Pasidarė įdomu, ką šiuo sunkiu laikotarpiu veikia ir kalba niekšelis padugnė išdavikas Snowdenas, kaip žinia, gyvenantis Rusijoje. Kaip ir reikėjo tikėtis, karui prasidėjus, kalba aptakiomis frazėmis arba apskritai suraukęs šikną tyli. Skirtingai, nei iki karo, kai labai iškalbingai ir sąmojingai šaipėsi iš invazijos prognozės.
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday doubted the veracity of reports of Russia's alleged "invasion" of Ukraine and suggested that statements without evidence could provoke an escalation of the crisis.
"So... if nobody shows up for the invasion Biden scheduled for tomorrow morning at 3 a.m., I'm not saying your journalistic credibility was instrumentalized as part of one of those disinformation campaigns you like to write about, but you should at least consider the possibility," the whistleblower said.
On November 10, Snowden blasted the Biden administration as “opportunistic serpents” for suggesting, apparently, that the imploding crypto currency industry requires regulation.
When he is challenged to denounce the Russian president’s wholesale destruction of Ukraine, Snowden prefers, it seems, not only to adopt euphemisms but to argue that his reticence to call Putin an opportunistic serpent, for example, is an act of “humility”.
Instead of doing that, Snowden insists that those of us outside of Russia and Ukraine who have “strong feelings” about how Putin is turning Ukraine into a wasteland are not only victims of “information bubbles” but think “they understand exactly what’s going on”.
The inference, of course, is that Snowden – the saintly whistleblower turned geopolitical authority – has avoided falling prey to “information bubbles” and has a clear, irrefutable understanding of “exactly what’s going on”.
Poor, misguided us.
Snowden has said that he is writing a more fulsome account of the “Ukraine crisis”.
“I haven’t published it yet,” Snowden says. “I will, eventually.”
When and if he does, I will be anxious to see if Snowden puts aside his grating hubris and surprising timidity and acknowledges publicly that Vladimir Putin is a grotesque thug who should be in the dock for his crimes against humanity.
I will wait.
Tarp kitko, kadangi priėjimas prie Twitterio Rusijoje apribotas
, labai iškalbingas faktas, kad Snowdenas vis dar gali juo laisvai naudotis.