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NSA director: Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US
http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | , Sunday 23 June 2013 13 | Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; keithalexander; nsa; nsadirector; snowden; sourcetitlenoturl; tyranny; wot
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I think it attacks the Gov more than Obama,and I think Sal Alinsky is smiling.

They are working the collapse from the inside.


41 posted on 06/23/2013 1:43:49 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: redreno

Actually it is Obama who has caused irreversible damage to the US..NOT Snowden, all Snowden did was tell us the TRUTH, something Obama and his cronies are incapable of doing..oh and I guess those Boston Bombers were using Sprint otherwise we would have known about their little plan


42 posted on 06/23/2013 1:43:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: redreno

So, Snowden did “irreparable damage”, but we can “absorb” a nuclear strike.


43 posted on 06/23/2013 1:44:15 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: jsanders2001

Irreversable damage to thier plans for us


44 posted on 06/23/2013 1:44:55 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: redreno

the only ones causing irreversible damage to US is this administration.


45 posted on 06/23/2013 1:45:23 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Quite frankly,what jackass never figured out that Google was collecting your data? Is it any surprise that Uncle Sam's on Mars?
46 posted on 06/23/2013 1:48:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ColdOne

Our defense contractors hire all kinds of Chinese nationals. I doubt we have any secrets the chinese don’t already know.


47 posted on 06/23/2013 1:49:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: redreno

Snowden blew it. After his leaks, he should have turned himself in with press in tow and said he was ready to face any punishment in an attempt save his country from tyranny.

The public uproar would have been massive and influential on the govt.

Now he’s got no path forward that’s any good, and he’s in danger from not only the US govt, but every govt he approaches for succor.

Snowden is about to get an education on the George Will’s Law:

“America is an imperfect country surrounded by atrocious countries.”


48 posted on 06/23/2013 1:49:29 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed


49 posted on 06/23/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: jsanders2001

Also irreparable damage to NSA’s reputation


Exactly!


50 posted on 06/23/2013 1:51:12 PM PDT by boycott
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To: redreno

51 posted on 06/23/2013 1:53:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: ronnie raygun

Not really. The ones who really control America and thus use frauds like little barry bastard boy will just let the noise subside then go right on with their plans for global governance and control. The We The People Constitutional Republic is a figment of memory, not a running reality now.


52 posted on 06/23/2013 1:55:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: redreno

This guy Keith Alexander maybe a decent, honorable man. the problem is, he works for a regime that is dishonorable, and lawless. The majority in the country do not trust this Chi-Town thug government.


53 posted on 06/23/2013 1:55:43 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: DManA
"He can’t tell us how he caused the damage because that’s a secret. We just need to trust him."

When first you set out to deceive,
don't be surprised that folks disbelieve.

These guys have themselves tied in knots. Ludicrous.

54 posted on 06/23/2013 1:56:44 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: redreno

General Alexander told ABC’s This Week: “This is an individual who is not acting, in my opinion, with noble intent ...

Is the General talking about his boss?


55 posted on 06/23/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: cripplecreek
 photo obama_big_brother_1984.jpg
56 posted on 06/23/2013 2:05:26 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: JoeProBono

I estimate his weight to be around 800 lbs.


57 posted on 06/23/2013 2:07:26 PM PDT by Ken H
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>> Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US

That makes two. Possible Beer Summit ahead?


58 posted on 06/23/2013 2:09:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dfwgator

Now that there is the truth. This is what it all about ... preventing dissent.


59 posted on 06/23/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Well said.


60 posted on 06/23/2013 2:12:47 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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