Monday, June 17, 2013

Edward Snowden Answers Questions Live Regarding The U.S. Police State

This is an excellent thread that is ongoing today.   Thank you to The Guardian and Glenn Greenwald.  But, most importantly, thank you, Edward Snowden.  I pulled one of the Q&As that Snowden responded to.  Edward is obviously an incredibly aware person who is more than capable of defending himself from the endless lies and deceit - meant to marginalize dissent and discredit legitimate concerns - that politicians employ through the mainstream media’s bully pulpit.  When he was asked about being called a traitor by politicians in the U.S., here was his published answer.  The last paragraph is especially prescient in calling out the likes of Peter King, Dick Cheney and Diane Feinstein.  Three of the statist howling monkeys distraught over Snowden’s whistleblowing of the police state’s actions.

US officials say this every time there's a public discussion that could limit their authority. US officials also provide misleading or directly false assertions about the value of these programs, as they did just recently with the Zazi case, which court documents clearly show was not unveiled by PRISM.

Journalists should ask a specific question: since these programs began operation shortly after September 11th, how many terrorist attacks were prevented SOLELY by information derived from this suspicionless surveillance that could not be gained via any other source? Then ask how many individual communications were ingested to achieve that, and ask yourself if it was worth it. Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it.

Further, it's important to bear in mind I'm being called a traitor by men like former Vice President Dick Cheney. This is a man who gave us the warrantless wiretapping scheme as a kind of atrocity warm-up on the way to deceitfully engineering a conflict that has killed over 4,400 and maimed nearly 32,000 Americans, as well as leaving over 100,000 Iraqis dead. Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.

View the entire Q&A here.

posted by TimingLogic at 12:28 PM

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