Thursday, October 29, 2015

If only we had nuanced people running US foreign policy

Europe would respect us, unlike in the bad old cowboy days.  Oh, wait:
The European Parliament has voted to grant Edward Snowden protection from prosecution – a move the NSA super-leaker hailed as a "game changer."

In an unexpected vote, MEPs narrowly approved a measure that calls on EU member states to "drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection, and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender."

The 285-281 vote came amid a long response from Parliamentarians irritated with the European Commission for not having done enough to respond to the revelations of US mass surveillance first revealed by Snowden back in 2013.
Guess what, Progs - the Euros don't respect you, even with a (D) after your name.

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