42 votes

Panicked Obama Dials Putin After Snowden Appearance

The White House spiraled into panic mode late Friday after Edward Snowden’s earlier appearance in Russia, with President Obama moving forward with plans to personally call Vladimir Putin to urge the Russian president to deny Snowden asylum.
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/310705-white-house-upset-wi...

White House press secretary Jay Carney termed the meeting with renowned human rights groups a “propaganda platform” for Snowden and denounced the Russian government for allowing it to take place, declaring it a move against ‘US interests.’
http://rt.com/usa/snowden-russia-white-house-025/

Furthermore, Matt Williams of the Guardian reports that the US ambassador to Russia even tried to use Human Rights Watch as a tool to send the threatening message to Snowden that, in the eyes of the US government, he is no whistleblower.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/12/edward-snowden-t...

The threats and public statements coming from the White House insinuate that those who cross US power should not have access to human rights campaigners.



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Seems to me

that Putin has more to gain by allowing Snowden to go to South America so he can spill some more beans.

What has obummer got to offer?

And with Putin's feelings on Egypt and Syria and the missile shield in Poland...etc...why help the U.S. and a political lame duck prez?

ecorob's picture

The 9/11 cat is sticking his head out of the bag.

We, the people will make the nuremberg trials looks like judge judy when we are through with burying this corruption.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Garan's picture

Not About Snowden. It's About Secret Interpretations & Coercion

Where there are shared secrets, there is conspiracy (sub-groups talking/breathing together).

Stopping NSA overreach would only be a band-aid.

Quickly fixing part of this specific NSA problem might placate the public enough to not complain about these types of problems in general;
being secret interpretation of law, government coercion, and secret gag-orders.

We need to uproot this type of problem through eliminating the source of the problem: government overreach and government excessive power.

Snowden is one car that this dog had best not catch

as most consider him a hero, his arrest could be the spark.

I wonder why all this

I wonder why all this backlash waited until the second term? Wish all this happened in 2009-2010..

Garan's picture

It would have been ugly no matter who took office.

That was always in the back of my mind when Ron Paul was pursuing the White House. Maybe he would have had a really bad time.

The Exchange Was Intercepted By The NSA

Obama: Great to talk to you again, Vladamir. What do you want for Snowden?

Putin: Disarm all of America's nuclear weapons. And come clean on the birth certificate.

Obama: Sorry, comrade. There are some things that God cannot even do.

Putin: You told me that you would have more flexibility after the election. I used my best hackers to make sure that you won. Now it is time to put up or shut up.

Obama: How about if I give you ten captured Russian spies, lifetime free cell phones, and a ticket for unlimited 1/4 pounders at McDonalds?

Putin: Are you kidding? Snowden makes my evil empire look good to the world. And it makes your evil empire look bad. Go take a look at your bank account and call me back when you are serious.

Gene Louis
http://www.survivaloftheslickest.com/
Supporting a Needed Tool for Government Feedback:
A Citizen-Operated Legal System.

We Should Be Making Friends Worldwide in Self-Defense

When the power of a big bully begins to crack, everyone they've ever terrorized begins to get ready to pile on.

We are in real danger of being treated - as a population - like a deposed bully.

We need to turn against those in leadership (Congress) and take them out of office, pull back the military, and end the drug war, before the rest of the world does it for us.

This is what our system of government was designed to do; to be self-correcting. We need to use it.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Press 1 for Russian

press 2 for Fascism This call will be monitored.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

Why would any world leader,

Why would any world leader, or any person worth with even the thinnest moral backbone do anything for this president? He's a liar, criminal, and world class a-hole.. Obama would be better off if he just resigned and faded quietly into history... I bet putin told him to go F himself.. Wish I coulda heard that convo.. how bout it nsa? Care to post it for us for a few good laughs?

robot999's picture

I agree

but he is trying to top his mentor: Hitler!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

"White House press secretary

"White House press secretary Jay Carney termed the meeting with renowned human rights groups a “propaganda platform” for Snowden and denounced the Russian government for allowing it to take place, declaring it a move against ‘US interests.’

