This could cause a big diplomatic scandal. It should, I mean, then again we all live in Spy states
So, for all the FR imbeciles that think Snowden is a hero, this makes it abundantly obvious he’s just another America-hating Bradley Manning with a higher clearance, who grabbed a huge number of documents fairly indiscriminately, just like Manning.
The idea that he selectively grabbed just a few documents about internal US operations is clearly debunked. The Washington Post simply was really selective about what it published. The Guardian was selective in the beginning but now it’s clear that they’re going to dump most of the trove (and whatever they don’t print probably will end up on Wikileaks).
Article contains information about NSA intercept attempts against the Russian Foreign Minister’s communications, based on materials provided by Snowden.
This has NOTHING to do with the privacy of American citizens, and everything to do with what the NSA “should” be doing.
Though, blind worship of Russia by other imbeciles here might be so bad that now we think it’s terrible we’re spying on the Russians.
This one is just plain funny:
This latest case of US espionage in my book is very, very benign. I don’t object to this at all, in fact I welcome it very much.
However it seems to me that the inclusion of THIS in Snowden’s safety packet might not have necessarily reflected his political beliefs.
It was included out of an awareness that it would induce diplomatic damage.
My guess is that for political/safety leverage he would release it incrementally in a, “didn’t mind that punch? How about THIS one...?”-type manner.
I believe there are much more damaging revelations to come.
It took FIVE people to write this article! That has to be a record.
Like it or not, this what these agencies are supposed to do..
use PGP or one-time-pads
Snowden was disappointed in Obama in that he bashed Bush about spying on Americans but then expanded the program.
Since it came out, Obama has tried to justify it and stay above the scandal. Snowden has been trashed and the left tries to discredit him and downplay the seriousness of the spying. Yet they attacked Bush relentlessly for less. But Snowden’s beef is with the president and he doesn’t plan on ever coming back to America to stand trial. Releasing this information hurts Obama.
Snowden will keep landing punches because Obama will keep ignoring him and the spying and the left will keep trying to fight Snowden.
I hope Snowden has audio of embarrassing conversations of famous people because that will wake up a few more people by personalizing the spying.