Former US President Supports SnowdenAdded: Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Jimmy Carter has recently surprised everyone by saying that Edward Snowden’s leak was actually beneficial for the United States. The former President explained that the leak proved the country no longer had a functioning democracy. As a result, he hit out at the American political system.
Jimmy Carter is said to believe that the spying scandal undermined democracy all over the world. Indeed, many people became increasingly suspicious of American online platforms like Google and Facebook.
In most cases, such mediums have been associated with freedom of speech and a main driving force behind emerging democratic movements. But Carter claimed that fallout from the NSA spying scandal had dented their credibility. The former President has previously said that the invasion of human rights and US privacy has gone too far. Carter pointed out that although Edward Snowden violated American legislation, he may have done good for the United States.
Jimmy Carter believes that the secrecy which surrounded this invasion of privacy has been excessive. As a result, he says, perhaps the bringing of it to the public notice has been, in the long term, beneficial.
As you know, Jimmy Carter was US President from 1977 to 1981 and then he founded the Carter Centre, an NGO advocating human rights, after leaving office. Carter is also known across the globe because his human rights credentials won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. In the meantime, the current president’s election won him the Nobel Peace Prize four years ago.
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Thursday, July 25th, 2013
|Finally a good American politician.|
|There is no such thing as a good politician.|
|It is true that Obama won the nobel peace prize,but he only won it for stopping the waterboarding at Guantanamo bay after he signed off on it in the first instance after his inauguration,so a sham prize and in rescinding the carte blanc he gave for water boarding Obama also protected the torturers from being named and no action was or will ever be taken against them.|
|whereas jimmy (the peanut) Carter won his for decades of work seeking peaceful solutions and promoting social and economic justice.|
|Yeah Jimmy Carter tries to get Israel and Palestine to get along for decades, wins Nobel Peace Prize.|
Obama murders 167 children in drone attacks; runs guns to Mexico; increases the fascism budget to spy on(levy war/commit treason against) the people of the USA...wins Nobel Peace Prize even though 200 years ago he and Bush and company would have been executed by a firing squad.
|posted by (2013-07-26 03:28:06)|
|I stopped taking the Nobel Peace Prize seriously after it was awarded to Henry Kissinger. Remember him? The war criminal who once infamously stated: "The illegal we can do right now. The unconstitutional will take a little longer."|
|posted by (2013-07-26 03:57:05)|
|W o w a former president got it right i agree snowden is a hero hope more come up of the closet stop being scared . .|
|Snowdon for president,rebel against the people that want to muzzle freedom of speech.|
|posted by (2013-07-26 07:28:18)|
|With both Snowden and Manning, Its like they were playing the Mom in a cookie jar theaft.|
Exept that in this case the child then scratches out the moms eyes, mouth and ears so she wont tell Dad.
The punishment should fit the crime, and when a Government is punishing the truth and praising the lie what are we all expected to do keep supporting them blindly.
Much of Obamas misgivings i blame on a broken system being picked up after Bush, i doubt a presedent knows about half the things we think they do prior to the press finding out.
Whistle blowers at least keep us honest and the system transparent. for a time.
|he will support him publicly but then in the dark put him on his knees and shoot him in the face. porbly a bad way of putting this example|
|Sure, Snowden for president. First assassination since JFK. Carter was, and is a humanitarian, and a politician that at the time of his office was holding on to the last thread of decency a human could have with the job. Newer politicians since have progressively lost out to the puppet strings to the point of being able to say "If yoo axe me, bettah strung up dis way, dan dat!" I dont support Snowden for his idiocy. He did the right thing, just in a very young and foolish way.|
|The German general in W.W.1 who ran the mustard gassing operations won the Nobel peace prize for creating ammonium hydrate fertilizer.|
|I'm ,sort of out a touch;did'nt know President Obama won a "Nobel";probs i'm sick of the American political "machine"!Snooping in on the CITIZENS|
isn't new;remember McCarty? or J.E.Hoover(probs the most ruthless FBI Head )once the communication technology devloped,wherein the Govt could do a "massive campaign" of let's say: "TAPPING IN" it was on way before Snowden,et,al..ta,ta..thanks for the post Sam & all comments.
|I can't believe Jimmy Carter hasn't been arrested by the current US regime for liking Snowden on Facebook or whatever it is people are doing these days.|
|posted by (2013-07-26 19:28:48)|
|The "good days" are behind us now. I seriously doubt we can purge the system of douche bags when 90+ percent of it is douch bags.|
|You don't have to purge all of them. You just have to convict a lot of underlings(Snowden types that play along) of treason and execute them with a firing squad.|
Then it won't matter what douchebage think they're in charge or what "we" need to do. They'll be barking orders and nobody will listen unless they think they have a lead deficiency.
|posted by (2013-07-27 05:27:00)|
|leaks really what? calls from phone companies who not really secure it own records. Can Snowden open records from president calls? shouldn't blame USA from world corrupt governments and dictator who really make war for have control it self's. it no pain for who is not in war and love who's many thing communist's are suffering from American's. face recognitions can be hidden in gossip worlds!|
|posted by (2013-07-27 08:09:02)|
|and the funny thing is, the NPP committee asked Obama to give it back....|
|Well, Snowden lost everything for nothing!|
|I once asked some lobbyists in the U.S. (who are close to the details) about the Obama Peace Prize.|
I was told "he had a lot of people who worked really hard to make that happen."
