in recent weeks that his son would be treated fairly by the justice department. He now thinks his 30-year-old son is better off avoiding the US if possible until an administration that respects the constitution comes into office.

But he said the justice department’s efforts to pressure other countries to turn over Snowden, coupled with silence from President Barack Obama and the attorney-general, Eric Holder, in the face of denunciations from members of Congress who have labelled Snowden a traitor, have eroded his hope for a fair trial.

The elder Snowden and Fein said they were disgusted by Holder’s letter on Friday to Russian officials promising that Snowden would not face the death penalty if he were extradited. They said it reflected a mindset that Snowden was presumed guilty and that a sentence of 30 years or life would be a reasonable punishment.

I wonder who will be the first media personality to charge that Lon Snowden’s comments are treasonous for suggesting that it is better for anyone to be in godless Russia than in god’s special land of the free and the home of the brave.

Comments

  1. slc1 says

    I wonder who will be the first media personality to charge that Lon Snowden’s comments are treasonous for suggesting that it is better for anyone to be in godless Russia

    Russia is no longer godless. The Russian Orthodox Church has been increasing in influence ever since the demise of State Capitalism (what the reds called Communism).

  2. MNb says

    Yep. Remember Pussy Riot? The same guy who prosecuted them for insulting god now protects Snowden. Ain’t international politics funny?

  3. richard bittner says

    Any question regarding the effectiveness of the continued employment of the dragnet PRISM spy program has been rendered moot by the disclosure of it’s existence. Realistically the only remaining effective target is the American People.

  4. davidjanes says

    You mean the same “godless Russia” that is trying to criminalize homosexuality at the behest of the Russian Orthodox Church?

    (Not defending the US or Holder here, by the way. Just pointing out that Russia would have already turned him over if he were a gay rights activist. Probably with a few bruises.)

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