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27 Edward Snowden Quotes About U.S. Government Spying That Should Send A Chill Up Your Spine

Edward SnowdenWould you be willing to give up what Edward Snowden has given up?  He has given up his high paying job, his home, his girlfriend, his family, his future and his freedom just to expose the monolithic spy machinery that the U.S. government has been secretly building to the world.  He says that he does not want to live in a world where there isn’t any privacy.  He says that he does not want to live in a world where everything that he says and does is recorded.  Thanks to Snowden, we now know that the U.S. government has been spying on us to a degree that most people would have never even dared to imagine.  Up until now, the general public has known very little about the U.S. government spy grid that knows almost everything about us.  But making this information public is going to cost Edward Snowden everything.  Essentially, his previous life is now totally over.  And if the U.S. government gets their hands on him, he will be very fortunate if he only has to spend the next several decades rotting in some horrible prison somewhere.  There is a reason why government whistleblowers are so rare.  And most Americans are so apathetic that they wouldn’t even give up watching their favorite television show for a single evening to do something good for society.  Most Americans never even try to make a difference because they do not believe that it will benefit them personally.  Meanwhile, our society continues to fall apart all around us.  Hopefully the great sacrifice that Edward Snowden has made will not be in vain.  Hopefully people will carefully consider what he has tried to share with the world.  The following are 27 quotes from Edward Snowden about U.S. government spying that should send a chill up your spine…

#1 “The majority of people in developed countries spend at least some time interacting with the Internet, and Governments are abusing that necessity in secret to extend their powers beyond what is necessary and appropriate.”

#2 “…I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.”

#3 “The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to.”

#4 “…I can’t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”

#5 “The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything.”

#6 “With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your e-mails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your e-mails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.”

#7 “Any analyst at any time can target anyone. Any selector, anywhere… I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President…”

#8 “To do that, the NSA specifically targets the communications of everyone. It ingests them by default. It collects them in its system and it filters them and it analyzes them and it measures them and it stores them for periods of time simply because that’s the easiest, most efficient and most valuable way to achieve these ends. So while they may be intending to target someone associated with a foreign government, or someone that they suspect of terrorism, they are collecting YOUR communications to do so.”

#9 “I believe that when [senator Ron] Wyden and [senator Mark] Udall asked about the scale of this, they [the NSA] said it did not have the tools to provide an answer. We do have the tools and I have maps showing where people have been scrutinized most. We collect more digital communications from America than we do from the Russians.”

#10 “…they are intent on making every conversation and every form of behavior in the world known to them.”

#11 “Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. …it’s getting to the point where you don’t have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life.”

#12 “Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.”

#13 “Everyone everywhere now understands how bad things have gotten — and they’re talking about it. They have the power to decide for themselves whether they are willing to sacrifice their privacy to the surveillance state.”

#14 “I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under.”

#15 “I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy, and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.”

#16 “I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong.”

#17 “I had been looking for leaders, but I realized that leadership is about being the first to act.”

#18 “There are more important things than money. If I were motivated by money, I could have sold these documents to any number of countries and gotten very rich.”

#19 “The great fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. [People] won’t be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things… And in the months ahead, the years ahead, it’s only going to get worse. [The NSA will] say that… because of the crisis, the dangers that we face in the world, some new and unpredicted threat, we need more authority, we need more power, and there will be nothing the people can do at that point to oppose it. And it will be turnkey tyranny.”

#20 “I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.”

#21 “You can’t come up against the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies and not accept the risk.”

#22 “I know the media likes to personalize political debates, and I know the government will demonize me.”

#23 “We have got a CIA station just up the road – the consulate here in Hong Kong – and I am sure they are going to be busy for the next week. And that is a concern I will live with for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be.”

#24 “I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions, and that the return of this information to the public marks my end.”

#25 “There’s no saving me.”

#26 “The only thing I fear is the harmful effects on my family, who I won’t be able to help any more. That’s what keeps me up at night.”

#27 “I do not expect to see home again.”

Would you make the same choice that Edward Snowden made?  Most Americans would not.  One CNN reporter says that he really admires Snowden because he has tried to get insiders to come forward with details about government spying for years, but none of them were ever willing to…

As a digital technology writer, I have had more than one former student and colleague tell me about digital switchers they have serviced through which calls and data are diverted to government servers or the big data algorithms they’ve written to be used on our e-mails by intelligence agencies. I always begged them to write about it or to let me do so while protecting their identities. They refused to come forward and believed my efforts to shield them would be futile. “I don’t want to lose my security clearance. Or my freedom,” one told me.

And if the U.S. government has anything to say about it, Snowden is most definitely going to pay for what he has done.  In fact, according to the Daily Beast, a directorate known as “the Q Group” is already hunting Snowden down…

The people who began chasing Snowden work for the Associate Directorate for Security and Counterintelligence, according to former U.S. intelligence officers who spoke on condition of anonymity. The directorate, sometimes known as “the Q Group,” is continuing to track Snowden now that he’s outed himself as The Guardian’s source, according to the intelligence officers.

If Snowden is not already under the protection of some foreign government (such as China), it will just be a matter of time before U.S. government agents get him.

