RON HART: Snowden takes on the Drone Ranger Obama

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 05:10 PM.

Snowden is scared because Obama’s O-bots have a history of going after whistleblowers who defy him. They now like going after any media that questions them. Obama long ago ceded any moral high ground; Democrats only care about maintaining power and this threatens their power.

The media remains in the tank for Obama. Instead of backing Glenn Greenwald, the journalist in England who professionally broke the Snowden story, NBC’s David Gregory suggested he be arrested. If the U.S. mainstream media did their job, foreign journalists would not be the ones continually breaking the stories.

The $1.8 billion NSA snooping facility was built in Mormon stronghold Utah. CBS is already blaming the NSA scandal on President Romney.

This drama is playing out like a John Grisham novel. If I were Snowden and heard buzzing overhead when I arrived in Ecuador, I wouldn't presume it to be mosquitoes. Drone Ranger Obama could be after another U.S. citizen abroad.

I am pulling for Snowden as long as he does not give away any of our major secrets — assuming he has some. He has the moral high ground.  Premised on hyped up post-9/11 fears, politicians since George W. Bush have built costly perpetual bureaucracies in Washington.

Let’s not expect Russia or other countries to help our government when we were spying on them. Our P.C. establishment has captured and punished Martha Stewart and Paula Deen (Americans now value their food more than their freedoms), yet we could not avert the Boston bombing even when Russian authorities gave us a warning on the Chechen brothers.

Suddenly, upon Obama’s appeal for extradition, Putin has become a civil libertarian. Obama, who boasted he was going to make other countries love us, looks hapless. If our government cannot free Justin Bieber’s monkey from German authorities or get back the Super Bowl ring Putin stole from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, it's doubtful they can get Snowden from Russia.

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