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  • Glenn Greenwald Promises New NSA Revelations Will ‘Shock’ The World

    07/02/2013 6:41:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 8 hours ago
    Glenn Greenwald told Fox News on Tuesday that new NSA revelations yet to be released will “shock” the world. Greenwald, the journalist who worked in some capacity with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to reveal the organization’s domestic cell phone spying program PRISM, has long teased that there is more information yet to be released in the NSA scandal. On Tuesday, he told Fox News host Eric Bolling that the “world will be shocked” by the coming revelations about the organization’s surveillance tactics, though otherwise played coy about the information. “You’re going to have to wait along with everybody else,” Greenwald...
  • Bolivian minister: Evo Morales’ plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board

    07/02/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    wapo ^ | 7/2/13 | ap
    LA PAZ, Bolivia — The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the country’s foreign minister said. Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca denied that Snowden was on the plane, which landed in Vienna, and said France and Portugal would have to explain why they canceled authorization for the plane. “We don’t know who invented this lie. We want to denounce to the international community this injustice with the plane of President...
  • Glenn Greenwald: New bombshell coming

    07/02/2013 1:54:16 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | HADAS GOLD | 7/2/13 7:54 AM EDT
    Another big National Security Agency scoop is coming soon, Glenn Greenwald said on Tuesday. “Just wait a little bit, you’ll have it,” The Guardian journalist who broke the NSA surveillance story said on “Fox & Friends.”
  • Barack Obama seeks to limit EU fallout over US spying claims

    07/01/2013 5:46:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    The Guardian via Drudge ^ | July 1 | Ian Traynor in Brussels and Dan Roberts in Washington
    President says NSA will assess espionage allegations as France and Germany demand answers and warn of delay to trade talks Barack Obama has sought to limit the damage from the growing transatlantic espionage row after Germany and France denounced the major snooping activities of US agencies and warned of a possible delay in the launch next week of ambitious free-trade talks between Europe and the US. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French president, François Hollande, demanded quick explanations from Washington about disclosures by the Guardian and Der Spiegel that US agencies bugged European embassies and offices. Berlin stressed there...
  • Record shows U.S. officials misled public on NSA programs

    07/02/2013 12:00:27 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 11 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07/02/2013 | Greg Miller
    WASHINGTON – Amid the cascading disclosures about National Security Agency surveillance programs, the top lawyer in the U.S. intelligence community opened his remarks at a rare public appearance last week with a lament about how much of the information being spilled was wrong. “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on,” said Robert Litt, citing a line often attributed to Mark Twain. “Unfortunately, there’s been a lot of misinformation that’s come out about these programs.” The remark by Litt, general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was aimed at...
  • Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source

    07/01/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source MOSCOW | Mon Jul 1, 2013 12:36pm EDT (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian immigration source close to the matter said on Monday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a Wikileaks activist who is traveling with Snowden handed his application to a Russian consulate.............
  • Exclusive!!! NSA Leaks Journalist Glenn Greenwald, Addressed a Marxist-Leninist Conference

    06/30/2013 11:45:11 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | June 12, 2013 | Trevor Loudon
    Exclusive!!! NSA Leaks Journalist Glenn Greenwald, Addressed a Marxist-Leninist Conference Trevor Loudon June 12, 2013 Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who helped Edward Snowden launch the NSA leaks scandal, addressed a radical Marxist-Leninist conference in 2011. Get the details!
  • Pelosi: Snowden in Moscow airport 'he can stay there'

    06/30/2013 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Pelosi: Snowden in Moscow airport 'he can stay there' By GINGER GIBSON | 6/30/13 8:58 AM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her criticism of leaker Edward Snowden and suggested he may not have any more substantive information about the surveillance program. “We have to know what is it that he has. And I don't know that he has that much substance,” Pelosi said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “He may know something about the machinery. I don't know that he knows that much about the content. But I think that anybody thought he was a hero to begin...
  • NSA Spied On European Union States At Brussels And UN, Der Spiegel Says

    06/30/2013 4:32:06 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    ib times ^ | 6/29 | Eric Linton
    The United States bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday, citing NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Der Spiegel cited from a September 2010 "top secret" National Security Agency document that it said the fugitive former NSA contractor had taken with him to Hong Kong and which its journalists had seen in part, Reuters reported. The document outlines how the NSA bugged offices and spied on EU internal computer networks in Washington and at the United Nations, not only listening to conversations and phone calls but also gaining...
  • The Guardian Revealed A Major NSA 'Scoop' Then Deleted It From Their Website

