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An Open Letter to the People of Brazil
Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil), by Edward Snowden

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Posted By:Flyright, 12/17/2013 7:28:25 AM

Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government´s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist´s camera.Espionage Whistleblower Edward Snowden to Seek Asylum in Brazil I shared with the world evidence proving some governments are building a world-wide surveillance system to secretly track how we live, who we talk to, and what we say. I went in front of that camera with open eyes, knowing that the decision would cost me family and my home, and would risk my life. I was motivated by a belief that the citizens of the world deserve to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/17/2013 7:50:14 AM     (No. 9656940)

FTA: "These programs were never about terrorism: they´re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They´re about power."

Washington is power hungry and it is almost too late to stop them. We have too many willing dupes in congress and only the Tea Party has the savvy to recognize it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/17/2013 9:21:40 AM     (No. 9657085)

Lovely, courageous young man.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/17/2013 9:40:17 AM     (No. 9657122)

I wonder if Brazil will eventually offer him asylum as a way to voice their displeasure with the NSA.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/17/2013 10:06:07 AM     (No. 9657151)

Whatsamatter, Eddie, ya don´t like living in Russia?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/17/2013 10:38:54 AM     (No. 9657201)

Snowdon was an Obama supporter but now he has wised up and has shown himself more of a patriot than Obama. Everyone should memorize the quote in post #1. Terrorism is not the target of all this surveillance but only the excuse for it. I hope Brazil takes him in and gives him the support he needs to continue in his mission. He knew this would cost him dearly but he did it anyway. This is a sign of virtue and principle! It is noteworthy that a single individual has managed to get the upper hand over a well funded government agency, the NSA which needs to be curbed!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/17/2013 10:51:11 AM     (No. 9657226)

Brazil, eh? Your first Russian winter, Eddie???

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