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Edward Snowden's explosive NSA leaks have US in damage control mode
Guardian UK ^ | Monday 10 June 2013 14.43 EDT | Dan Roberts and Spencer Ackerman in Washington and Tania Branigan in Beijing

Posted on 06/10/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by Perdogg

Washington was struggling to contain one of the most explosive national security leaks in US history on Monday, as public criticism grew of the sweeping surveillance state revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Political opinion was split, with some members of Congress calling for the immediate extradition of a man they consider a "defector" but other senior politicians from both parties questioning whether US surveillance practices had gone too far.

Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who revealed secrets of the Vietnam war through the so-called Pentagon Papers in 1971, described Snowden's leak as even more important and perhaps the most significant leak in American history.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: nsaleak; prism; snowden

1 posted on 06/10/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

US who? The jack-boot administration? or the chicken-butted Congress?


2 posted on 06/10/2013 11:57:12 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Perdogg

The faggot wikileaker was a bigger traitor. This IS whistle blowing on THIS administration. And apparently that is a no-no.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 11:57:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Perdogg

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: Perdogg

Daniel Ellsbug... now there’s an expert I’d love to see get his just rewards.

Oh he was the darling of the media. We’ll see how that holds up as Snowden takes on their fair haired love-child and his flying monkeys.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 11:57:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: Perdogg

I’m telling you guys, this is just another Obamabot sponsored leak to distract everyone from the Capitol crimes committed by Obama in Benghazi. You know you are over the target when they are unleashing everything they got at you! Anything but Benghazi, because what they did there requires the death penalty for everyone involved!


6 posted on 06/10/2013 11:59:57 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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This entire episode reeks of sensationalism, idealism, fantasy, and diversions.


7 posted on 06/10/2013 11:59:59 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

The NSA is violating the 4th Amendment.

I surely have more evidence than they have for their “search and seizure”.

Arrest the bastards. Massive Civil Rights Violation.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 12:00:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: DoughtyOne
"Daniel Ellsbug... now there’s an expert I’d love to see get his just rewards. Oh he was the darling of the media. We’ll see how that holds up as Snowden takes on their fair haired love-child and his flying monkeys."

I'm no Ellsburg fan but I'll give him credit for at least being consistent in his convictions on this issue which is more than I can say for virtually everyone else on the left.

9 posted on 06/10/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Perdogg

Yes, because they told us that they were not violating the citizenry’s rights. Damage control for sure.


10 posted on 06/10/2013 12:01:09 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: DoughtyOne

11 posted on 06/10/2013 12:01:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Perdogg

I wonder if Rep. Cummings can come up with a document linking Snowden with the Tea Party. The Dems and the media are burning the midnight oil trying to find any link between this guy and the right.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Uncle Miltie
The NSA is violating the 4th Amendment.

Don't you know... the NSA is


13 posted on 06/10/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Uncle Miltie
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Airports, government buildings, driving along the road...

Trading away rights for temporary safety is never the right decision.

14 posted on 06/10/2013 12:04:30 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: circlecity

IMO this is purely Elsbug covering his own ass. “If I can just make my act look like it was the same as this act.”

He’s seeking to cover his own ass with the righteous nature of this revelation. One was an act during war, and the other is an act of government abuse against it’s citizens.

IMO, these are two horses of a different color.


15 posted on 06/10/2013 12:05:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: UCANSEE2

There you got. Photographic proof!!!! :^)


16 posted on 06/10/2013 12:06:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: Perdogg

TITLE SHOULD READ:

Edward Snowden’s explosive NSA leaks have US GOVERNMENT in damage control mode


17 posted on 06/10/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Perdogg
Judge Andrew Napolitano is calling him a hero.

My take is this:

"You spy for me I love you long time Missa Snow man, hehehehehehehehe"

18 posted on 06/10/2013 12:08:55 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Dogbert41

i wondered about that too


19 posted on 06/10/2013 12:13:08 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Perdogg

Don’t ask for much!


20 posted on 06/10/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: DoughtyOne
"IMO, these are two horses of a different color."

I don't disagree with that but it doesn't change that Ellsburg is consistent. There are plenty of libs who cheered Ellsburg and the NYT leakers during Bush's administration who are now saying this spying is no big deal and the leaker should be thrown in jail.

21 posted on 06/10/2013 12:17:06 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Perdogg
A chinese spy hiding out in Japan?

Hummmm.... I don't think so.

Do you think Obama & Holder will bring him back for a civilian trial in New York?

22 posted on 06/10/2013 12:17:25 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg
Now, what the smear machine go into hyper drive. within a week Edward Snowden will not recognize Edward Snowden when he reads about himself in the press, the obama gøvt propaganda machine.

Just keep in mind the positions he has held as you will read he is a troubled homosexual a high school dropout, a man with a trouble drug past, etc. Oh ya he will undoubtedly be a card carrying red neck gun tooting republican as well.

23 posted on 06/10/2013 12:19:08 PM PDT by SilverMine (IF the US gøvt says it is a lie.)
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To: SilverMine
Just keep in mind the positions he has held as you will read he is a troubled homosexual a high school dropout, a man with a trouble drug past, etc. Oh ya he will undoubtedly be a card carrying red neck gun tooting republican as well.

People who cross the US Regime (this one and the Bushies) sure do commit a lot of sex crimes! Ever notice that? Assange, Scott Ritter, that French World Bank guy ... funny how that works out.

24 posted on 06/10/2013 12:24:15 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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Listening to Michael Medved. He's not not happy. He's the same totalitarian he was when he worked for Red Ron Dellums. The neocons are fighting for their lives. They're even losing influence in National Review.

This is a great day.

25 posted on 06/10/2013 12:30:53 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Perdogg

Edward Snowden’s explosive NSA leaks have US in Obama arse protection mode.

There, fixed it.


26 posted on 06/10/2013 12:34:49 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: madison10

Congressional Oversight Whereforth art thou? .. by advisor ‘Helen Keller’

makes ya wonder..


27 posted on 06/10/2013 12:42:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

John Bolton reportedly says prosecute his butt.


28 posted on 06/10/2013 12:43:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Perdogg

I’m surprised this has caused so much shock. Did anyone doubt that this was occurring? I heard stories about such going back many years. It was not a well kept secret. It’s a gross violation of the constitution and is wrong, no doubt. But it’s not a surprise at all.


29 posted on 06/10/2013 1:08:45 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: Dogbert41

Yep.

In fact I will go even further.

I bet there is a terrorist attack coming down the pike and they will claim it wasn’t stopped because of this and they will concoct something similar to the “spontaneous” lie.

It will probably be along the same line as the Boston bombing, that the terrorist are able to plan and execute an attack in just a couple of days.


30 posted on 06/10/2013 1:17:40 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Perdogg

It is ironic and schadenfreuden that Democrat regimes, which have been the most cavalier about important classified material, are now bitten on the ass by Snowden.


31 posted on 06/10/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT by expat2
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To: NormsRevenge

Well John Bolton can KISS mine! This guy is a patriot and hero.


32 posted on 06/10/2013 1:51:29 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Perdogg

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33 posted on 06/10/2013 1:56:37 PM PDT by nomad
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