    06/29/2013 8:47:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 29, 2013, 8:51 PM | Paul Szoldra
    The Guardian released another shocking NSA scoop on Saturday, revealing collusion and mass harvesting of personal communications among the United States and at least six European Union countries — only to delete it from their website hours after publication. The article, titled "Revealed: secret European deals to hand over private data to America," was written by Jamie Doward, who reported information from Wayne Madsen, a former Navy Lt. and NSA employee for 12 years.
  • President Obama Refuses to Personally Press Putin to Give Up Snowden; Only Fox News Reports

    06/29/2013 10:33:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2013 | 18:30 | Nathan Roush
    On the Friday morning edition of Fox and Friends, the panel discussed, among other things, President Obama’s trip to Africa along with the continuing saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks. At one point, they played a clip of the president at the joint news conference in Senegal where the president admitted that he did not personally contact the presidents of China or Russia because “number one, I shouldn’t have to. This is something that routinely is dealt with between law enforcement officials and various countries.” However, host Steve Doocy and guest host Tucker Carlson were adept in pointing...
  • Obama administration reportedly allowed NSA to gather Americans' Internet data until 2011

    The Obama administration allowed the National Security Agency to gather Americans’ Internet information, including emails, until 2011 under a secret program launched by President George W. Bush, according to newly leaked documents. The data collection was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. An official confirmed its existence to the Associated Press. The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks, according to the NSA's director. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said all data was purged at...
  • Lindsey Graham urges Russia to turn over Edward Snowden

    06/27/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2013 | Burgess S. Everett
    Russia should capture NSA leaker Edward Snowden and turn him over to the United States, Sen. Lindsey Graham urged in a letter to the Russian ambassador on Monday morning. Responding to reports that indicate Snowden may still be in Russia after missing a flight bound for Cuba on Monday morning, the South Carolina Republican said Russia’s cooperation will be a key indicator of the two countries’ relationship moving forward in a letter to Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
  • Snowden Possibly to Remain in Russia - WikiLeaks

    06/25/2013 11:34:45 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 92 replies
    RIA Novost ^ | 06/26/2013 | Bobby Yip
    MOSCOW, June 26 (RIA Novosti) - The whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed on Wednesday that former CIA employee Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking state secrets, may be permanently stuck in Russia. “Cancelling Snowden's passport and bullying intermediary countries may keep Snowden permanently in Russia,” WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed, but did not specify the names of intermediary countries. The United States has issued a warrant for Snowden’s arrest on charges of leaking details of a US surveillance program and cancelled his US passport, which Washington says should prevent him from traveling internationally....
  • Nations Snub Obama Over Snowden

    06/25/2013 5:07:19 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 29 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,06,25 | USBC News Wire
    Now sought in the United States on espionage charges, Edward Snowden has reportedly gone from Hong Kong, to Russia, despite requests of extradition by the Obama administration. Many experts have begun to wonder if the Obama administration has squandered the international influence held by the previous administration of George Bush, which managed to unite a coalition of 36 countries during operation Iraqi Freedom...
  • White House warns Snowden decision will chill U.S.-China relations

    06/24/2013 1:02:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2013 | By Justin Sink
    Hong Kong’s decision to allow Edward Snowden to board a flight to Russia “unquestionably has a negative impact on the U.S.-China relationship,” the White House said Monday. White House press secretary Jay Carney offered a blistering statement at his press briefing, saying the U.S. didn’t believe Hong Kong’s semi-autonomous government allowed the man accused of leaking national security secrets to the media on a technicality. “We see this as a setback in terms of their efforts to build mutual trust and our concerns are pretty clearly stated,” Carney said
  • Snowden Admits Taking Booz Hamilton Job to Gather Evidence on NSA Surveillance

    06/25/2013 4:26:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-24-2013 | Jim Hoft
    NSA leaker Edward Snowden admitted to taking a job at Booz Hamilton in order to gather evidence on US spying. Snowden was fired from Booz Allen on June 11. Active content removed Active content removed The South China Morning Post reported: Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to obtain evidence of Washington’s cyberspying networks, the South China Morning Post can reveal. For the first time, Snowden has admitted he sought a position at Booz Allen Hamilton so he could collect proof about the US National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programmes ahead...
  • Chinese newspaper says Snowden took job at NSA to gain access to confidential data

