Edward Snowden after selling America’s secrets to China, then to Russia, now adds Germany to his list of nations he’s agreed to sell more of America’s intelligence secrets to. For all of his supporters, they should be ashamed, but it’s obvious there are Americans who have no patriotism, and they defend this traitor at every turn. On Thursday, a German lawmaker said he met Edward Snowden in Moscow earlier in the day, and the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor was willing to help German investigations into reports the United States tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.
Hans-Christian Stroebele, a legislator for the opposition Greens party, told German broadcaster ARD it was clear Snowden “knew a lot” and that he would share details of their surprise meeting including a letter from Snowden to the German government on Friday. This man’s detriment to America is incalculable, and he’s most definitely America’s most dangerous enemy, and should be deemed a terrorist.
Stroebele was photographed with Snowden, who disclosed secret U.S. internet and phone surveillance programs, and ARD showed images of the two shaking hands in a room.
“He made it clear he knows a lot and that as long as the National Security Agency (NSA) blocks investigations…, he is essentially prepared to come to Germany and give testimony, but the conditions must be discussed,” said Stroebele.
His trip came a day after top American and German security officials met in Washington to try and ease tensions after reports that NSA, for which Snowden worked, monitored Merkel’s mobile phone. Germany is a close ally of the United States.
Stroebele, 74, sits on the German parliament’s control committee which monitors the work of intelligence agencies.
Germany’s parliament will hold a special session on Nov. 18 to discuss the tapping, and the Greens and far-left Left party have demanded a public inquiry calling in witnesses including Snowden. Stroebele told him he could give evidence from Moscow.
Snowden’s revelations about the reach and methods of the NSA, including the monitoring of vast volumes of Internet traffic and phone records, have upset U.S. allies from Germany to Brazil. Admirers call him a human rights champion and critics denounce him as a traitor.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Hans-Christian Stroebele
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