Jun 09

Another courageous truth-bearer

ed snowdenEd Snowden’s YouTube video identifying himself as the whistleblower behind the NSA data-vacuuming operation will probably be all over the web within a day, but I thought it was worth posting here anyway, just in case someone has missed it. This is worth listening to, particularly at a time when Pfc Bradley Manning is on trial and Julian Assange is still confined in the embassy in London. A very effective response to the repression against truth-bearers is for others to step forward and do likewise, as Snowden has done.

Compared to the NSA, the STASI and the KGB were amateurs.  If this young man had spoken out as he has about THEIR intelligence machine, the authorities here would recognize his extraordinary courage. We can do no less.