Edward Snowden is accused of Espionage, specifically the Theft of Government Property, Unauthorized Communication of National Defense Information and Willful Communication of Classified Communications Information to an Unauthorized Person.
KnowItAll says “Fuck all that bullshit! Thank you Edward Snowden!!!” Here we have an American Citizen that did that the right thing and blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s intrusion into our 4th Amendment rights yet he is being vilified by the media as a traitor!
I get it because of the unconstitutional Patriot Act and the fact that Edward Snowden was contracted by a contractor of NSA and leaked information to the Guardian we the people should forget that the U.S. government can give a rat’s ass about the constitution….you know the rights we are afforded as citizens of this country.
Public sentiment is leaning towards feelings that Eric Snowden did the wrong thing but of course this has everything to do with stupidity being contagious than anything else. NSA spin control states that 50 terrorist plots were foiled due to NSA programs such as Prism and the citizens of this county feel that Snowden did the wrong thing as a result. You have to be kidding me!
Hey NSA, 50 terrorist plots were foiled? If that is indeed the case then there should be no problem in identifying exactly what those terrorist plots were, who was involved, who was arrested, who was charged with what and when those people involved of those 50 terrorist plots are scheduled for trial or better yet who plead guilty to what in order to avoid trial!!!!!!! Of course know when is demanding any of the above but the NSA stating the 50 terrorist plots were foiled seems to be good enough for the majority of people.
Here is what disturbs me about the NSA programs; I am doing nothing illegal. I wake up each morning, go to work, use my email, use my cell phone and use Google to search for whatever I’m searching for. The NSA, in breach of my 4th Amendment rights, collects all this data in order to “foil” a terrorist plot without a search warrant. I have conversation with a co-worker about how I would like to blow up my company using 800 tons of TNT and presto I’m now a terror suspect because some dumb ass at the NSA decides to open a file?
This terrorist scare bullshit has gone way too far. In the name of national security should the U.S. be allowed to do whatever they feel necessary to “foil” terrorist plots? Fuck, worked really well in Boston didn’t it?! Yeah 50 unnamed terrorist plots were foiled yet the one that managed to injury hundreds and take the lives of innocent children goes undetected. Fucking brilliant!!!!!!!!
Edward Snowden was privy to information, provided that information to the press and blew the whistle on the U.S. government crapping all over our rights yet I am to feel that Edward Snowden is a traitor? He may be a traitor as far as the U.S. Government is concerned but is far from a traitor to the citizens of the United States of America. Yes this citizen of the United States, land of the free, needed to attain asylum from Russia! Russia!!! RUSSIA!!!!!
“KnowItAll, he told China the U.S. was hacking or attempting to hack their networks!!” So fucking what? Was he not telling the truth? Was he attempting to sell classified information to China? Did he place a price tag of $25 million on that fact? NO HE DIDN’T!!!!!
You may very well be one of the many that feel that Edward Snowden did something wrong by alerting us to the government’s actions. If that is the case then I would infer that you would have no problem had President Obama came out and state the following:
“My fellow Americans, in the name of National Security I have authorized the NSA to gather information on your cell phone calls, capture data related to your internet searches and provide them, the NSA, with the ability to capture your email communications. Should you send a text message know that we will be capturing that message in the hope that it could possibly allow us to foil a terrorist plot. You may feel that this is an infringement on your constitutional rights but rest assured that these measures are necessary to avoid the next 9-11 although these measures could not prevent the events of the Boston Marathon.”
If you don’t have a problem with the above you must be mentally challenged (i.e. RETARDED) In fact you shouldn’t have issue with any of the following measures necessary to prevent future terrorist attacks:
1. National I.D. Card.
2. Lo-Jack tracking. The government will need to GPS track you by inserting a Lo-Jack into your asshole! At least they will use lubrication.
3. Voice recognition software in order to use your home telephone and cellphone in order to make or receive a call.
4. Permission to leave your state in order to enter another state. Failure to file the necessary forms will result in a fine and/or imprisonment as your Lo-Jack will allow the government to know that you have left your home state without permission.
The bottom line is that according to the government Edward Snowden did something wrong. However, if you have an ounce of intelligence you should realize that the man deserves to be thanked. That is unless you like having your constitutional rights violated.