Noam Chomsky | Edward Snowden, the World’s “Most Wanted Criminal”

From that day forward, in order to carry out violence and subversion abroad, or repression and violation of fundamental rights at home, state power has regularly sought to create the misimpression that it is terrorists that we are fighting, though there are other options: drug lords, mad mullahs seeking nuclear weapons, and other ogres said to be seeking to attack and destroy us.Throughout, the basic principle remains: Power must not be exposed to the sunlight. Edward Snowden has become the most wanted criminal in the world for failing to comprehend this essential maxim.In brief, there must be complete transparency for the population, but none for the powers that must defend themselves from this fearsome internal enemy.

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