    06/25/2013 4:35:24 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Edward Snowden, the man accused of stealing information from the U.S. National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and then leaking it to the press, admitted he took the job so he’d have access to confidential materials, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.
  • Cold war: U.S. tells Russia to give back Snowden, or else

    06/24/2013 6:47:37 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 75 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Imagine how much worse U.S./Russian relations might be right now if we hadn’t had that “reset.” Does this mean Snowden really did get on a plane to Russia? Because if it turns out he didn’t and the whole Russia-to-Cuba-to-Ecuador thing was just a ruse, then we should dismantle the NSA on principle. If they can’t locate America’s most wanted man, who can’t bear to be apart from his computer, after he’s absconded with a treasure trove of intelligence, then they’re not so useful that we need to keep this eye in the sky afloat.
  • Snowden Didn’t Cross Russian Border - Foreign Minister

    06/25/2013 3:05:58 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 16 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 06/25/2013 | RIA Novosti
    MOSCOW, June 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia said on Tuesday that Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee wanted by the US for leaking state secrets, had not crossed the Russian border. Snowden, who leaked details of a US surveillance program to newspapers in the US and UK earlier this month, was widely reported to have flown from Hong Kong to Moscow on Sunday, from where he was expected to fly to Ecuador, where he has reportedly requested asylum. “I want to say right away that we have nothing to do with Snowden, or with his attitude to the American legal...
  • US Left Helpless As Snowden Takes Flight

    06/25/2013 2:57:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2013 | Breitbart
    US threats that China and Russia face "consequences" if leaker Edward Snowden evades capture may prove just hot air, experts say, with Washington powerless in a game of cat-and-mouse.
  • What Snowden Knew

    06/24/2013 6:45:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 24, 2013 | Roger L Simon
    I’m still a bit confused about the brouhaha surrounding Edward Snowden. I’m not sure what he has said that is really new. I mean, what did we think was going on in all those mammoth NSA installations? What were they doing with all those satellites revolving around our heads, collecting jelly beans? I assumed they were gathering everyone’s emails, texts, phone calls, and just about any other form of information, digital or otherwise, known to man or woman. And, though I don’t think I’m particularly brilliant for doing so, I’ve been assuming that for some time. 1984 began for me...
  • A Reason Why The Media and Politicians are Treating Edward Snowden as a Traitor

    06/24/2013 5:26:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 40 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • As Obama Poll Numbers Drop, Media Turn Against Glenn Greenwald

    06/24/2013 2:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 24, 2013 | John Nolte
    When it comes to protecting President Obama and the left-wing agenda, we have seen the media turn against its own before. Bob Woodward felt the wrath of his colleagues after popping the balloon of Obama's dishonest sequester narrative; and after numerous errors, the one that almost finally did Howard Kurtz in was the one aimed at the media's politically correct sacred cow of the week. Now it looks to be Glenn Greenwald's turn. The recent collapse of Obama's poll numbers (and with it, much of his agenda) seems directly tied to Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker currently on the run...
  • Cheney: Lawmakers favored secrecy on surveillance

    06/24/2013 12:25:59 PM PDT · by no-s · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller; Associated Press ^ | 2013/06/24 2:05 PM EDT | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday U.S. congressional leaders he briefed in 2004 on a surveillance program recently disclosed by leaker Edward Snowden supported it, and both Republicans and Democrats wanted to keep it secret. Cheney said he was directly involved in setting up the program, run by the National Security Agency, or NSA, in the weeks after the 9/11 attacks. He said it has had “phenomenal results” in preventing terrorist attacks. Read more:
  • ACLU to Obama: ‘We are tired of living in a nation governed by fear’

    06/23/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 6/23/2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Under President Obama, the United States is “a nation governed by fear,” the American Civil Liberties Union says in an open letter that echoes the criticisms Obama has made of George W. Bush’s national security policies. “[W]e say as Americans that we are tired of seeing liberty sacrificed on the altar of security and having a handful of lawmakers decide what we should and should not know,” the ACLU writes in a statement circulated to grassroots supporters and addressed to Obama. “We are tired of living in a nation governed by fear instead of the principles of freedom and liberty...
  • You Don’t Have To Like Edward Snowden

    06/23/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 23, 2013 | Ben Smith
    Reporters have always been comfortable ignoring their sources’ motives. Now everybody else needs to get used to that. Miriam Elder@MiriamElder Snowden welcome party One of the most difficult features of the new news environment is that everybody gets to see the utter mess of the early hours of a breaking news story — the chaos, the bad information off the scanner, the misidentifications. Those are things that used to take place inside the newsroom or, at worst, be swept away on the unrecorded broadcast airwaves. There is now a heated debate over the moral status of Edward Snowden — who...
  • Sen. Feinstein on Edward Snowden: "The chase is on"

