Skip to comments.DEMONIZING EDWARD SNOWDEN: WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Posted on 06/24/2013 8:11:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
DEMONIZING EDWARD SNOWDEN: WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
That’s easy. Neither
Could very well be a fight between Stalinists and Trotskyites.
It is a non-stop weasle attack. If she isn't willing to be identified she is lying.
It is a difficult choice. For the most part I am glad that Snowden put out the information, but he should have done so on an unclassified basis. Giving out secret information is so wrong for anybody. My other problem with being on Snowden’s side is that many liberals and Amnesty International are on Snowden’s side which make me a bit unsettled.
Snowden took the job so he could leak secrets. That’s treason.
However, it doesn’t mean that what the government’s doing doesn’t deserve scrutiny. That’s part of rule of law.
Let’s make him a martyr to both sides.
What is coming to light about the NSA and such is the real story. Not really ready to focus on figuring out whether the leaks were justified or not while I am still trying to figure out how the program worked and how much it was or wasn’t abused.
I consider Obama this nation’s enemy.
I’m going to stand on the side of the US Constitution upholding the rights of the American citizens against a tyrannical, out of control government.
I support Snowden...I’m glad he told what he knew, about time someone tells the people something but bullchit all the time.
I hear tell that when Prince William and Kate were here in the U.S.A. in 2011, Bamaboy had their rooms bugged, had people watching their every move, and knew what they were doing and who they were talking to....wonder how the Queen feels about this....she doesn’t like Mrs bamaboy anyway, and the Prince and Kate did not invite them to the wedding...hummmm just wondering.....
I think Snowden is a putz.
Something feels very wrong about this guy.
He discredits the US but none of it sticks to Obama.
I’m definitely not on the side of a government that believes storing all my data and tracking my every move is what the Founders of this nation intended.
I don’t know Snowden’s motivations, but so long as his actions are throwing wrenches into the NSA surveillance machine, he’s fine by me.
The side of truth, which is yet unknown
He chose the only option that guaranteed exposure and survival. When the government removes all avenues of whistleblowing, whistleblowers have no choice but to flee the country.
And he couldn’t very well run to an ally that would just turn him over to the criminal police state he just exposed. Nor could he trust the Congress critters easily blackmailed by the NSA into putting a knife in his back.
I consider Obama this nations enemy.
And just why is Russia our enemy? Because they actually look out for their best interests?
I find it very interesting that all the leaks from Hillary’s teams over the last few years, leaking ACTUAL state secrets on enemies and opponents, as well as the Benghazi “leaks” and the IRS misbehavior, etc etc etc
produced nothing; not one person held responsible or punished. But this man, who “leaks” what we already knew (but couldnt prove) for the “crime” of making obama look bad, is to be jailed for 30 years?
obama=Castro, I guess.
Neither, nothing presented represents the reality of this situation.
I agree. Something stinks with this one.
Seems to me that the US Government has become this nation’s enemy.
I don’t know who is pulling the strings of this government but they are certainly no longer of the people, by the people, or for the people. The US Government has far exceeded its Constitutionally delineated authority. It is no longer legitimate.
None of this is sticking to Obama.
I was inclined to be sympathetic initially, but when he ran off to Moscow he lost me.
Why? Cold War’s over. If anything we’ve been poking Russia a heck of a lot more than they’ve been poking us.
I wonder what the majority of comments around here would have looked like if this same thing happened under, oh I don’t know, a president Palin.
It wouldn’t have happened under a President Palin.
From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1592:
I am hurt.
A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped.
Is he gone, and hath nothing?
I have mixed feelings on Edward Snowden, but the NSA is definitely guilty of violating the Constitution and violating the rights/privacy of innocent Americans.
The NSA’s power needs to be greatly reduced because they are abusing it.
Aint it odd that this guy claims he had access to all Obamas comms?
Obama is a VICTIM.
It is the evil faceless NSA that is BAD.
Yeah something stinks.
I’m on Ben Franklin’s side, which means I support Snowden 10,000%.
I got the popcorn, glad he’s making Obama look silly.
I seriously doubt anything has changed much. Maybe tightening of some protocols but the main theme of what the NSA does will lean forward, as it were.
Could very well be a fight between Stalinists and Trotskyites.
Thank you, dfwgator!
I have a hunch Snowden and President You Didn't Build That are two of a kind: America haters.
Screw that! The NSA needs to be abolished: they have violated not only the 4th Amendment, but the 5th (and possibly the 1st [re: assembly]) and the 6th (the FISA court, how can that not be?). That's 30% of the bill of rights, right there.
Not to mention storing the information. How long until the stored information is used to trigger prosecution of new laws, that is to say: how long until the information is used in Ex Post Facto manner, which the Constitution prohibits?
I’m on America side! Snowden isn’t the problem one way or the other,, its our government that’s the problem
Snowden is an 0bama administration ‘false flag’ to distract from IRS/DOJ/Benghazi scandals. He’ll never be ‘caught’, just like the Benghazi attackers.
>> It is the evil faceless NSA that is BAD.
The stench was raw from day 1.
In your lifetime, how often do you recall the NSA making the news?
Can’t say I really understand the overlooking of betraying one’s country because it makes Obama look bad myself.
Snowden is a Patriot.
Deport all muslims, communists, and homosexuals in DC to Somalia and give them some post cards to let us know how they are making out.
Did anyone consider that all of these leaks are on purpose? Perhaps Obummer wants to bring down the nation in more ways than one.
This has been going on for years. The NSA and the shadowy people who run these operations are almost completely disconnected from the political spectrum.