This Snowden guy is really getting on my nerves now. This entire "I’m a brave martyr" role is just irritating. From the beginning of his story I have had a feeling that we're dealing with an attention seeking immature geek. But in the beginning he was international news, now he is just someone who is constantly trying to find his way back into the limelight.
New stories are emerging and we honestly do not care any more about his whereabouts, visa requirements and airports he will pass through on his way to asylum. We have gay rights decisions, Egypt re-exploding, the Zimmerman trial and other stuff to follow.
Nobody wants to listen any more about how he is a whistleblower who is sacrificing himself for the principles of transparency and against spying on citizens. Or listen to his Dad plead his case for full immunity.
However, I’m even more annoyed with journalist Glenn Greenwald than I am with Snowden or his Dad. The bombastic messages he relays for Snowden sound like threats, even blackmail. He always has that "we have more compromising information" threat: “Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had. The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happens to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worse nightmare,” Greenwald said the other day.
Don't you want just to close the door right in his face?
Snowden thought he’d be another Assange kind of hero, but ended up being a frightened guy sitting in some Russian airport. Except for a few South American countries nobody wants him. Even Vladimir Putin is wondering about how to get rid of him.
I mean, how about some humility? How about you stop threatening? So far this tactic hasn’t gotten him far, except a Russian airport that is.
As far as I care he can continue to threaten and blackmail the US Government demanding a full pardon. He can have his Dad tell heroic stories about his son or that Greenwald yammering on about how Snowden is going to destroy the US government unless they treat him properly and with respect… he can continue being a stupid and annoying arrogant nerd….
I just hope the US government will continue to ignore him and let the "hero" rot in that cold Russian airport. After all, heroes are supposed to take risks and accept the consequences of their actions.
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