Ed Snowden beware: U.S. State Dept. has confirmed history of running covert abductions of Americans in Ecuador

Monday, June 24, 2013
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(NaturalNews) As reported by the Associated Press, Edward Snowden managed to evade U.S. authorities and fly to Ecuador where he is apparently being granted political asylum.

As AP reports:

The former National Security Agency contractor and CIA technician fled Hong Kong and arrived at the Moscow airport, where he planned to spend the night before boarding an Aeroflot flight to Cuba. Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said his government received an asylum request from Snowden, and the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said it would help him.

What AP doesn't know -- and neither do most Americans -- is that the U.S. government has a well-established track record of running covert kidnapping and abduction operations in Ecuador to capture anyone they want.

And the reason I know this is because I am the journalist who used to live in Ecuador and who broke the bombshell story of herbalist Greg Caton being kidnapped by U.S. authorities in Ecuador in 2009. He was then stuffed onto a U.S.-bound jet at the airport in Guayaquil and flown to Miami. That full story is published here on Natural News:

U.S. State Dept. runs abduction operation in Ecuador

What's fascinating is that at the time, in 2009, nobody believed this story was true. But today, in light of all the revelations that have surfaced about illegal, covert, rogue government groups doing whatever they want, this story on the abduction and kidnapping of a U.S. citizen living in Ecuador sounds astonishingly feasible. In fact, it is true.

As I wrote in 2009, the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) managed to twist the arm of the State Department to have Greg Caton -- an herbalist -- added to Interpol's "red list." This list is normally reserved for extreme war criminals and international murderers, but because Greg Caton was selling anti-cancer salves made with Amazon rainforest herbs that really do eliminate many types of topical cancers, the U.S. government designated him as an enemy of the state (to protect the lucrative cancer industry, obviously).

Keep in mind that Greg Caton's activities were not illegal in Ecuador. The U.S. government, however, wanted to destroy this man's business and cut off the supply of anti-cancer salves to U.S. customers. So they dispatched a covert team of government operatives to Ecuador who proceeded to bribe all the right people to have Caton arrested at gunpoint as he was driving down his own driveway.

This process of abducting and kidnapping Caton was done completely outside of law, with no extradition request and with no due process whatsoever. It was an example of the U.S. government engaging in the kind of raw criminality we're increasingly seeing exposed week after week. In 2009, of course, most Americans still believed in Obama and thought their government would never engage in widespread criminal actions against the People. Today, however, we all know better.

What makes this all the more hilarious today in 2013 is that U.S. officials are now lecturing Hong Kong on the "rule of law". As reported today:

A senior U.S. official delivered a terse statement to Hong Kong on Saturday about Snowden, saying, "If Hong Kong doesn't act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about Hong Kong's commitment to the rule of law."

The rule of law? Give me a break. The U.S. violates all law -- both domestic and international -- any time it wants. The abduction and kidnapping of Greg Caton was a gross violation of law, but that didn't seem to bother the FDA nor the State Dept. back in 2009.

It did bother Dr. Brian O'Leary, however. He was a NASA astronaut and globally-recognized scientist, and before he passed away, he gave me this statement on the record:

I was shocked to hear about his kidnapping and illegal deportation to the U.S., regardless of perceptions of his legal status within the U.S., something I understand to be a mild violation at most. He is a legal resident of Ecuador and conducts a legal alternative health product [company] here. I thoroughly support his work in healing untold thousands of people of cancer and other serious diseases.

U.S. State Dept may also abduct Edward Snowden

Two years after this event, I obtained documents further proving that the U.S. State Department ran the abduction operation to kidnap Greg Caton in Ecuador. That story is outlined here:

In that story, I wrote:

NaturalNews has now acquired documentation proving that Greg Caton was illegally stalked and then abducted in Ecuador by U.S. State Department agents who bribed local officials and military personnel in Ecuador to help carry out the criminal acts. As part of its effort to criminalize Caton, the FDA conspired with the U.S. Dept. of Justice to provide false information to Interpol, the international criminal investigation group. Through this false information effort, the FDA managed to get Greg Caton listed as an international fugitive who was wanted for "drug-related crimes." He was even given a "red notice" status which is normally reserved for mass murderers, serial rapists and escaped war criminals.

The reason all this matters is because Edward Snowden is obviously going to be a target for the criminal U.S. government (yes, an illegitimate occupying lawless government whose top people belong behind bars, not running the country). Most Americans incorrectly assume that once Snowden is safely in Ecuador, there is no way the U.S. government can force his return to "stand trial" in the USA (a total joke, as the trial will be charade of injustice, all carried out in total secrecy under the Big Brother excuse of "national security").

They are WRONG in that assumption.

The U.S. government can and will kidnap anyone it wants from Ecuador or any other country. The Obama administration, in particular, respects no law whatsoever. It will use secret military prisons, drone strikes, kidnappings, abduction, assassinations and anything else it wishes to use in order to eliminate enemies of the state. People like Ed Snowden.

You are watching the behavior of a lawless government running assassinations and abductions

To truly understand all this, it helps to realize that the current actors who have seized control of the United States federal government are entirely illegitimate. There is no longer even the theater of acting like they abide by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Under their control, the government has become a sociopathic serial killer that hunts down and destroys anyone who tries to expose its deepest, darkest secrets.

How do you think Rolling Stones journalist Michael Hastings died? Hours before his car exploded, he contacted Wikileaks and told them the FBI was following him. He also sent an email which has now surfaced, talking about how he needed to "go off the radar for a bit," obviously to avoid being stalked and assassinated.

The body count of the Obama administration is rapidly exceeding even the Clinton body count. How do you think Breitbart died? And now, Breitbart's coroner has been found mysteriously dead from arsenic poisoning.

If you think these are all coincidences, you're a fool. This is the Obama administration running its day-to-day operations, murdering anyone who has any real dirt that could threaten the criminal operatives running the White House, State Department, IRS and the NSA. Obama will no doubt bring this same system of mass murder and assassinations against Edward Snowden.

Killing someone in Ecuador isn't very difficult

Another problem with Snowden escaping to Ecuador is that it's very, very easy to kill an American in Ecuador. For starters, it's difficult to hide there. You don't blend in with the crowd when you're a tall white guy. (I know this from personal experience.)

Secondly, Ecuador is a country where you can bribe your way past any security. Bribery and corruption is an everyday part of the way things get done in Ecuador, and while Correa has done a lot to clean up policing and government, corruption is so deeply embedded in the culture that there's no way to effectively stop it. The city of Guayaquil, in particular, is a hotbed of kidnapping and ransom, murder, violence and theft.

What this means is that somebody is going to talk about Snowden's location. There will be a payoff and this information will be provided to U.S. intelligence authorities. They can then use this information to carry out anything from a covert deadly gas attack to a stealth bomber mission that drops a large cardboard bomb on Snowden's apartment. One way or another, U.S. government operatives will find a way to get to Snowden, and if they can't kidnap him, they will kill him.

Make no mistake: Snowden is putting himself at grave personal risk to relocate to Ecuador. There is a very high likelihood that he will either be abducted or assassinated there. We can only hope that he realizes this and is putting out the Ecuador narrative as a cover story while actually relocating somewhere else. The first rule of dealing with covert intelligence operatives is never give them an easy target. Never tell them where you are, in other words, even if you think you're safely far away.

Because as Greg Caton experienced, the U.S. can literally have men with assault rifles waiting for you at your doorstep... anywhere in the world, at any time, completely outside of law. The United States government respects no international law whatsoever. Like any bully, it resorts to the threat of violence to achieve its own criminal aims.

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