Says Edward Snowden Is a Hero
The Wrap 
July 5, 2013
Edward Snowden is “a hero” and the rest of the world should stand up to the United States and offer asylum to the NSA whistleblower, director Oliver Stone said in a Fourth of July appearance at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Thursday.
“It’s a disgrace that Obama is more concerned with hunting down Snowden than reforming these George Bush-style eavesdropping techniques,” said the outspoken, politically-charged filmmaker during an afternoon press conference at the Thermal Hotel in Karlovy Vary.
Stone, who won an Oscar for directing “Born on the Fourth of July” in 1989, spent his Independence Day in the Czech Republic, showing two episodes from his television series “The Untold History of the United States” and blasting the U.S. for the “global security state” he said it has created.
“To me, Snowden is a hero, because he revealed secrets that we should all know, that the United States has repeatedly violated the Fourth Amendment.” Stone said. “He should be welcomed, and offered asylum, but he has no place to hide because every country is intimidated by the United States.