And how will they treat him once they find him?  Well, one reporter overheard a group of U.S. intelligence officials talking about how Edward Snowden should be “disappeared”.  The following is from a Daily Mail article that was posted on Monday…

A group of intelligence officials were overheard yesterday discussing how the National Security Agency worker who leaked sensitive documents to a reporter last week should be ‘disappeared.’

Foreign policy analyst and editor at large of The Atlantic, Steve Clemons, tweeted about the ‘disturbing’ conversation after listening in to four men who were sitting near him as he waited for a flight at Washington’s Dulles airport.

‘In Dulles UAL lounge listening to 4 US intel officials saying loudly leaker & reporter on #NSA stuff should be disappeared recorded a bit,’ he tweeted at 8:42 a.m. on Saturday.

According to Clemons, the men had been attending an event hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

As an American, I am deeply disturbed that the U.S. government is embarrassing itself in front of the rest of the world like this.

The fact that we are collecting trillions of pieces of information on people all over the planet is a massive embarrassment and the fact that our politicians are defending this practice now that it has been exposed is a massive embarrassment.

If the U.S. government continues to act like a Big Brother police state, then the rest of the world will eventually conclude that is exactly what we are.  At that point we become the “bad guy” and we lose all credibility with the rest of the planet.

  • Rodster

    Welcome to 1984 and the “Hunger Games”. He is without question a real hero. Already members of congress want to prosecute him. I also read that govt whistle-blowers are usually killed.

    I do believe it is too late because the govt has conditioned the populace over the last 50 years for this very moment in time.

  • Jedi

    Mr Snowden,
    You are a true American hero and Patriot.

    • markthetruth

      Just A Man with ” MORALS ” which have Disappeared.

      the end…

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        Please share this list of quotes with as many people as you can.

        Michael

        • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

          Main Core: A List Of Millions Of Americans That Will Be Subject To Detention During A National Crisis

          http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/main-core-a-list-of-millions-of-americans-that-will-be-subject-to-detention-during-a-national-crisis

          Is this one of the reasons why they are collecting so much data on all of us?

          Michael

          • K

            Yes. They just can not just sweep up these people. That might wake up the general public. No, they have to pick them up, on some trumped up charge. Violation of some law, they never knew existed. This info has been out there a while. It just been too terrible for most people to believe. I understand number 25 real well.

          • BonusGift

            I have a business partner that is on that list, and he knows it. You are also likely on that list, as are most people on this site who do not tow the cultural Marxist line. We are way past the point where we can say such things like “if we continue in the direction we are going we may …”; no, we are now at the point where 1984 can be effected by merely turning off public dissent (which can now be down merely by Barry Soetoro deciding he wishes to flick the ‘Internet kill switch’, implement NDAA, etc.). No, we are there; we need to fight now, not next election, now. The president and many others have committed treason on this one issue alone, they need to be arrested for treason now.

          • OrwellianNitemare

            Next stop,… totalitarianism

          • WarriorClass III

            The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

            “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

            The FBI, IRS, DOJ, DHS, NSA, CIA, the Supreme Court, and the White House are no longer a legitimate governing body, having broken their governing contract with the people (the Constitution) on so many occasions, the Federal government has voided its right to govern by breach of contract.

            The fact that every State Government has allowed this to continue on so long a time, renders their governing contract just as void and illegitimate as the Federal Government’s.

            It’s way past time to re-secure our God-given inalienable rights. “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

          • Robert Zraick

            It is not the next stop. We passed that stop long ago.

          • Chris Foltz

            Bull Sh*ttttttt!!!!!

          • justsaynotoislam

            American Patriots, those who will to kill and die in the name of freedom and liberty, have their own list. When they turn that switch we implement ours. I’m sure to be on that list so i have nothing to lose.

          • BonusGift

            Agreed; and I may be preaching to the choir here, but people need to be prepared to implement our list just a bit faster than the evil ones/cultural Marxists who have targeted real Americans.

          • Chris Foltz

            When they kick @ your front door How you gonna come?With your hands on your head Or on the trigger of your gun.When the law breaks in How you gonna go?Shot down on the pavement Or waiting on death row You can crush us You can bruise us But you’ll have to answer to Oh- the guns of the American People…

          • R Moon

            It angers me that Democrats who used to defend the Rights of Americans will now act as though its okay for Obama since everybody else has done it. Why they can’t see the HUGE difference between Obama and Bush. Bush naively thought the PA would be used on terrorists and no president would ever use this power against Americans. Obama is a control freak, narcissist, egotistical monster who should never have been trusted with a hand held calculator much less data mining This explains why the GOP isn’t pursuing his impeachment, why all democrat politicians are following close, why Robert’s approved ObamaCare. I have no doubt Obama has dark information on everyone who comes in contact with him. The Secret Service, CIA, FBI, State police, local law enforcement are terrified by Obama and what he knows. We know why Hillary dropped out and Bill has supported him despite hating him. And why all Courts have thrown out good evidence of his birth cert. being a fraud. He owns these dopes.

          • BonusGift

            Yes, he is truly evil and a fraud on many levels (i.e., besides not meeting the most basic qualifications for the job). You are right, Bush was more or less naïve about things in general (e.g., as you mention the PA), this guy is evil where it is most important not to be (e.g., morals & ethics) and naïve where you need not be (e.g., the importance of history and basic facts – think of the fact that not all people or groups are equal).

          • USPatriot68

            They have been fooling you for a long time & Republicans are also on the tyranny list. Rubio is a first class traitor in my book. We will all have to resist however it goes and remind the military/police/DHS that when t hey are finished with us, they are next to be removed from life support.

          • Hammerstrike

            Rather than an internet kill switch, it would be a cyber-attack that gets blamed Iran and/or Syria, justifying a new middle-east war…

          • BonusGift

            Sure, something like that will likely be used to justify flipping the switch.

          • Hammerstrike

            If Iran or North Korea where attacked, NSA could face a few problems.

            The cultural marxists relies on the internet too.

          • Chris Foltz

            “THEY” better get out of Dodge before We the People rip off their heads & sh*t down their necks… Join the Flash Mob Militia… Death to Tyrants…

          • R Moon

            As strong a defense as millions of loaded guns can be, the American Military has weapons that will dazzle us and cause us to crap in our pants. They have laser guided cluster bombs where each bomb has 50 small bombs inside once released find individual specific targets. One converted B-52 could wipe out every single car on the LA Freeway at rush hour with one pass. We must have a plan, not a list. We can’t win without the Military on our side. They’ve got lasers that cause our skin to blister and weapons that emit a sound so high it would burst the eardrums of every person in Dallas County, with one ten second blast. With out a plan we’re done.

          • Chris Foltz

            Better dead than a slave to the Obama-Pigs… country will be a burnt out cinder before it’s over & that will include every last family member of the military scum that raise a finger against an AMERICAN CITIZEN! & you actually think the x-military in our country didn’t bring home some goodies for just such an occasion? Never underestimate the rage of an American…

          • R Moon

            They are collecting Data on EVERYONE, not just political enemies. What happens is, NSA does the research, then they hand the information to the president where he decides who the enemies are and then forwards his LISTS to the IRS, EPA, FDA, NLB and any other department who does his dirty work.

          • MadMoto

            A bit of misinformation there isn’t it? I mean you point to this wiki article which was published in June 2013. Something tells me YOU wrote the article. Nice try and thanks for playing.

        • markthetruth

          Will Do !

        • markthetruth

          It took Work but i think i see the Results

          the end…

        • Chris Foltz

          Tweet…. Tweet…. Tweet… go get the yellow-eyed worm birdie…

      • GSOB

        Snowden, so far, is a Cinderella Man. I ain’t alluding to Russell Crowe either. I’m considering RUSH lyrics when contiplating Snowden.

      • markthetruth

        The Reply i hear alot is ” Well if your not Doing or Saying anything Wrong what are worrying about ” to Justify it and there’s nothing wrong with it. These Clueless Liberals don’t now what invasion of Privacy is.

        the end…

        • sanitychecker

          Sorry, but it’s not just the liberals. The conservatives are even worse. Witness Peter King, R-NY, for example.

          • Robert Zraick

            The entire government is out of control. with a smallest number of true statesmen as the exception, the government is an enemy of the people.
            We have lost our government. We have lost our rights. We have lost our honor, our morals, our ethics, we are fast losing our wealth and property. And many of us have lost the ability to think.
            There will only be one possible way to regain what we have lost. It is revolution.
            It must come to this. There is little choice left. We may well lose even then, but we will surely lose if we do not stand against this evil.

          • Paul

            Don’t anyone forget that this became possible under Bush and the PATRIOT Act. Its not a “Conservatives vs Liberals” issue, its a whole of Government process issue.

      • jesus2

        The Congressman and Senators really do not like folks with integrity, it makes them look worse!

        • Steve

          They lost there integrity long ago , souls sold for power and money. I call these types: Blackhearts

      • markthetruth

        What ever Happened to getting all the Gossip from the town Barber Shop.

        the end…

      • markthetruth

        Americans are Starting to unravel and abandoned the Crooked System including thj

        • Chris Foltz

          See the Brits want their guns back now…

          • Hammerstrike

            Link?
            ´bout time!

          • Chris Foltz

            tried to respond but just got censored…

          • Chris Foltz

            google brits want guns back…

    • GSOB

      Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand. Ignorance and prejudice, and we walk hand in hand.

      RUSH – Witch Hunt.

      Check it out.

      • Not me!

        Love that song!

        • GSOB

          You know, I haven’t learned to play that one yet. I am adding it to my drum cds. Thanks for the inspiration Not me!

    • GSOB

      If you really believe that,… I wish you well.

    • Mondobeyondo

      If you wanna be a patriot, be prepared to suffer the consequenses.
      Not to compare Mr. Snowden to our Founding Fathers, but… most of those who have stood up to tyranny and totalitarism, did not live to see a comfortable retirement at the local country club playng 18 holes of golf on a sunny weekend.
      Just sayin’….

    • Chris Foltz

      TRUE THAT! & to the yellow-eyed NSA worm reading this… WE THE PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL….

  • Ralph

    If this guy is under the protection of China he is nothing but a traitor to his country.

    • Rodster

      If he is under the protection of China, it goes to show how far we’ve fallen that an American has to seek asylum from a Communist nation because he fears for his life.

      As far as i’m concerned he’s not a traitor but a hero for uncovering what this corrupt totalitarian govt has been doing to it’s own people.

      • GSOB

        On the surface, I think you are right on.

    • GSOB

      I’m sorry Ralph.
      I gave you thumbs down.

      You probably are right though.

    • No Communists allowed

      Israeli-firsters in Congress are traitors to this country and they are giving Jews a bad name.

      • GSOB

        ?

        uh
        ………
        spin it out….

      • Franklin

        AIPAC and the Federal Reserve were established in the same year 1913. They were planning it all along.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719971429 David MacKenzie

    Point 20 could be one of the most telling.

    • GSOB

      #20 “I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.”

  • jokyjo

    The USA used to be the country that people would seek asylum in after they defected from their own communist regime. Now Americans are seeking asylum in communist countries after leaving this communist country.

    At what point did we lose control? The gubmint now does whatever they feel like doing with absolutely no consequences for their actions.

    It is definitely NOT ok with me that the NSA or any other alphabet agency of the gov’t is recording any Americans communications without first obtaining a search warrant signed by a judge. What they are doing is criminal!

    These criminals that run our government have discarded the constitution and are now running a rogue government.

    Edward Snowden is a true Patriot and Hero.

    God Bless you Mr. Snowden

    • Rodster

      Repeat after me: “Banana Republic”

      • GSOB

        Banana Republic

    • GSOB

      ‘The gubmint now does whatever they feel like doing with absolutely no consequences for their actions.’

      Sure does seem that way.

    • GSOB

      Lets wait until all the dust settels

      • Flo Thompson

        We don’t have time to WAIT! We’ve waited too long now or we wouldn’t be at this point now. Our country is in immediate CRISIS! We have to knock some sense into those who supposedly represent us. They sure do not represent me! All they can talk about is punishing Snowden. Not a word, other than from Ron and Rand Paul, about the NSA being punished for violating the Constitution they swore to uphold! Doesn’t anyone get it yet? If we don’t take our country back NOW, there will be nothing left of what we knew it to be….later. REVOLT NOW

    • Stock

      We lost control in 1913 with the illegal formation of the Federal Reserve and the IRS.

      “It is not a coincidence that a century of total war has coincided with a century of central banking.” – Ron Pau

      • jokyjo

        Agreed and abolishing the Fed would be a great start for this country.

    • thelawofone

      Rights and privileges, big difference. Most gave up their God given rights and paid the price for the privilege to be part of “THE CORPORATION OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. If your strawman(leagle fictious charater invented on the day you were born) only had a brain. Study UCC Code, learn about your strawman. This debt system(slave system) will only come down when the deaf and blind(poor and ignorant) learn who they really are. For this system to work you got to have the poor and ignorant. Action derives motive of charater. One has to ask themself if their actions put them or others at risk. Remember ignorance of the law is no excuse. You consent with your silence and out of ignorace. Peace to you and yours.

      • Hammerstrike

        Peace?

    • Sorcha The Dark Eyed Elf

      If you mean China is communist, I promise you its not. It is only Communist in name. China ceased to be Communist, if it ever really was, when it violated the most basic tenet of communist, not to exploit workers. You mean authoritarian right? Because that it still is.

      • jaxon64

        you are delusional. Communism ALWAYS exploits the workers. How do you think the great highways and inter-country canals and waterways of Russia were built?- By exploited workers–and when they ran out of money to pay them and it became more prosperous to export the wheat they grew than to feed the masses, well then tens of millions of them were literally starved to death in Labor Camps/Villages while the Regime exported food at a profit for the state…get real pal–nobody is buying your utopian communist unicorn rides, gumdrop waterfalls and leprechauns passing out lollipops after the free healthcare gives you immortality—-screwball..go back to your world of warcraft game and let the adults discuss the important issues…

        • Hammerstrike

          Myth.

          If Stalin really managed to do that with the means he had and win a world war too, Obama (or even Clinton back in the 1990s) would have won already.
          HS have a far greater killing capacity than the NKVD and far more people too.

        • Sorcha The Dark Eyed Elf

          So you bring up a authoritarian country that called itself communist to support your claim?

          Calling oneself a swan when you’re clearly a duck does not make you a swan.

  • K

    Snowden is a hero, in a Country that does not produce many anymore. I hear iceland has offered him asylum, but how would he get there? Unless some foreign Government, looking to embarrass the U.S., offered him a ride aboard one of their nuclear subs. Read number 25, if that does not bring a tear to your eye. Your just not human

    • GSOB

      I wish Snowden well.

      We knew this was coming.

      • Mondobeyondo

        I thought about posting the lyrics to “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin, as an homage to all the illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico to Arizona. I thought agains it though.

  • MeMadMax

    Liberals are tripping all over themselves trying to paint this guy as a traitor, a quick glance on the huffpooop comments section is enough to make you want to punch your monitor…

    • GSOB

      Yeah!

  • markthetruth

    Here We Go ! ” The pot calling the kettle black ”

    What Does our Government do During a Election .

    They Whistle-Blow every Bit of Info they can Get their Hands on About Each Other.

    the end…

    • GSOB

      Cloud is popular, but really, not the way to go.