    06/23/2013 6:03:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CBS News' Face The Nation ^ | June 23, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"The chase is on," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," after the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for leaking top-secret government surveillance programs reportedly arrived in Moscow early Sunday morning from Hong Kong, where he had been hiding. "I think it's a very big surprise," Feinstein said. "I had actually thought that China would see this as an opportunity to improve relations and extradite him to the United States. China clearly had a role in this, in my view. I don't think this was just Hong Kong without...
  • NSA director: Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US

    06/23/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 107 replies ^ | , Sunday 23 June 2013 13 | Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe
    National Security Agency director Keith Alexander said on Sunday that whistleblower Edward Snowden betrayed the trust of Americans and defended the broad surveillance programs as necessary to prevent another terrorist attack. As Snowden evaded an attempt on Sunday by Washington to have him arrested in Hong Kong, General Alexander told ABC's This Week: "This is an individual who is not acting, in my opinion, with noble intent ... What Snowden has revealed has caused irreversible and significant damage to our country and to our allies." Alexander said the NSA surveillance programs Snowden had disclosed to the Guardian were tightly overseen...
  • On the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

    06/23/2013 7:47:28 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 22, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    The Obama administration leaks classified information continuously. They do it to glorify the President, or manipulate public opinion, or even to help produce a pre-election propaganda film about the Osama bin Laden raid. The Obama administration does not hate unauthorized leaks of classified information. They are more responsible for such leaks than anyone. What they hate are leaks that embarrass them or expose their wrongdoing. Those are the only kinds of leaks that are prosecuted. The "enemy" they're seeking to keep ignorant with selective and excessive leak prosecutions are not The Terrorists or The Chinese Communists. It's the American people....
  • N.S.A. Leaker Leaves Hong Kong on Flight to Moscow(surname Harrison?)

    06/23/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT · by astratt7 · 116 replies
    New York Time ^ | 06/23/2013 | By KEITH BRADSHER and ELLEN BARRY
    HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government announced on Sunday afternoon that it had allowed the departure from its territory of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has acknowledged disclosing classified documents about United States government surveillance of Internet and telephone communications around the world. snip The Aeroflot agent said that Mr. Snowden is traveling with one other person, with the surname Harrison, but the agent declined to release the other traveler’s first name, saying that she did not have the authorization to do so. The closest adviser to Julian Assange, who orchestrated the release of...
  • NSA surveillance disclosure could affect court cases

    06/23/2013 3:09:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 21, 2013 | Matt Pearce
    Could potentially create seismic rifts in the nation's legal system. When federal officials recently confirmed the existence of a massive National Security Agency program that has been collecting Americans' phone data for years, they argued it was needed to fight terrorism. But that acknowledgment has opened potentially seismic rifts in the nation's legal system, allowing defendants to argue that the government is holding a massive trove of evidence that is necessary to their cases — the same kind of evidence that, when it's collected by police, is commonly turned over to defendants. As a result, one south Florida case has...
  • Newspaper in Russia Calls “Weak Obama” Ruler of Sodom & Gomorrah

    Obama promised to “reset” the U.S. relationship with Russia, and he succeeded: Russia went from disliking, but respecting, America and President Bush, to loathing, and looking down upon, America and, especially, her president. The photograph of Obama and Russian President Putin sitting side-by-side radiating hatred spells it all out. One of the reasons given for Putin’s hostility, in addition to Obama’s decision to aid Syria’s Al Qaeda rebels, while Russia is aiding Bashar al Assad’s Iranian and Hezbollah fighters, is Edward Snowden’s revelation that the US is spying on Russia. That, of course, is ridiculous. The US has been spying...
  • Nancy Pelosi booed at Netroots for remarks on Edward Snowden

    06/22/2013 4:47:37 PM PDT · by tje · 48 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | Arrianne Talma | Arrianne Talma
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was booed at Netroots Nation in San Jose, Calif. — a progressive conference for bloggers and activists — on Saturday after stating that Edward Snowden “did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents.” The California Democrat made the remark during a question-and-answer segment called “Ask the Leader,” in which questions were posed to the former Speaker of the House via Twitter. Pelosi’s comment came after she defended President Obama and the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, stating that the administration had taken steps toward making such proceedings more transparent since Democrats have...
  • Politics Blog: Daily Kos founder... on the “young kids” at the changing Netroots Nation

    06/22/2013 5:11:02 PM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 | Posted By: Joe Garofoli
    Many of the liberal activists huddling at the Netroots Nation conference this weekend in San Jose howled when former President Bush created the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, where hundreds of people have been held without charges in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. So why aren’t more upset that President Obama hasn’t closed it — as he promised when he ran for president in 2008? On Friday, Obama got pounded for his inaction, a contrast in the otherwise rah-rah atmoophere at this four-day confab that ends Sunday. They also ripped him for betraying the country’s values through his...

