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Snowden to German TV: NSA wants to kill me
TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Jan 2014 20:06 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)

Posted on 01/26/2014 9:05:43 PM PST by Olog-hai

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden voiced fears that US “government officials want to kill me”, in a TV interview to be broadcast in Germany on Sunday night. […]

Snowden also told the German broadcaster: “These people, and they are government officials, have said they would love to put a bullet in my head or poison me when I come out of the supermarket, and then watch as I die in the shower.” […]

According to (public television broadcaster) ARD, Snowden also claims in the interview that the NSA is involved in industrial espionage. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: liberalagenda; nsa; obama; snowden
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1 posted on 01/26/2014 9:05:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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Doubtful.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 9:08:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes Eric, this is well known that the NSA does not want to share beer and biscuits with you. Americans know you are on Obama short list. Does it really surprise you ?


3 posted on 01/26/2014 9:10:41 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Gene Eric
Doubtful.

It just seems to me, that if they wanted him dead, he would be already. I don't think there is anywhere on earth someone can hide, if the government wants to kill them.

4 posted on 01/26/2014 9:19:59 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

They want to watch as he dies? That’s mean.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 9:21:46 PM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Mark17

Not unless he is under Chinese or Russian protection.

Which is why he fled there in the first place.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 9:22:14 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Olog-hai

“I would love to put a bullet in his head,” one Pentagon official told BuzzFeed. The NSA leaker is enemy No. 1 among those inside the intelligence world.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/americas-spies-want-edward-snowden-dead

This also makes me wonder about this old story...
http://www.villagevoice.com/2005-04-26/news/in-the-name-of-sibel-edmonds/

There’s an old thread on FR I found today when searching Sandy Berger stuff...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1950281/posts

and a recent story came to mind...
Recent story of interest:
http://jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6466:us-contractor-arrested-accused-of-smuggling-fighter-jet-plans-to-iran&catid=118:war-on-terror&Itemid=301

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I’m still deciding on Snowden. I wish the drip, drip would stop and just get it over with— get it all on the table. The documents aren’t secret anymore because newspapers have it and who knows how many others. I am sure that i don’t trust the government and I don’t trust Snowden but I haven’t decided that he’s the enemy yet, either.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 9:26:00 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Gene Eric

Look up this on YouTube and you’ll see it is very likely.

“The Best Enemies Money Can Buy - An Interview with Professor Antony C. Sutton - YouTube”


8 posted on 01/26/2014 9:26:28 PM PST by B4Ranch (http://discoverthenetworks.org/ This website describes the networks / agendas of the political Left.)
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To: Mark17

I agree. Furthermore, it makes political sense for the NSA to ignore him to whatever extent possible.

FWIW, I haven’t taken the anti-NSA position on this matter.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 9:30:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai
they'd prolly like to see most of us here achieve room temperature, he's simply higher on the list...
10 posted on 01/26/2014 9:31:22 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: B4Ranch

I think it would be politically foolish. But a false-flag op wouldn’t surprise me. Snowden is prolly better off at home.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 9:33:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai
Das Interview
12 posted on 01/26/2014 9:34:47 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Chode

yep


13 posted on 01/26/2014 9:36:46 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Gene Eric

Snowden isn’t offering anything more than he did in the beginning...rather he’s creating situations among countries leaders and he knows that. I for one could care less what happens to him.....he’s gone way past “informing the American people”.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 9:39:04 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

>> he’s creating situations among countries

Indeed.

So many ways to interpret the info and activity (and lack thereof.)


15 posted on 01/26/2014 9:51:18 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Have you ever wondered if maybe he didn’t have as much information as claimed? I have.

If that is so, then that leads me to think Snowden is part of a group of these type—like linked above.

Snowden hasn’t really given much more information than Russell Tice did.

Either these individuals are telling the truth and we have a major problem or there is a group that has organized to take down or at least severely damage our spying capabilities. Either way it’s pretty bad.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 9:59:00 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Gene Eric

I don’t think the “kid” is operating entirely alone either. Assange has his gal with Snowden, and who knows who else is using him...none of which is to our advantage in fact the opposite.....this passed being about the “good” of American people long ago and he flips to which ever direction and nation ear that will hear.

Putin’s sure enjoying him being there as a slap in Obamas face...now saying Snowden can stay there as long as he wants....of course Putin could change that in a heartbeat and likely will once he gets weary of Snowdens game.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 10:01:01 PM PST by caww
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To: Irenic

I agree he’s “hooked” up...likely Assange’s group and branches of... since the gal escortng him and setting things up is Assange’s gal.The stuff he’s revealing now has nothing to do with the safety or welfare of Americans...he’s playing countries and taking his cues from others besides just his own intentions.

