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Old 06-10-2013, 08:33 AM  
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Eric Snowden: Greatest American Hero Ever?

Eric Snowden: Greatest American Hero Ever?

The NSA leaker has come forward in a June 9 interview on The Guardian, the British media outlet that broke the story of the NSA acquisition of phone records and access to online activity. Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, has come forward to identify himself as the NSA whistleblower being sought in the release of NSA files. He said he is not hiding because he has not done anything wrong.

Snowden is currently an employee of a defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, and he has previously worked for various others. This has put him inside the National Security Agency for the last four years.

The NSA leaker, aware that he would be facing the ire of the U.S. government, made the choice to sacrifice his comfortable life in Hawaii and $200,000 salary to make the public aware of the depth of the privacy infringements that he claims exist. He says he doesn't want to live in a society like that.

The NSA leaker was a former CIA tech assistant

"The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to," he said.

You can view Edward Snowden's video interview here.: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...r-surveillance

The technology specialist is "holed up" in a motel in Hong Kong, basically waiting for the other shoe to drop.

He wrote a note that went with the second set of documents, according to The Guardian:

"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," but "I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant."

The head of NSA, James Clapper, has reported the leaks of the NSA documents as a crime. You can read about that here.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #541
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #542
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:27 PM   #543
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #544
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #545
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #546
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #547
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This guy is going to be remembered in history as a patriot... What an awesome interview showing just how off the rails we've gotten:


"After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in America abdicated their role as a check to power — the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government — for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism. "


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/ma...l?src=twr&_r=0
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #548
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This guy is going to be remembered in history as a patriot...
Maybe if he didn't flee the country before he released secrets to China and Russia.

If he stood up here, in the USA, and held a press conference and revealed the shit and then stood trial and let a jury decide...and went through the process....

THEN, guilty or not, I might agree with you.

As it is now he is just a coward who most likely broke the law and wanted some attention.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #549
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Maybe if he didn't flee the country before he released secrets to China and Russia.

You're still parroting that lie? For what purpose? I don't get it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #550
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This guy is going to be remembered in history as a patriot... What an awesome interview showing just how off the rails we've gotten:


"After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in America abdicated their role as a check to power — the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government — for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism. "


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/ma...l?src=twr&_r=0
That's odd. Snowden DID make direct contact with the Washington Post as well.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #551
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You're still parroting that lie? For what purpose? I don't get it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #552
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:46 PM   #553
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I'm usually on Ron Pauls side on these issues, but I fail to see why this guy is thought of a hero. Did he not break the law? He shared classified secrets of the US Govt with out permission? How is this acceptable and not punishable...even yet, how is it COMMENDABLE? Certain things need to be classified, especially on the military side of things.
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I'm usually on Ron Pauls side on these issues, but I fail to see why this guy is thought of a hero. Did he not break the law? He shared classified secrets of the US Govt with out permission? How is this acceptable and not punishable...even yet, how is it COMMENDABLE? Certain things need to be classified, especially on the military side of things.
It's not like he sold the codes to the nuclear football. He outted them for shitting on the fourth amendment.
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It's not like he sold the codes to the nuclear football. He outted them for shitting on the fourth amendment.

Yes, but they classified the fact that they were shitting on the 4th amendment.
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