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Kerry on Snowden

Friday, May 30th, 2014

John Kerry must really be quite helpless. How else can he seriously sit there and call Snowden “pretty dumb”?

I don’t think Kerry is dumb, simply because he is saying dumb things like that. It must have crossed his mind, that Snowden might be disillusioned about the fairness of the chance he would get in the American justice system – the disillusionment springing from his own experience working inside the American administration. The nonchalant way the Constitution of the US  is disregarded secretly – now more or less openly – by the intelligence agencies cannot be very encouraging to anyone.

“How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. “

Of course he had to run. Of course he had to go public. Of course he is a patriot.

Mr Kerry, if you call him dumb and a traitor and a coward, you have to apply the same attributes to Henry David Thoreau.

Steffen Kurpierz

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