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Repost of June 9, 2013 Bus.Insidr: Edward Snowden Describes When The CIA Got A Swiss Banker Drunk An
Repost of June 9, 2013 Business Insider on Yahoo news ^ | June 9, 2013 | Lubin

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. .

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: snowden

1 posted on 05/28/2014 7:45:41 PM PDT by mgist
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“by purposely getting the banker drunk”

you mean against his will?


2 posted on 05/28/2014 7:49:09 PM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill

Like in North by Northwest?


3 posted on 05/28/2014 7:50:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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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.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 7:51:24 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: BenLurkin

5 posted on 05/28/2014 7:52:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Rio
he was hopeful about the election of Barack Obama.

Fool.

/johnny

6 posted on 05/28/2014 7:52:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Rio

Come on, Snowden.

Tell us something new about Barry Soetoro.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: mgist

Wuz the Banker happy?


8 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zuse

Even Barry flew under the RADAR.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 8:02:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Paladin2

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.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 8:04:22 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: mgist

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.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 8:05:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: eyedigress; Zuse

12 posted on 05/28/2014 8:07:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: mgist
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.

Telling - very telling...

13 posted on 05/28/2014 8:07:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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To: Rio
“he was hopeful about the election of Barack Obama.”

Two traitors who are both trying to weaken, embarrass and eventually destroy America.

14 posted on 05/28/2014 8:08:01 PM PDT by detective
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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.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 8:09:04 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: mgist

What a great story! To the gallows.....


16 posted on 05/28/2014 8:28:17 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ECCM shows no results from that revolution. :^)


17 posted on 05/28/2014 8:29:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: rbmillerjr

John F’N Kerry (he served in Vietnam) Demands he comes back to America. I believe he is Secretary to the Secretary. Whatever


18 posted on 05/28/2014 8:31:23 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Upon furthur examination it would appear as thou some federal judges and the President himself are inbound.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 8:36:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: rbmillerjr
"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."

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.

20 posted on 05/28/2014 8:38:10 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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“I consider Snowden to be a Patriot not a traitor.”

I agree...


21 posted on 05/28/2014 8:40:20 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: rbmillerjr

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.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 8:48:42 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: GOPJ

Millions of people were, if you recall


23 posted on 05/28/2014 8:53:58 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rbmillerjr
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.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 9:17:48 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: rbmillerjr

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.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 10:10:54 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: theneanderthal

agreed


26 posted on 05/28/2014 10:22:06 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: theneanderthal

“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


27 posted on 05/29/2014 8:59:02 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: Girlene

“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.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 9:03:14 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: theneanderthal
I consider Snowden to be a patriot not a traitor

I agree. Because of his actions, younger generations are now on board with understanding how the government has way over-stepped its bounds.

29 posted on 05/29/2014 9:05:02 AM PDT by grania
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To: drunknsage

“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.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 9:12:07 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: eyedigress
Even Barry flew under the RADAR GAYDAR..
31 posted on 05/29/2014 9:20:15 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: rbmillerjr
"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."

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.

32 posted on 05/29/2014 8:08:13 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: theneanderthal

Definitely best that we all stay vigilant.


33 posted on 05/30/2014 5:16:13 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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