Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a letter sent to the Russian minister of justice this week that the United States would not seek the death penalty against Edward J. Snowden
The letter also offered reassurances that the United States would not torture Mr. Snowden
What does this letter from Eric Holder say to the reader and the entire world about the US?
As a nation? As an ideal? As a self proclaimed bringer of democracy?
A beacon of human rights the world over?
Having a ‘Responsibility to Protect”? (R2P)
What this letter says, loudly and clearly, that all those concepts are false.
They are lies. They are propaganda talking points.While reading this piece from NYT’s I thought how very, very IRONIC.
But will most of the usual readers from NYT’s realize this?
Doesn’t the US castigate other nations for allegedly resorting to torture?
Yes, the US does.
But torture was OK with Obama when it came to Libyan leader Gaddafi
And doesn’t Assad have to go because his regime ‘tortures’. Much of it on behalf of the US when they tried to toady up to the US in the past. But now that all the knives are out for Assad and Syria is to be destroyed, well torture is bad in the opinion of the US.Obama says Assad using ‘torture, corruption and terror’
Except when done to Gaddaffi, by the NATO Islamist army, then it is a ‘warning to others”
The US tortures and likes torture when it is undertaken to advance their agenda. Other then that it is bad.
And the US wields the death penalty like the Grim Reaper wields a sickle.
“We believe these assurances eliminate these asserted grounds for Mr. Snowden’s claim that he should be treated as a refugee or granted asylum, temporary or otherwise,” Mr. Holder said in the letter, which was sent to Justice Minister Aleksandr V. Konovalov.
Yes, that’s right. The letter is written to alleged human rights abuser par excellence, according to the US, that is. The letter is written To Russia’s Justice Minister.
The US is a country that kills on a massive scale, from it’s inception to it’s present day
And it tortures.
If the US does not torture individuals itself, in it’s extensive prison system, foreign and domestic. It ‘encourages’ many other nations to do the dirty deeds on their behalf.
This disconnect between reality and illusion results in delusion.
A copy of the letter was provided to The New York Times on Friday by a Justice Department official, in response to questions about communications between the United States and Russian governments about Mr. Snowden’s fate.
The charges Mr. Snowden faces in the United States do not carry the death penalty, the letter said, adding that the United States would not seek the death penalty “even if Mr. Snowden were charged with additional death penalty-eligible crimes.
What does that quoted section really mean?
““even if Mr. Snowden were charged with additional death penalty-eligible crimes”
Being charged means nothing. It is being convicted that counts So is the US implying they would resort to some sort of kangaroo court to deal with Snowden?
Perhaps, Snowden can be tried in the Court of King Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner..