Friday, September 23, 2016

Snowden and National Security

"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."
-I. F. Stone
Snowden and National Security

By de Andréa,
Opinion Editorialist for
Published September 23, 2016

Whether you believe Edward James Snowden is a hero a patriot, or a whistleblowing traitor guilty of espionage, or possibly some other label that the Soros manipulated media has assigned to him, he in fact is a very patriotic, intelligent, caring and articulate 33 year old man.  Which is likely why the communist media has demonized him to the extent that they have.  If one only hears the negative side of the truth one will have been negatively programed with such one sided indoctrination that one quite possibly can no longer stand up straight.  Which is the whole premise for Snowden’s dramatic actions.  The constitutional balance of power between the governed and their representative government.
Born in North Carolina in 1983, into a family of American patriots, his father was in the military and a mother who still works for the federal court in Baltimore. After his education mostly in high-tech computer technology, Snowden eventually landed a job in 2006 as an information-technologist at the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2009 he worked for the National Security Agency through subcontractor Booz Allen in the organization's Oahu office.

Blowing the Whistle

During his years of IT work, Snowden had noticed the far reach of the NSA's everyday, and expanding mass surveillance. While working for Booz Allen, Snowden began copying top-secret NSA documents, building a dossier on practices that he found invasive, disturbing and downright unconstitutional. The documents contained vast information on NSA's domestic massive intrusive surveillance practices.
After bringing this concern to the attention of his coworkers and subsequently to his superiors, only to be ignored and threatened with disciplinary action. He then compiled a large store of documents that addressed the issues of illegal invasion of privacy with no purpose other than they could. Snowden then took a leave of absence and on May 20, 2013, took a flight to Hong Kong, China, where he remained as he orchestrated a secret meeting with journalists from the U.K. publication The Guardian as well as filmmaker Laura Poitras.   On June 5, The Guardian released secret documents obtained from Snowden. These documents, showed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court implementation of an order that required Verizon to release information to the NSA on an "ongoing, daily basis" culled from its American customers' phone activities. This was more than the claimed metadata. There were personal photos and conversations, and texts thought to be private between two individuals.
The following day, The Guardian and The Washington Post released Snowden's leaked information on PRISM, an NSA program that allows real-time information collection electronically. A flood of information followed, and both domestic and international debate ensued.

Immediate Aftermath

"I'm willing to sacrifice my former life because I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building," Snowden said in interviews given from his Hong Kong hotel room. One of the people he left behind was his girlfriend Lindsay Mills. The pair had been living together in Hawaii, and she reportedly had no idea that he was about to disclose classified information to the public. 
The U.S. government soon responded to Snowden's disclosures. On June 14, 2013, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with "theft of government Property," "unauthorized communication of national defense information" and "willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person." The last two charges fall under the Espionage Act, originally designed to prevent the sale of classified and sensitive information to a foreign government, which Snowden didn’t do.  Before President Barack Obama took office, the act had only been used for prosecutorial purposes three times since 1917. Since President Obama took office, the act has been invoked seven times as of June 2013.
Snowden remained in hiding for slightly more than a month. He initially planned to relocate to Ecuador for asylum, but, upon making a stopover, he became stranded in a Russian airport for a month when his passport was annulled by the American government. The Russian government denied U.S. requests to extradite Snowden. While some decried him as a traitor, others supported his cause, and more than 100,000 people signed an online petition asking President Obama to pardon Snowden by late June.
Despite the offer of asylum in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia. Snowden soon made up his mind, expressing an interest in staying in Russia. One of his lawyers, Anatoly Kucherena, stated that Snowden would seek temporary asylum in Russia.
That October, Snowden stated that he no longer possessed any of the NSA files that he leaked to press. He gave the materials to the journalists he met with in Hong Kong, but he didn't keep copies for himself. Snowden explained that "it wouldn't serve the public interest" for him to have brought the files to Russia, according to The New York Times. Around this time, Snowden's father, Lon, visited his son in Moscow and continued to publicly express support.

