A New Beginning Without Washington’s Sanctimonious Mask


It is hard to understand the fuss that Washington and its media whores are making over Edward Snowden. We have known for a long time that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying for years without warrants on the communications of Americans and people throughout the world. Photographs of the massive NSA building in Utah, built for the purpose of storing the intercepted communications of the world, have been published many times.

It is not clear to an ordinary person what Snowden has revealed that William Binney and other whistle-blowers have not already revealed. Perhaps the difference is that Snowden has provided documents that prove it, thereby negating Washington’s ability to deny the facts with its usual lies.

Whatever the reason for Washington’s blather, it certainly is not doing the U.S. government any good. Far more interesting than Snowden’s revelations is the decision by governments of other countries to protect a truth-teller from the Stasi in Washington.

Hong Kong kept Snowden’s whereabouts secret so that an amerikan black-op strike or a drone could not be sent to murder him. Hong Kong told Washington that its extradition papers for Snowden were not in order and permitted Snowden to leave for Moscow.

The Chinese government did not interfere with Snowden’s departure.

The Russian government says it has no objection to Snowden having a connecting flight in Moscow.

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino responded to Washington’s threats with a statement that the Ecuadorian government puts human rights above Washington’s interests. Foreign Minister Patino said that Snowden served humanity by revealing that the Washington Stasi was violating the rights of “every citizen in the world.” Snowden merely betrayed “some elites that are in power in a certain country,” whereas Washington betrayed the entire world.

With Hong Kong, China, Russia, Ecuador and Cuba refusing to obey the Stasi’s orders, Washington is flailing around, making a total fool of itself and its media prostitutes.

Secretary of State John Kerry has been issuing warnings hand over fist. He has threatened Russia, China, Ecuador and every country that aids and abets Snowden’s escape from the Washington Stasi. Those who don’t do Washington’s bidding, Kerry declared, will suffer adverse impacts on their relationship with the United States.

What a stupid thing for Kerry to say. Here is a guy who once was for peace but who has been turned by NSA spying on his personal affairs into an asset for the NSA. Try to realize the extraordinary arrogance and hubris in Kerry’s threat that China, Russia and other countries will suffer bad relations with the United States. Kerry is saying that amerika doesn’t have to care whether “the indispensable people” have bad relations with other countries, but those countries have to be concerned if they have bad relations with the “indispensable country.” What an arrogant posture for the U.S. government to present to the world.

Here we have a U.S. Secretary of State lost in delusion along with the rest of Washington. A country that is bankrupt, a country that has allowed its corporations to destroy its economy by moving the best jobs offshore, a country whose future is in the hands of the printing press, a country that after 11 years of combat has been unable to defeat a few thousand lightly armed Taliban is now threatening Russia and China. God save us from the utter fools who comprise our government.

The world is enjoying Washington’s humiliation at the hands of Hong Kong. A mere city-state gave Washington the bird. In its official statement, Hong Kong shifted the focus from Snowden to his message and asked the U.S. government to explain its illegal hacking of Hong Kong’s information systems.

China’s state newspaper, The People’s Daily, wrote: “The United States has gone from a model of human rights to an eavesdropper on personal privacy, the manipulator of the centralized power over the international internet, and the mad invader of other countries’ networks. . . The world will remember Edward Snowden. It was his fearlessness that tore off Washington’s sanctimonious mask.”

China’s Global Times, a subsidiary of The People’s Daily, accused Washington of attacking “a young idealist who has exposed the sinister scandals of the U.S. government.” Instead of apologizing, “Washington is showing off its muscle by attempting to control the whole situation.”

China’s official Xinhua news agency reported that Snowden’s revelations had placed “Washington in a really awkward situation. They demonstrate that the United States, which has long been trying to play innocent as a victim of cyberattacks, has turned out to be the biggest villain in our age.”

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made it clear that Russia’s sympathy is with Snowden, not with the amerikan Stasi state. Human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin said that it was unrealistic to expect the Russian government to violate law to seize a transit passenger who had not entered Russia and was not on Russian soil. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reported that Washington is doing everything it can to shift attention away from Snowden’s revelations that “show that the U.S. has lied and has been doing the same as they accuse China of doing.”

