Friday Nite LitePosted: July 5, 2013
Snowden’s Last Option, by Marian Kamensky
Hello Sky Dancers!!
I have a question. How do we even know that Edward Snowden is still alive? For that matter, how do we know if Sarah Harrison, the woman who accompanied him to Russia, is still alive? Why haven’t we even seen a photo of either of them since they left Hong Kong and supposedly flew to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport? Shouldn’t we at least be demanding proof of life–like a photo of them holding a current newspaper with the date visible?
Frankly I don’t believe either of them is at the airport. Hundreds of journalists have search every nook and cranny of Sheremetyevo to no avail. Glenn Greenwald says he hasn’t had any communication with Snowden since they left Hong Kong. Ed and Sarah just aren’t there. If either of the has an internet connection, why haven’t they contacted their families? They must be in a safe house somewhere if they are alive. And I have no doubt they have been interrogated. Or they could be dead. I think it’s truly amazing that reporters are not asking about this and demanding proof that these two are still alive.
Meanwhile, there have been no further “revelations” about NSA spying, despite promises from Glenn Greenwald of a huge “bombshell” that will “shock the world.” Are there any more leaks to be published? Every day the Guardian publishes articles that hype the story, but include no information about further leaked documents. Today it was an article by Spencer Ackerman arguing that Snowden is a whistleblower, not a spy. It’s almost as if they are trying to convince themselves.
SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors wrapped their case against George Zimmerman on Friday afternoon after the mother and brother of teenager Trayvon Martin testified Friday that they believed the screams on a 911 call seconds before his death were his, not those of Zimmerman.
“I heard my son screaming,” said Sybrina Fulton, who listened to the 911 tape of the final moments of his life on Feb. 26, 2012. Fulton said she had to listen to the tape only once to know it was her 17-year-old son. She also testified that she didn’t think Trayvon was responsible for his own death.
The defense began with Zimmerman’s mother, Gladys Zimmerman, briefly testifying that it was her son screaming for help on the phone. “That’s George’s voice,” she said.
Her testimony came after medical examiner Shiping Bao, who autopsied Trayvon’s body a day after his death, said Trayvon died from a 9mm gunshot wound to the heart. “My belief he was still alive, he was still in pain, he was still suffering” in the moments after he was shot.
He also said he believed that based on his experience Travyon was alive for between one and 10 minutes after he was shot by the weapon, which had “loose contact” with his body.
I can’t stand to watch the trial because George Zimmerman and his attorneys make me sick to my stomach. I just hope Zimmerman doesn’t get away with the murder he committed.