Freysinger request political asylum for Snowden.

M. Oskar Freysinger is a very famous swiss politician, at the federal and cantonal levels.
Text filed at the swiss governement:

An approximate and free translation of the Interpellation into English :

13.3430 – Interpellation


Spying of the CIA, NSA…


Will the Federal Council have the courage :


1. To give immediate political asylum Edward Snowden and all people also threatened by his courageous revelations in favor of civil liberties?


2. Communicate this irrevocable decision to the Obama administration?


3. Provide the Swiss Secret services with all relevant human, financial and technical resources, to effectively combat and counter the growing espionage and computer control of some undemocratic countries?

Development

Switzerland has been vulnerable for decades, to various forms of economic and industrial espionage in politics, banking, finance, including through electronic means, such as Internet.

The Federal Council, despite numerous intrusions and manipulations of many servers of its key departments, including the Foreign affairs, does not take the exact measure, nor the adequate measures to counter the illicit activities of Secret services of countries that claim to be “friends of Switzerland”, while perpretaing odious blackmails.

Similarly, and despite numerous warnings from lucid Parliamentarians and the Department Head for the federal protection of data, the Federal Council seems unwilling or unadequately committed to protecting the privacy of Swiss citizens, facing Google, Skype, youtube, facebook, etc..

Edward Snowden, who has denounced the actions of the CIA in the field of banking espionage in Switzerland, is now facing extradition and imprisonment for life, risking to be executed or abducted by the U.S. Secret Service.

http://www.rts.ch/video/info/journal-continu/4973580-l-auteur-des-fuites-sur-les-ecoutes-veut-faire-changer-les-choses.html

The U.S. Government has never paid Inslaw Inc. for any of these unauthorized uses of Promis.
“Inslaw deserves to be compensated,” wrote nationally syndicated columnist, Michelle Malkin, in The Washington Times.[38] “More importantly, the American people deserve to know the truth: Did government greed and bureaucratic hubris lead to a wholesale sellout of our national security?”[36]

More keywords: Promis, Echelon, Tempest, NSA, CIA, Prism, UBS, CS, Wegelin, NSB,  …
http://www.parlament.ch/f/suche/pages/geschaefte.aspx?gesch_id=20133430

Moscow is ready to do the same.


Official reaction to Snowden scandal :  

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/07/obama-china-targets-cyber-overseas



http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2013/jun/07/obama-cyber-directive-full-text

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22883078

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/opinion/friedman-blowing-a-whistle.html?_r=0

Pepe Escobar in Asia Times : 

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-03-110613.html  



 Continued information on international snooping. 

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/07/obama-china-targets-cyber-overseas

 http://m.guardian.co.uk/profile/glenn-greenwald

 http://m.guardian.co.uk/profile/ewenmacaskill

 http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/07/obama-china-targets-cyber-overseas#story 


Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America
Daniel Ellsberg

Snowden’s whistleblowing gives us a chance to roll back what is tantamount to an ‘executive coup’ against the US constitution

In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden’s release of NSA material – and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden’s whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of what has amounted to an “executive coup” against the US constitution.
Since 9/11, there has been, at first secretly but increasingly openly, a revocation of the bill of rights for which this country fought over 200 years ago. In particular, the fourth and fifth amendments of the US constitution, which safeguard citizens from unwarranted intrusion by the government into their private lives, have been virtually suspended.
The government claims it has a court warrant under Fisa – but that unconstitutionally sweeping warrant is from a secret court, shielded from effective oversight, almost totally deferential to executive requests. As Russell Tice, a former National Security Agency analyst, put it: “It is a kangaroo court with a rubber stamp.”
For the president then to say that there is judicial oversight is nonsense – as is the alleged oversight function of the intelligence committees in Congress. Not for the first time – as with issues of torture, kidnapping, detention, assassination by drones and death squads –they have shown themselves to be thoroughly co-opted by the agencies they supposedly monitor. They are also black holes for information that the public needs to know.
The fact that congressional leaders were “briefed” on this and went along with it, without any open debate, hearings, staff analysis, or any real chance for effective dissent, only shows how broken the system of checks and balances is in this country.
Obviously, the United States is not now a police state. But given the extent of this invasion of people’s privacy, we do have the full electronic and legislative infrastructure of such a state. If, for instance, there was now a war that led to a large-scale anti-war movement – like the one we had against the war in Vietnam – or, more likely, if we suffered one more attack on the scale of 9/11, I fear for our democracy. These powers are extremely dangerous.
There are legitimate reasons for secrecy, and specifically for secrecy about communications intelligence. That’s why Bradley Mannning and I – both of whom had access to such intelligence with clearances higher than top-secret – chose not to disclose any information with that classification. And it is why Edward Snowden has committed himself to withhold publication of most of what he might have revealed.
But what is not legitimate is to use a secrecy system to hide programs that are blatantly unconstitutional in their breadth and potential abuse. Neither the president nor Congress as a whole may by themselves revoke the fourth amendment – and that’s why what Snowden has revealed so far was secret from the American people.
“I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.”
The dangerous prospect of which he warned was that America’s intelligence gathering capability – which is today beyond any comparison with what existed in his pre-digital era – “at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left.”
That has now happened. That is what Snowden has exposed, with official, secret documents. The NSA, FBI and CIA have, with the new digital technology, surveillance powers over our own citizens that the Stasi – the secret police in the former “democratic republic” of East Germany – could scarcely have dreamed of. Snowden reveals that the so-called intelligence community has become the United Stasi of America.
So we have fallen into Senator Church’s abyss. The questions now are whether he was right or wrong that there is no return from it, and whether that means that effective democracy will become impossible. A week ago, I would have found it hard to argue with pessimistic answers to those conclusions.
But with Edward Snowden having put his life on the line to get this information out, quite possibly inspiring others with similar knowledge, conscience and patriotism to show comparable civil courage – in the public, in Congress, in the executive branch itself – I see the unexpected possibility of a way up and out of the abyss.
Pressure by an informed public on Congress to form a select committee to investigate the revelations by Snowden and, I hope, others to come might lead us to bring NSA and the rest of the intelligence community under real supervision and restraint and restore the protections of the bill of rights.
Snowden did what he did because he recognised the NSA’s surveillance programs for what they are: dangerous, unconstitutional activity. This wholesale invasion of Americans’ and foreign citizens’ privacy does not contribute to our security; it puts in danger the very liberties we’re trying to protect.
• Editor’s note: this article was revised and updated at the author’s behest, at 7.45am ET on 10 June

Dear readers,

Look at these on planetary snooping   :

From the BBC Edward Snowden :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22836378

From The Guardian Edward Snowden :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-interview-videoRegards,

JMBPlease pray for Edward Snowden and Paul Hattaway ! 

News from Paul Hattaway Director of Asia Harvest Christian Missionary outreach in Asia : 




Dear friends,

You may have heard, but my family and I would appreciate your prayers right now. Here is a summary of what has taken place….
 ·      On Tuesday, May 28 I went to bed feeling normal. The next morning I awoke feeling very dizzy. I tried to get up but was unable to stand or walk. My left hand and arm were as cold as a block of ice so I knew something serious was happening.
·      My wife called for an ambulance and I was driven two and a half hours to a hospital in another town.
·      Upon arrival I was given a CT scan and after a while a doctor came in with the sombre news: “Mr. Hattaway, you have had a massive stroke. I’m sorry to tell you that half your brain has died.”
·      I am now paralyzed on the whole left side of my body. I am able to talk alright but can’t concentrate for more than about a minute at a time.

