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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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To: SatinDoll
We’ve been doing it for years (since at least the 1950s).

True! But telling the foreign enemy how we do it, who helps us, what we know and what we don't know and how we will try to find out what we still don't know is the problem here.

51 posted on 10/25/2013 6:05:46 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: yldstrk

Because those billion phone calls are coverted to data and searched as easily as you do google.


52 posted on 10/25/2013 7:51:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The fed gummint of the USSA has NOTHING to do with America and that disconnect seems to have started way earlier than most freeps realize.

If foreign dignitaries hock LOOGIES in the faces of our diplomats, well, I dont care at all; we embarrass them with our unsophisticated, democratic ways, and that’s fine because most of them are traitors who don’t know what America is all about anyway.

GOOD GOING EDWARD SNOWDEN.....!


53 posted on 10/25/2013 8:02:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: yldstrk

Because those billion phone calls are coverted to data and searched as easily as you do google.


54 posted on 10/25/2013 8:11:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin
both...
55 posted on 10/25/2013 9:29:22 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: usurper

We’ve seen how 0 always makes sure we get hurt when he messes up.


56 posted on 10/26/2013 7:03:33 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Snowden surely has set up a data dump with a dead man’s switch. Greenwald has arranged for his own security now and is dumping it piece by strategic piece.

Good for them. The truth shall make you free.


57 posted on 10/26/2013 10:39:16 AM PDT by helpfulresearcher (Socialism is just like any other form of corruption, except that it is perpetrated by a mob.)
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Snowden is at least an idiot.


58 posted on 10/26/2013 1:09:46 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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He’s given the anti-America crowd a new forum for hating America.

It’s sickening that Congress, the Courts, and the Administration have escaped culpability to the alleged privacy violations. It also sucks to see so many blaming the gun for the crime.


59 posted on 10/26/2013 1:15:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly!!! NSA expanded so much due to pressure from many contractors who are getting rich. They could not get richer unless the NSA greatly expanded its mission to collect all electronic and telephonic transmission that goes on within US borders and a lot that goes on beyond.

Also including those contractors who build the NSA facilities in Utah and Ft Mead Maryland. They want to get richer too.


60 posted on 10/26/2013 1:16:55 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Rick Snyder announced the opening of a new data center in Grand Rapids Michigan the other day.

I realize there are good uses for collecting lots of data on lots of things but the dangers are even greater and if you start throwing personal data in it just gets worse.


61 posted on 10/26/2013 1:20:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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62 posted on 10/26/2013 4:57:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: pepsionice

Snowden has a backup! Several backups! Julian Paul Assange and company!


63 posted on 10/26/2013 5:38:43 PM PDT by 57Chevy (Freedom is not Free!)
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To: pepsionice
"...even a President Hillary in 2016...could wake up and find some disturbing news on her operations."

Did she finally get that takadikoffame she's been needing for so long?

64 posted on 10/26/2013 6:05:01 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Rennes Templar
has things set up where he only has to hit one key and another source will have all the documents

I'm sute that it's a dead man switch. Snowden does need to click anything. If he does not refresh security regularly, like weekly, then the public key is no longer required and the encrypted data becomes readable to the likely thousands of people who now possess it in encrypted form.

65 posted on 10/26/2013 6:18:14 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This guy is a tratior who’s betrayed the trust of the US govenment. He needs to be either kidnapped or droned out


66 posted on 10/27/2013 1:52:45 AM PDT by ac-rep
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I think this is more to provoke another less civilized
country to take the action against Snowden that they are
restrained from doing. In other words a contract on his
head. They cant take him out so they con someone else to
do it. Like the end of Scarface.


67 posted on 10/27/2013 5:45:18 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: usurper

Our most dangerous enemy is based in DC. That won’t change when we elect a new President. The evil thugs of the world are all our enemies.


68 posted on 10/27/2013 7:00:05 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"I've wondered for some time if Snowden might have been recruited by the Russians when he was posted to Switzerland around 2007."

I've wondered the same thing about Obama. Also, the fact that Obama whispered that he would have more flexibility after the election came to mind when the Snowden thing happened. If Obama were trying to pass secrets to the soviets how would he do it? He doesn't personally have access to that secret info. He would have to recruit someone like Snowden to take it and then provide cover for them. I thought Snowden's actions of going to Hong Kong and then Russia were suspicious. If Obama, Snowden, and Putin were all in on it they put on a pretty good act. One thing I have learned in all my 64 years is that nothing is ever as it seems concerning gov actions. What we see and what we get from the media is for our consumption. What really happens we will never know.

