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RON PAUL: Well, from what I hear and what he's done, I mean, he's done a great service because he's telling the truth and this is what we are starved for. The American people are starved for the truth. And when you have a dictatorship or an authoritarian government, truth becomes treasonous. And this is what they do. If you are a whistleblower or if you're trying to tell the American people that our country is destroying our rule of law and destroying our Constitution, they say they turn it on and say, “Oh, you're committing treason.”
Originally posted by supremecommander
It would be interesting to see what happens if the Russians have indeed granted this man asylum.
In other news, this morning, The Speaker of the House called Mr. Snowden a "traitor".
I beg to differ, as Mr. Speaker voted without hesitation to make the Patriot Act permanent.
The real traitors are the ones in Congress, and the main stream media here in the United States.
“We know all this already,” I stated. He looked at me, giving me a look like I’ve never seen, and actually pushed his finger into my chest. “You don’t know jack,” he said, “this is bigger than you can imagine, bigger than anyone can imagine. This administration is collecting names of sources, whistle blowers and their families, names of media sources and everybody they talk to and have talked to, and they already have a huge list. If you’re not working for MSNBC or CNN, you’re probably on that list. If you are a website owner with a brisk readership and a conservative bent, you’re on that list. It’s a political dissident list, not an enemy threat list,” he stated.
Originally posted by Shark_Feeder
Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Call me old fashioned, but wouldn't it be nice if a citizen exposes something illegal, that his own people/country would give him a safe harbour......
Speaking only for myself here, but as an American... I would honestly take a bullet for this man. He has given me a little hope for this nation. Now we just need more like him.
I pray for his safety....and our future.
Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by pigsy2400
They've already admitted it. That isn't the issue.
The Government's stance here is that they have "checks" in place, and yes this IS happening,
Inside the ‘Q Group,’ the Directorate Hunting Down Edward Snowden
The top-secret ‘Q Group’ has been chasing Edward Snowden since he disappeared in May. Eli Lake on the intel community’s internal police—and why the agency is in ‘complete freakout mode.’
Even before last week’s revelations by The Guardian newspaper that the National Security Agency (NSA) was collecting call records from telecommunications companies and had the ability to mine user data from major U.S. Internet companies, the NSA was already on the trail of the leaker, according to two former U.S. intelligence officers with close ties to the agency.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by alienDNA
Government has been mining (saving) recording all our communications illegally (though they are justified (?) by the Patriot Act.
A guy named Snowden confirmed it.
So now we have folks bashing Snowden, and folks supporting Snowden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
and all the while the government is recording this very conversation I am having with you.
“Such methods are in demand. But you can’t just listen to the phone call in Russia; you need a special order from court. This is how this should be done in civilized society while tackling terrorism with the use of any technical means. If it is in the framework of the law, then it’s ok. If not it is unacceptable,” Putin said answering the question of RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. Commenting on Obama’s statement that “You can’t have 100 per cent security and 100 per cent privacy,” Putin disagreed, saying it is possible if done within the law.
"From the outside some people think that if you bring the entire region in compliance with someone’s specific idea of democracy, things will settle down, and everything will be all right in that region. But that’s not true. Considering that region’s background history, culture, religion – you cannot interfere with it from the outside.”
Putin pointed out that the West is supporting some certain organizations that are fighting Assad in Syria, and they are countering "those very same groups" in Mali.
Originally posted by joshsmith99
I found this anonymous video calling for a petition to pardon Edward Snowden.
Please spread this video and sign the petition!
Originally posted by joshsmith99
reply to post by TheBlackHat
How does supporting a pardon for Edward Snowden set us up for micro-chipping the general public?