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Officials Worried Snowden Will Pass Secrets to Chinese
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/13/2013 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 06/13/2013 12:41:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Pentagon is concerned that a former National Security Agency contractor who is now in Hong Kong will compromise top-secret electronic intelligence programs targeted against China, according to a defense official.

Edward Snowden, the former NSA technician who surfaced in Hong Kong Sunday, worked on highly classified electronic intelligence programs targeting China at the NSA’s Kunia facility in Hawaii.

Snowden’s exact whereabouts are not known. He told the South China Morning Post in an interview published Wednesday that he plans to remain in the former British colony, something that likely would upset U.S.-China relations. “My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate,” he was quoted as saying.

Hong Kong is led by a chief executive who follows Beijing’s dictates on all security and foreign policy matters.

Snowden also provided documents to the newspaper showing that NSA has been hacking into computers in Hong Kong and in mainland China since 2009. None revealed data on Chinese military systems, he said.

According to the report, Snowden claimed there were “hundreds” of NSA intelligence targets in Hong Kong and the mainland.

“We hack network backbones—like huge internet routers, basically—that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; nsa; snowden; spying
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1 posted on 06/13/2013 12:41:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Or they could just look at their own files or ask any of Snowden’s Chinese co-workers. LOL


2 posted on 06/13/2013 12:42:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey! NSA dimwits! Snowden has already passed everything he knows on to the Chinese.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 12:44:06 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So what? Clinton started selling dual-use technology to the Chinese in the 90’s and got away with it.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 12:44:57 PM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: mojito

NSA = Red Chinese....’What difference does it make?’


5 posted on 06/13/2013 12:45:44 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

Thanks, Hillary.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 12:47:48 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

The Powers That Be can’t seem to decide whether this guy is a low level fake who’s making things up and shouldn’t be trusted, or a credible, dire threat to national security.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Officials Worried Snowden Will Pass Secrets to Chinese.”

And how would that be worse than Obama having them?


8 posted on 06/13/2013 12:47:53 PM PDT by Perseverando (It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, maybe they should stop taking all the citizen’s secrets first.......


9 posted on 06/13/2013 12:48:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NRA1995

We haven’t had any secrets from the Chinese for a very long time. Our contract defense industries are full of Chinese nationals and much of our “secret” tech is made by China.

I’d be really interested in knowing how much Chinese technology is in the Utah data center.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 12:49:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ask Bubba how that works...


11 posted on 06/13/2013 12:49:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
I saw a picture of Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, and I wonder if someone can identify the uniform he's wearing? It looks a bit odd.
12 posted on 06/13/2013 12:49:29 PM PDT by July4
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise

What secrets? About Maj. Nidal Hassan, or about the Tsarnaev brothers? Oh, excuse me, I remember now that those were in plain sight, not in the NSA data mine.


13 posted on 06/13/2013 12:49:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does the commie 0bozo think the US should be spying on the commie Chinese?


14 posted on 06/13/2013 12:50:38 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought Snowden was a full of it, a nobody, and what Snowden claimed can be done, isn’t possible. How can he possibly give anything of value to the Chinese?


15 posted on 06/13/2013 12:51:55 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: cripplecreek

How many computers from Lenovo are there in Utah with back doors to the Peoples’ Army?


16 posted on 06/13/2013 12:52:14 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SeekAndFind

Are these the same Officials that said the Chinese have stolen every secret the US has ?


17 posted on 06/13/2013 12:52:33 PM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s the big deal......the Muslim Brotherhood is in the White House, State Dept., Defense Dept., Justice Dept., .....


18 posted on 06/13/2013 12:52:55 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: July4

It was probably the blue Army service uniform


19 posted on 06/13/2013 12:53:46 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: SeekAndFind

Will Snowden give the Chinese proof 0bama was born in Kenya?


20 posted on 06/13/2013 12:55:40 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey you stupid Pentagon A-holes, China already knows everything we know. Most of their spies are working at U.S. companies and some of them white and working for Obama.


21 posted on 06/13/2013 12:56:35 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Paladin2

They are not going after him because Nero thinks or knows he has major dirt on his gang. PERIOD.

He sent that message loud and clear with his first interview. Come after me and the flood gates open.

He probably copied a few hundred thousand dossiers of specific info. compiled on American Citizens.

This is just the 21st Century version of the FBI Files the Clintons used to blackmail and bribe with back in the 90s.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 12:56:45 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the government is more worried about what else he’ll tell the American people.


23 posted on 06/13/2013 12:57:38 PM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: SeekAndFind
He's in China now, and The Pentagon is concerned that he's pass secrets on to the Chinese?

When, exactly, did the United States officially make the transformation from Constitutional Republic to Idiocracy? (Okay -- November, 2008!)

24 posted on 06/13/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind
Officials Worried Snowden Will Pass Secrets to Chinese

Bull-carp! Officials are worried that more American citizens will wake up to the treason that our politicians have committed against American citizens.

25 posted on 06/13/2013 12:58:04 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Hey you stupid Pentagon A-holes, China already knows everything we know. Most of their spies are working at U.S. companies and some of them white and working for Obama.

That and the fact that they are blackmarketing Network Routers and Switches with back doors in them so they need no boots on the ground.

