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John Kerry: Snowden Is Not A Patriot

Please listen to how John Kerry responded to a statement from Edward Snowden on why he is in Russia.

…Well, for a supposedly smart guy that’s a pretty dumb answer frankly. Look, I’m not going to get into the who he was, what he was, let me just say this: if mister Snowden wants to come back to the United States today, will have him on a flight today. We’d be delighted for him to come back. And he should come back and, and that’s what a patriot would do. A patriot would not run away and look for refuge in Russia, Cuba or some other country. A patriot would stand up in the United States and make his case to the american people. But he’s refused to do that, to this date at least. The fact is that, you know he could come home but he’s a fugitive from justice which is why is not being permitted to fly around the world. It’s that simple and he knows it.

…Let him come back and make his case. The fact is that, you know if he would care so much about America and he believes in America, he should believe in the American system of justice. But to be hiding in Russia, an authoritarian country, and to have just admitted that he was really trying to get to Cuba, I mean what does that tell you, really? I think he’s confused, I think it’s very sad. But this is a man who has done great damage to his country, violated his oath, which he took when he became an employee, and yes in fact stole an enormous amount of information and released it to the public to the detriment of this country.

These bunch of lies reminded me about what Hermann Göring has said in 1946. For the ones that don’t know Göring, during the second world war he was the Commander-in-Chief of the German Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag, Prime Minister of Prussia and, as Hitler’s designated successor, the second man in the Third Reich. When the war was over  the allied appointed prison psychologist Gustave Gilbert had conversations with Göring and other Nazi leaders during the Nuremberg Trials. From these conversations, and essays the Nazi leaders wrote about themselves, Gilbert published a book; Nuremberg Diary. From Hermann Göring, 1946:

Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

For Kerry to play the patriot card, is just a very old trick to influence the minds of the people. The American war on terror is of course derived from the same playbook: “All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked… It works the same in any country”.