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Officials alert foreign services that Snowden has documents on their cooperation with U.S.
Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2013 | By Ellen Nakashima

Posted on 10/25/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

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I've wondered for some time if Snowden might have been recruited by the Russians when he was posted to Switzerland around 2007.
1 posted on 10/25/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

US government

YOU ARE SO SCREWED

Your overreach has hoisted you on your own petard!

UN is going to embarrass you

Merkel is livid

Couldn’t happen to a bigger bunch of dolts if you ask me


2 posted on 10/25/2013 7:15:17 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Snowden is the gift that keeps on giving.


3 posted on 10/25/2013 7:17:41 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: yldstrk
YOU ARE SO SCREWED

You might as well include WE in that statement.

This is going to harm us for years to come long after Obama and his team of miscreants are long gone.

4 posted on 10/25/2013 7:19:36 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Snowden will continue on for decades unless someone puts a contract out on the guy and gets to him. Any president...even a President Hillary in 2016...could wake up and find some disturbing news on her operations.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 7:20:21 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: yldstrk

The United States spies on everyone.

We’ve been doing it for years (since at least the 1950s). The exception was spying on U.S. citizens, a practice that seems to have been initiated during the GWBush presidential terms.


6 posted on 10/25/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: yldstrk

Yup.

Its going to keep happening because our government is populated by arrogant morons.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 7:23:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: usurper

harm us how

it’s the same in discovery in a legal case

you get flooded with 50,000 pages of crap and can’t even see straight trying to go through it

these bozos, instead of profiling and targeting are collecting a billion phone calls a month. How is that useful?

I am glad Snowden did what he did and warned us about how depraved our government has become


8 posted on 10/25/2013 7:23:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: pepsionice

I suspect that was the purpose behind this WAPO article. Now Snowden has a number of crosshairs on him, and not all are U.S.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
It's really just MetaData.

Nothing to worry about.

10 posted on 10/25/2013 7:26:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Is it so hard to believe that a citizen can come to abhor the absolute violation of our (and others’) basic rights that he/she has to do something about it, irrespective of Russian recruitment or not?

Personally, I believe our intelligence community consisting of 16 publicly acknowledged agencies received a boon in the form of post 9/11/2001 which was mainly focused on terrorism throughout the Bush years.

Unfortunately, this same community came under the command of Team Obama in 2009 and drastically departed its mission and activities since then.

I actually welcome these revelations and I hope they continue because we are not a nation of revenge and internal coercion as has been evidenced by Obama's manipulation of the IRS, State Department, et al, nor should be externally.

Until this government actually starts using valid intelligence information to create some substantive public good, like actually preventing some terrorist act instead of lying about it, then I hope worldwide attention is brought to this President's activities that are only focused nefarious intention.

11 posted on 10/25/2013 7:26:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yldstrk

This “gathering” is only useful after the fact. It’s a farce.


12 posted on 10/25/2013 7:28:28 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Cluster.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 7:28:45 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So the government can’t keep their own top secrets ‘secret’ ... and people are entrusting them with their most personal and private medical information .... why? This is not going to end well on SO many levels, especially when the thugs in government start USING the info to force compliance with their latest ‘take-it-away-from-you’ scam and ‘we-now-totally-control-you’ scheme.


14 posted on 10/25/2013 7:29:50 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

15 posted on 10/25/2013 7:31:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SatinDoll

Only the scale changed under GWB.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 7:31:26 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: yldstrk

Snowden is just a distraction from the real culprits.

Personally I’m a lot more concerned about these companies that seem to exist for no other reason than to collect taxpayer dollars on make work projects. I’m also concerned about how people like James Clapper and many others can slip back and forth between executive positions with these companies and official government positions.


17 posted on 10/25/2013 7:32:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I don’t want to live in a Fascist state. NSA is enabling this by spying on us.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 7:34:05 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Gaffer

I appreciate your viewpoint and hope you’re correct.


19 posted on 10/25/2013 7:34:20 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The headline is misleading a lie. Glenn Greenwald almost certainly has such documents, given to him by Snowden, but Snowden doesn't have them any more.
20 posted on 10/25/2013 7:34:24 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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21 posted on 10/25/2013 7:36:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: usurper
This is going to harm us for years to come long after Obama and his team of miscreants are long gone.

