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Edward Snowden: “The Obama administration is afraid of you”

In his statement from Moscow, Edward Snowden had the following words to say regarding himself, Bradley Manning and the Obama administration:

“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.”

Snowden – the PRISM whistleblower and target of an international US manhunt – is reportedly seeking refuge in Equador, among other places. The Obama administration has been an outspoken critic of his actions, and has made requests to international parties to aid in his capture.

Snowden concluded with the following:

“I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.”

The full transcript of his statement can be found on Wikileaks:

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