69 posted on 10/27/2013 10:39:18 PM PDT by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: lwoodham
I've thought since Obama took office that he is connected to a Chicago-based cabal that sells White House influence and favors all over the world. One example is blocking the Keystone project, deep-water drilling, oil leases, coal mining. These actions benefit foreign oil, gas and coal producers (including the Russians). This White House also seems to launch policies that are counter intuitive to U.S. economic growth but can be beneficial to investors positioned in advance to profit from the adverse consequences. George Soros has a history of profiting on economic chaos.
70 posted on 10/28/2013 12:57:11 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

It has been going on for decades.

This will change things. For one thing, I expect “Cloud computing” to go away.


71 posted on 10/28/2013 3:54:09 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I've wondered for some time if Snowden might have been recruited by the Russians when he was posted to Switzerland around 2007.


Could be.

It seems nobody is asking the question, “How could such low level people get such high level access to so much high level, Top Secret intelligence information?”

Bradley Manning was a Private in low level position in a low level intelligence operation

Snowden Was a Contractor who had only been on the job for several months.

These guys had to had help and may have been cut outs for the real leakers in this Administration.

72 posted on 10/28/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Snowden is a traitor. He needs to be treated as such.


73 posted on 10/28/2013 8:42:34 AM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I've wondered for some time if Snowden might have been recruited by the Russians when he was posted to Switzerland around 2007.

Nice attempt at in absentia character assassination.

74 posted on 10/28/2013 3:20:20 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: SatinDoll
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.

Look who was President at that time and now look who we have for President and there's the #1 difference right there. One of the two of those men was a loyal American and the other is something fundamentally different.

75 posted on 10/28/2013 3:27:15 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: justice14
Snowden is a traitor. He needs to be treated as such.

Over the years I have been personally involved in many stories that made the news. Unfortunately, the news never gets it right. So yes by some accounts Snowden may be a traitor, but by others he is a patriot for bringing illegal activities perpetrated by faceless bureaucrats against the citizens of the United States to light. It is also possible that the whole thing is a ruse by our own intelligence community to keep our adversaries heads down.

I imagine many who previously thought their communications were secure are now wondering what we know and have even scrapped plans for destructive operations that they feel may have been compromised. Does it seem strange to you that despite a resurgence in Al-Qaeda activities over the past couple of years that no major operations took place this year on 9-11?

There have been dozens and dozens of possible scenarios presented in the threads here on Free Republic and elsewhere. You do not know whether or not Mr. Snowden is a traitor. That is a statement that would need to be determined through our court system. Personally I feel that there has been more evidence presented of traitorous activities perpetrated by those currently occupying our own Whitehouse than what we have seen presented about Mr. Snowden.

Whose lives were put at risk when our own Vice President told the world that it was members of Seal Team Six who took part in a raid against Osama Bin Laden? Dozens of them were subsequently killed in a preplanned ambush against a Chinook Helicopter, the largest single loss of U.S. life since the beginning of the 2001 Afghan War. Was Mr. Snowden responsible for that? Can anyone name even one person who was outed by Eric Snowden?

Mr Snowden’s disclosures have caused our adversaries to have to quit using nearly every form of electronic communications. It has caused them to wonder if all of their clandestine operations have been compromised. This most likely has effectively paralyzed their communications and caused many of their activities to be delayed or canceled. At this time there is no way to know whether or not Mr. Snowden’s disclosures have helped or hurt in the “war against terrorism”. I often wonder whether or not the entire episode is not a ruse by our intelligence community.

My dad has a saying however... and it is this, “Simple stupidity rules the world.” Being well into middle age myself I have found that no other statement is more true. So given that almost universal truth... if we can determine the most stupid explanation for the Snowden disclosures that will be the one that is most likely. I just don't know which explanation that is. Likely it is none of the theories brought forth here.

76 posted on 10/29/2013 10:34:43 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s going to be bad if nukes start falling and countries start asking Obama “Can you hear me now?”


77 posted on 10/29/2013 2:54:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SatinDoll

They can take Snowden out but it won’t stop the info from flowing. The genie is out of the bottle.


78 posted on 10/29/2013 2:56:08 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican
[It’s going to be bad if nukes start falling and countries start asking Obama “Can you hear me now?”]

Or Russian ICBMs arcing over the North Pole at 3 a.m. while Obama calls political advisers at home, asking: “What do we do now?”

79 posted on 10/29/2013 3:09:26 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: fireman15

Thank you for your post. Very well said and put. I respectfully disagree and feel that He is still a traitor. He has caused damage to our intelligence. Just my opinion, but I find that being a traitor.

Is Biden a traitor? That’s a different discussion, but a good point.


80 posted on 10/29/2013 7:23:32 PM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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