So let me get this right. Snowden is in Russia and now the Russians know everything on his harddrive. Probably the Chinese too.

How come the U.S. citizenry is not informed to the level of our enemies? How arrogant to assume our enemies are more trustworthy than our citizens.

22 posted on 10/25/2013 7:42:17 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SatinDoll

“...crosshairs on him...”

Snowden seems clever enough that taking him out would probably lead to a huge public data dump.

That’s might be why he’s still breathing.


23 posted on 10/25/2013 7:42:49 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is an effort by the US to see if one of those “other” intelligence services will take out Snowden so US won’t be linked to it. What they don’t understand is all hell will break loose if that happens. His handlers will be dropping enough dimes to balance the budget.


24 posted on 10/25/2013 7:46:16 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Brad from Tennessee
From the thread titled "Poison Photo-Drop (Releasing photos endangers US lives)"
To: Bobkk47

Before he is done I fully expect him [obama] to release the names addresses and phone numbers of anyone anywhere in the world who has ever provided any information to agency workers.

The damage to US intel will last multiple generations.

7 posted on 05/12/2009 9:32:33 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 113 of our national holiday from reality.)

If obama really wanted Snowden taken out he would have long since been Hastings-ed or Breitbarted.

25 posted on 10/25/2013 7:53:18 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: SatinDoll

The great irony is that while 9/11 prompted the Bush administration to look for enemies in our midst, they totally missed the biggest threat (because the agencies involved had already been infiltrated).


26 posted on 10/25/2013 7:54:07 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: The_Reader_David
[Glenn Greenwald almost certainly has such documents, given to him by Snowden, but Snowden doesn't have them any more.]

That's according to Snowden. But I've had trouble taking him at face value. Snowden worked as a computer security specialist at the CIA station in Geneva, Switzerland in 2007 under diplomatic cover. As a member of the diplomatic community it's possible he came in contact with Russian embassy personnel. He could have been recruited then eventually steered to the NSA where he apparently amassed a library of damaging documents. Snowden surfaced and made his first revelations just days before Obama was supposed to confront China about its hacking of U.S. defense secrets and technology.

I know I tend toward conspiracy theories but in Vladimir Putin's one-sided, diplomatic slap fight with Obama Snowden is a valuable tool who appeared in a timely fashion. So I wonder if Snowden is for real or if he has been a Russian agent for the last six years.

27 posted on 10/25/2013 8:03:59 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: usurper

“This is going to harm us for years to come long after Obama and his team of miscreants are long gone.”

Once upon a time, you were exactly right. But now that the US govt has been captured by Marxists and Jihadis that play checkers for 8 hours while our troops get slaughtered, I don’t mind their iron fist getting revealed at every turn.

The ‘checks and balances’ provided by the Constitution are being ignored by the Regime. The only remaining checks/balances are the competing interests of Putin, China, etc.


28 posted on 10/25/2013 8:09:50 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: pepsionice

“Snowden will continue on for decades unless someone puts a contract out on the guy and gets to him. “

I imagine he is prepared for such a scenario, and has things set up where he only has to hit one key and another source will have all the documents.


29 posted on 10/25/2013 8:09:55 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

NSA domestic spying is unconstitutional.

If the govt were interested in catching terrorists they’d stop incoming flights from Yemen and similar places, deport any foreigners expressing jihadi feelings, and put the FBI on mosques and CAIR.

But instead the Feds supply weapons to al-Qaeda while claiming they need NSA to spot terror threats.


30 posted on 10/25/2013 8:15:00 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: yldstrk

This US statement is an indirect way to agitate some of these undisclosed states to take executive action to silent Snowden if the info he possesses threatens their national security.


31 posted on 10/25/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT by Fee
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To: Fee

who they should really be mad at is obama

even more that weirdo General Alxander who is in charge of the whole thing

He is more powerful than obama


32 posted on 10/25/2013 8:18:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
harm us how

No one, even our closest allies will work with us not because we also spied on them but because we are incapable of keeping even a low lever contractor from publishing our entire crown jewels of national security information.

Germany and France the UK and others not mad we bugged their phones they are pissed we bugged their phones and then through our incompetence let the information out.

Why should they risks sharing intel with sloppy, unprofessional dunderheads?

33 posted on 10/25/2013 8:37:24 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: usurper

exactly!

so they shouldn’t help such get elected either!