    06/22/2013 11:35:44 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 43 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | June 22, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    In regards to the NSA violations and whistleblower, Edward Snowden, Palin took the opposite opinion of many on the right and left, including former Republican Vice-President, Dick Cheney, who referred to Snowden as a “traitor.” Below is an excerpt from Bolling’s interview with Palin, followed by the video in its entirety...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson in Effect Calls President Obama's Actions Treason

    06/17/2013 11:23:07 AM PDT · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | June 11, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    I interrupt my discussion of sexual harassment in the military for major breaking news. Sen. Bill Nelson, Democrat - Florida, in effect said that President Barack Obama committed treason by claiming that Edward Snowden's revelation of NSA monitoring of American phone calls was an "act of treason". Nelson served on the Senate Intelligence Committee for six years. Burgess Everett reports in Politico that Nelson said, “On the issue of if this a whistleblower or is this an act of treason, I think it directly is [treason]. And I think most of the people who served on intel will tell you...
  • WikiLeaks: Hastings contacted us just before his death

    06/20/2013 6:32:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    The Telegraph blogs ^ | June 19, 2013 | By Tim Stanley
    WikiLeaks just threw some gasoline onto the conspiracy fire. On Wednesday night, they Tweeted: “Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.” What exactly are they trying to say? Michael Hastings was a much admired freelance journalist who covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and helped to bring down General Stanley McChrystal. He was tragically killed this week in a car crash in Los Angeles, after his car hit a tree. Hastings is believed to have been alone in the vehicle. Hastings has certainly been in...
  • “1984” Live! US Surveillance Scandal Is The Biggest Story Of Your Lifetime

    06/20/2013 10:31:46 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    “1984” Live! US Surveillance Scandal Is The Biggest Story Of Your Lifetime By Julio Severo “The (National Security Agency) NSA surveillance scandal is the biggest story of your lifetime” – that was, according WND, Michael Savage’s message all this week, as details emerged about the US government spying on Americans and people around the world. However, “They obviously weren’t spying on Muslims, or people known to have associated with terrorists,” Savage pointed out. Otherwise, the authorities would have prevented the Boston Marathon bombing. The White House assures that its massive surveillance is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t...
  • Russia promises legal action over NSA surveillance scandal

    06/20/2013 1:29:07 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 5 replies
    RT ^ | 06/19/2013 | RT
    The scandal over illegal data interception by US security services questions the correlation between the US and international law, and senior Russian officials are calling for an urgent update in Russian legislation in response. Russia will not ignore the actions of the US authorities who had admitted leaks of personal data of Russian citizens to which the US security services had access, the Foreign Ministry’s plenipotentiary for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, said at a special meeting initiated by the Upper House of the Russian parliament. The move followed the revelations of former US security contractor Edward Snowden, who made public...
  • Without Waiting for Proof, Edward Snowden Foes Begin Spreading Smears

    06/18/2013 7:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast's U.S. Politics ^ | June 18, 2013 | Kirsten Powers
    It’s the question on everyone’s lips: "Why is Edward Snowden in China?” The implication is that spookiness is the only plausible explanation for why the NSA whistleblower would have absconded to Hong Kong. “Why flee the country?” is the accusation du jour. “I'm deeply suspicious obviously because he went to China,” said the man-most-likely-to-accuse-you-of-being-a-spy, Dick Cheney. CBS’s Bob Schieffer accused Snowed of cowardice, taunting: “I don’t remember Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks running off to China.” Let me suggest an alternative explanation: Bradley Manning. The trial of the man who handed over classified information to Wikileaks founder Julian...
  • The NSA & The Whistle Blower

