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NSA Leaker Comes Forward: ‘I Know I Have Done Nothing Wrong’
The Blaze ^ | 6-9-2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 06/09/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

A 29-year-old former CIA worker and current defense contractor employee has come forward as the source of the National Security Agency leaks to The Guardian newspaper:

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.

The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. “I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong,” he said.

Snowden will go down in history as one of America’s most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the world’s most secretive organisations – the NSA.

In a note accompanying the first set of documents he provided, he wrote: “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.”

Read the full report in The Guardian.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; captainkirksez; cia; comes; doubledumbass0bama; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; forward; impeachnow; irs; leaker; nsa; scandals; snowden; threatmatrix
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1 posted on 06/09/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bump


2 posted on 06/09/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Here it is in the UK. Evidently he is in Hong Kong.

There is a video he posted at the link, but so far I got no audio on it when I tried to play it.

The Guardian

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

http://tinyurl.com/pkm26ps


3 posted on 06/09/2013 12:19:40 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: sheikdetailfeather

4 posted on 06/09/2013 12:19:50 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I see the left is wasting no time in calling Snowden a traitor on various sites. This country is a major league joke in the eyes of the world.


5 posted on 06/09/2013 12:22:16 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I doubt Mr. snowden appreciates the tons of poop about to descend on him. I wonder how he’ll pay an attorney with no job, no clearance, and no savings.

TC


6 posted on 06/09/2013 12:23:56 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: sheikdetailfeather

China will arrest him in Hong Kong, take him to China for some manufactured crime, he’ll end up dead, WH will shrug its shoulders.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 12:24:49 PM PDT by struggle
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To: dowcaet

Snowden could really screw with the commie ‘RATS’ heads by coming out and saying that he is “gay” and was inspired by Bradley Manning. LOL!


8 posted on 06/09/2013 12:25:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He’s no doubt secreted a trove of juicy documents with instructions to release them “if anything happens to me”.


9 posted on 06/09/2013 12:25:27 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Texas Fossil; LucyT; neverdem; BIGLOOK; Grampa Dave; jazusamo

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance


10 posted on 06/09/2013 12:26:27 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: JPG

His stint coincided approximately with the release of climategate information.

Wonder if he had anything to do with that...


11 posted on 06/09/2013 12:26:49 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Democrats and security clearances; BAD COMBINATION.


12 posted on 06/09/2013 12:26:53 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sheikdetailfeather
You know what the administration needs? A special investigations unit to find all these leakers. I even have a name, they could even call them the Plumbers. Get it, plumbers plug the leaks.

(I'm totally serious about this, if only to cement the comparison between Obama and Nixon firmly in place.)

13 posted on 06/09/2013 12:27:35 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

So you’re OK with NSA having a dossier of all your personal and private information even though you’ve done nothing wrong?

Information soon to include your medical information and DNA sequence?

I’m to understand you’re OK with that?


14 posted on 06/09/2013 12:28:43 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
His stint coincided approximately with the release of climategate information.

What climategate information are you speaking of?

15 posted on 06/09/2013 12:32:05 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I wouldn't mind if the NSA was closely monitoring MUSLIMS in the United States. But given that we have a Muslim in the WH who is using the NSA to develop and build his ENEMIES LIST by targeting anyone who loves our Constitution, DOWN WITH THEM ALL!!! IRS, DOJ, NSA.. The big COUP TRIO! 'Counterterrorism' is not what's been exposed here. A 'WAR ON AMERICANS' is what's been exposed here.
16 posted on 06/09/2013 12:32:30 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Video:

http://therightscoop.com/video-nsa-leaker-to-the-guardian-comes-forward/


17 posted on 06/09/2013 12:32:32 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: randog

http://conservapedia.com/Climategate


18 posted on 06/09/2013 12:33:07 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Don’t forget 0bama’s multi-billion dollar obsession with mapping the human brain. Anyone think that’s for good? Hell no. It’s for figuring out which Americans to send to FEMA camps.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 12:34:43 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: george76; MestaMachine; MWestMom; Old Sarge; shibumi; daisy mae for the usa; KylaStarr; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

NSA Leaker Comes Forward: ‘I Know I Have Done Nothing Wrong’

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance

Thanks, George76.

20 posted on 06/09/2013 12:38:09 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I’ll make a deal with DC.

They stop importing islamderthals and secure our border and I’ll worry about the muslims already here.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 12:38:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Mr. Snowden, I hope you understand this post...

CHECK YOUR SIX!

5.56mm

22 posted on 06/09/2013 12:38:38 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Yup.

They already have the DNA of every child born in this country in the past 10 years. Permanently. Refusing to delete or destroy it.

Because. Or something.


23 posted on 06/09/2013 12:38:57 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So when does the IRS claim racism?


24 posted on 06/09/2013 12:39:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Gosh, I had forgotten all about the brain mapping. *chills*


25 posted on 06/09/2013 12:42:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Read on but don't pass up the Main NSA Whistleblower Thread
26 posted on 06/09/2013 12:42:42 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: InterceptPoint

Thanks!


27 posted on 06/09/2013 12:43:49 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: struggle

“China will arrest him in Hong Kong, take him to China for some manufactured crime, he’ll end up dead, WH will shrug its shoulders.”

Obama met CHina’s president on Friday. Maybe they discussed that.


28 posted on 06/09/2013 12:46:00 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: JPG

That would be the intelligent thing to do.


29 posted on 06/09/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jet Jaguar; LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; ...
He needs a burqa. No one will bother him in a burqa.

Excuse any double pings. This is a live one.

