Chomsky: “Snowden is a hero”
State Security vs. State Transparency to its citizenry
Exposing criminal state secrets is a crime?
Text: Who are the real terrorists?
The US government claims Snowden, by revealing state secrets, has threatened the security of this country.
Chomsky points out that it is the duty of every American citizens to expose his government’s terrorist policies if that be the case.
What Snowden has succeeded in doing is not laying bare classified information so much, but rather shining a light on a government that seeks to hide from its own citizenry its own criminal embarrassments.