34 posted on 10/25/2013 8:45:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: pepsionice

Offing Snowden won’t stop the information flow. If he’s smart, he’ll have spread the intel all over the world with instructions on it going public the minute anything happens to him.


35 posted on 10/25/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Paladin2

“It’s really just MetaData.”

Nope. All the calls are recorded also.


36 posted on 10/25/2013 8:51:29 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: moovova
That’s might be why he’s still breathing.

Yes. This admin is too afraid of what he might have that they can't afford to harm him or he'd have been Breitbarted before the msm ever heard of him.

37 posted on 10/25/2013 8:55:19 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SatinDoll
That's what I was thinking. Looks like 0 and his Band of Scummy Men are setting Snowden up.
38 posted on 10/25/2013 8:57:05 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Portcall24

Snowden already said that he turned over all the data to Greenwald in Hong Kong. And Greenwald’s boyfriend was caught recently with some of the data on a London airport.

So, to put the genie back in the bottle, Snowden, Greenwald and his boyfriend would have to be taken out.

It’s probably too late for that. At this point, all the intelligence services in the world would have to assume that the Russians, the Chinese and who knows who else also has the data.


39 posted on 10/25/2013 9:00:52 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: yldstrk

>Couldn’t happen to a bigger bunch of dolts if you ask me<

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You and most FReepers realize this but I doubt that the man-in-the-street knows or cares more than what he has learned from Oprah and other “celebrities”.


40 posted on 10/25/2013 9:21:52 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SatinDoll

“The exception was spying on U.S. citizens....”

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How convinced are you of that statement?


41 posted on 10/25/2013 9:23:52 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: bgill

“....with instructions on it going public the minute anything happens to him.”

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Are the recipients of these instructions trustworthy and aren’t they also in someone’s crosshairs?


42 posted on 10/25/2013 9:31:54 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: BarnacleCenturion

But the info being released from Snowden is just MetaData in the broad sense.


43 posted on 10/25/2013 9:36:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yldstrk

Maybe you are right. But I can’t help thinking that the Soros cabal has had a hand in the whole thing all along.

I know that I am really stretching the tin foil here, but I just wonder if they actually set up this entire scenario themselves to turn the public against the NSA and against the military.

Reason? The Department of Defense would be the Department most likely to employ people who actually care about this country and want it to continue as a superpower. The Soros Administration is working hard to destroy the military, but there are many loyal Americans still there, so the communists want us to mistrust the military.

The NSA has always been obligated to keep quiet about what it does, ergo, none of the people who are actually doing the work can defend themselves against any sort of lies. Same goes for the military.


44 posted on 10/25/2013 9:41:49 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: pepsionice

“Snowden will continue on for decades unless someone puts a contract out on the guy and gets to him. Any president...even a President Hillary in 2016...could wake up and find some disturbing news on her operations.”

He might have a fail-safe set to dump his entire inventory of data onto the web in the event of his demise.


45 posted on 10/25/2013 9:42:31 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Rennes Templar

I would guess if he doesn’t log on within a set period of time the info will be dispersed all over the world. Heck one of us might get an email from him with some very interesting information.


46 posted on 10/25/2013 9:51:12 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“I wonder if Snowden is for real or if he has been a Russian agent for the last six years.”

If he was a Russian agent you never would have heard his name. The Russians would have kept him in place working for the NSA and stealing secrets. Making all this information public doesn’t help the Russians at all.


47 posted on 10/25/2013 10:27:16 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: 353FMG

I was a French linguist and a cryptanalyst working for the Navy Security Group ( think NSA wearing a naval uniform) between 1982-1986.

We were ordered NOT to intercept any U.S. comms. To do so was illegal.


48 posted on 10/25/2013 11:12:03 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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Guess the US is trying to get someone else to off Snowden. This bunch just loves others to do their blood work.


49 posted on 10/25/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by thegrump (It is who we are. It is what we do. Live for nothing or die for something !)
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To: Rebelbase

Like a multitude of sites each primed to dump at a different set time unless rest ?

Bet there are people who only task right now is trying to dig out every internet connection he ever made.

But if he simply set up some of those anonymously in various ways....

Here’s hoping all the statists have endless nightmares.


50 posted on 10/25/2013 12:07:10 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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