30 posted on 06/09/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


31 posted on 06/09/2013 12:51:48 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Dead man walking.

The US has an extradition treaty with Hong Kong; he might as well as jump off the balcony or put a bullet through his head.

He’s done.


32 posted on 06/09/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; amom; DLfromthedesert

Praying now for Edward Snowden’s protection.


33 posted on 06/09/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

wow. very intelligent, articulate, insightful, and courageous man. 29 years old! I applaud his commitment to transparency here.


34 posted on 06/09/2013 12:59:57 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Not only that,do not forget DHS. They are freaking evil. They concentrate on Americans. They don’t give a crap about preventing islamic terrorism. They don’t offend terrorists, only us. When you link surveillance of we the people and aunt janet’s war on us it is really really scary.
Can anyone tell me I am a conspiracy theorist? Cause this feels downright Orwellian. I want a don’t tread on me tatoo on my forehead,well maybe not quite there.


35 posted on 06/09/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: sheikdetailfeather
talking about the inevitable outcome if nothing changes (thus why he came forward) "there will be nothing we can do to oppose it and it will be turn key tyranny."

This young man is a true patriot.

36 posted on 06/09/2013 1:01:45 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Jyotishi

It’s actually win-win for China to protect him: the populace is satisfied that free speech is protected, with the added bonus of sticking to POSHITUS and his tacky gifts and wife.


37 posted on 06/09/2013 1:03:21 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: struggle
China will arrest him in Hong Kong, take him to China for some manufactured crime, he’ll end up dead, WH will shrug its shoulders.

My money is on this guy. He's far smarter than Obama and Obama's henchmen... and I guarantee that he's has plenty of dirt of a lot of important people. This is going to be the story of a lifetime... far more so than Watergate ever was.

38 posted on 06/09/2013 1:03:54 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

they can’t kill him now without validating the rest and looking as they truly are—tyrants. he has already done his job of exposure. the train has left the station. bless this man. he is an American hero.


39 posted on 06/09/2013 1:04:06 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: txhurl
It’s actually win-win for China to protect him: the populace is satisfied that free speech is protected, with the added bonus of sticking to POSHITUS and his tacky gifts and wife.

:-D

40 posted on 06/09/2013 1:04:48 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: libbylu

I agree with you. And how did I forget ‘DHS’? Great point. We need to find out what the REAL purpose of their hollow point ammo is. THAT is disconcerting. Hollow points are NOT for training. Napolitano has been quiet lately. What’s up with that? Face lift like Hillary maybe?


41 posted on 06/09/2013 1:05:30 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Cementjungle
My money is on this guy. He's far smarter than Obama and Obama's henchmen... and I guarantee that he's has plenty of dirt of a lot of important people. This is going to be the story of a lifetime... far more so than Watergate ever was.

Yes. Yes. Yes and yes!

42 posted on 06/09/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: struggle

I doubt he is really in Hong Kong. That is just to throw the scent off for the dogs. He would be far safer in the world’s largest democracy.


43 posted on 06/09/2013 1:06:20 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: libbylu

Not much doubt in my mind that DHS is the main recipient of this domestic intelligence. Nor do I doubt it has and will continue to be used for political purposes. Coup in progress as Rush says. Back when the Patriot Act was being debated, those who warned that freedom and security conflict at points, were not listened to. Now we have a tyrant in office who won’t hesitate to play the “safe” card.


44 posted on 06/09/2013 1:09:11 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think I speak for all FReepers when I say this guy is a real traitor and deserves to have all the full weight of the law come down on him.

I think I speak for all FReepers when I say We the People don’t need to know what the government is doing to us, especially if they say it is for our own good.

Especially if they say they keep us safe.

Being kept safe from the terrorism is worth anything the government could ever do to us.

If you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide.

I think I speak for all FReepers when I say that the government can do to us whatever they deem they need to do because they are pretty much holy and trustworthy and never lie to us.

I think I speak for all FReepers when I say, “Pleas probe me if it keeps me safe. Nothing is more important than safety.”


45 posted on 06/09/2013 1:10:04 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (T. Jefferson's warning come true: THIS morning you woke up a slave to government and central bankers)
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To: entropy12

“He would be far safer in the world’s largest democracy.”

In India?


46 posted on 06/09/2013 1:10:23 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: GOP Poet

He can always commit ‘suicide’.

Alternatively, he might be detained by the Chinese and taken back to Beijing for a little friendly chat.

The HK authorities could also directly rendition him back to the US, and I can see that happening as well.


47 posted on 06/09/2013 1:11:29 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: GOP Poet

“wow. very intelligent, articulate, insightful, and courageous man. 29 years old! I applaud his commitment to transparency here.”

He was working for our nation’s intelligence services. He leaked classified information. He’s a traitor, even if he thought he had good motives.

My country, right or wrong. Let her always be right, but my country regardless.


48 posted on 06/09/2013 1:14:59 PM PDT by TroutGuy
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To: Jyotishi

‘He would be far safer in the world’s largest democracy.”


The one Breitbart lived in?


49 posted on 06/09/2013 1:15:32 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Texas Fossil
So, the dude is a Chinese agent of some sort ~ either the Chicoms own him, or some counter revolutionary gang of Chinese interested in overthrowing the Chicom regime.

He imagines he's safe ~ for now ~ but he's not.

Plenty of people in China don't want their phone calls, emails, and other electronic communications tapped by anyone ~ not each other ~ not by us ~

The boy is too white to survive this. Easy target in fact.

50 posted on 06/09/2013 1:15:39 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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