You can’t play with the Big Boys he’s attempting to rile without getting hurt....I think they haven’t got him yet because they’re simply letting him hang himself..as he surely will do.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 10:05:40 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

Assange was right there to make his statement right after Obama spoke about this.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 10:07:28 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Gene Eric

>>FWIW, I haven’t taken the anti-NSA position on this matter.

Nor have you taken the pro-Constitution position.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 10:25:25 PM PST by oblomov
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To: caww

In some ways I think we’re being played, they’re trying to pull our strings so we force the change.

I sure as heck don’t like having so much data collected on me but I also don’t want to leave our country with chit ROE like our military must deal with.

Other countries do this, no doubt in my mind but if we’re made to stop and they still do—what have we gained?

One thing I’m absolutely certain about— we need to overhaul our how we hand out security clearance. I think we used to do a better job. And screw the PC stuff.

We’re getting it from all sides though. I think Glenn Beck got pulled into the mud—that big announcement that never happened—them. I think maybe Canada Free Press was pulled in—Doug Hagmann’s DHS Insider series.

Look at Russell Tice, he has almost the same stuff as Snowden but apparently didn’t take any files and didn’t do the big drama of leaving the country.

*Tice says the technology exists to track and sort through every domestic and international phone call as they are switched through centers, such as one in New York, and to search for key words or phrases that a terrorist might use.*

*Tice: Well, it goes very far. Because initially what I saw was they were targeting news organizations, they were targeting U.S. companies that did international business, they were looking at financial institutions. But they were also going after the State Department and Secretary of State Colin Powell at the time.*

I forget the kid (the homosexual Army guy who wants to be a girl) I think he was part of this group. There’s a whole big network of them. That’s what I’m starting to think, anyhow.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 10:28:04 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Irenic

At some point he will want to return home. Who was that American singer that ‘defected’ to East Germany? Mysteriously died in a traffic accident after expressing a desire to come home. And the soldier who defected to North Korea? He’s back in the Carolinas somewhere. They do get homesick.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 10:28:55 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Reed


23 posted on 01/26/2014 10:29:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: DIRTYSECRET
And the soldier who defected to North Korea?

The old fella? The one that defected way back when and has been living there since? He finally came home?! I watched a documentary on him.

24 posted on 01/26/2014 10:34:11 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Mark17

“I don’t think there is anywhere on earth someone can hide, if the government wants to kill them. “

So if that’s true, why is Ayman Zawahiri still above room temperature? Or maybe it’s just because “they all look alike?”


25 posted on 01/26/2014 10:43:32 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387
“they all look alike?”

So why didn't we just use that profile after 9/11 and forget all this NSA mass intercept business?

What a price we've paid for PC.

26 posted on 01/26/2014 11:16:41 PM PST by Praxeologue
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To: oblomov

Which is to rant aimlessly?


27 posted on 01/26/2014 11:21:30 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: oblomov

; )


28 posted on 01/26/2014 11:22:56 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: vette6387
Or maybe it’s just because “they all look alike?”

Who are "they who all look alike?" I would never make that statement. It might bring Jesse Jackson, and we don't want his sorry a$$ around. BTW, I finally was able to get out of the people's republic. You can have moonbeam. I hope you have a water storage plan. I hear there is a small drought going on.

29 posted on 01/26/2014 11:25:47 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

You’re not the only one, bubbs. If they could get away with it a lot of conservatives would disappear. Darn that second amendment.


30 posted on 01/26/2014 11:58:32 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai

If I were Snowden, I won’t worry about the government trying to kill him. They’ve fucked up every other assassin attempt since Castro.

I would worry about the 200,000,000 Americans who’d like to get their hands on his traitorous neck. I think he won’t be travelling outside of the Kremlin anytime in the near future (say, for the next 70 years).

It’s Borscht and bread for you comrade. Enjoy Siberia.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 11:59:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Gene Eric

No, to rant purposefully.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 12:14:31 AM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

And what is my purposeful objections to this situation?


33 posted on 01/27/2014 12:23:59 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

If it happened what country would take this country seriously when the government lectures other countries human rights records.


34 posted on 01/27/2014 12:28:56 AM PST by RginTN
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“It’s Borscht and bread for you comrade. Enjoy Siberia.”

Actually, he’s in the outskirts of Moscow, I saw on TV. And he has a job and is learning Russian. I wonder if he is still able to hack into the CIA’s accounts. He knows an awful lot about the system there. Maybe that’s how he knows they are after him.


35 posted on 01/27/2014 12:40:11 AM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Gene Eric

That an agency of the federal government is unlawfully engaging in surveillance of American citizens.

It doesn’t matter whether the outcome of an unconstitutional exercise of power is positive.


36 posted on 01/27/2014 12:51:30 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Olog-hai

Obama secretly loves Snowden. The NSA losing their toys is Obama’s doing (hints: Ben gazi and the murder of border agents).


37 posted on 01/27/2014 12:59:27 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: oblomov

You’re making assumptions about my position; albeit, indirectly.

