of classified information. In his words to show how dangerous and tyrannical the US government has become towards it's citizens. He could have easily sold his knowledge to the Russian's but put it in the
public domain to make his point. I think he was not trying to harm America but help it return to the safe and secure country that has been a beacon of freedom and liberty for 200 years.
The Obama regime has been proven to use the powers of state, such as the IRS and FBI and who knows what else, to harm its political enemies, , and now apparently the NSA has joined the fray. Who are this government's political enemies ? Apparently not Islamic jihadist but average American citizens who do not support Obama's bizarre anti-American agenda. Remember folks, Adolph Hitler never broke any of Germany's laws while he was in power, he always made sure there was a law to support whatever he wanted to do. Does this remind you of any current world leaders ?
Here is Snowden's interview with the Guardian in Hong Cong........http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance
DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
WASHINGTON, DC 20511
June 8, 2013
DNI Statement on the Collection of Intelligence Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Over the last week we have seen reckless disclosures of intelligence community measures used to keep Americans safe. In a rush to publish, media outlets have not given the full context–including the extent to which these programs are overseen by all three branches of government–to these effective tools.
In particular, the surveillance activities published in The Guardian and The Washington Post are lawful and conducted under authorities widely known and discussed, and fully debated and authorized by Congress. Their purpose is to obtain foreign intelligence information, including information necessary to thwart terrorist and cyber attacks against the United States and its allies.
Our ability to discuss these activities is limited by our need to protect intelligence sources and methods. Disclosing information about the specific methods the government uses to collect communications can obviously give our enemies a "playbook" of how to avoid detection. Nonetheless, Section 702 has proven vital to keeping the nation and our allies safe. It continues to be one of our most important tools for the protection of the nation's security.
However, there are significant misimpressions that have resulted from the recent articles. Not all the inaccuracies can be corrected without further revealing classified information. I have, however, declassified for release the attached details about the recent unauthorized disclosures in hope that it will help dispel some of the myths and add necessary context to what has been published.
James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
Uncle Jimbo at BlackFive has a pretty good discussion on this going on here..............
Combined with the fact our military is being ordered to not even read news about this stuff makes me wonder why the wagons are being circled so hastily. Must be some indians in the neighborhood ?
Military told not to read Obama-scandal news