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Edward Snowden blames Obama
Politico ^

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 president’s alleged failings influenced his decision to release the secret information on surveillance.

“Obama’s 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 Guardian’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; nsa
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Cry baby...........Delusional.

And don't forget he only worked there for over 2 months....

1 posted on 06/17/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
And don't forget he only worked there for over 2 months....

Bradley Manning probably took less than a day to grab all his stuff.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 9:19:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


3 posted on 06/17/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

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.

The Jilted are usually the most Aggressive in retaliation because they feel so betrayed...


4 posted on 06/17/2013 9:23:19 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 9:25:11 AM PDT by alloysteel (When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? - Jay Leno)
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To: Sub-Driver

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...).


6 posted on 06/17/2013 9:28:15 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Sub-Driver
And don't forget he only worked there for over 2 months....

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.

7 posted on 06/17/2013 9:33:40 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, he blames Obastard because he believed in him? What a freakin’ dope!


8 posted on 06/17/2013 9:34:47 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Sub-Driver

SNOWDEN, PRISM, AND THE NSA


27 STATEMENTS BY SNOWDEN ON PRISM

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.

Former Director of NSA Intelligence reveals the full extent of PRISM capabilities. MUST SEE!

Another William Benny interview about PRISM and the NSA

9 posted on 06/17/2013 9:36:53 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


10 posted on 06/17/2013 9:36:53 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: GraceG

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.


11 posted on 06/17/2013 9:37:51 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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


12 posted on 06/17/2013 9:39:48 AM PDT by ChessExpert (The unemployment rate was 4.5% when Democrats took control of Congress in 2006)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


13 posted on 06/17/2013 9:47:46 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

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.


14 posted on 06/17/2013 9:48:05 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: ChocChipCookie

Thank you. You said this much better than I did.

Obama had that friendly smile of trust.


15 posted on 06/17/2013 9:50:45 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Sub-Driver
hehe, everyone's blaming china these days.
16 posted on 06/17/2013 9:53:02 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: ChessExpert

I think they should demand to know how NSA monitored the Occupy Wall Street groups. That should really piss them off!


17 posted on 06/17/2013 9:56:16 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: ChocChipCookie

Our young people are totally screwed if we cannot get all this communist/totalitarian crap shutdown.


18 posted on 06/17/2013 10:02:09 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: justlurking

CIA. Can’t come forward. Enough said


19 posted on 06/17/2013 10:03:27 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: GraceG

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.


20 posted on 06/17/2013 10:06:43 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: GraceG

YUP!


21 posted on 06/17/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: Sub-Driver

Crybaby????

He knows his life is threatened and came forward anyway. Sorry, but that is the definition of bravery.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 10:07:36 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver
Whoa! Now he is in real doo doo. He has insulted the Dear Leader! He has upset the masses! Look at the grief he has brought upon them!

The MUST be Obedience to the Dear Leader!


23 posted on 06/17/2013 10:25:11 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Cyber Liberty
So, he blames Obastard because he believed in him? What a freakin’ dope!

Something to remember ... from a critique of a long-ago classified proposal... "Beliefs belong in church."

24 posted on 06/17/2013 10:25:25 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Wow, so much stupid gathered for one picture. Amazing.

5.56mm

25 posted on 06/17/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


26 posted on 06/17/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: M Kehoe
Like my brother says - Women vote like they drive: They think they're going forward but instead hit reverse. Doh!


27 posted on 06/17/2013 10:33:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 10:35:31 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That’s a great pic.
Wish I could photoshop - I put burquas on all of them.....


29 posted on 06/17/2013 10:35:56 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sub-Driver

So far I agree largely with Snowden and against Obama...


30 posted on 06/17/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: M Kehoe; GrandJediMasterYoda

Hmmm...don’t see any wedding rings on those fingers.


31 posted on 06/17/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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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.


32 posted on 06/17/2013 10:46:51 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Hi guy.

Hmmm...don’t see any wedding rings on those fingers.

Good observation, although you weren't looking at their nose.

5.56mm

33 posted on 06/17/2013 10:47:32 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

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...


34 posted on 06/17/2013 10:48:44 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: M Kehoe

LOL!


35 posted on 06/17/2013 10:49:02 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cry baby? He’s done more than you to out this admin.


36 posted on 06/17/2013 10:54:15 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Obama must have hit the O-Spot in that speech.


37 posted on 06/17/2013 11:01:32 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: Lake Living

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.


38 posted on 06/17/2013 11:02:03 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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
39 posted on 06/17/2013 11:06:56 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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Hmmm...don’t see any wedding rings on those fingers.

Why should they? They all imagine themselves as married The One...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/21/Michelle-email-married-to-barack

40 posted on 06/17/2013 11:26:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"he (Obama) closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law.."

Well said.

41 posted on 06/17/2013 11:28:27 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: bgill

Exposing 0bama’s made-up past (and possibly even who his real parents are) would be historic.


42 posted on 06/17/2013 11:31:11 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He had to. He was on the wrong side of the door.


43 posted on 06/17/2013 11:34:16 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


44 posted on 06/17/2013 11:35:11 AM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: hoosiermama

It is no coincidence Snowden dropped the bomb right after Obama and crew threw the CIA under the bus.


45 posted on 06/17/2013 11:35:43 AM PDT by rintense
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To: hoosiermama

”Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we’ve 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.


46 posted on 06/17/2013 11:38:00 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


47 posted on 06/17/2013 11:38:40 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: rintense

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?


48 posted on 06/17/2013 11:59:37 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Sub-Driver; P-Marlowe

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.

/sarc


49 posted on 06/17/2013 12:01:57 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Women and Blacks in the last pic. One White dude though.


50 posted on 06/17/2013 12:02:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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