Do you know what my position is on this matter?


38 posted on 01/27/2014 1:03:26 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

When Obama’s thugs are going after D’Sousa for a campaign contribution, something never done to Democrats, of course, the NSA wants to kill Snowden.
This is our world now. Better wake up.


39 posted on 01/27/2014 4:08:55 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Gene Eric

I’m not going to plan 20 questions with you.


40 posted on 01/27/2014 4:35:44 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Olog-hai

Good for you Snowden.

You revealed the unconstitutional actions of the NSA and (unlike that twat Manning) you’ve been careful about what you’ve revealed.

You’re a Hero. Without you, we wouldn’t know about PRISM, XKeyscore or Tempora.

You risked your life and liberty to reveal the chains that the Fed have been wrapping around the American people.


41 posted on 01/27/2014 4:39:07 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Olog-hai

they probably killed Breitbart....they will kill Snowden if they think they can do it deftly....


42 posted on 01/27/2014 6:17:36 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: lavaroise

and zer0 is buying billions of round of Ammo for ‘HIS’ NSA.

he has fired most if not all of the top end officers who did not kiss his @ss....

don’t think that the NSA, and the military are not HIS right now


43 posted on 01/27/2014 6:20:57 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Irenic
I wish the drip, drip would stop and just get it over with— get it all on the table.

I disagree. That would let the media sweep it all under the rug once and for all. With the constant drip, they have to cover for the administration constantly.

44 posted on 01/27/2014 6:54:45 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Irenic
Look at Russell Tice, he has almost the same stuff as Snowden but apparently didn’t take any files and didn’t do the big drama of leaving the country

Of course Snowden didn't stay in the country like Tice did. Did you hear how the FBI rewarded Tice for going through all the proper channels? The did a paramilitary style raid on his home at 4:30am, dragged him naked out of the shower and held him and his family at the business end of sub machine guns. There is a word for people people who see that happen and don't take measures to get out of fedgov's reach before blowing the whistle: retarded.

45 posted on 01/27/2014 8:34:06 AM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Mark17

“Who are “they who all look alike?” I would never make that statement.”

I was referring to Muzzies! Doubt that JJ or Rev. Al would conduct a “rally” for those folks. Glad you’re wherever it is that makes you happy. I am just glad there are still folks (like FR) who see value in staying here and fighting to return the state to it’s rightful place. I just wonder where we would be today if everyone back in 1775 decided it was too much trouble to fight the British, and “moved” to Mexico or Canada to avoid the necessary conflict. Sure seems to me that our genetics have been degraded, but then maybe “it’s for your children!” The “I’d rather switch than fight crowd” here in this country today is shameful in my opinion. Where you gonna run to when they come for you?


46 posted on 01/27/2014 9:07:35 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Kennard

“So why didn’t we just use that profile after 9/11 and forget all this NSA mass intercept business?”

I don’t know! As you point out being PC trumps our safety. My son-in-law’s mother was born in an Internment Camp during WWII. And they lost pretty much everything as a result. But they did come back after the war and build a successful business in California. Even they understand why it was done and as bad as it was, it was necessary for our safety. Today, in the face of the obvious fact that the Muzzies are using our own laws against us, we sit around with our fingers up our you know what’s and let them get away with it. I want to puke every time I read how “most Muzzies” are wonderful, peace-loving people when everything in the Koran says otherwise.
Perhaps the saddest thing is the precious human losses we have suffered in the ME. And now with Mr. Cut and Run Muzzie in the White Hut, all those deaths will eventually be for nothing.


47 posted on 01/27/2014 9:16:23 AM PST by vette6387
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To: oblomov

Then don’t make stupid comments about my position on the Constitution.


48 posted on 01/27/2014 9:47:31 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

http://leaksource.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/edward-snowdens-first-television-interview-ard-germany/

Video minus the German voice-over.


49 posted on 01/27/2014 12:02:13 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: vette6387
Perhaps the saddest thing is the precious human losses we have suffered in the ME. And now with Mr. Cut and Run Muzzie in the White Hut, all those deaths will eventually be for nothing.

The response to 9/11 was completely misdirected, at enormous human and financial cost. Militarily, the U.S. went after the wrong people, a secular thug in Iraq, one of many in the world, instead of the Saudi theocracy. Homeland Security is just an excuse for a bureaucratic expansion of government powers. Instead of targeting the root causes, the Patriot Act and the NSA was unleashed against the constitutional rights of everyone.

Edward Snowden alerted us to the abuse, but not the causes. Bureaucracies will always abuse the privilege if given the opportunity, and we gave them a gaping opportunity. This privacy issue was always there, but only became a top-level problem when 9/11 opened the door to massive government intervention because we were afraid to face the truth about Islam. The reason was not the advance of computer technology; that is a cop-out argument.

50 posted on 01/27/2014 12:15:56 PM PST by Praxeologue
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