Snowden's Asylum Quest
by Stephen Lendman
Snowden reflects the best of heroic activism. He acted responsibly. He did the right thing. He committed no crimes. He knew the risks and took them.
Few would do as much. Legions more are needed. Maybe he'll inspire others to come forward. Today they're more than ever needed.
He sacrificed financial security, personal freedom and well-being. He did so to expose serious US high crimes. Potentially everyone's harmed everywhere. Millions worldwide support him. Everyone should.
On Friday, he met with representatives from 13 human rights organizations. He did so in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport transit area. It was closed to the press.
The meeting lasted 45 minutes. It began with Snowden saying:
"Hello. My name is Ed Snowden," he said. "A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort."
"I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications."