posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 06:21 PM
After some digging I traced the article to its original source which was the 'International Business Times', and the article only seems to appear in
the German edition...
The article itself is only small, so I put it through Google translate which offers the following:
Jimmy Carter, who reigned from 1977 to 1981
in the White House, has lashed out at the incumbent U.S. government after the revelations about NSA spying programs.
"America has no functioning democracy," said the Nobel Peace Prize. It had gone too far in the privacy of the penetration. CARTER commented positively
about former U.S. intelligence official Edward Snowden, who had brought the global Spähprogramm to the public.
Carter had already been talking to the TV network CNN obtained a clear stand against the actions of U.S. intelligence. Snowden's revelations were
"likely to be useful because they inform the public." And the ex-president goes further: he speaks of "excessive" secrecy and an "invasion of privacy"
that has gone too far.
It remains to be seen whether and how the Americans will resolve its democratic deficit.
The fact that this article has not been reported by mainstream English media or press agencies is quite telling, Here, we have a former president of
America criticising the current administration on its unconstitutional surveillance program, a very current topic, and its not reported in America or
other western countries, except Germany. Actually, it is quite breath-taking.
I shall be reporting it in the comments section of the Guardian tomorrow.
edit on 27/7/13 by elysiumfire because: (no reason
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