Skip to comments.More Americans see man who leaked NSA secrets as 'patriot' than traitor: Poll
Posted on 06/13/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Roughly one in three Americans say the former security contractor who leaked details of top-secret U.S. surveillance activity is a patriot and should not be prosecuted, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.
Some 23 percent of those surveyed said former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a traitor while 31 percent said he is a patriot. Another 46 percent said they did not know.
Snowden, 29, revealed last week that the NSA is monitoring a wide swath of telephone and Internet activity as part of its counterterrorism efforts.
"I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American," Snowden told the South China Post, an English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, in an interview published on Wednesday.
U.S. authorities have said they are weighing possible criminal charges against Snowden, who was an employee of Virginia-based consultant Booz Allen Hamilton when he leaked documents indicating the NSA's surveillance of Americans is much broader than had been disclosed publicly.
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We are rocketing towards some very interesting things politically.
-The rapid ascendance of the Ron Paul/Rand Paul Libertarian Wing of the GOP in our politics.
-A painful replay of the Church Committee of the 1970’s.
-A somewhat entertaining cycle where government officials are going to deny certain things only to have Glenn Greenwald publish proof that they’re lying their arses off. Repeat as necessary.
-About every week or two the ChiComs will poke Obama in the ribs with a sharp stick named Edward Snowden.
-Obama sticking a moist finger in the air and realizing that he has greatly angered the techie left-libertarian Under 30 crowd so essential to his base. So he will throw the involved intel officials under the bus. Despite the fact that they were executing a program that HE ORDERED THEM TO.
-And then they will retaliate, as spooks who have gone under the bus always do.
-And God help us, a major terrorist attack coming tight on the heals of frantic insistences that “these programs are keeping us safe!”
I;m certainly no libertarian at al, especially on their liberal social issues but I am against spying on all Americans and cover ups
or even this
secret program of spying\\
done by the Govt
who goes to a secret court
who has secret judges
who we do not know who appointed them
who then only hears one side to this .
Why is this distrust of the NSA not translating into much wider distrust of the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut?
This is comparable to the Stasi activity in East Germany for so many years. The difference between the East Germans and the Soviet Union, is that the Germans could actually make devices that worked, whereas the Soviets employed makeshift engineering and slovenly designed and built technology.
With all the fine technology that has come out of Silicon Valley in the past generation, the Current Regime has at its disposal the means to blow way past the East German Stasi, into a whole new level of oversight and recording.
To top that off, there is a huge facility being built in the Utah plateau country that is intended for storage of the collected information, for further analysis and to create a database that could conceivably be used to recreate a persona of almost any individual now living in the US. The sum total of all the e-mails and telephone messages, the record of transactions made and other individuals contacted, and even personal preferences as to breakfast food and entertainment are all duly noted, to be used for “marketing” purposes (read “community organizing”). Or to thwart any personal initiative that is not in accordance with The Won’s agenda.
because no republicans is mentioning obama;s name to this and the media are keeping his name at a distance .
in the mean time obama is raising money and doing politics instead of being out there plus have you noticed how the media is not asking where is obama
Real heroes stay and face the music. They don’t tell secrets to our enemies.
There would be no real hero. He would be disappeared. Don’t you realize that he had the ability to see whether there was anyone group in government that would be trustworthy and his information told him no group would be trustworthy.
So he had to go outside.
The issue is not him, the issue is what he exposed. The PTB will make this about him as a distraction.
The people need to have these programs closed and the UTAH site bombed. Laws should be passed that data collection cannot exceed thirty days without copies.
No data collection happens without 2 judge signoff and our boarders must be secured and profiling must happen.
Greenwald said Peter King’s brain is a “swamp”. I thought that was funny.
The two former NSA workers, one 40 years and the other 30 years, were on Hannity and explained why Snowden didn’t got through the “proper” channels.
They also both are convinced 911 could have been prevented.
The two former NSA workers, one 40 years and the other 30 years, were on Hannity and explained why Snowden didnt got through the proper channels.
What did they say?