Skip to comments.Edward Snowden's explosive NSA leaks have US in damage control mode
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.
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US who? The jack-boot administration? or the chicken-butted Congress?
The faggot wikileaker was a bigger traitor. This IS whistle blowing on THIS administration. And apparently that is a no-no.
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.
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 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!
This entire episode reeks of sensationalism, idealism, fantasy, and diversions.
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.
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.
Yes, because they told us that they were not violating the citizenry’s rights. Damage control for sure.
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.
Don't you know... the NSA is
Airports, government buildings, driving along the road...
Trading away rights for temporary safety is never the right decision.
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.
There you got. Photographic proof!!!! :^)
TITLE SHOULD READ:
Edward Snowden’s explosive NSA leaks have US GOVERNMENT in damage control mode
My take is this:
"You spy for me I love you long time Missa Snow man, hehehehehehehehe"
i wondered about that too
Don’t ask for much!
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.
Hummmm.... I don't think so.
Do you think Obama & Holder will bring him back for a civilian trial in New York?
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.
This is a great day.
Edward Snowden’s explosive NSA leaks have US in Obama arse protection mode.
There, fixed it.
Congressional Oversight Whereforth art thou? .. by advisor ‘Helen Keller’
makes ya wonder..
John Bolton reportedly says prosecute his butt.
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.
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.
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.
Well John Bolton can KISS mine! This guy is a patriot and hero.
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