Mentre Edward Snowden attraversa i cieli del pianeta per atterrare in un paese che possa garantirgli l'incolumità dagli USA (Islanda, Venezuela, Equador , via Mosca e Havana) il vero vincitore di questa partita planetaria (sarà il prossimo film candidato agli Oscar ?) sembra essere Julian Assange, fondatore e simbolo di WikiLeaks.
La fuga di Snowden da Hong Kong è stata organizzata da Assange, dal suo rifugio nell'ambasciata londinese dell'Equador, con un team di esperti. Questo il comunicato di WikiLeaks:
Sunday June 23, 13:00 BST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mr Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who exposed evidence of a global surveillance regime conducted by US and UK intelligence agencies, has left Hong Kong legally. He is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks.
Mr Snowden requested that WikiLeaks use its legal expertise and experience to secure his safety. Once Mr Snowden arrives at his final destination his request will be formally processed.
Former Spanish Judge Mr Baltasar Garzon, legal director of Wikileaks and lawyer for Julian Assange has made the following statement:
"The WikiLeaks legal team and I are interested in preserving Mr Snowden’s rights and protecting him as a person. What is being done to Mr Snowden and to Mr Julian Assange - for making or facilitating disclosures in the public interest - is an assault against the people".
Il tentativo di isolare Assange, costringendolo ad un "carcere" silenzioso nell'ambasciata dell'Equador a Londra, è fallito. Accoppiando il suo destino a quello di Snowden, Assange ha rotto l'isolamento e ha portato un duro colpo ai suoi "carcerieri".
Le prime reazioni dagli USA indicano che lo schiaffo è stato pesante per l'amministrazione Obama, la CIA e il Pentagono.
Da ZeroHedge: " .... Just to confirm that in a world in which China and Russia (and Caracas... and Cuba) are increasingly seen as the paragons of liberty, virtue, and civil rights and the US is slowly but surely sinking into the role of the turnkey totalitarian tyranny antagonist, we just go this from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers: "Edward Snowden's reported choice to fly to Cuba and Venezuela undermines his whistleblower claims... Everyone of those nations is hostile to the United States, the Michigan Republican said on NBC's "Meet the Press" news talk show. "When you think about what he says he wants and what his actions are, it defies logic," said Roger ..."
Ma c'è un uomo che più di tutti esce sconfitto dalla mossa Snowden-Assange : il Generale " Keith Alexander, a man few even in Washington would likely recognize. Never before has anyone in America’s intelligence sphere come close to his degree of power, the number of people under his command, the expanse of his rule, the length of his reign, or the depth of his secrecy. A four-star Army general, his authority extends across three domains: He is director of the world’s largest intelligence service, the National Security Agency; chief of the Central Security Service; and commander of the US Cyber Command. As such, he has his own secret military, presiding over the Navy’s 10th Fleet, the 24th Air Force, and the Second Army. ... http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/general-keith-alexander-cyberwar/all/