Ecuador says the traitor is Washington, not Snowden.

The stuck pig squeals from the NSA director — “Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to U.S.” — are matched by the obliging squeals from members of the House and Senate, themselves victims of the NSA spying (as was the director of the CIA, who was forced to resign because of a love affair). The NSA is in position to blackmail everyone in the House and Senate, in the White House itself, in all the corporations, in the universities, in the media and in every organization at home and abroad who has anything to hide. You can tell who is being blackmailed by the intensity of the squeals, such as those of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Representative Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). With any luck, a patriot will leak what the NSA has on Feinstein and Rogers, neither of whom could possibly scrape any lower before the NSA.

The gangster government in Washington that has everything to hide is now in NSA’s hands and will follow orders. The pretense that amerika is a democracy responsible to the people has been exposed. The United States is run by and for the NSA. Congress and the White House are NSA puppets.

Let’s quit calling the NSA the National Security Agency. Clearly, NSA is a threat to the security of every person in the entire world. Let’s call the NSA what it really is: the National Stasi Agency, the largest collection of Gestapo in human history. You can take for granted that every media whore, every government prostitute and every ignorant flag-waver who declares Snowden to be a traitor is either brainwashed or blackmailed. They are the protectors of NSA tyranny. They are our enemies.

The world has been growing increasingly sick of Washington for a long time. The bullying, the constant stream of lies and the gratuitous wars and destruction have destroyed the image hyped by Washington of the U.S. as a “light unto the world.” The world sees the U.S. as a plague upon the world.

Following Snowden’s revelations, Germany’s most important magazine, Der Spiegal, had the headline: “Obama’s Soft Totalitarianism: Europe Must Protect Itself From America.” The article asks: “Is Barack Obama a friend? Revelations about his government’s vast spying program call that into doubt. The European Union must protect the Continent from America’s reach for omnipotence.”

Der Spiegal continues: “We are being watched. All the time and everywhere. And it is the Americans who are doing the watching. On Tuesday, the head of the largest and most all-encompassing surveillance system ever invented is coming for a visit. If Barack Obama is our friend, then we really don’t need to be terribly worried about our enemies.”

There is little doubt that German Interior Minister Hans Peter Friedrich has lost his secrets to NSA spies. Friedrich rushed to NSA’s defense, declaring: “That’s not how you treat friends.” As Der Spiegal made clear, the minister was not referring “to the fact that our trans-Atlantic friends were spying on us. Rather, he meant the criticism of that spying. Friedrich’s reaction is only paradoxical on the surface and can be explained by looking at geopolitical realities. The US is, for the time being, the only global power–and as such it is the only truly sovereign state in existence. All others are dependent–either as enemies or allies. And because most prefer to be allies, politicians–Germany’s included–prefer to grin and bear it.”

It is extraordinary that the most important publication in Germany has acknowledged that the German government is Washington’s puppet state.

Der Spiegel says: “German citizens should be able to expect that their government will protect them from spying by foreign governments. But the German interior minister says instead: ‘We are grateful for the excellent cooperation with US secret services.’ Friedrich didn’t even try to cover up his own incompetence on the surveillance issue. ‘Everything we know about it, we have learned from the media,’ he said. The head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, was not any more enlightened. ‘I didn’t know anything about it,’ he said. And Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was also apparently in the dark. ‘These reports are extremely unsettling,’ she said. With all due respect: These are the people who are supposed to be protecting our rights? If it wasn’t so frightening, it would be absurd.”

For those moronic amerikans who say, “I’m not doing anything wrong, I don’t care if they spy,” Der Spiegal writes that a “monitored human being is not a free one.” We have reached the point where we “free americans” have to learn from our German puppets that we are not free.

Read it for yourself here.

Present-day Germany is a new country, flushed of its past by war and defeat. Russia is also a new country that has emerged from the ashes of an unrealistic ideology. Hope always resides with those countries that have most experienced evil in government. If Germany were to throw off its amerikan overlord and depart NATO, amerikan power in Europe would collapse. If Germany and Russia were to unite in defense of truth and human rights, Europe and the world would have a new beginning.