      • markthetruth

        But little by little they are weaning people on it as a convenience. As usual Convenient for the Government.

        the end…

        • GSOB

          Good to see you on line. It’s almost like IM or chat.

          Peace to you from Denver COLORADO

          • markthetruth

            NJ

          • GSOB

            awesome

          • GSOB

            I like your studly eagle picture there…. you like my tom toms?

        • GSOB

          Agree

    • tinus42

      Doesn’t matter if your data is on your PC or on the cloud. Most people don’t know how to secure their PC’s properly and Windows is likely full of back doors because Microsoft cooperates with Prism.

  • KenLayIsAlive.org

    “A group of intelligence officials were overheard yesterday discussing
    how the National Security Agency worker who leaked sensitive documents
    to a reporter last week should be ‘disappeared.'”

    We did it to Central and Southern Americans for decades. If any “American” thinks they’re going to get treated better at this point… you’re fooling yourself.

    Fascism has come back home.

  • GSOB

    Holy shhit Michael!

  • Alasha

    This one is chilling “If Snowden is not already under the protection of some foreign government (such as China), it will just be a matter of time before U.S. government agents get him.”

    • Mondobeyondo

      30-35 years ago, it would have been more like, “If Snowdenskaya is not already under the protection of some foreign government (such as the United States), it will just be a matter of time before Russian agents get him”.
      Yes, it is indeed scary. How the tables have turned…

      • Ralfine

        Snowdenskaya is a female name.

    • GSOB

      It’s the kind of cool that is not so hot.

  • http://karmaeconomics.blogspot.com/ lavista4u

    Please, WAKE UP…….He is just another side of the equation to give credibility to this whole drama. He is working for the CIA and still in Langley.

    Its a PSY-OP….There are no real whistle blowers in America who are alive…Those who tried are already dead….The narration of all this is plain obvious…He is a CIA actor playing his part.

    Do you really really believe the main stream media will print anything that serves human race…anything ever….

    This whole drama is to further control your life,. introduce laws that will curtail your freedom.

    Don’t believe it…I guarantee with my hearts blood, the guy will never be caught but more drama will follow on his name when eventualy they introduce more laws to curb your freedom.

    Just watch how long this charade goes on in lame stream media…I thought we are done with lame stream media drama already….

    Again, Do you really think main stream corporate mafia media will print any story without contacting their masters in CIA and NSA ..common guys….its blatantly clear..its all a set up to introduce more laws…

    • GSOB

      Agree with you. TAX laws

      • GSOB

        Come Lord Jesus!

    • Daisymae

      Lavista..Precisely what I have been thinking from the beginning…another psy-op in an effort to further expand their control grid on the people…I’m thinking they want to take away internet freedom with this psy-op saying that the new system will stop collection of the people’s data…perhaps an internet ID card in order to use the internet..

      • http://karmaeconomics.blogspot.com/ lavista4u

        True…..and the other PSY-OP Julian Assenge guy has already made contact with him and teaching him what to do and how to escape from Authorities in America…lol…what a joke….

  • Mondobeyondo

    I admire people who are willing to risk it all to expose the truth. Edward Snowden, Julian Assange (Wikileaks), etc…
    The Gubbmint doesn’t want you to know what they are really doing. If it did, it would tell you the truth. As a matter of fact, if you DO try to do what’s right and expose the truth, TPTB have a nice, cold prison cell with your name on it.

    • GSOB

      That is correct.

    • GSOB

      “Do you really really believe the main stream media will print anything that serves human race…anything ever?”

      That is the question, isn’t it?

      • Mondobeyondo

        Yes indeed – that is the question

  • Mr. Jiggs

    One of the smear points on TV…”he’s a high school dropout”…goes to show the value of the college education of the presenter.
    All the best Eric, and thank you for not being one of the sheeple!

    • Ralfine

      It only says, if you are a dropout you can still find employment with the CIA.

      The less educated you are the easier you can be controlled to do anything, including black operations, and extra-judicial killings.

      One reason why child soldiers are feared – they are ruthless.

      Only a few manage to grow and to get out.

    • TellingItLikeItIs

      Thank you for pointing this out.

      The system loves to point out “high school dropout” in stories that have zero to do with education.

      I think they are also trying to condition people further to become part of the $1 trillion + student LOAN DEBT, and to submit to further brainwashing in public schools/college. If they note how every “bad person” dropped out of high school or college that establishes what the public should think. The system wants to force everyone to have a college degree for even the lowest paying jobs. College is a great place to completely lose any independent thought or critical thinking skills a person has left.

      Some of the most brilliant people have little formal education. Perhaps that is why Snowden still had courage and knew what he was witnessing was wrong, because he got out of the public halls of indoctrination/schools. Had he had a college degree, he probably would never have spoken out.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Land of the Persecuted…. and the Home of the Extremely, Extremely Brave.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Good to see you back on here Mondo. :)

      Michael

      • Mondobeyondo

        It’s good to be back!
        Mondo

    • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

      WOW THIS CHARACTER IS LIKE SOME ONE IN MICHAELS NEW BOOK !!!!YOU ARE IN THE NEW BOOK TOO!! MONDO A MECHANIC IN CHICAGO!!!!!PRAYING FOR MONDO GOOD TO SEE YOUR STILL ALIVE DUDE!!!ITS ALMOST LIKE MICHAEL CAN SEE INTO THE FUTURE IN HIS NEW BOOK!!PS MONDO GOOD LUCK ON THAT APPLICATION FOR MECHANIC IN CHICAGO!!LOL

      • GSOB

        Please, reduce the caps

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        I put quite a few “surprises” in the book – especially for my regular readers.

