Skip to comments.Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance
Posted on 06/09/2013 11:41:17 AM PDT by sunmars
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."
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Such courage i guess he will be arrested within the hour if not already.
How the # is that jackass, Manning, a whistleblower?
Consider the source. The Guardian is a left-wing UK paper.
great courage indeed, and it is required of all of us:)
I'm betting this guy voted for Obama. We'll see. Watch the video at the link.
I wonder how long he can last living in a Hong Kong hotel at his own expense.
Oh, maybe he isn’t living at his own expense.
At least the guy had the sense to get of the states, he’s in Hong Kong, good luck getting him back from there.
Lord our God, protect this man from our government and make more like him.
The first of many patriotic prisoners....?
I guess where I am going with this, is that Dems have a habit of blowing classified operations.
This is the part where they “Joe the Plumber” him by releasing all his medical/tax/divorce records.
After that, they “Assange” him for having sex without a condom and imprison him.
Be interesting to see where this goes....smart coming out because it means Obama cant make him disappear now. Makes this very very interesting, bet the world press descend on him in hong kong and china will be in no hurry to hand him over, this will be fun tonight at Obama’s little meeting with the chinese pres........
This guy is gonna get SO audited..hope his papers are in order Obama and his cronies are coming
Really? With 0bama using drones to kill American citizens in foreign lands with the sweep of his pen? The guy will be named an enemy of the state....he’s toast. Under 0bama there is no need to bring him back, 0bama will just take him out.
This is why Communist regimes always ship journalists and true believers off to the gulag.
When the cult believers realize that Utopia is actually a police state, they freak out and cause big trouble for the regime.
Is there any way the House could grant him some sort of immunity from prosecution?
that is to say the late Edward Snowden. Only 29. Wow.
Embarrass the emperor? Expect to be audited.