They couldn’t prevent Boston....they are more concerned with going after Tea Partiers than Muslim terrorists.
Also irreparable damage to NSA’s reputation
Nossir. Reverse the subjects in that phrase:
"Whistleblower Edward Snowden said that the National Security Agency betrayed the trust of Americans."
There, that's better.
He can’t tell us how he caused the damage because that’s a secret. We just need to trust him.
My default position, in the absence of any evidence, is the government is lying.
There, fixed it.
A 29 year old drop out who worked for a private NSA contractor has been able to damage America’s security in an irreversible manner. How many others of the tens of thousands of NSA and private NSA contract employees are in a similar position to do damage. Perhaps we should rethink the whole intelligence structure in America.
American Citizen: Obama has caused irreversible damage to U.S.
The NSA under the direction of the monkey-eared Kenyan has done irreversible damage to the US.
All Snowden has done is chip at the foundations of surveillance.
People would bitch a storm if we weren’t watching.
Now the very people that are offended have their nose up everyone’s business.
The State Department are going out of their way to bring Muslims into America, expose the borders as folly, and leave the VISA system open for abuse. So, Mr. Keith Alexander, WTF are you talking about?
“NSA director: Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US”
Yeah, so what. So has Obama.
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.
“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?
“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...
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