OFFICIAL Chinese State NewsPaper: Extraditing Edward Snowden would be a "Betrayal"Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:44
High-stakes GeoPolitical Chess has begun; Snowden herorically volunteered for the task, knowing in someways that he maybe used as a pawn in BOTH China vs. Anglo-American Ruling Class, plus inevitably even in Russo-geopolitics.
Essentially, the Chinese Govt has thrown the proverbial Gauntlet down: they're daring the oBUSHma Admin. to "rendition" Snowden from Chinese soil, at their peril.
For now, it seems Snowden's gamble is paying off; to wit:
His whistle-blowing is in the global public interest. Therefore, extraditing Snowden back to the US would not only be a betrayal of Snowden's trust, but a disappointment for expectations around the world. The image of Hong Kong would be forever tarnished.
Global Times | 2013-6-17 1:03:01
By Global Times
More than 20 public organizations in Hong Kong launched a demonstration last weekend, backing ex-CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. In the meantime, Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, has said that the government will handle it "in accordance with the laws and established procedures of Hong Kong." A poll initiated by the South China Morning Post shows that more than half the Hong Kongers surveyed are opposed to extraditing Snowden back to the US. But Beijing has not yet made an explicit statement.
Washington must be grinding its teeth because Snowden's revelations have almost overturned the image of the US as the defender of a free Internet. After losing this image, which has been abused by the US government to boss others around, there is no way it won't want Snowden to be extradited.
However, it would be a face-losing outcome for both the Hong Kong SAR government and the Chinese Central government if Snowden is extradited back to the US. Unlike a common criminal, Snowden did not hurt anybody. His "crime" is that he blew the whistle on the US government's violation of civil rights. His action supported "human rights" as defined in the UN Charter, and has been applauded worldwide. Snowden believes in the democracy and freedom of Hong Kong. His whistle-blowing is in the global public interest. Therefore, extraditing Snowden back to the US would not only be a betrayal of Snowden's trust, but a disappointment for expectations around the world. The image of Hong Kong would be forever tarnished.
The Telegraph, UK:
China's state media says extraditing Edward Snowden would be 'unwise'
Extraditing Edward Snowden to the United States would be "unwise", a Chinese state newspaper has said, stating that Beijing should "safeguard its interests".
By Malcolm Moore, Beijing
10:53AM BST 17 Jun 2013
The Global Times, one of China's largest and most strident state newspapers, published an editorial in both its English and Chinese editions calling on Beijing not to return Mr Snowden to the US.
Earlier this month, Mr Snowden, a 29-year-old former subcontractor working for the US National Security Agency, fled to Hong Kong with a cache of documents that expose the scale of America's cyber spying programmes.
"Washington must be grinding its teeth because Snowden's revelations have almost overturned the image of the US as the defender of a free internet," wrote the Global Times.
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