Euro-flunkies collaborate with Obama – Bolivian President kidnapped in Snowden search!
The world has changed since LBJ – presidential lies remain the same
Bolivia accused Austria of “kidnapping” its president, Evo Morales, on Wednesday after authorities searched his plane during a stop-over in Vienna on suspicion he was taking fugitive U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden to Latin America.
A senior Bolivian diplomat said the Austrians had acted at the bidding of the United States, which has been trying to get its hands on Snowden since he revealed details of its secret surveillance programs last month.
“We’re talking about the president on an official trip after an official summit being kidnapped,” Bolivia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Sacha Llorenti Soliz, told reporters in Geneva.
The Bolivian plane, which was taking Morales home from an energy conference in Moscow, was stranded at Vienna airport for several hours after Portugal and France refused to allow it to fly through their airspace.
The search found that Snowden was not onboard and the plane eventually left Vienna about noon on Wednesday…
The plane incident was the latest twist in a saga which has raised a furor in the United States and abroad over the balance between privacy rights and national security…
Bolivia, which is part of a Venezuelan-led leftist alliance which has challenged U.S. political and economic influence in Latin America, denounced the Austrian action as an act of aggression and violation of international law.
“We have no doubt that it was an order from the White House,” ambassador Llorenti said. “By no means should a diplomatic plane with the president be diverted from its route and forced to land in another country.”
Bolivia will lodge a complaint at the United Nations…
Bolivia is among more than a dozen countries where Snowden has sought asylum and Morales has said he would consider granting the American refuge if requested…
Diplomats must not be liable to any form of arrest or detention…so says the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations agreed upon in 1961 and ratified by the United States. Like George W. Bush, Barack Obama decides which laws are “lawful” – whether domestic or international. How emperors behave.
An imperial nation in decline can be as vicious as any gangster syndicate, uncaring, deceitful and criminal. The United States is not the first in history’s long record to match the beginning of its fall from world superpower with an equivalent decline in ethical standards internally and externally. As American citizens we acquire a special responsibility to act to stop these crimes unless we are to be the “Good Germans” of the 21st Century.