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Snowden documents could be 'worst nightmare' for U.S. - journalist
Reuters ^ | BUENOS AIRES | Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:29pm IST

Posted on 07/13/2013 12:08:26 PM PDT by Perdogg

Fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden controls dangerous information that could become the United States' "worst nightmare" if revealed, a journalist familiar with the data said in a newspaper interview.

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published the documents Snowden leaked, said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday that the U.S. government should be careful in its pursuit of the former computer analyst.

"Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had," Greenwald said in an interview in Rio de Janeiro with the Argentinian daily La Nacion.

"The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare."

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1 posted on 07/13/2013 12:08:27 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Hard to believe Snowden could’ve done more damage to this country than 0, Clinton, and both Bushes.

The aforementioned all did, and in some cases doing, their level best to destroy our economy, currency, and culture, for the purpose of ushering in the New World Order. Honorable mention goes to the msm, with whose enthusiastic cooperation proved invaluable.

2 posted on 07/13/2013 12:16:48 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Perdogg

Is anyone else wondering what “the worst nightmare” referred to here could be?


3 posted on 07/13/2013 12:19:35 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: MichaelCorleone

” Hard to believe Snowden could’ve done more damage to this country than 0, Clinton, and both Bushes.”

Don’t forget McCain, aka “Traitor Mc.”

He’s shipping weapons to Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria.... with NO background checks!

Plus, they’re allowed to use more than 7 bullets.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Perdogg

Damage ? Like PRISM ? Illegal spying on every American. A gross violation of the 4th Amendment.

Snowden had better release the truth about the Beast System before the Beast System disappears him.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 12:21:44 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Happily in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians.)
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To: jazzlite

I believe that we haven’t had a real election in this country in decades, and I believe that both parties are in on that little secret.

What would happen if that got out? We like to say “We’re not a democracy, we’re a republic!”
What happens when people realize that we are neither of those things??


6 posted on 07/13/2013 12:22:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Hard to believe Snowden could’ve done more damage to this country than 0, Clinton, and both Bushes. "Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had,"

I'm not convinced that Snowden's information would harm our country or even that the Guardian is saying it would. Sadly, there is a huge gap between our country and Obama's government. I wouldn't in the least mind seeing some damage to Obama's government from the disclosure of his unconstitutional activities.

7 posted on 07/13/2013 12:23:00 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Perdogg

***** “”Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had,”” ****

BS... Market value just goes down, Snowden is an amateur he needed to take “Traitors 101 from Obama”

Zero is PO’d cause he had some serious bidders and now his Retirement is not going to be a lavish as planned.

TT


8 posted on 07/13/2013 12:26:09 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: Perdogg

hussein is a far worse nightmare.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 12:28:42 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Perdogg

Perhaps Snowden obtained some of the elusive eligibility documents the Obama regime and its enablers so want to keep suppressed.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 12:28:53 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ClearCase_guy

...”I believe that we haven’t had a real election in this country in decades, and I believe that both parties are in on that little secret.

What would happen if that got out? We like to say “We’re not a democracy, we’re a republic!”
What happens when people realize that we are neither of those things??”...

I really do not know what would transpire if something like that happened..I am hoping those responsible would be brought to justice.


11 posted on 07/13/2013 12:29:02 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t believe this man is evil or terrorist Obama is the evil terrorist that is why they don’t want anything out about the liar communist..


12 posted on 07/13/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Pollster1

I’ve been living in a nightmare since ‘08. Not much sympathy here for those causing it.


13 posted on 07/13/2013 12:30:51 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Perdogg

Anybody know if Glenn Greenwald drives a Mercedes?


14 posted on 07/13/2013 12:30:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: jazzlite

Just release the taped conversations between 0 and Reggie Love pledging their love for one another and his admission that he’s not nor ever has been a U.S. citizen and that his birth certificate and social security number are fake.


15 posted on 07/13/2013 12:31:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Perdogg

I really don’t now what to think of this guy.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Menehune56

...”Perhaps Snowden obtained some of the elusive eligibility documents the Obama regime and its enablers so want to keep suppressed”...

From what I read, Americans see Snowden as a whistle blower and not a traitor. Therefore, anything more he has to reveal probably would be welcomed by the common folks who want to know just how vulnerable “we the people” have become.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 12:35:16 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Perdogg

He knows all the ingredients to the original recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken!!! He must be stopped!!!


