posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by athun
I'm as outraged by the spying as anyone else but Snwden didn't reveal anything new and he didn't discuss a lot of material that is already public
This doesn't seem to make sense so the question who benefits, how and why are important.
This has stirred up a lot of discussion including an enormous amount of disinformation. Some of the people that think Snowden is a hero may accept the
disinformation without question. The most obvious is that this enables them to act as if ECHELON now called Prism started after 9/11 which isn't
It might also spur some much needed reform that is even in the best interest of those that have been going to extremes and it might enable them to
have people that will minimize the damage to themselves and impede reform if it goes farther than they want.
It also provides them an opportunity to study the way people respond to this as a psychological research project which they ahve been doing a lot of.