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July 7th, 2013, 12:06
Originally Posted by GuybrushWilco View Post
So nothing new there . The reason that these European governments are not helping Snowden, is because they are doing the same kinds of things that the NSA are doing. They only act shocked and morally outraged in public to look good to voters. Imagine if they go out of their way to help Snowden, and then a leaker comes forward about one of their spy programs? They would look like total buffoons.
I have a slightly different view on that.

I tend to believe that those countries which didn't allow the President of Bolivia to use their air space
might actually be the same countries that supported George W. Bush in his Iraq War.

Which would mean that they still are or feel kind of "bound" to the "big and mighty partner".

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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