        Some are easier to see than others. In fact, a lot of people are probably going to miss some of them the first time through the book – especially if they read very quickly. :)

        Michael

    • GSOB

      That’s me.

  • Paul

    It is so much more than this. If there is smoke there is fire. What we know, what we think we know is just a very small part I believe of what is really going on. People like Alex Jones have been talking about these things for years and they are called loony conspiracy theorists. Turns out this is 1984 but much more sinister than Orwell ever could have written about. Have you noticed that there are video cameras everywhere. Every intersection where I live has cameras mounted. Not for red light violations. We are not free at all. This is post constitutional America.

    “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and
    equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end.
    One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”

    George Orwell, 1984

    Michael has been writing for quite awhile about the economic collapse and that is indeed coming but I fear a lot worse is coming. Prepping may do you for a short period of time, a few months a year maybe, but then what? Our only hope is that exposing this will slow the train down and give us more time but this is the quote that chills me the most: #2: I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our
    freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient
    State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.” This government and many other governments around the world are seemingly not bound by any laws and because of this their power is limitless. It doesn’t matter if everyone in America rose up today to fight against tyranny because everybody that did would surely die under the hand of the oppressor:

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”


    George Orwell,

    1984

    • GSOB

      I agree.
      Yes, there is so much more to this than what is initially perceived.

    • BonusGift

      The money quote/truth is: “Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
      George Orwell, 1984

  • rentslave

    The illegal alien’s controlled press will accuse Snowden of working for Red China.

    • GSOB

      Possibly. Now it seems a bit of a stretch.

      Go workout with some tunes and recalibrate.

      Please forgive me. I’m not fat.

  • not me!

    And Feinstein supports Prism along with much stricter gun controls. Why does she keep getting elected? Why do any of them keep getting elected? Stupid sheep!

    • Gregge K Johnson

      They get elected because ES&S owns all the election machines and software . If I was the compcontroler of ES&S ,You could be the next Senator or President.

    • Gregge K Johnson

      Not Me wins the election as reported by E S &S Compcontroller to AP Press

    • jimmy bob

      $$$

    • BonusGift

      She is supported by the MSM, etc.; and she is a tribe member. If you had that kind of support you too could get elected but I suspect you are neither a tribe member in good standing or a filtered mainstream media pet.

  • Steve Fraser

    Edward Snowden, aka Jason Bourne.

    • GSOB

      LOL
      JHah

  • djdeez1211

    theres more than one way of getting information out without someone knowing who did it.. what an idiot.

    • GSOB

      If he is for freedom, he is devoted to the right
      cause. You would be the idiot if indeed this is the case.

      • djdeez1211

        everyone is free to make their own choice..but every choice has consequences..in the end the nsa will do whatever they want..and just label it as a cause even freedom isnt really free with laws and regulations

  • Robert Govan

    This is all bs media fear tactics. The NWO is going down in FLAMES as we speak. See how their modus operandi is exposed right here……Wellaware1.com

    • No Communists allowed

      You think so? They could collapse the economy just as they did in 2008, or short out gold and silver prices as they did 2 months ago and try to get as much power as possible through the cash, debt and forcing people into poverty.

  • Syrin

    As I have stated numerous times, tyranny ALWAYS comes from the left. ALWAYS

    • GSOB

      Good to hear from you Syrin. I thought about you today. I was wondering if I had encouraged you off this site. I appreciate your insight.
      Forgive me for assuming to much.

      • Syrin

        Been in the Caribbean for a week. I’m surprised anyone noticed my presence, not to mention my absence. Thanks!

        • GSOB

          kewel

          Fire out

          Great alien avatar too.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Often, but not always.

      Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot: left wing Communist tyrants

      Hitler, Mussolini: Right wing fascist tyrants.

    • John

      Tyranny don’t come from one single side.

      Remember the right? George W Bush? You people must have forgot all the police state and fascism under his reign. The NSA makes people surprised, but no one cared when people were talking about Bush’s surveillance and police state all the way back in the early 2000’s. If you want to go back in history, yes Hitler and Mussolini both were right wing tyrants as well.

      The corrupt and evil seek power. it can come from either side. One side isn’t going to fix everything. The game is rigged, Democrat or Republican it is the same thing.

    • Gay Veteran

      then you are utterly ignorant of history! Hitler came to power in a conservative coalition

      • Steve Fraser

        National Socialism

        • Gay Veteran

          Read your history! The Socialist Party of Germany hated the Nazis, but the conservatives joined the Nazis in a coalition government.

  • James A. Lonon

    This is the most brave and selfless act I have witnessed in my entire life! I pray for his safety and the demise of all those who have sought and seek the enslavement of our nation.

    • GSOB

      oh come on. Why all the drama?

      • Hammerstrike

        Because he did what millions others does not dare to do.

  • GSOB

    My first impression of this guy, based on the photo, is that he is much smarter than he looks.

