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Beren wrote:Fuck the NSA, however, Snowden's just a tool right now, not that it's his fault. Trump should pardon him before the election if he really cares about him, but I guess he doesn't.
Sivad wrote:I remember when all the retards called mass surveillance a conspiracy theory.
MistyTiger wrote:Glad Snowden has a home now. It is so sad that his home country has banished him forever.
B0ycey wrote:Otherwise how can the public make the government accountable to the standards and laws they make if government can hide behind a piece of paper?
Politics_Observer wrote:Snowden is no patriot.
Putin isn't letting Snowden stay in Russia out of the goodness of his heart.
What is it costing Snowden for Putin to let him stay in Russia? Giveaway Hint: valuable national defense secrets of the U.S.
You and I, we don't agree here. Snowden is a traitor in my view. He did this to get his own 5 minutes of fame. If Snowden did the same anywhere else, he would be regarded as a traitor as well. He would be regarded as a traitor in Taiwan or China or Great Britain or Russia or Germany if he was a citizen who was entrusted with a security clearance and sensitive information of any of those countries and he did the same thing to them. A lot of these countries wouldn't even bother giving a trial to people they regard as traitors either and would simply hang or assassinate them quite frankly speaking.
MistyTiger wrote:He lost a lot by leaking the docs. He threw away his old life for fame? I really doubt that. He has a conscience. He knew that leaking the intel could get him killed but he did it anyway. I believe he lived in fear for years. If he wanted fame, he would have become an actor in his teens rather than work for the NSA. He could have played a notso hot, nerdy Neo.
Politics_Observer wrote:If he was a whistle-blower, then he should have used the channels available to him here in the U.S. and if those channels did not work, talk with sympathetic Congressmen/women.
Politics_Observer wrote:If he was a whistle-blower, then he should have used the channels available to him here in the U.S. and if those channels did not work, talk with sympathetic Congressmen/women. I am sure the more liberal Congressmen would have leant a sympathetic ear to Snowden's concerns without endangering national security.I just said there is no legal recourse for Whistleblowers in intelligence agencies. Weren't you paying attention?
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