posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 07:52 AM
originally posted by: Aazadan
If nothing else he would have seen the internal job posting and been able to apply.
I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that he had applied, but that's a far cry from being hired.
originally posted by: Aazadan I don't know how accurate the no preferential treatment line is, but lets say he gets
enough preference that his application is taken and he's given a test to see if he has the skills.
The no preferential treatment line is accurate:
Not only is the CIA exempt but so is the postal service which surprised me because you'd think they would be all about EEOC.
The test you mention, whatever that may be, is where I really start to question the stories about Snowden. His "military training" was red flag
number one for me but this is number two. When CIA positions open up they are extremely competitive because CIA jobs are pretty good jobs and from
what we've been told about Snowden he wouldn't have been anywhere near the cream of the crop so why would the CIA waste their time with Snowden? The
background story relies on Snowden being shown some sort of preference but there was no preference so barring some other compelling reason for the CIA
to waste their time with him I have an extremely difficult time believing the story we've been fed about Snowden.
originally posted by: Aazadan Then lets say he passes the test. That opportunity to prove he had the skills may have
been all he needed, as a random person his poor resume and education background wouldn't have gotten him the test, but as a government employee it
The skills are secondary. Obviously you have to have the skills to do whatever job you want to apply for but the CIA is looking for well educated
people with experience who can gain a security clearance. The skills alone mean nothing so Snowden needed a lot more than the opportunity to prove he
could work in IT.
originally posted by: AazadanSomething as simple as that could explain it all. Sometimes just having that connection to
be able to take the skill test is all you need.
Already commented on. I understand where you're coming from here and I think you're probably closer to the truth than some people are, I too like to
look for simple explanations because they're usually true. The problem with Snowden's backstory and in particular his alleged entrance into the CIA
is that I think there are far too many "what-ifs" involved.
Snowden had to have been cleared at one point in order to work for BAH, the question is where and when? There's a defense contractor near me, you
need a security clearance just to work as a janitor in that place. Gaining a clearance working for a contractor seems far more plausible to me than
the story we've been told about Snowden and his background with intelligence agencies because according to the story Snowden wasn't an intelligence
operative, he was an IT guy.
None of this really matters anyway. Assume for a second that everything we've been told about Snowden's background is true, it still doesn't
explain how he did what he did. Edward Snowden described himself as having root access to the NSA network. Think about that. That means that Snowden
had to have been cleared and granted access to every code word the government uses in order to classify intelligence and I don't believe that.