A new beginning is desperately needed. Chris Floyd explains precisely what is going on, which is something you will never hear from the presstitutes. Read it while you still can.

There would be hope if Americans could throw off their brainwashing, follow the lead of Debra Sweet and others, and stand up for Snowden and against the Stasi State.

–Paul Craig Roberts

Personal Liberty

Paul Craig Roberts

was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following, and can be accessed here.

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  • cory56

    Excellent article! Wish the rest of the prestitutes dared tell the truth.

  • village idiot

    My concern is that the nobel peace prize winner will see to it that Edward is found and punished for his “not a crime”, collateral damage being of no concern. Do not be surprised at how this man is hunted down. Amazing how men (sic) of peace are so heinously vicious. Quite remarkable! As usual well written by a very accomplished person – thanks for the informative read.

    • Wellarmed

      Agreed Village idiot. The Executioner and Chief I believe would have an entire passenger airline shot out of the sky just to keep Mr. Snowden quiet. I personally do not feel that he would be safe in Ecuador or Venezuela, but at least he would be free up to the point of his demise which I don’t think I could say about you or me here on US soil.

      If I were Snowden, I would resolve to the idea of not being taken alive. The fact that Obama ordered the torture of PFC Manning while in the Brig at Fort Meade speaks volumes to the length that he and the NSA/SS will go to keep this plan under wraps.

      The other day I was discussing an experience that my family had in Venezuela with my mother. The word Venezuela must have meet their (NSA) metadata requirement as the call was shifted almost instantly to what could be described as an echo chamber, that both I and my mother pointed out in the conversation. She then relayed to me that her cell phone was getting hot to the point that she could not hold it. I assumed that her phone was being pinged to determine her location.

      I unfortunately have many friends and family that are working in security sensitive positions surrounding the beltway and I do fear for their safety at this point in our nations history. It may also be the fact that my family used to live in the Venezuelan Embassy when I was a child. My father was the driver for the Ambassador in DC for many years. Regardless of their reasons for intercepting and tracking my calls, it does raise grave concerns that they were doing their best to find Mr. Snowdens whereabouts, as I highly doubt that they would be interested in day to day conversations with my mother.

      If anyone else experiences similar events please feel free to let us know here on the PLD. It is truly A sad state of affairs that our country is in.

      • IsThisAmerica

        I have heard this echo chamber before you speak of. I was just talking to a friend across town. Then he heard a bunch of electronic noise, clicks, then we were cut off. He is an American Veteran and I a no body. We were talking about what is going on in this country. Guess they didn’t like what they heard. I didn’t hear any of the noise he said he heard, just a dial tone after the echo chamber went away. Really weird. To this date it still goes on. I never worked in a government capacity. Just drove trucks.

        • Wellarmed

          It wasn’t the echo chamber that concerned me as much as my mothers phone becoming too hot to touch. I have assumed for many years that we are all on a party line. I do not allow it to censure my speech though as that is handing those who do not value freedom a bloodless victory.

          A few months prior, I was having a conversation in the same manner with my mother when she out of the blue said “bless you”. I commented for what? She said clear as day that I heard you sneeze, and she was adamant that she would not retract her statement that she heard me sneeze. I was also pretty certain that I did not sneeze.

          I have made many a comments on PLD and elsewhere that i assume will raise the ire of those who wish to remain in power at all costs. When I made comments in the past regarding the facility in Bluffdale UT, I promptly received a phone call on the land line from a polling agency in Utah, that I discovered later does not exist, or at least exists as a shell only. It allowed them to verify the ISP (which I do not attempt to hide) and to extract a voice data recording. The next morning I did see a phone service truck with out of state plates again from a company that does not exist, or at least they were not registered with the NM PRC to be conducting business in the State of NM. The truck had Missouri plates with a logo of a company that does not exist. Coincidence? You tell me?

          It is what it is as far as I am concerned, and I do not live in fear because of it, but I will say that my handle that I use on the PLD is factual, and I hope I do not find the day that I need to exercise it any time soon.

