President Rafael Correa took the airways to discuss the American fugitive and alleged traitor case. Can it get any weirder than that? Correa enjoys the spectacle of exploiting the situation because why else would the world be concerned about Ecuador? How else can a South American leader position himself against the “colonial powers,” such as he characterizes the US?
Just after President Joe Biden emailed me thanking for me for my supporting tighter gun control legislation and asking me to continue to donate to the Democratic party, he apparently spoke with President Correa asking him to reject Edward Snowden’s bid for asylum, according to the BBC New report referenced here.
In order for Ecuador to consider Snowden’s request he must first be on Latin American soil. What is the difference about the ground on which Snowden’s feet is resting at the time of the request? I don’t get it? Is there a United States of Latin America that we don’t know about? I know that there is an Organization of American States and Ecuador is a member of that. But, that doesn’t link them all together into a unified government like the EU.
Speaking of the EU, according to the BBC report, the USA has been spying on them too, based upon alleged leaked information from the Snowden flash drive.
Why doesn’t President Obama just declare that since America spies on its own citizens it is fair that it spies on all of it friends and allies too? You can’t be too careful these days as America thirsts for metadata.
“US and Ecuador discuss Snowden’s bid for asylum
Mr Correa spoke on his TV programme on Saturday in front of giant screens showing Edward Snowden
The US vice-president has talked to Ecuador’s leader by phone about fugitive ex-CIA analyst Edward Snowden’s bid for asylum.
Joe Biden held talks with President Rafael Correa on Friday, the two countries confirmed.
According to Mr Correa, Mr Biden asked him to reject the request but Washington gave no details.
In a new development, a German magazine says a document leaked by Mr Snowden shows the US bugged EU offices.
Spiegel magazine says a September 2010 “top secret” document of the US National Security Agency outlines how the agency bugged offices and spied on EU internal computer networks in Washington and at the UN. The document explicitly referred to the EU as a “target”, the magazine reports.”