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Posted on 06/17/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Edward Snowden blames Obama By: Tal Kopan June 17, 2013 11:39 AM EDT
NSA leaker Edward Snowden criticized President Barack Obama for empty promises in an online Q-and-A on Monday, saying the presidents alleged failings influenced his decision to release the secret information on surveillance.
Obamas campaign promises and election gave me faith that he would lead us toward fixing the problems he outlined in his quest for votes. Many Americans felt similarly. Unfortunately, shortly after assuming power, he closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law, deepened and expanded several abusive programs, and refused to spend the political capital to end the kind of human rights violations like we see in Guantanamo, where men still sit without charge, Snowden said in a response to a question from a commenter on The Guardians website.
Snowden was responding to this question: Why did you wait to release the documents if you said you wanted to tell the world about the NSA programs since before Obama became president?
Snowden also said the U.S. would not be able to silence him.
All I can say right now is the US Government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me. Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped, Snowden said when asked by Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald what would happen to the information he possessed if something happened to him.
He defended his decision to flee to Hong Kong, claiming the U.S. government did what he expected when the story came out and ruined his chance of a fair trial.
First, the US Government, just as they did with other whistleblowers, immediately and predictably destroyed any possibility of a fair trial at home....
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
And don't forget he only worked there for over 2 months....
Obama or Snowden?
I actually find Snowden’s support-for-Obama confession refreshing. It tells me that the cult of personality is breaking down. It will start and need to build outside of our borders before the people inside our borders are sufficiently sick of hearing about it to jump on that bandwagon. Remember, the U.S. is only 4.5%-5% of the total population of the world.
Obama or Snowden?
I actually find Snowdens support-for-Obama confession refreshing. It tells me that the cult of personality is breaking down. It will start and need to build outside of our borders before the people inside our borders are sufficiently sick of hearing about it to jump on that bandwagon. Remember, the U.S. is only 4.5%-5% of the total population of the world.
The Jilted are usually the most Aggressive in retaliation because they feel so betrayed...
So there you have it. While Edward Snowden once REALLY, REALLY believed in all the “hope & change”, he was only to be cruelly deceived by the reality as it developed. By not directly and fully reversing everything NSA put in place subsequent to 9/11, the Current Occupant of the White Hut has so deeply disappointed the young Jedi, he had to turn to the Dark Side of the Force.
It is a terrible thing to see your gods fail.
Perhaps, but I think one segment of the population is listening to him and that’s the young people. They don’t like the Fed’s sniffing around their Twitter posts (of course they want everybody else to see them, but...).
Snowden only worked for Booz for 2 months. He had prior jobs that required similar security clearances and access.
A hint: that level of clearance requires a year or more to obtain. Booz probably wouldn't have hired him if he didn't already have it.
So, he blames Obastard because he believed in him? What a freakin’ dope!
The best expose on PRISM now comes from the 40 year career NSA employee, William Benny, who became the director of Intelligence there under Geroge W. Bush. He has gone public since Snowden and detailed the full capabilities of PRISM and what the NSA was doing.
Snowden has a weight on him if he is trying to reach the millions of young people who voted for Obama. Probably explains why he did say in one of his interviews that the younger generation must become better informed because they are on the path in losing their basic freedom and rights. Obama was/is a great manipulator. He was suppose to undo Bush’s overreaches and bring the country together.
Good! Let the little anarchists have their temper tantrums, and the adults can take over in the power vacuum. Or perhaps I’m being too hopeful for a resolution in that manner.
Snowden said Americans communications are collected and viewed on a daily basis on the certification of an analyst rather than a warrant. They excuse this as incidental collection, but at the end of the day, someone at NSA still has the content of your communications.
He explained that content of emails includes all of it. IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything. And it gets saved for a very long time.
I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you, or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President if I had a personal email.
US Persons do enjoy limited policy protections and one very weak technical protection a near-the-front-end filter at our ingestion points. The filter is constantly out of date, is set at what is euphemistically referred to as the widest allowable aperture, and can be stripped out at any time.
Who do I believe? Obama or Snowden? hmmm
If they catch him, he should be brought back, alive.
We might not like it, but there’s more to come out. No matter what it is, be prepared, all that I can say. I don’t want to see him murdered. I think he’s close to a dead man as anyone ever has been in going against their government.
