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Posted on 05/28/2014 7:45:41 PM PDT by mgist
Edward Snowden Describes When The CIA Got A Swiss Banker Drunk The former NSA/CIA employee who leaked documents about several invasive government spying programs, Edward Snowden has had growing doubts about the government for a long time, according to a interview in the Guardian.
One "formative" incident occurred around 2007, when the young technical analyst was working for the CIA under diplomatic cover in Geneva, Switzerland. It involved a Swiss banker, as described in the Guardian: CIA operatives were attempting to recruit a Swiss banker to obtain secret banking information. Snowden said they achieved this by purposely getting the banker drunk and encouraging him to drive home in his car. .
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“by purposely getting the banker drunk”
you mean against his will?
Like in North by Northwest?
Snowden says he thought about leaking government documents during his CIA stint in Geneva but refrained for fear that these secrets could endanger people, not machines and systems, and because he was hopeful about the election of Barack Obama.
Come on, Snowden.
Tell us something new about Barry Soetoro.
Wuz the Banker happy?
Even Barry flew under the RADAR.
He told us that under Obama more liberties have been taken away than any other time in history. He also told us that they’ve got it set up that if you’re a whistle blower you will pay and you will not get a fair trial.
The CIA must be mellowing. In the old days they’d have set up the rube with a hooker who wakes up dead in his bed.
Telling - very telling...
Two traitors who are both trying to weaken, embarrass and eventually destroy America.
I don’t believe a dang thing this traitor says. He is not a whistleblower, he is a freaking spy....and a spy for the Russians.
Does anybody find it interesting that every leak is harmful to the US....lol...he found or downloaded nothing harmful to Russia, China, Cuba etc.
Smell the coffee.
What a great story! To the gallows.....
ECCM shows no results from that revolution. :^)
John F’N Kerry (he served in Vietnam) Demands he comes back to America. I believe he is Secretary to the Secretary. Whatever
Upon furthur examination it would appear as thou some federal judges and the President himself are inbound.
Take your own advise. Snowden exposed the depth and breadth of our gooberments deep intelligence gathering efforts.
Against American citizens!
The gathering of such info about non-citizens doesn't bother me, even a little bit.
Sure, Putin has him now but where else could this man run?
I consider Snowden to be a Patriot not a traitor.
“I consider Snowden to be a Patriot not a traitor.”
He exposed how our government has been and still is spying on us. The leaks are harmful to those in power in government, not necessarily to the US. Big difference.
Millions of people were, if you recall
Because those countries are communist crap holes. This country is supposed to not be like them. We expect these things from them, but not America. What could you possibly leak about any of those countries that would damage them? Any one of them could kill a million people, again mind you, and the rest of the world would do what? Send an angry letter?
Again, America is supposed to be this great nation that stands for freedom. Snowden exposed it as a lie. The end doesn’t justify the means nor does nationalism excuse tyranny.
“I consider Snowden to be a Patriot not a traitor.”
I guess Ellsworth was a patriot as well, then?
He’s an Obama supporter, as he acknowledged and literally admitted holding back some info as “he was sure Obama could win”, and didn’t want to hurt Obama.
But, you think he is a Patriot. lol
“He exposed how our government has been and still is spying on us. The leaks are harmful to those in power in government, not necessarily to the US. Big difference.”
His personal representative, admitted that he could have made millions selling his stolen information to foreign governments. There is much more here than leaking the extent of spying...much more.
I agree. Because of his actions, younger generations are now on board with understanding how the government has way over-stepped its bounds.
“This country is supposed to not be like them.”
The US is not like them in the least. They spy as a matter of consistent policy with no oversight or care regarding the violation of privacy. Our spying was spurred from an event, a terror attack on this country. The reaction was an overreach and it will be investigated and corrected.
Privacy rights, in times of crises and war, fluctuate back and forth as a matter of factual history. Equivocating this to the purposeful spying by authoritarian countries, who do so for the good of the state over the individual, is a poor comparison. In those nations, there is no oversight, check, investigation, it’s what they do and intend to do.
“Again, America is supposed to be this great nation that stands for freedom. Snowden exposed it as a lie.”
Total hyperbole. America does stand for freedom.
One can only hope, but the overreach is thirteen years old and more pervasive by the moment. The metadata collection by NSA is only slightly more scary than google.
There are about 12 iterations of me wandering about the net and I would suggest the same for my FRiends. My favorite school of thought is to put out and about as much conflicting info related to as little truth as possible.
Probably useless but the practice makes my feel better.
Definitely best that we all stay vigilant.
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