Obama Insults the President of Bolivia
Our Dear Leader even ordered the Bolivian President's plane to be forced down in a search for Snowden.
Imagine Air Force One being forced to land by some African nation so it could be searched by their police.
Any rational person can see how America looks to the world:
- Our Dear Leader thinks he can spy on anyone on earth at will.
- Our Dear Leader thinks he can search heads of state at will.
- Our Dear Leader thinks he can drop drone bombs at will killing people anywhere on earth without a vote by Congress.
And the Democrats and GOP circle the wagons to defend an Imperial, Surveillance State Presidency.
Having been insulted, Bolivia has joined a growing number of Latin American countries offering asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that Snowden is welcome in his country. He did not say whether he had received a formal petition.
The decision comes after Morales' plane was abruptly rerouted to Vienna last week after being denied permission to fly over France on suspicion Snowden was on board. Morales said he is making the asylum offer as a protest against the U.S. and European nations he blames for the incident reports USA Today.
On Friday, President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said they were willing to grant asylum to Snowden.
"We have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the American Edward Snowden to protect him from the persecution being unleashed by the world's most powerful empire,'' Maduro said at the start of a military parade in the Venezuelan capital celebrating the 202nd anniversary of the South American country's declaration of independence.
Maduro has repeatedly said that the fugitive leaker was being unfairly attacked by the U.S. government.
In Nicaragua, Ortega said Friday he was willing to make the same offer as Maduro, "if circumstances allow it." Ortega didn't say what the right circumstances would be during a speech in Managua.
He said the Nicaraguan embassy in Moscow received Snowden's application for asylum and that it is studying the request.
"We have the sovereign right to help a person who felt remorse after finding out how the United States was using technology to spy on the whole world, and especially its European allies," Ortega said.