18 posted on 07/13/2013 12:35:53 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Perdogg

Again, let me remind everyone that the media is COMPLICIT with Obama in this Snowden CRAP. If Dubya were in office, the press would be CHOCK FULL of stories and outrage about government intrusion on people’s privacy.

But Obama the Messiah has been given a FREE PASS to abuse the American people.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 12:36:40 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg

Maybe someone wasn’t buried at sea.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 12:37:23 PM PDT by w4women ("I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism" - Reagan)
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To: Pollster1

Excellent point! It’ll hurt Obama, not us.

Maybe compromising photos with Reggie? Sadly, I doubt it.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 12:37:29 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ClearCase_guy; jazzlite
ClearCase_guy ~:" I believe that we haven’t had a real election in this country in decades, and I believe that both parties are in on that little secret.
What would happen if that got out? We like to say “We’re not a democracy, we’re a republic!”
What happens when people realize that we are neither of those things??

Lets take it one step forward :
If almost all elections are now being done via electronics rather than mechanical,
and knowing that mechanical leaves a written record, whereas electonic DOES NOT !,
and since we KNOW that PRIZM reads electonic communications, which CAN BE STORED ,
Perhaps the elections can be ALTERED,
in which case, He who controls 'PRIZM' actually controlls the ELECTION ! ,
WITH NO TRACKS !!

22 posted on 07/13/2013 12:38:10 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jazzlite

“Is anyone else wondering what “the worst nightmare” referred to here could be?

Zero met secretly with liberal journalists this week. Perhaps these stories are part of the help he sought.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 12:38:17 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” - Tacitus)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Talk about a STOLEN ELECTION !!
24 posted on 07/13/2013 12:39:47 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

So, this guy Greenwald is saying that he saw the documents? Doesn’t that mean that he also knows all of America’s worst secrets?


25 posted on 07/13/2013 12:41:20 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Perdogg

So he has the birth certificate, and proof of the domestic ############## program. No big deal.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 12:43:17 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: jazzlite

I’m thinking he has papers proving that Dear Leader is not who he says he is. That would throw the US govt into a chaotic seizure. Wouldn’t that be interesting?


27 posted on 07/13/2013 12:45:13 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Perdogg

The damage won’t be to the country. It will be the paper trail to the White House and beyond. Not damage proof. Period.


28 posted on 07/13/2013 12:45:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't be afraid to disagree with a liberal. They may mock you but they are unarmed.)
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To: Perdogg

Worst nightmare would be explicit exposure of collusion between the DNC, the Obama administration, and unelected offices like the IRS and Homeland Security to manipulate the 2012 election.


29 posted on 07/13/2013 12:46:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jazzlite
If someone told you they'd have to kill you.

Is anyone else wondering what “the worst nightmare” referred to here could be?

30 posted on 07/13/2013 12:46:39 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

That’s what that retiree would need with a billion rounds for....


31 posted on 07/13/2013 12:47:38 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Perdogg

The worst nightmare has already happened. Half of the public put its head up its a$$ and voted democrat in 2008 and 2012.


32 posted on 07/13/2013 12:48:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Perdogg

More propaganda by Odumbo. Snowden is bad Obama is good. obama is trying to quell something that will ruin Obama.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 12:48:19 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: MichaelCorleone

Greenwald is sounding more and more like your basic wannabe drama queen. Serious case of the “look-at-me” syndrome. Pretty soon he’s gonna have to put something in front of his mouth. Snowden hasn’t said anything I didn’t already know and I expect I could give him a class on the public info stuff he’s left out. He’s still reminding me of Lee Harvey Oswald who thot he was a clever insider but wound up being a patsy. And if one wants to measure damage to the country top of the list goes to the Obamacare crowd.


34 posted on 07/13/2013 12:49:04 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Perdogg
The South Americanos are (understandably) furious over this mess.

S. American states to recall ambassadors from Europe over Bolivian plane incident

http://rt.com/news/mercosur-countries-ambassadors-europe-030/

35 posted on 07/13/2013 12:49:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Perdogg

What an interesting year we are having.


36 posted on 07/13/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Perdogg

The important question is what *part* of the US government would his information harm?