26 posted on 06/13/2013 12:58:21 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: SeekAndFind

What could possibly be left to find after Bubba and The Beast? lol


27 posted on 06/13/2013 12:59:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Bruce Kurtz
Thanks for ID’ing the uniform worn by Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, as Army. I think I'm getting a little paranoid; I wondered if NSA had its own uniforms and was another Homeland Security-type force.
28 posted on 06/13/2013 1:00:15 PM PDT by July4
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To: Perseverando
And how would that be worse than Obama having them?

Well, because the Chinese are out to compromise America's security and the economy and slowly erode our global importance, and President Obama wouldn't...well he...never mind.

29 posted on 06/13/2013 1:06:10 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The problem with the NSA collecting all that data on US citizens, is that it creates an extremely valuable asset for foreign hackers to steal or search. That data should never ever even exist.


30 posted on 06/13/2013 1:07:51 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Another issue I have with this whole mess is these contractors. This one contractor made almost $6 billion off taxpayers and there are hundreds of companies contracting out for taxpayer dollars.

NSA Leaker's Former Employer Makes $5.8 Billion Almost Entirely Off Taxpayers
31 posted on 06/13/2013 1:08:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So give him immunity and let him testify in front of congress in a semi public forum. Let him pull up some of the documents subpoenaed by congress that DOJ of WH has refused to provide. Win win


32 posted on 06/13/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: mojito

Snowden also provided documents to the Chinese and some other dimwits right here on FR still think this is Snowden protecting our interests.

He’s proving he’s had a huge chip on his shoulder and laying blame on anyone one else for his own failures....now he’s going to play payback.

This guy is one dangerous individual...no telling who else he’s going to target....this isn’t just about the US Gov. this guy is on a roll and thinks he’s going to control our Gov. and anyone who stands in his way....HE”S THE ONE trying to CONTROL.....what a difference a few days can make.


33 posted on 06/13/2013 1:18:38 PM PDT by caww
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To: SeekAndFind
Officials Worried Snowden Will Pass Secrets to Chinese

If he does, then maybe we can get a LEGITIMATE birth certificate for "Barry" from them.

34 posted on 06/13/2013 1:19:54 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: GraceG

Oh, yeah - Payback’s a b!+*h !!!


35 posted on 06/13/2013 1:20:22 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Steel Wolf

Do you really think they have a choice? I think they well know the risk he is...but he’s hanging himself without anyones help.

I wouldn’t be surprised news agencies worldwide, and this with their intelligence organizations, don’t already have this guy in their sight and just letting him run til he hangs himself....then they’ll be no question he’ll be done...


36 posted on 06/13/2013 1:23:11 PM PDT by caww
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To: hoosiermama
So give him immunity and let him testify in front of congress in a semi public forum. Let him pull up some of the documents subpoenaed by congress that DOJ of WH has refused to provide. Win win

Absolutely BRILLIANT! - Well Done

37 posted on 06/13/2013 1:25:15 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: SeekAndFind

At the rate the Chi Coms hack us I doubt we have many secrets from them.


38 posted on 06/13/2013 1:25:30 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Clinton did it.
What difference does it make ?


39 posted on 06/13/2013 1:26:45 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.

“Free trade” and our lax immigration policies have given the ChiComs everything they wanted - and more.


40 posted on 06/13/2013 1:26:49 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: SeekAndFind

This is why I believe he’s a traitor and not a hero. He fled to a communist country.


41 posted on 06/13/2013 1:27:48 PM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It sounds like "officials" are setting up their justification for a "Wanted: Dead Or Alive" scenario?

-PJ

42 posted on 06/13/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: NVDave

Just a few years ago we were ready to nail a Chinese national for stealing secrets from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked.

He turned out to be innocent (as far as we know) but the fact that a foreign national worked there is more than a little problematic.


43 posted on 06/13/2013 1:30:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Notice that Leaky Leahy got a pass for telling an enemy something they didn’t already know.

Ted Kennedy also got a pass for passing secrets to the Soviets in the 80s.


44 posted on 06/13/2013 1:33:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: atc23

Feel free to share.


45 posted on 06/13/2013 2:01:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: SeekAndFind

yeah, right. Like he has anything they don’t already have.


46 posted on 06/13/2013 2:06:18 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I am sure they and every other nation that is blackmailing the big eared little sissy boy already has that evidence.


47 posted on 06/13/2013 2:08:00 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just like how the IRS director or someone in the last few weeks in one of those Congressional hearings tried to put the blame on the Tea Party.
They tried to make it look like the Tea Party and Conservatives were at fault because they were audited and other nefarious deeds.
This regime with the IRS, NSA targeting and going after those people who are in the Tea party for audits and other nefarious deeds because they belonged to the Tea Party.
In other words ? if they weren't protesting and conservative they would not have been audited or harassed.






Carnac says " Top officals protested to much and it's to late to stop the horses after the barn door has been left open "


48 posted on 06/13/2013 2:19:34 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

What secrets? I thought he lied about spying on us.


49 posted on 06/13/2013 2:22:19 PM PDT by LilAngel (FReeping on a cell phone is like making Christmas dinner in an Easy Bake Oven)
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt that he has anything that “officials” haven’t already given to the Chinese for those “officials’” politicians’ favored constituents.


50 posted on 06/13/2013 2:31:48 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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