posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 06:36 AM
a reply to: FriedBabelBroccoli
Snowden's a young guy. His level of understanding of what was happening at the NSA was probably superficial. He is certainly no Bill Binney. Binney
wrote a lot of the algorithms used in NSA spyware. He was able to give chapter and verse on what the NSA was doing, basically how they had altered his
work, which was designed to be very selective in its surveillance outreach, to turn it into a national communications vacuum cleaner that touched
Binney in Russia would be a very serious matter. I think Snowden was seen as an opportunity by the spooks to surf a wave of disclosures that had
caught the public eye to some extent, and try to slip a ringer into Russia at an elevated level of access. He was probably tapped to do this at a
moment when he still didn't know enough to be of serious concern to American national interests, as a leaker.
He had perfect cover, unlike Oswald. He was "on the run" from authorities with his "chickenfeed".
It's a good idea. It sounds crazy and like something that nobody would be taken in by, but so did what Oswald was doing. The Oswald gambit is a
precedent. It shows that stuff like this happens in spookland, so why not Snowden's little caper?
What they did with him is much more clever than the Oswald exercise. It is almost seamless in the sense that there are no fissures in the story that
might catch the attention of FSB, except for his previous incarnation as a gung ho special forces wannabe who thought that leakers should have
their basketballs shot off.
I admire what they did with Snowden, if indeed it was a penetration attempt. It's a good idea.
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