The US government has long engaged in vast amounts of unconstitutional and hostile behavior to just about everyone, both foreigners and US citizens. If this is the part of the government that is harmed, it is a good thing.

And there is so much of this bad behavior, you have to wonder is there any *legitimate* part of the US government he could possibly hurt?

That vast majority of *legitimate* things the US government does is above board, transparent, and not alarming at all to anyone. This could only be hurt if it was also doing something it shouldn’t be.

So the bottom line is to turn the government’s own logic back on itself: “You shouldn’t mind leaks, if you haven’t done anything wrong.”


37 posted on 07/13/2013 12:49:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: DManA
Is anyone else wondering what “the worst nightmare” referred to here could be?

That we are not alone?


38 posted on 07/13/2013 12:51:07 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Perdogg
"Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had," Greenwald said in an interview in Rio de Janeiro with the Argentinian daily La Nacion.

Not the nation, not the people, but the U.S. government....and what is the U.S. government? Just a collection of politicians and bureaucrats feeding on the sweat of its taxpaying citizens.

39 posted on 07/13/2013 12:53:04 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: txhurl
txhurl ~:" That’s what that retiree would need with a billion rounds for...."
Or DHS
or IRS
or DHS
or FBI
or develope a civilian corps , ones's own SS troops !

So many targets , so little ammo !!

40 posted on 07/13/2013 12:54:17 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
yefragetuwrabrumuy ~:" The important question is what *part* of the US government would his information harm? "

See post #4 , and especially #22, then ask your question again !!

41 posted on 07/13/2013 12:57:40 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I meant the DHS retiree. I feel like writing a letter to Putin: will you please let him release just a few things right now?


42 posted on 07/13/2013 1:00:28 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Curious that you mention tracks. Electronic communications leave tracks all over the place. But mechanical documents just have one finger print at a time. As chance would have it the Euro news this week has a story about the Russians placing large orders for mechanical typewriters. They say they are tired of their confidential info bouncing around the ether and are going back to hard copy documents for the important stuff. And I tend to believe that everyone in this country who has really really important stuff to get done doesn’t let it transmit to the web. Computer aided design/manufacturing/production does not have to be tied to the web. I have a machine room that proves that. My stuff is absolutely uncorruptible by an idiot in a Russian airport.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 1:02:11 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Pollster1

I agree. It may harm our government but not our country. I’m for anything that brings our government misdeeds to light and helps the people of this country get our country back.


44 posted on 07/13/2013 1:07:34 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: Perdogg; All
"The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare."

Low-information voters getting a grip of the federal government's constitutionally limited powers is the government's worst nightmare.

45 posted on 07/13/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Perdogg

Ruined?

Obama destroyed small biz, US security,
all hope, all justice, all Law, and honest Elections.
Obama destroyed every Amendment as he micturated
on the US Constitution with the full assent of Congress.


46 posted on 07/13/2013 1:10:52 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: txhurl
txhurl ~:" I meant the DHS retiree. I feel like writing a letter to Putin: will you please let him release just a few things right now?"

I have the feeling that Snowden showed the Russians that anything on a computer wasn't safe !
Especially since Micro$oft has given encryption keys to 'PRIZM'
That's why they are now doing more on typewriters.
We should all take a lesson !

47 posted on 07/13/2013 1:11:48 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: cherokee1
Greenwald is sounding more and more like your basic wannabe drama queen. Serious case of the “look-at-me” syndrome.

That's it. Greenwald is priming the pump for sales of his fetid fishwrap. Not much more to it than that.
48 posted on 07/13/2013 1:12:37 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Perdogg

The Only way Snowden could do MORE damage than Obama was if he released documents saying that the USA has covered up aliens, and even that wouldn’t be worse than the damage Obummer has done...


49 posted on 07/13/2013 1:21:07 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: cherokee1
cherokee1 ~:" I have a machine room that proves that. My stuff is absolutely uncorruptible by an idiot in a Russian airport. "

If you have your own uninterrruptable power system (generator), with pure 'sine wave'for 60 Hz , I might agree with you !
However , most people are dependant on public utilities, which permit possible communications (ie: Smart meters).
My own opinion is that Snowden has much more information to spill , and chances are it will be shocking to the American citizenry,
and I look forward to it's release.
I am not sure what is secure , and what is not !

50 posted on 07/13/2013 1:25:56 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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