    06/18/2013 1:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Strata-Sphere Blog ^ | June 10, 2013 | A.J. Strata
    I have a saying I like to use: Just because you CAN do a thing, does not mean you SHOULD. This tenant seems incredibly appropriate given the story unfolding around the massive surveillance capability being built up under President Obama and the young man who sacrificed so much to expose it. On one side, just because the government has the technical know-how to collect massive amounts of data, does not means it should. And on the other side, just because you can leak sensitive documents, does not mean you should. There are no easy answers here. Except to know: If...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-18-13 (Pitt FINALLY Mentions the Name of Scott Ritter)

    06/18/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 18, 2013 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, & PJ-Comix
    An historic event. WILLIAM RIVERS PITT after years of completely IGNORING the co-author of his unread book, Scott Ritter, ever since he was busted and incarcerated for criminal perversion, FINALLY mentions him. In fact he dedicated an entire THREAD, "Edward Snowden, my book with Scott Ritter, and the art of exploiting the messenger vs. the message" to the imprisoned Ritter. So why the sudden attention given to his co-author who was up to this moment completely IGNORED by Pitt? Simple. Pitt hopes to use the attention now being paid to Edward Snowden and compare him to Ritter in a...
  • NSA Leaker: Analysts Receive Your Emails

    06/17/2013 9:18:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 17, 2013 | Staff
    On Monday, NSA leaker Edward Snowden suggested in an online interview with The Guardian (UK) that someone at the National Security Agency does indeed receive the content of your emails. “If I target for example an email address, for example under FAA 702, and that email address sent something to you, Joe America, the analyst gets it. All of it. IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything. And it gets saved for a very long time – and can be extended further with waivers rather than warrants.” He added that he stands by his original accusation that he had the...
  • Edward Snowden Is In The Process Of Destroying Any Support And Sympathy He Has Built Up

    06/17/2013 10:59:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/17/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Amid a steady rise of backlash, Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former National Security Agency contractor who was the source of a spring of leaks about the agency's surveillance methods, conducted a live chat on The Guardian's website Monday morning. Judging from some of the pointed questions he's been asked and the reaction to newly leaked revelations over the past few days, it's clear that much of the sympathy and support Snowden had built up for his early exposures is eroding. Many Americans supported his decision to leak information about a pair of National Security Agency surveillance programs, which, he detailed,...
  • Edward Snowden Q&A: NSA whistleblower answers your questions (11am EDT)

    06/17/2013 7:08:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 125 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Monday 17 June 2013 10.03 EDT
    LiveThe whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history will be live online at 11am ET/4pm BST to answer your questions about the NSA surveillance revelations
  • Leaked Docs: US Grabbed Medvedev's Phone Calls at G20 in 2009

    06/16/2013 7:31:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 16, 2013 | Staff
    According to new details leaked to The Guardian (UK) by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, American and British intelligence directed snooping efforts against internet and phone data from foreign officials at the G20 in 2009. According to the documents, which were created by the NSA and handed over to the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s phone calls were bugged, and emails and calls from other delegates’ phones were monitored as well. Fake internet cafes were created to grab keystrokes from attendees. Forty-five analysts were given round-the-clock updates on who was calling whom at the summit. The...
  • ‘Snowden is not the problem’ Palin says

    06/16/2013 4:38:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 295 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2013 | Breanna Deutsch and Sarah Harvard
    Sarah Palin energized a group of social conservatives at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference Saturday, blasting the Obama Administration’s apparent lawlessness, calling the current state of America “Orwellian,” and urging the United States to stay out of Syria’s chaotic and brutal civil war. In comments to the Daily Caller, the 2008 candidate for vice president also declined to join many of her fellow Republicans in condemning National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying the real problem was the government’s violation of Americans’ rights. In her speech, Palin called the current political atmosphere, rife with scandals, a...
  • Hero Or Traitor

    06/16/2013 11:24:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-16-13 | Skookum
    Arron Burr Kills Alexander Hamilton In A Duel Edward Snowden is on the run for his life. He was being asked to perform a job he considered illegal, immoral, and un-American. Supposedly, he lost faith in the leader for whom young people, Leftist Ideologues, and Useful Idiots have placed so much faith. Yet, he knew our Nobel Peace Prize winning president was spying on innocent Americans and people all over the world. Was the spying justified for America’s security or a political ploy for Democrats and possibly Obama to maintain power and control indefinitely? If the spying was strictly for...
  • Who is Edward Snowden? (And the Real Reason Government Fears Him)

    06/16/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 92 replies
    self | J. Johnson
    With all the banter going around concerning this ‘rouge element’, we need to take an honest look at what information has been revealed and more important - what makes this leaked information so damaging, and why Snowden is so dangerous?