I REALLY see red when i see the US government "accuse"......ACCUSE..... OTHERS of something THEY seem to do on a daily basis..........their like children, repeating what others say, in this case parrots repeating accusations brought unto them in hopes people will stop accusing them and damaging their image

NOT BLOODY LIKELY.......the snowball is starting its trip down the mountain, one YOU created Mr "government"

I swear on it all and everything...

This post just gave me the sideslap I'd been expecting for who knows how long.

Thanks for the 'omygosh' moment.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

Of Course!!!

Congratulations! (Now call your leader and tell them to get in touch with The Granger)

Her reply is requested for her sponsors credibility to remain intact.

That said, I welcome every reply from the Granger, and you as well.

seriously slappy, is this for real?

i mean this is just so far out it's a bad joke...

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

You bet it is.

And your history is there with the Granger

I'm not believing ANYTHING ...

Until I hear from ((((The Granger))).

Somehow, this is all working out for American Sovereignty and Israel is doing it for me.

I know She (who I thought was a guy) is going to explain this to me.

COME ON GRANGER!!!!

LOL....US Interest?

Like in Debt Interest?

No

U.S. Interest means:

US control over the world.

The current state of "US influence" is a megalomaniacs dream. Well beyond the influence of Hitler, Stalin or Mau ze Tung.

____

"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Cyril's picture

Indeed. Observably.

Indeed. Observably.

Unless one has 1,000 tons of crap piled onto their eyelids preventing them to see where we're all being headed to:

http://www.dailypaul.com/292315/obama-to-begin-huge-reorgani...

Are we not?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Propaganda--now, that's the pot calling the kettle black!

When I think of how the SUPER TYRANTS in our government (the Federal Reserve families & owners, the Banking Corps, the select Senators, & Congressmen) have used CABLE NEWS NETWORKS to "brainwash" the American public for all their war justifications, etc., what is that called? PROPAGANDA! TOTAL PROPAGANDA!

In fact, when I think of how they have invaded our emails, our personal phone calls, how they have targeted innocent jouralists like MICHAEL HASTINGS & no doubt murdered him with Hitmen, that escalates THEIR WRONGDOING to MURDER in the FIRST DEGREE. And, if we throw in the lies and manipulations, so they get their way to enter Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, you name it, and all the people they killed with impunity, THAT ELEVATES their crimes to CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

Propaganda, I think not!

The idea that CARNEY, representing the WHITE HOUSE said the following:

In comments unlikely to smooth diplomatic relations, he said the Russian government should permit human rights groups to do their work "throughout Russia, not just at the Moscow [airport] transit lounge".

Also, that relations with any country seen to be helping the former NSA contractor would be "in a very bad place for a long time to come", the official said.

Yeh, these people are pushing the edge of insanity, and certainly the edge of any modicum of common decency in their refusal to respect other nations during this ordeal. That alone is egregious.

Obama also insisting

Egypt release Morsi. No doubt they are afraid he will reveal more about the covert op to send Al Queda and Jihadists to Syria to pretend to be 'rebels', and Morsi might also reveal his CIA connections.

Obama is having another stressful week.

If the Egyptian army won't release Morsi or install El Baradei, expect Rand Paul's call to end Egyptian aid to become very popular in Washington.

This just further affirms

that Snowden made the right choice and that the MSM is garbage. Had he even the chance to meet with human rights groups in the US. The media would have been grabbed by the collar and told to sit. They would have never touched it, unless it was to further their propaganda!

bump for snowden support

bump for snowden support

Cyril's picture

Oh hey, Jay, "propaganda platform" you say?

Oh hey, Jay,

"propaganda platform" you say?

Well, now that's too bad, because, see, we know better :

A Reading Suggestion For America (And Myself) In ObaMARX's USSA, 2013

http://www.dailypaul.com/292238

... so, how about you shut the f... up, TRAITOR?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The emperor fears a tarnished

The emperor fears a tarnished legacy and rightly so.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

...In the eyes of the world

and the majority of Americans, Snowden is a whistleblower...and he is more popular than Obama. The arrogance is astounding.