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NSA director: Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US
http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | , Sunday 23 June 2013 13 | Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe

Posted on 06/23/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT by redreno

National Security Agency director Keith Alexander said on Sunday that whistleblower Edward Snowden betrayed the trust of Americans and defended the broad surveillance programs as necessary to prevent another terrorist attack.

As Snowden evaded an attempt on Sunday by Washington to have him arrested in Hong Kong, General Alexander told ABC's This Week: "This is an individual who is not acting, in my opinion, with noble intent ... What Snowden has revealed has caused irreversible and significant damage to our country and to our allies."

Alexander said the NSA surveillance programs Snowden had disclosed to the Guardian were tightly overseen and disputed statements from members of the Senate intelligence committee that they had not played a unique role in preventing terrorist attacks.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; keithalexander; nsa; nsadirector; snowden; sourcetitlenoturl; tyranny; wot
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Keith Alexander defends agency's broad surveillance as being in line with Americans' expectations for preventing another 9/11
1 posted on 06/23/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT by redreno
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They couldn’t prevent Boston....they are more concerned with going after Tea Partiers than Muslim terrorists.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 1:17:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: redreno

Also irreparable damage to NSA’s reputation


3 posted on 06/23/2013 1:18:27 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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4 posted on 06/23/2013 1:20:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

And even more concerned with their fat, taxpayer funded pensions.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT by abb
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Exactly.


6 posted on 06/23/2013 1:21:07 PM PDT by matt04
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To: dfwgator
Our government is corrupted beyond redemption.

I'll take my chances with the terrorists - the likelihood of surviving them are better than a ubiquitous, omnipotent government that considers me their enemy.

7 posted on 06/23/2013 1:21:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: redreno
National Security Agency director Keith Alexander said on Sunday that whistleblower Edward Snowden betrayed the trust of Americans

Nossir. Reverse the subjects in that phrase:

"Whistleblower Edward Snowden said that the National Security Agency betrayed the trust of Americans."

There, that's better.

8 posted on 06/23/2013 1:22:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: jsanders2001

Snowden is a distraction.

Pay no attention to the constitution shredder behind the curtain.


9 posted on 06/23/2013 1:22:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: redreno

He can’t tell us how he caused the damage because that’s a secret. We just need to trust him.

My default position, in the absence of any evidence, is the government is lying.


10 posted on 06/23/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT by DManA (our)
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Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US The Obama Administration

There, fixed it.

11 posted on 06/23/2013 1:23:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: redreno

A 29 year old drop out who worked for a private NSA contractor has been able to damage America’s security in an irreversible manner. How many others of the tens of thousands of NSA and private NSA contract employees are in a similar position to do damage. Perhaps we should rethink the whole intelligence structure in America.


12 posted on 06/23/2013 1:23:11 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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They’re just building an espionage case against him.


13 posted on 06/23/2013 1:24:04 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: redreno

American Citizen: Obama has caused irreversible damage to U.S.


14 posted on 06/23/2013 1:24:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: redreno

The NSA under the direction of the monkey-eared Kenyan has done irreversible damage to the US.


15 posted on 06/23/2013 1:24:42 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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All Snowden has done is chip at the foundations of surveillance.

People would bitch a storm if we weren’t watching.

Now the very people that are offended have their nose up everyone’s business.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 1:25:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cripplecreek
Obama hasn't been the first one to shred it. He is simply finishing off what his predecessors started.
17 posted on 06/23/2013 1:25:46 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: xkaydet65

Better yet how many of those contractors are Chinese nationals anyway?

I’d also like to know why no attention is being given to the fact that James Clapper was an executive with Booz Allen (the company that Snowden worked for)? I wonder what Clapper’s stock looked like when the company won that $6 billion contract.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 1:25:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: redreno

The State Department are going out of their way to bring Muslims into America, expose the borders as folly, and leave the VISA system open for abuse. So, Mr. Keith Alexander, WTF are you talking about?


19 posted on 06/23/2013 1:26:02 PM PDT by By and By (Dime Store New Dealers are Milquetoast and Liberal)
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To: redreno

“NSA director: Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US”

Yeah, so what. So has Obama.


20 posted on 06/23/2013 1:26:07 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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