  • red neck

    I believe that we have all seen how the state ran media in America is portraying Snowden as a traitor… ( more proof of brainwashing )… I have to disagree with the media’s propaganda.

  • rendarsmith

    “The world has been growing increasingly sick of Washington for a long time. The bullying, the constant stream of lies and the gratuitous wars and destruction have destroyed the image hyped by Washington of the U.S. as a “light unto the world.” The world sees the U.S. as a plague upon the world.”
    As a world traveler, I can honestly say that this is 100% true. So often while talking to someone while overseas and mentioning that I am from the US, the claws came out. People in the rest of the world are sick of the US government and what they are doing, and sadly they hold ire towards the American people as well because of it. Once I revealed that I am as sick of the US government as they are, they warmed up to me rather quickly.

  • Farleyagain

    Debra Sweet is strange bedfellows indeed, her main goal is the legalization of abortion on demand up to and including the 9th month of pregnancy. While I agree with her stand against the prosecution of Edward Snowden and the US military domination of the world, the “freedom” to kill an innocent human being is the murder of innocents and a false “freedom” by any measure. The power of life and death is the greatest power over another we can have, way way beyond watching and listening secretly to another person. In fact, accepting abortion as a “freedom” could explain the acceptance by so many elected leaders of simply spying on citizens.

    • k92509

      Not beyond on a par with. A crime no matter how minor is still a crime as a “white lie” is still a lie. Crimes and lies no matter how trivial, due
      to human nature and apathy morph out of control. There is no more virtue in the world there are only agendas. If we as a society don’t
      evolve spiritually we repeat the process and embellish these plagues as we always have.

  • TIME

    My Dear People,

    We as a nation are all “GUILTY” ~ as we have allowed the behavior of these CRIMINALS to fester and grow out of control, we have allowed their Evil deeds to be commited in “OUR” name

    Again you must come to grips that the “United States inc” ~ is not America, nor are the 535 plus Criminals who sit in the “City State of the District of Columbia” Americans.

    They are the Ruling class’s “henchmen” ~ aka LAW MAKERS.

    They make laws daily that the American people don’t even know exist, yet these criminals claim they represent your best interest.

    That LIE all Americans need to fully understand before the American people can begin to heal and make right what is broken

    Look we have all be {“In~Doctrinated”} into thinking we know something ~ when saddly in fact we know nothing other than the Doctrin we have been given.

    The American people have more “LAWS” on the books all written by criminals many of them “WAR Criminals” / than all other nations combined.

    Thus the statment that we are a nation of LAWS, is quite true infact, saddly 99.999999999999999999% are at best worthless as they all debase the very tenant of this nations orgins.

    As in we were not founded as a { Democracy } we were founded as a “Constitunial Republic.”

    {Thus the Constituion & Bill of Rights} ~ is the law of the land, not the laws of the Criminal’s in the criminal city state of DC.
    You may not like the message , but not liking the message fails to make it UNTRUE.

    Peace and Love, Shalom

  • James A. Lonon

    Our entire government is working under the thumb of those who hold the information. FBI founder and dictator until his death, Edgar J. Hoover held the USA hostage during his time. He had the information on everybody!!! He really was the defacto ruler of the entire country for decades. This was not lost on anyone and the behind the scenes people who now control that information are in charge right now! Forget Obama, he is just the one who does as his real masters wish. Information is true power. It’s much more valuable than gold or diamonds. With information, you can control the entire world and all life upon it.

  • RightGunner

    Come-on, Mr. P.C. Roberts, If you think Putin is better than Obama and that an alliance of Germany and Russia would enhance freedom and end the surveillance state, you may be entering senility. I am 80, and I am not that bad.

    We have the job ahead to dismantle the surveillance state we have allowed to be built, because as has been pointed out in Personal Liberty, the owners of the information control everyone. While we don’t know how much harm has been done yet, it is clear that even if everyone involved is squeaky clean right now, the capability is a monster that cannot be contained. Forget the debt, immigration, etc., the surveillance state must be exterminated now!