In former Soviet Russia, tyrant rescues you from tyranny.
In this bizarro world, whistleblower and defender of liberty extraordinaire Edward Snowden has found aid to his flight from tyranny in one of the oddest places imaginable: Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Snowden slipped out of his hiding place in Hong Kong to stop off in Moscow before hopefully finding asylum elsewhere in the world.
Now, it should be pretty obvious that Putin is no friend of government transparency and civil rights. He is merely reveling in any and every opportunity to stick it to the global hedgemon and his greatest old rival, the United States, that presents itself. It’s just a shame that this last vestige of a bygone era and stereotypical awesome movie villain ended up on the side of liberty this time.
When a country ruled by a former KGB agent serves as a crucial ally to a selfless servant of truth and transparency against the U.S. government, the so-called “land of the free” needs a major reality check.