Skip to comments.NSA director: Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US
Posted on 06/23/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT by redreno
National Security Agency director Keith Alexander said on Sunday that whistleblower Edward Snowden betrayed the trust of Americans and defended the broad surveillance programs as necessary to prevent another terrorist attack.
As Snowden evaded an attempt on Sunday by Washington to have him arrested in Hong Kong, General Alexander told ABC's This Week: "This is an individual who is not acting, in my opinion, with noble intent ... What Snowden has revealed has caused irreversible and significant damage to our country and to our allies."
Alexander said the NSA surveillance programs Snowden had disclosed to the Guardian were tightly overseen and disputed statements from members of the Senate intelligence committee that they had not played a unique role in preventing terrorist attacks.
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He is more than a distraction.
This guy is an assault.
The only people who didn’t know what the US Govt was doing, were the citizens of the US.
The Obama administration leaks classified information continuously. They do it to glorify the President, or manipulate public opinion, or even to help produce a pre-election propaganda film about the Osama bin Laden raid. The Obama administration does not hate unauthorized leaks of classified information. They are more responsible for such leaks than anyone.
What they hate are leaks that embarrass them or expose their wrongdoing. Those are the only kinds of leaks that are prosecuted. The "enemy" they're seeking to keep ignorant with selective and excessive leak prosecutions are not The Terrorists or The Chinese Communists. It's the American people.
The Terrorists already knew, and have long known, that the US government is doing everything possible to surveil their telephonic and internet communications. The Chinese have long known, and have repeatedly said, that the US is hacking into both their governmental and civilian systems (just as the Chinese are doing to the US). The Russians have long known that the US and UK try to intercept the conversations of their leaders just as the Russians do to the US and the UK.
They haven't learned anything from these disclosures that they didn't already well know. The people who have learned things they didn't already know are American citizens who have no connection to terrorism or foreign intelligence, as well as hundreds of millions of citizens around the world about whom the same is true. What they have learned is that the vast bulk of this surveillance apparatus is directed not at the Chinese or Russian governments or the Terrorists, but at them.
Why was letting the Boston terrorists MURDER by ignoring
repeated warnings to the NSA and Obama not irreversible?
Why are psychic deformities on American children
genitally groped in airports not irreversible?
Were not HASAN’s premeditated (and very acceptable
“workplace accident” to Obama) MURDERS not irreversible?
Bammy has damaged the country FAR worse.
Yes ... after all Obama and his minions have done to this country, I’m not sure much more damage is possible ..
“Keith Alexander said on Sunday that whistleblower Edward Snowden betrayed the trust of Americans”
So why is it that Snowden has huge public support and Obama’s approval is nosediving?
Obama loves it
“National Security Agency director Keith Alexander said on Sunday that whistleblower Edward Snowden betrayed the trust of Americans and defended the broad surveillance programs as necessary to prevent another terrorist attack.”
I call BS on that one...
Guantanamo, syria, libya iran, Obama loves this because it discredits the US Government.
None of it sticks on Obie, but it sticks on the flag
I wish to be FREE, and I understand that will have to be responsible, informed, and ready to defend myself and my country. Freedom is a risk I choose to accept. I am grateful for the opportunity; it was bought at great price.
Before the pro surveilance faction arrives let me pre-answer them......
No, whats disgusting is people like you that cried and cried on FR for someone on the inside to expose the BS in the admin, then when someone did, turned on a dime screaming TRAITOR! and thus ensuring no one will ever do it again.
And idiots wonder why conservatives cant be trusted to stand for squat anymore.
Couldn’t have said it better. See you at the fight.
Guy’s comment should say “caused irreversible damage to us,” not “US.”
“Obama loves this because it discredits the US Government.”
You are wrong. Obama’s base is pissed off that he is spying on their Facebook and twitter posts. They couldn’t care less about Syria.
Pelosi just got booed at a Netroots conference when she attacked Snowden. These are the people who got Obama elected. His approval rating is sinking because of this.
In a way, he is right.
No one who is paying attention will use any type of electronic communication for things they don’t want the NSA to hear (or to leak to a competitor).
Still doesn’t justify shredding the 4th amendment.
Snowden derailed a train headed towards Camp Unicorn where we were all to get a hot meal and a shower.