In honor of the Venezuelan president’s wise decision to give asylum to Edward Snowden tonight, here’s a little tribute to him (and his late friend and Comandante, Chavecito), from Russia, with love:
Ska-P’s “El Libertador”, sung (in Spanish!) by a group of young Russians at the New Opera Theatre in Moscow. This concert took place on July 2.
And yes, I’m happy about this. Even before the asylum request was received, Nicolás Maduro was showing himself a real Mensch, and disposed to grant asylum to the NSA leaker/whistleblower because, in his words, Snowden had “contributed to humanity” by blowing the lid off his government’s insanely excessive wiretapping habits.
Now, to get Snowden on the next plane to Caracas, probably with some kind of official Russian documents, since the US government has withdrawn his passport. I don’t know how it will be done, but here’s a chance for Pooty-Poot to make himself useful to humanity, too.