  • Ralfine

    This is nothing new. Ever heard of ECHELON?

    That was worldwide intercept of telephone with base stations around the world. And it was fully operational 20 years ago.
    Why would you assume that the intelligence agencies wouldn’t have developed the Internet since then?

    Read some history in regard to encryption methods prohibited from export (Diffie Hellman, RSA). The most secure computer operation system available to the public today is not coming from the US but from Canada (OpenBSD). But then, the biggest security risk is always sitting in front of the computer.

    Is it any wonder that China and Russia are developing their own computer operating systems?

    And although there is GPS for everyone, China is developing their own system, and Europe is having Galileo, because the US can shut down GPS.

    Ever heard of IPv6? That is when every piece of communication hardware will have its own hard-wired address. With IPv4 your computer or telephone could have had the address 10.2.10.50 one day, and 126.172.345.9 the next day or the next minute. With IPv6 that “won’t be necessary” anymore. Or translated: wherever you use your phone, any call and any Internet connection can be traced back to that device. Then the agency only needs to have a database of who owns which device. And if you use your credit card to buy such device this could be done easily.

    Today, several traditional Big Brother states like China and Germany require you to register your SIM card with your name and address. In UK and Hong Kong you can still buy and use them anonymously.

    In the past, many databases were hacked, like VISA, Amazon, hotmail, etc. Are you sure all these hacks were not done by the agency?

    Whenever there is a new hack, we could assume the agency was involved.

    The big question is: who can you still trust in the Internet, if you can’t even trust your own (“friendly”) government?

    Who needs enemies if you have such friends?

    • cpgone

      Exactly. Alex Jones who people love to make fun of covered this years ago and was heckled.

  • Ralfine

    That’s all well, but would you give refuge to Manning or Snowden, if they knocked on your front door, or just shoot them on sight?

  • David Witt

    The time is now! let us replace our government officials with some that will uphold the constitution. Edward Snowden is a PATRIOT and A HERO of the American people. I for one would stand up and defend him if I had the oportunity. He deserves a Hero’s welcome back to the USA not a criminal charge! I am sure commentls like this and others have me on the NSA, DHS, CIA, FBI’s radar, but I do not care. We must all do our part if we want to keep this country the land of the free. I stand willng to be one of those who are part of the Home of the Brave. I did not spend 21 years in military service for nothing. I will still defend my country from threats forgien and DOMESTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • krinks

    Problem. Most Americans are screaming for all of the criminal, parasite, illegal aliens will be sent back. Yet they never are. No one ever raised the issue of it being a criminal act for a legal citizen to compete with them for jobs. Regardless of party the only discussion is how many of them to make legal.
    Why should this problem be any different? We also know from the Bible that during the Tribulation, there will be no escape for those that will not worship the Antichrist. This is only possible during a complete surveillance society. Hence this great man exposed it all for nothing.

  • chilller

    I don’t get chills up my spine anymore…it’s been desensitized…What I do get is angry and more ammo. Our gubermint isn’t very bright and is out of touch. DHS thugs won’t get 10 feet inside a neighborhood without coming under a hail of fire in an attempt to “round up” citizens. I will treat them no different than any other intruder, foreign or domestic.

  • nic_mac

    Just a thought experiment here… Microsoft is listed as one of the ” partners ” in the prism program, and now microsofts next xbox one game system will require that it is connected to the internet at least once every 24 hours and it has a camera and mic on it that is always live when the system is plugged in. The Question is why this still costs $500, microsoft should have just had the NSA and FBI underwrite about 1/2 the cost since they will probably be using it to collect info anyway…. Gonna go get a bigger tinfoil hat now..

    • jokyjo

      I gave you an up arrow for the “bigger tin foil hat”. Awesome!

  • chris

    Brave guy. ##ck you NSA.

  • Jackie Milton

    I believe we have already lost credibility with the rest of the planet. They only tolerate us for the amount of fiat dollars we now provide to them. Most of us know that will soon end and when that happens the remainder of the planet will stop tolerating us.

  • Stezie

    I can’t believe it’s gotten to this point. Just what on Earth happened to the US?

    • jakartaman

      Liberal secular movement (socialism)
      Teleprompter figure head Obama
      War on religion
      War on Constitution
      War on haves vs have nots – re-distribution
      War on our gallant military
      War on fossil fuel industry
      International weakness – apology tour
      War Gangsta style – using DOJ, IRS, EPA
      War on business

      • Gay Veteran

        “…War on our gallant military….”
        and yet Obama fully supports the military-industrial complex, as does way too many brainwashed Americans

      • Steve Fraser

        You forgot: Homosexuality is normal.

    • Lincoln Stern

      Avarice. For accumulation and consolidation of power, influence and affluence.

  • jesus2

    “At that point we become the “bad guy” and we lose all credibility with the rest of the planet.”
    Like this has not happened yet. Do you think that we are the focus of attacks because we are “innocent”

  • Jodi

    This morning the are saying 56% of Sheeple think surveillance is acceptable. 56% is disturbing if that is an accurate number. Surprise, Surprise.

  • jox

    Edward Snowden is exactly the same than Assange and Manning. They risked a lot not for money, but to show the people what was really going on. But you take only Snowden as a hero, only because he attacks a government you don’t like. It seems hypocritical to me.

