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Snowden is undermining his
cause in the United States

Washington Post, by Dana Milbank

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Posted By:abuela10, 7/3/2013 7:42:50 AM

Three weeks ago, Edward Snowden told the Guardian newspaper that “the sense of outrage” over the secret surveillance programs he had disclosed “has given me hope that, no matter what happens to me, the outcome will be positive for America.” But now that hope is being undermined by one man: Edward Snowden. The 30-year-old computer whiz seems all too concerned about what happens to him and entirely unconcerned about what harm he does his country in securing his safety. At the start, Snowden’s revelations to the Guardian and The Post promised to put him in the distinguished company of Daniel

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/3/2013 7:48:18 AM     (No. 9406593)

I am more worried about Obama´s snooping, ammunition buying and EPA/IRS/Obamacare fiats than any terrorist threat that Snowden may have helped enable.

Snowden pulled the curtain back and for that I am grateful. Our #1 terrorist threat is Obama. Nothing else comes close. He hates this nation and destroys everything he touches.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 7/3/2013 8:00:15 AM     (No. 9406605)

I´m sure a lot of the changing opinions on Snowden are a result of a massive PR campaign by the Obama people to distract from what has actually been exposed (or will be). That´s what they do. Those people will not sit idly by while their roach infested sewer is brought into the light.
Interesting that, rather than address the message, they are trying to destroy the messenger. "You told the teacher I cheated. I´ll see you outside after school."

A few years back some troublemakers pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in the pursuit of liberty. I bet Snowden was of a similar mind. I also bet all those pledges will be called in before this is over.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 7/3/2013 8:28:09 AM     (No. 9406671)

Americans had a chance to drive a stake through the heart of its tyrannical state. Instead, they greedily grabbed up all the free popcorn being strewn before them by that same state, and are happily munching while watching a reality-TV version of ´The Most Dangerous Game´. And when poor Snowden is dead or locked away, you´ll look around and wonder why no one else is volunteering be the hero and lead you out of slavery. Now you´re going to see the REAL "going Galt". Not fantasies of hideouts in the Rockies, but people who know what to do just turning away and watching as the country collapses.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/3/2013 9:15:07 AM     (No. 9406764)

What harm to this country? Come on Dana - spell it out. A super secret program that treats all Americans as suspected terrorists when the real terrorists (Boston, etc) happily go on their bomb making ways or the fact that Dear Leader has basically said Al Qaeda is dead, were leaving Afghnistan in 2014, happy days are hear again...

And BTW Dana - you and your colleagues at the Washington Post didn´t seem too concerned about harm to the country when your colleagues at the NYTimes were exposing secret programs during the Bush years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: STLstudent, 7/3/2013 9:47:21 AM     (No. 9406862)

Let´s all focus on Snowden and forget the NSA assault on American liberty. Snowden is nothing! The federal attack on our liberty is everything!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: right-turn, 7/3/2013 9:54:19 AM     (No. 9406879)

So Snowden is concerned about ´what happens to him´. Who wouldn´t be? ... Hope he is looking out for drones.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bohallx, 7/3/2013 10:13:31 AM     (No. 9406926)

One more time, the folks who started the modern Conservative movement were PRO DEFENSE and ANTI COMMUNIST ~

NSA is part of our war making and defense capability ~ it´s in the Department of Defense, not Health and Human Services where the she-devil Sebelius holds court.

Snoden, so far, has been a lot of talk, little of it scripted by himself ~ maybe his name ~ but the first place he ran to was BIG CHINA and the CHI COMS.

Guy doesn´t belong to Conservatism. And so far it looks more and more like he was just another commercial spy willing to sell American secrets for cash and a piece of the beach near Sochi.



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