Living in Exile

In November 2013, Snowden's request to the U.S. government for clemency was rejected. The fallout from his disclosures continued to unfold over the next few months, including a battle over the illegal collection of phone data by the NSA. President Obama sought to calm fears over government spying in January 2014, ordering U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review the country's surveillance programs.
In a CNN interview. Snowden explained that he viewed himself as a patriot, believing his actions had beneficial results. He stated that his leaking of information led to "a robust public debate" and "new protections in the United States and abroad for our rights to make sure they're no longer violated." He also expressed an interest in returning home to America.
"When the decisions that rule us are taken in secret, we lose the power to control and govern ourselves. “Said Snowden Snowden has remained outspoken about government surveillance. He appeared with Poitras and Greenwald via video-conference in February 2015. Earlier that month, Snowden spoke with students at Upper Canada College via video-conference. He told them that "the problem with mass surveillance is when you collect everything, you understand nothing." He also stated that government spying on its own citizens "fundamentally changes the balance of power between the citizen and the state."
THE BOTOM LINE: I told you all that, to tell you this:
All this top/high security in the United States in the name of fighting terrorism, is totally unnecessary.   First, it is obviously not working, because we still have Jihadist terrorist’s attacks of all kinds. As a matter of fact the U.S. government, i.e. the administration as well as the congress has actually ‘created’ the need’ for all the extreme security that isn’t working. 
But what has’ been at least somewhat successful, is the mass surveillance of otherwise innocent Americans for purposes other than security. Information which can be used against us at some later date.  We already know the FBI randomly reads blogs like this one, as well as emails looking for certain key red-flag words such as, gun – bomb – secret -  explode – kill – shoot – stab – drugs - hijack – attack, and the like.  If one uses any of these words no matter how innocent just as I did here, they could and will be investigated and brought up on charges at some later date by another administration when whatever was written or said, may then be against the law.  We have all seen laws change, so what was legal yesterday is illegal today, example, illegal and unconstitutional gun laws, now making criminals’ out of otherwise innocent law abiding citizens who are just exercising their God given rights.
Earlier, I said the Government actually created the need’ for mass sophisticated surveillance. And they could also eliminate’ the need for it, just as easily.  If you think about it, the need that in the past never existed, is created by the crime of TERRORISM. Which is committed by Muslims who are doing nothing but practicing their ideology of violent subjugation in a culture of freedom. A square peg in a round hole doesn’t even come close to an analogy of a culture so opposed to our own, that assimilation of Islam into western culture is just not in any way possible.  The existing western culture will give way to Islam and Sharia, it always has throughout history.  The only alternative is if Islam is eliminated or extracted in some way. 
The unacceptable action of terrorism in America was created when the government invited the source’ of terrorism into this country.  Prior to the mass immigration of Muslims there was little or no terrorism of the kind we experience today.  Even though the U.S. has been at war with Islam, in some form or another, since 1801 in the Jefferson administration with the Barberry Corsairs of the Ottoman Regencies of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, along with independent Morocco. In Tripoli Jefferson so devastated the Muslim pirates, that the attacks on our ships were all but eliminated until recent times.
Side Note: The Ottoman Empire was brought to an end in 1924 after the First World War, but only four years later in 1928 it was reborn as the Muslim Brotherhood of which Obama is a protector and supporting member, and consequently it operates with impunity in America.
So just create more and more extreme security on everyone and ban guns from the masses…
Terrorism didn’t come to our soil until 1993 with the first attack on the twin towers.  We did nothing in retaliation for the attack but what we did do was to continue the invitation of the very people who attacked us. They continued to pour into our country by the thousands until less than a decade later, in 2001, with the help of the Saudi’s, our so-called allies, they attacked and completely destroyed the twin towers and then ’we invited even more Muslim jihadists into the country until as in Europe, terrorist attacks are now becoming normal and expected.  The response…more security.
As I said the government created the need…get rid of the Islamic Jihadist, and we get rid of the need for the extreme security and mass surveillance but then that would be counterproductive for the shadow government.  Personally I absolutely resent all the security that I must be subjected to at airports or nearly any government building these days, just because we the government blindly and unabatedly allow the enemy of the free world to flood into this once safe and free Republic.  It is tantamount to inviting Nazis into the U.S. in 1943. Only the peaceful Nazis of course…
Snowden recognized that real law abiding patriotic Americans were having their rights, privacy, and personal freedoms illegally compromised in defense of a threat that the government created, so we are already losing our rights, dignity and culture of freedom in the name of safety against an enemy that the U.S. government had foisted upon us.
This is reminiscent of Hitler’s burning of the Reichstag where he had the government buildings set on fire so he could blame the Communists thereby creating the need for the extreme action by his security forces of the S.A. Stormtroopers. As a result the people lost all their freedom in the name of safety from the created and orchestrated threat. Everyone became subjected to brutal and otherwise illegal searches and seizures as well as murders.

I hope your see the parallel.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania (1759)
“If you want good security, go to prison, you will have everything you could want except freedom” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you are really interested in what is actually going on in the shadow government of the so-called security agencies, and/or want the truth about who Edward Snowden really is, and what he actually did on your behalf and why.  Then below are a series of speeches, interviews and a documentary of what actually occurred back in 2013 and why. Some are short, some are lengthy, but you will receive an education about the side of the story you never heard from the Soros communist controlled media.
The documentary 1 hour:
Snowden’s back ground and philosophy 1 hour 10 minutes:
Guardian interview in Russia 14 minutes:
Live from Russia, Instate of Politics, 1 hour 12 minutes:

Thanks for listening my friend!   
- de Andréa
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