It is politics, not reality. Obama is a sham....
|posted by (2013-07-27 14:46:53)|
|The reasons why Carter was never re-elected was: 1. He totally screwed up the economy 2. He was a pacifist, and 3. He was honest, well at least the most honest president since Truman and the last one. Honest people will never make it today's politics unless the people start doing their duty and vote for the right person instead of party affiliation.|
|posted by (2013-07-27 20:15:10)|
|"Honest people will never make it today's politics unless the people start doing their duty and vote for the right person instead of party affiliation."|
Our political system virtually ensures that no one but a party-sponsored candidate can win the election. It really doesn't matter if you vote Dem or Rep, as they are all rich persons protecting rich person interests under the guise of whatever "party" they belong to. At the end of the day, the only way to make it past the primaries (hell, to the primaries for that matter) is to have raised more support and funding within the pool of other rich people. Our governing system is set up so that those in power keep the power. I guess my point is, who is the "right person"? Surely we could pencil someone is whom we believe would be a great leader, but even if you got the majority of the nation to do the same (somehow, despite being massively out-funded by the "real" politicians), they would have simply won the popular vote and still not been elected president because there is no way the electoral collage, a collection of other rich men with their own party affiliations, would give us what we wanted anyway. Our perception of what a democracy is, is not what America is, or has ever been.
|People you get what you deserve, the majority know that things are not right in there government but fail to do anything about it, all governments can be brought down by the people as we see examples in the middle east, sacrifices have to be made, but the western population waits far to long to act then its toooooooo hard for the average Joe to do any thing about it, throws his hands up in the air and says oh well what can I do about it. Snowden and Julian Assange are really the sparks that have made the western population wake up with their courage to bring forward information what theses governments are all about so that we can stop them before our freedoms are perversely compromised, and Carter knows this, good on him for speaking out and showing some support, Its the people turn now. Make your governments accountable send them your emails to send the message that you wont tolerate Big brother behavior.|
|posted by (2013-07-28 06:27:18)|
|"The reasons why Carter was never re-elected was: 1. He totally screwed up the economy"|
Huh?? And how did Carter "screw up the economy" exactly? What did he do and what was the damage?
|"The reasons why Carter was never re-elected was: 3. He was honest"|
Yup, he had the temerity to tell the American people that they couldn't keep consuming the vast majority of the world's resources and the American people didn't like hearing that. So, Reagan stood up and said of course the American people could keep consuming the vast majority of the world's resources because it was their god-given right as Americans. You didn't need to be a psychic to know who'd win that particular election. And the world's been knackered by Reaganomics and the market ever since. Thanks, rampant capitalism! You've made the world awesome!
|posted by (2013-07-28 18:33:45)|
|#5 pretty much sums it up. Everybody after and including Reagan is a p.o.s. in so many ways just workin for wall street. Nixon was a turd also, and after that we got the last decent democrat.|
|posted by (2013-07-28 18:39:42)|
|i think ron paul needs more attention he tells them all what hypocrites they are. yes im aware he is a racist and not informed on certain issues. he can fix a lot of stuff though, obama fixed a lot of stuff but the trade off keeps growing. p.s. carter 'screwed up the economy' by not immediately getting back to a natural basis for our currency after Nixon SCREWED UP THE ECONOMY.|
|the US government is "the largest criminal organization on the face of this earth" no if's or but's about it|
|posted by (2013-07-28 21:45:36)|
|"Thanks, rampant capitalism!"|
That's not capitalism. That's FASCISM.
"yes im aware he is a racist and not informed on certain issues."
How??? How is Ron Paul a racist?
Honestly, that's ridiculous. Just because Fox News and CNN post a letter that was written by someone OTHER than Ron Paul ***20 years ago*** does NOT make Ron Paul a racist! Please stop propagating slanderous myths about a man whom you obviously know about and like a lot.
"p.s. carter 'screwed up the economy' by not immediately getting back to a natural basis for our currency after Nixon SCREWED UP THE ECONOMY."
I am super surprised you can make such an enlightened statement after calling Ron Paul a racist. But this is one of the most true things I've ever seen on this site.
|posted by (2013-07-29 17:55:18)|
|Carter didn't screw up the economy. Are you kidding? He inherited one of the worst economic crises in a generation from Johnson.. He tried to take healthy steps to move the country past it, but there is no way that the economy couldn't be screwed up then. If a president is presiding over a crap economy, it usually doesn't matter if it's inherited or out of his control. Americans blame whoever's in the whitehouse at the time.|
And Ron Paul? Ron Paul has some great ideas about this country, and I love the fact he wants to get down the pants of the Federal Reserve and bring that little puppy to justice as well as several other things I like about him.. But there are some things I take issue with him over..
First, he thinks Global Warming is the "greatest hoax of all time," he scoffs at the theory of evolution, said he would have voted against the civil rights act, would immediately return us to the gold standard, which if it really happened (it wouldn't even if he was president) think it would essentially tank the world economy entirely..
And the racism stuff? That newsletter ran for ten years. People involved - Ron Paul supporters still - say he was incredibly hands on with it and often proofed it before it went out. I find it pretty incredible to suggest that he had no idea what was in a newsletter that bore his name for that long. From what I understand, it was a source of income. With articles starting out with things like ""When I was in Congress....." - it's just hard to believe that he didn't have a hand in it. From what I've read some of the more inflammatory language was put in because it appealed to some of his base which leaned that way.. But even if he doesn't hold to the most radical portions of the publications which he *knowingly lent his name to*, he's probably still a bit of a racist. Which, you know, a lot of people are, especially from that generation. Regardless, these things are not slander nor myth. They happened. And they're not the only things over the years that paint Rep Paul has a bit of a racist. Maybe he's different now, but... *shrug*
I'm super glad that he's been in Congress, that he acts to defend constitutional liberty and nanny-state interference, and that he's brought his message to the GOP during GOP presidential candidate debates, but no one is perfect.
|posted by (2013-07-29 21:20:21)|
|no 28... unfortunately you are probably right..||
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