What I have learned:
·      More than ever I am aware how fragile and fleeting our lives are. Most people live as though they will never die, not realizing that we are all just a heart-beat, blood-clot or accident away from standing face to face before Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).
·      The most difficult moment for me was the long ambulance ride. My wife and two boys followed in a car, not knowing if I was dead or alive. During that time two thoughts dominated my mind: 
1. How good and loving God has been to me, especially since I gave my life to Him when I was 19. He has never let me down, and has never left or forsaken me. He has overwhelmed me with one blessing after another. Even the worst and most difficult times with Jesus have been a million times better than the best experiences before I knew Jesus.
2. I was acutely aware that if it was time for me to die and give an account of my life to God, that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING I can show or impress Him with. Not one thing I have ever done, said or written will help me win favor with my Maker.
·      At the same time, I had complete, supernatural peace that I am a child of heaven, and that there is indeed one single thing I have that does impress the Almighty God. That one thing is  THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST! It is all I or anyone will ever need, and the only way anyone will ever enter heaven. The King of Kings is moved mightily by the only sacrifice He finds acceptable…. The sacrifice of His beloved Son. If you or I plan to rely on our own goodness to enter heaven, we will be doomed! But the Bible says God has created a solution for us: He has exchanged the goodness of Jesus for our own hopeless lives, if we will only believe and give Him our own filthy rags in return.
·      I am thankful for technology. It has been such a blessing to sit up in my bed in the middle of the night – with the stench of decaying human flesh and surgical fluids filling the ward – and to be able to lift my spirit by listening to God’s Word and worship music via my phone.
·      Another thing I am thankful for is to be part of the Body of Christ. Since the stroke we have received hundreds of messages of support and encouragement. We have been told many Christians are praying fervently for us. News has reached us of praying house church leaders in China, prayer groups in Papua New Guinea, Russia…. One brother informed us that a gathering of 13,000 believers in South Korea paused their meeting and cried out to God on our behalf. Even my dear friend Saeed Abedini took a moment out from his daily routine of being tortured in an Iranian prison to send a message of encouragement via his family.
·      I am an unworthy recipient of all this attention, but I am so thankful for the reminder that I am part of God’s global family. My mobility has improved a little every day, and at times we have felt the tangible effect of all those prayers.
 
What’s Next?
·      On Wednesday the hospital is planning to move me to another town with a stroke recovery facility. I will probably be there at least 5 or 6 weeks. They will be helping me recover movement in my left side. I am told it will be a very intensive time, as they teach me how to do everything from scratching my noise to brushing my teeth to learning how to walk again.
·      It is very humbling and a little humiliating needing to rely on others to help me do even the simplest of tasks, but last night I was reminded of what Jesus told Peter: “Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go” (John 21:18).
·      Jesus wanted Peter to rely on Him more, and if the outcome of my current ordeal is that I rely and trust more in Jesus, then it is all worth it!
 
·      The FutureI am hoping and praying for a full recovery. I don’t think God is finished with me yet, and I am motivated by the thought of kicking a ball and swimming in the lake with my sons again.
Some people have suggested I plan for a life of retirement once this has passed, playing golf and laying on a couch all day. I understand their motive is for me to have a less stressful life, but to tell you the truth the thought of doing nothing constructive except trying to improve my golf swing is about the most stressful thing I can imagine!
·      First and foremost I love Jesus, but I am not ashamed to say that I also love serving Him. He has given my life purpose and meaning.

·      Anything good that has ever come out of me has all been the doing of Jesus anyway, and I would be incredibly thankful if God would allow this time to pass and let me once again serve Him. There are still 4,835 unreached ethnic groups in Asia, waiting to hear about God’s plan of salvation. We only have this life to help reach them.
·      Please let me ask you a personal question: if you had an opportunity to help rescue thousands of drowning people and see them saved into God’s kingdom, but you knew that in doing so you might lose your life, would you still do it anyway? Is Jesus worth it?
·      Prayer Requests:
·      Please pray God’s supernatural strength will empower me, Joy, and our sons Dalen (16) and Taine (12). Pray we would be drawn closer to the heart of God than ever before, and Jesus Christ would be glorified though all this.
·      Please join me inpraying that the words of Psalm 118:17 will become a reality in my life: “I will not die but live,  and will proclaim what the Lord has done.”
·      Please pray I would recover fully, and the staff at the rehab center would see a gradual improvement in my body and mind that will point them to the cross of Jesus.

I would also like to ask you to be patient with us. We are not able to provide regular updates or answer the messages we receive.
As for Asia Harvest, we have a transition plan in place and all of our projects and activities are continuing as usual, through our co-workers and project leaders throughout Asia. If you are someone who is regularly in contact with us, please don’t be alarmed if our communication is slower than normal for the foreseeable future.

Thanks and God bless you.
Paul Hattaway
www.asiaharvest.org <http://www.asiaharvest.org


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