Snowden to receive 2013 Whistleblower Award by a German branch of Transparency International

Edward Snowden (Laura Poitras /Praxis Films)


Edward Snowden is to be granted an award:

July 23, 2013

Russian media outlets were reporting very little about Snowden Tuesday, aside from the fact that he has been awarded the 2013 Whistleblower Award by the German branch of Transparency International — a global human rights and openness advocacy group.

Transparency Germany confirmed to CBS News on Tuesday that Snowden would be announced officially as the award recipient on Wednesday. The award, offered in conjunction with two other German non-profit groups, is presented expressly by the German chapter of Transparency International and is not connected to the umbrella organization, which is also based in Germany.

Interestingly, former US President Jimmy Carter stated in an interview in Germany last week that Edward Snowden’s revelations about USA espionage had been ‘useful’ (see International survey reflects rise of China’s power and influence, and some USA issues).

How so?

Basically because Edward Snowden told the world information about USA surveillance actions that the USA had denied and that people such as Jimmy Carter believe that the USA should not have engaged in.

Snowden revealed more about the extent of USA espionage on its own citizens as well as apparently almost as many as it could spy upon, including, heavily, the Germans.

The Snowden revelations have a variety of potential prophetic ramifications.  Not the least of which seems to be that the USA has said that it will spy less on Germany as well as give Germany more information on USA espionage.  Notice one related news item:

The United States said it would share more information with Germany from its secret intelligence gathering, German officials said after a meeting…at the White House.

U.S. officials pledged in the meeting to begin a “declassification process,” so that German officials are better informed, according to a spokesman for German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich.

Friedrich met with Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor. Vice President Joe Biden joined the meeting at one point, Friedrich’s spokesman Jens Teschke told dpa. The two sides emphasized the need for balance “between security and freedom,” Teschke said.

This will not bode well for the USA.

While most seem to act like the Germans cannot be a threat against the USA, the reality is that the more information the USA gives the Germans and other Europeans, the better they will be able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the defenses of the USA and ultimately overpower them.

Apparently the USA only shares this vast amount of information with the Germans and the Anglo-descended nations. And while the Anglo-nations will not be at the forefront of attacking the USA militarily, biblical prophecy shows that the end time descendants of Assyria–the Germanic/Central European peoples, will be.


5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? (Isaiah 10:5-8, KJV)

Notice that the Assyrian goes against a hypocritical nation. Is not the so-called “land of the free” and “home of the brave” being hypocritical when it has to spy on everyone and everything it practically can? That shows that its citizens are not truly free, nor is its government acting brave. The hypocrisy of the USA on this matter (and others) is getting a lot of coverage.  Here is one headline that was in the news today, followed by one that was in the news last week:

23 July 2013

Russia says U.S. hypocritical on Edward Snowden

18 July 2013

Obama’s Hypocrisy on Snowden

BTW, I am not saying that the USA is the only one being hypocritical in the Snowden matter, but I am saying that the hypocrisy of the USA has been highlighted a lot since the Snowden revelations.  The USA has been doing a lot of espionage and it is not all in the best interest of itself, its people, or the world.

Furthermore, because of the vast amount of surveillance and information gathering that the US government does, at some point in time it may decide that one or more statements made by those associated with groups like the Continuing Church of God are unacceptable. Enough so, that this will trigger a famine of the word of God (Amos 8:12).

Much involving the USA’s government (and others) happens secretly, and includes surveillance.God’s people are to pray for protection from ‘secret plots’:

2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows — bitter words,
4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. (Psalms 64:2-4)

The Bible warns that a power will arise in Europe and takeover the land with the strongest fortresses and divide it for gain (Daniel 11:39). The Bible also teaches that the world will marvel that the European Beast power was able to do this (Revelation 13:1-4). The Bible also warns that this European power will seek to force worship and control the economy:
15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:15-18)
And it appears that the government of the USA has been helping assist in the infrastructure to make this happen. Some are questioning what the USA is and has been doing, but it will be too little too late. The European Beast power will rise up and the USA is directly and indirectly assisting with that.
Some items of possibly related interest include the following:

Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power? Various allegations have surfaced about the United States government spying on its own citizens as well as its supposed allies in the European Union. Whether or not all the espionage allegations are true, and the main ones have not been publicly denied by the government of the USA, the reality is that this does have prophetic ramifications and will help the Beast of Revelation. This video provides quotes from the Bible showing how this is so. The USA is placing itself in a position to be taken over and its response to the allegations will make it easier for the Europeans to do so.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the former German Defense Minister (who is also the former German Minister for Economics and Technology) one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people?
Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer. There is also a YouTube video sermon you can watch: The Coming Persecution of the Church.
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory. There is also a video on the subject: Might Petra be the Place of Safety?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 Who is 666? This article explains how the COG views this, and compares this to Ellen White.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2? Is this the King of the North, the ten-horned beast of Revelation 13:1-11, or the two-horned Beast of Revelation 13:12-16? Some rely on traditions, but what does the Bible teach? Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Quién es el Hombre de Pecado de 2 Tesalonicenses 2? Here is a version in Mandarin: 主编: 谁是’大罪人’?Here is a link to a related YouTube video, in English, titled Who is the Man of Sin?
Some Doctrines of Antichrist Are there any doctrines taught outside the Churches of God which can be considered as doctrines of antichrist? This article suggests at least three. It also provides information on 666 and the identity of “the false prophet.” Plus it shows that several Catholic writers seem to warn about an ecumenical antipope that will support heresy. You can also watch a video titled What Does the Bible teach about the Antichrist?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
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