Skip to comments.James Clapper Giving Speeches To Students, Begging Them To Stop Thinking Of Ed Snowden As A Hero
Posted on 04/21/2014 4:12:15 PM PDT by opentalk
A few weeks back, I read a Washington Post story "Inside the admissions process at George Washington University" and noted this interesting tidbit towards the end:
GW also asks students to list a role model and two words to describe themselves. As for herself, Freitag said, she would list Martha Stewart/Tina Fey and sassy/classy. This year, shes seeing a lot of Edward Snowden citations.
I had thought about writing it up, but decided it was a pretty small thing, really. It's not secret that, as a group, younger people have a much more favorable impression of Snowden than older people.
However, apparently it set off alarm bells in James Clapper's head. He recently gave a keynote speech at the GEOINT conference, and used the opportunity to vent about stupid kids and their stupid love of that stupid Ed Snowden. And apparently he's going to be doing a lot of that
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...also doesn’t want them watching “Person of Interest”.
I'm not a kid and I'm not atypical for my age group. Edward Snowden making everyone aware of how much we're spied on, at a loss of his country, labelled a traitor without a trial and hunted by his own government is a hero.
Until he came along, many younger people were clueless about how little privacy we have.
Clapper lied to Congress on TELEVISION...!
The liar tells people to ignore this other guy...?
The effect will be the opposite of his desire —how intelligent is he...?
Jail is the best place for him but he DEFINATELY should not be in that line of work.
Clapper just has his lip run out because he is not the stupid kids hero.
“Until he came along, many younger people were clueless about how little privacy we have.”
Most are STILL clueless about how far the country has fallen since “The One” came to power. Even worse, he still has another three years to complete the destruction.
Which means they will because he is a hero for exposing the depth to which NSA goes ot investigates its own citizens for political reasons instead of protecting our national security.
I would rather those students ask James Clapper about his own time with Booz Allen.
Snowden, hero. +1
Hey Kids! Clapper is a liar and criminal (perjury to Congress) also a serial invader of your and my rights. String him up (after you give him a fair trial).
I consider Edward Snowden a hero because he exposed the surveillance state to a great many people who were unaware of the ever-encroaching police state and woke them up.
James Clapper is useless and a waste of space.
James Clapper is just one of many DC higher ups who should be in prison.
My standard response to people when they express amazement that I don’t own/use a cell phone (”How can you live your life without a cell phone?”) is: James Clapper. Then they look at me funny. Very, very few of them know who he is. And isn’t THAT a shame?
Snowden could have been a hero, until he started giving hostile and semi-hostile governments our classified data.
Sorry, Clapper, but Snowden stood up against acts that are an insult to liberty and in this much he is a hero.
It was *all* classified data so your point is?
Assume that you are inducted into a top-secret operation, eventually this operation expands to entail murder; is it a violation to expose this despite the classified operation? — This is to ask: is the a person bound to secrecy even if keeping that secrecy would make you a conspirator/accessory to a criminal action?
Many people on here were clueless. Lots of people were told to get some tin foil. I haven’t heard anyone called a nut job about anything lately.
By the way, does anyone know who the people are who drive around with video cameras filming every street in the world so it can go on a google map? I went “driving” down a street in my boyhood hometown not long ago and the street came to a dead end. There was a lady in the doorway looking at the camera vehicle. That proves it’s not done from satellite. And that’s just damned creepy.
hostile and semi-hostile governments
THAT was my key point. As to your point, the only “criminal” actions we know of were against the American people, not Red China, Russia, etc. When he started giving them our secrets he became a traitor.
Would you have supported the traitors who gave the USSR our nuclear secrets decades ago? How about info on our drone program now? Or how our subs can evade their sonar? Or our planes their radar? We were doing, as far as any of us know, nothing “criminal” overseas. Can you imagine THIS “President” doing active spying on any hostile nation? I can’t! Even so, spying against a hostile nation is NOT a crime.
What “crimes” did Snowden expose to Putin? Or Red China? Detail them for me please. You seem to think you are an authority on this and know things that the rest of us do not. Please enlighten us.