Criminal whistleblower

English: Kurt Volker. As of 2008, the United S...

English: Kurt Volker. As of 2008, the United States Ambassador to NATO. This photo was cropped from the original photo (see source below). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Former US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker challenged Evan Davis on the BBC’s Today programme this morning over his characterisation of Edward Snowden. “He’s not a whistleblower, he’s a criminal,” he declared.

Volker, like the US Administration, is doing his best to shape reality in the face of considerable international outrage over revelations about NSA bugging operations.  But of course Snowden is both a whistleblower AND a criminal (assuming he has indeed broken US law).  Two competing truths to choose from, depending on your point of view.

The only non-truth was Volker’s assertion.

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