Snowden defends Comey

Steve Kinney admin at
Thu May 11 10:27:44 PDT 2017

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On 05/11/2017 11:26 AM, Razer wrote:
> On 05/11/2017 06:39 AM, John Newman wrote:
>> "This FBI Director has sought for years to jail me on account of 
>> my political activities. If I can oppose his firing, so can
>> you."
>> John
> Snowden is an "All-American Boy" who thinks he's doing his
> patriotic duty by leaking and LUVS the American Gestapo (as long as
> they aren't killing him and burying him in a shallow
> alligator-filled Florida ditch.)

I think of Snowden as victim of circumstances controlled by others,
and very possibly an unwitting agent selected from a pool of
candidates provided by the Insider Threat Program.  Am I the only one
who has noticed that every real-world consequence of The Snowden
Affair has benefited his former employers?

Snowden's freedom of action ended when he handed Glen Greenwald a
collection of documents that brought in $250 million when Greenwald
shopped them around.  From that time forward Ed has been a prisoner in
a portable cage, because for reasons known only to himself he decided
to sign his name vs. concealing his identity.  Lest we forget, Chelsea
Manning was only busted because she said too much to a snitch - and Ed
certainly knew that.

The first thing the Snowden docs were used for was to open up NSA
domestic network surveillance as an issue for Congress to settle.
They did so by allowing it to continue, and in the process established
that lying to Congress under oath is not a crime if the DCI does it.
There are huge advantages in picking the time and place of a fight in
advance and preparing in depth before making "the other guy" start it.

The second thing the Snowden docs were used for was to keep the
Manning trial out of the news.  Greenwald reportedly fought with his
editors to move the publication date up to coincide with the first day
of Manning's trial.  They did so and the result was "Chelsea who?  Oh,
that's over and done with ages ago."

The only real damage the Snowden Docs did to State interests was not
done by them at all:  The popular press falsely attributes leaked NSA
docs originating in Germany, i.e. the one that revealed Merkel's
phones were tapped, to Snowden.


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