posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 04:25 PM
a reply to: blupblup
Initially when the leaks came out I was Snowden's biggest fan. Looking back I do have some suspicions.
First of all, how do we know that he only gave the documents to just those 2 newspapers. How do we know he hasn't given all that information to other
countries? I don't understand why anyone would assume that he is telling the truth.
Also, why did he flee to China first? I understand the arguments for it, but there are also plenty of arguments against it. China is by far the
biggest threat to the US when it comes to cyber warfare, and stealing intellectual property. The type of information Snowden had access to is exactly
what the Chinese are after.
Finally, ending in Russia? Again I get the arguments for it and the situation, but it's not like Russia was his only option.
So he steals an unknown amount of documents, just happens to end up in the 2 main countries that are threats to the US? I just don't buy it I am
A lot of what we thanked him for initially leaking was really already public knowledge to an extent. Do average people really think the government is
listening in to their phone calls? I mean c'mon you aren't important enough. Sure the amount of data that store and can access via specific
algorithms is scary and could be used nefariously, but anyone with a tiny bit of logic already knew this was happening.
What you do online is, and has never been private. Companies like google know more about you than the government does in a lot of cases.
So sure he made it a national topic regarding the spying which was a good thing that everyone knew about, but that information was available to the
public without Snowden.