You’re right. Obama knew just what to say, how to say, how to present himself and the younger generation fell for it. I can understand when compared with Bush, Obama seemed like a fresh new face, and most younger voters had already been conditioned by the public school system and our pop culture to be low hanging fruit for the likes of Obama. I feel sorry for them, actually. The future they face is pretty dismal but I suppose few will make the connection between that and Obama’s policies.
Thank you. You said this much better than I did.
Obama had that friendly smile of trust.
I think they should demand to know how NSA monitored the Occupy Wall Street groups. That should really piss them off!
Our young people are totally screwed if we cannot get all this communist/totalitarian crap shutdown.
CIA. Can’t come forward. Enough said
And they are the first ones to be lined against a wall and executed when the coup is complete, so they are the ones who have the most desperate reasons to be fixing this mess while it can still be fixed. If it can be fixed. It might take CWII to do it, unless Congress grows some balls or the Lord intervenes.
He knows his life is threatened and came forward anyway. Sorry, but that is the definition of bravery.
The MUST be Obedience to the Dear Leader!
Something to remember ... from a critique of a long-ago classified proposal... "Beliefs belong in church."
You make a good point. I’m sitting on the fence about this man. Whether he’s a traitor or a “hero” does not justify the Obama administration treating its own people “Americans” like Castro did to Cubans, China to the Chinese.
Miss Alabama said that she feels safer when the government listens in to her phone calls. I would expect this answer from Miss Massachusetts, but Miss Alabama?
I don’t know what is the more worrisome. That she actually believes what she just said or the PC is so bad that she feels she has to say this to win the pageant.
That’s a great pic.
Wish I could photoshop - I put burquas on all of them.....
So far I agree largely with Snowden and against Obama...
Hmmm...don’t see any wedding rings on those fingers.
Bring the young man home, and grant him “amnesty” on condition of public hearings so he can expose the legislative failures eroding our Constitutional rights... Will never happen since our “representatives”, ultimately responsible for the hearings, enjoy scapegoating the boogeyman they created.
The NSA allegations are symptoms of political corruption, not mechanical corruption.
Hmmm...dont see any wedding rings on those fingers.
Good observation, although you weren't looking at their nose.
The only people in the USA where they will NOT save the date is the President and his cabinet...that will ALL be erased...and fast...
Cry baby? He’s done more than you to out this admin.
Obama must have hit the O-Spot in that speech.
Those youth have a lot more wisdom, in this instance, than the nitwits defending this blatant violation of the Fourth Amendment, which is the hugest leap toward a tolatarian state
Left in place, this will unleash itself on us in ways we can’t yet fathom.
Why should they? They all imagine themselves as married The One...
Exposing 0bama’s made-up past (and possibly even who his real parents are) would be historic.
He had to. He was on the wrong side of the door.
So delusional that the government has had to admit virtually everything he’s saying is true.
If Snowden is a traitor, then he is a traitor against tyranny. I seem to remember reading somewhere that our nation was founded with such treasonous ideas.
It is no coincidence Snowden dropped the bomb right after Obama and crew threw the CIA under the bus.
Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet weve been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it, Snowden said to one commenter”.
True statement. The biggest overreach in American history was the attack on Iraq and wasting billions and billions of dollars for airport “security” after 9/11. Like I have said before and I will continue saying. The “war on terror” is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Military/Industrial Complex. Obamagabe was worth less than a million dollars when he took power five years ago. He’s worth something in the neighborhood of 12 million now. Same thing can be said of Bush and of course Mr. Five Draft Deferments Chaney. Eisenhower warned us all about these war profiteers, and no one has listened. Vietnam made LBJ a very rich man. That was the purpose of the build-up.
I don’t care if Snowden is the Devil himself. He’s irrelevant. What IS important is what we now know that our government is doing.
Look at a time line of his résumé.
Have been trying to figure out if the guy removed from CIA and moved to WH was in his chain of command. He wasn’t involved in actual spying but the tech part it appeared. Can you add your insight?
So, if Snowden is a turd that means the NSA is not snooping on Americans. Is that a correct interpretation of the media’s portrayal of Snowden?
If Rush Limbaugh was addicted to drugs, then American is not going down the liberal road to hell at warp speed.
I think I have this figured out.
Women and Blacks in the last pic. One White dude though.