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RUSSIA GRANTS ASYLUM TO SNOWDEN FOR ONE YEAR

Well, it's "blogging Friday" again, the Friday where I pre-schedule the next two weeks' worth of blogs, and I have to admit, this time around, it's going to be more difficult than usual, not because of the dearth, but because of the surplus, of materials to choose from. First, a big thank you to the many people these past weeks who sent emails, articles, or made comments on the blogs. This will be an interesting two weeks, because there is so much to talk about, but so little time to do so.

First up, Russia has now made it official and granted one year of asylum to Edward Snowden:

White House Reevaluating Obama-Vladimir Putin Summit Following Edward Snowden Asylum

The article makes it clear that the Administration of B.O. is thinking of calling off a forthcoming summit with President Vladimir Putin, and one can only imagine the response this must be provoking in Moscow: laughter, yawns, and perhaps even the sound of deep snoring. Mr. Putin had nothing to lose by granting Snowden asylum, for once again it highlights how upside down the post-Cold War world has become: Russia is serving up lessons to the USSA about the dangers of totalitarian control-and-surveillance societies.

But there's more going on here than just Snowden. The real context of the move must be seen as geopolitical, and yet another slap in the face of the USSA by a BRICSA bloc intent on challenging the assumptions of Anglo-American unipolarity.

As I noted in the News and Views for August 1st, the past weeks have seen some interesting signals from Russia: (1) calls for more computer programmers by the Russian Ministry of Defense, (2) the purchase of typewriters for the composition and circulation of highly confidential documents (expressing the implicit concern that Russia does not feel confident about its current electronic security), and (3) the recent announcement that the BRICS development bank statutes will shortly be ready, indicating that the bank is taking another step closer to reality.

Add to this mixture the fact that Russia continues to oppose western attempts to topple the Assad regime in Syria, and its backing of "rebels" that are little better than butchers, and the picture is clear: Russia will continue and most likely escalate such incremental challenges to the Anglosphere's financial oligarchs, and this during a period when that oligarchy is showing all the signs of serious retrenchment into its power base of North America and the British Commonwealth nations.

Therefore, if Mr. Obama does proceed with the summit, it is likely to be from a position of weakness, not the least on the plain of individual rights and freedoms.

See you on the flip side.

10 thoughts on “RUSSIA GRANTS ASYLUM TO SNOWDEN FOR ONE YEAR”

  1. The whole Snowden affair is just to deliver a message for those whop “eyes to see it”.Since he did not reveal astonishing secrets,but rather things who all,more or less,already knew on some leveel (they are spying on us via fb,google etc),the hidden message must be the person itself.or rather his name.wich would explain the obsessive repetion of it on any form of news out there.EDWARD SNOWDEN. or rather ED WAR SNOW DEN -> War,snow then. In other words they are telling to whoever is listening:folks,we are ready,war will start before winter.

    food for thought.

  2. I’ve never been convinced Snowden is the real deal- I agree totaly with Dr. Farrell when he once stated he felt Snowden is “political theater”- amen to that-

    as I work in theater I can’t tell you how easy it is to present people an illusion that they will lap-up like milk-hungry kittens as long as it’s served on a platter and accompanied by a lot of razzle-dazzle (stage lighting, flickering TV/movie-screen pixels and countless press reports-

    as former Austrian MET Opera general manager Rudolf Bing stated in his biography “1000 Nights at the Opera” after first arriving in the States he couldn’t believe how easy it is to sell something: “all you have to do is put it in a store window”-

    now look at the similarities in the ’emotional blackmail’ store-windowed sell of both Snowden and Bradley Manning: two very vulnerable looking men, both labled traitors, now tugging at the heart-strings of the general public (the few who are interested) either negatively or positively- it’s all distraction, isn’t it?- just like a well-lit store window-

    wheverever there’s a distraction something else is going on behind the scenes- ask any magician how they fool people-

    it’s always the “lone nut-case” scenario, isn’t it?- it’s the only scenario most people can swallow- just one person, right?- easy- can’t remember the source but I think it was Goebbels who stated “more than twelve is a statistic”-

    whether benevolent or malevolent it’s always a store-windowed lone nutter-

    I’ve only read conflicting reports about Manning’s sentencing so I don’t know what to believe-

    as for Snowden (whoever he may be; an individual, group, etc. behind a photo of a very vulnerable looking man- how convenient- if the Snowden reports are believable) I’m still not convinced this man (group) is in Russia nor ever has been- Putin seems to be too smart (if we are to believe press reports- if he’s really that wiley) to directly play with fire and I tend to think he’s with tongs pushing/manipulating the hot briquette in the barbecue from a distance-

    I’ve already stated where I think Snowden may be if, IF all this political theater (distraction from reality) is for real-

    please stay well Dr. Farrell and readers- regards-

    Larry in SW Germany

    1. My mother was talking to her friend on the phone yesterday, in their conversation Snowden was mentioned, her friend said “the Americans could be listening to our conversation right now”.
      as far as the “ordinary folks” are concerned, the point was not to prove David Icke is a prophet who hasn’t been eaten by Reptilian slave masters than the simple realization that something is wrong with this world. And “Snowden” did exactly that.

  3. Передел мира продолжается. В России элита достаточно выросла, чтобы требовать себе равных прав с англосаксами.

  4. Snowden is the messenger, and although important, in terms of releasing information that should be public, the messenger is not the message.
    The message is paramont, not the messenger.
    The M E D I A, or ‘M’aking ‘E’veryone ‘D’umb ‘I’n ‘A’merica, is focusing on the messanger and burying the message.
    In the above, “D” standing for Dumb, could also be Destitute, or Dead, depending on one’s perspective.

  5. Obama may cancel a summit in Russia, what a wimp, and as if Putin cares.

    Now the US has ‘alerted” the world of a Alciadah threat and closed some of its embassies , I mean these guys are out of touch, and the funny part about all this is, that they believe the world believes them.

    Jay Carney gets up and expects all of us to believe the greatest lies and threats from Obama and his cronies.

    They had better throw away the old play book and get another one, cause everyone is sick of the rubbish, I could have used stronger words, but the good Dr. Farrell makes up for the hard language with his books.

  6. All this USA obsession with Edward Snowden makes me wonder what really is on those laptops of his that frighten our Elites. I doubt that it’s military secrets financial political secrets most likely. All that dirty laundry is finally seeing the light of day embarrassing to our Masters.

    1. The point is to convince us that what Snowden has disclosed is close to the most secret information in the US government. It’ aint.

      Most of the crimes disclosed to the US public by Bradley Manning weren’t secret from those who’d been the victims.

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