    To make Snowden ‘disappear’ is not a good idea, he would become a martyr. I think that they’d first destroy its reputation, like they did with Assange. Expect some news the next days, for example that Snowden worked for the KGB or that he was paid by the chinese army. Or something sexual like Assange?

  • Sisko

    Benjamin Franklin said “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The people that feel that to combact “terrorist” it is okay for the NSA to do what they have done deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    And this is part of the oath that miltary people take:
    I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of (STATE NAME) against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC;
    Mr. Snowden is doing what an American is expected to do as a Patriot.

  • Marsha Moore

    I think we all know he will be suicided. It’s the Government way.

    • fishskicanoe

      Actually some of his comments to the Guardian already sound depressive and suicidal. “I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy, and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.” Exactly where is he going to go? China? Russia? Where does a person who feels the way he does go?

      According to the latest Pew poll the only difference that he’s made is that now a majority of Democrats and Independents agree with NSA surveillance, not just Republicans, as was the case in 2006. Although there was a difference between the programs then and now, with the current programs supposedly operating under legal framework and oversight.

  • Mustard Seed

    If you didn’t believe that you were being monitored on this site, think again. And not just what you post here. Whether you believe Snowden is a CIA diversion tactic or a true hero doesn’t matter. But that’s what will be discussed and fought over. We are sheeple being herded in one direction and then another. Meanwhile, the NSA and every other “agency” will continue operations. Nothing changes.

  • cherylmeril

    Michael, reduce the size of the photo and punctuate the opening paragraph please. Opening paragraphs shouldn’t be that large, it overwhelms the reader. We need a good summary of what we’re about to read in the opening paragraph. It’s called writing101 in high school.

    • MT

      The complaint department is now closed. Please call again during normal business hours. Geez.

  • benth163

    You do realize that they cannot allow Snowden to go on trial, as it will bring out far too much information they do not want disseminated.

    He will meet his death by some fancy new device, like being heart attacked, or having an automobile wreck, or having his innards fried with some of their new hand held electromagnetic devices.

    He will have to be somewhere where they cannot find him or know of his whereabouts, and nobody knows what he looks like, which in today’s world is almost impossible because of the prevalence of the web.

    We should view that young man as a hero/martyr of the highest order, and erect statues in his honor.

  • Truthurts

    This has PSYOP written all over it. Ask yourself, did the main stream media cover Sibel Edmonds like this?

    NOT ONE OF THESE SO CALLED “REVELATIONS” IS “NEWS” TO ANYONE THAT’S BEEN IN THE MOVEMENT FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME.

    Wake up. This guy is playing us for fools, just like Kokesh. It’s laughable to believe that US intelligence doesn’t know where this guy is.

    Stop being played for suckers. This is COINTELPRO.

  • politiwatch

    jesus, is it really necessary to have 500 ads on one page??? this isnt 1998.

  • Truthurts

    Apparently, no dissenting opinions are allowed on this blog. That’s really everything you need to know about it.

    No freedom of speech here. Just like the Guvmint likes.

    From the Trenches has a great article on this COINTELPRO operative.

    To the person running this blog. Why don’t you read this article and the comments?

    If you truly are a Patriot, wouldn’t you want to know if you were being deceived?

    http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/manufactured-hero-edward-snowden-the-nsa-whistleblower-exposed-as-career-nsa-cia-special-forces-trained-agent/46953

  • seth datta

    The slippery elites who control Western governments are waging a pre-emptive counterinsurgency war against us without declaring it openly. Its as simple as that. Read the US counter-insurgency manual and you will recognise a lot of the tactics being used against us by the politicians and media today.

  • maftie

    The US has already lost its credibility with much of the world and what is remaining is eroding fast. I hope people finally get over the illusion Americans live in some kind of free society. Government spies on you, strips your rights, levies fees and taxes for almost every human activity, serves you a constant diet of propaganda, prosecutes endless wars, sends your tax dollars to foreign banks, and on and on while your politicians – on both sides – do absolutely nothing to stop it. Amerika, you lost. it’s over. You are a fascist war state.

  • Anonomyous through concern

    Do all governments do this?
    Am I being recorded?
    Anonymous through concern.

    • Ralfine

      Yes, everybody is doing this. When somebody tells, he is hunted down as a traitor, while the government claims having not known this.

      And if you tell the public that the “traitor” raped somebody, then the righteous Jane Public will do the hunting.

      And don’t forget the journalists who want to report the whereabouts “in the public interest”, and to get 30 shekels from their masters.

  • cheeese

    Well, didn’t you want to be listened? Say cheeeese…

  • Not paying taxes

    My deepest utmost respect to this brave man…

    Sadly enough, statement 19 is so true and nothing will change indeed…

  • MT

    Wonder what the over/under is for how long before he is “disappeared”. The powers that be do not like this type of thing.

  • Potus

    I think that we should be more concerned for when government actually goes after religion. This is nothing new, one could only imagine the reality of what the government does or is involved in. I believe on only one other being could grant anyone or anything this kind of power. There is something dark and sinister going on behind the inner workings of the government. But it is supposed to happen, right? I for one believe when churches are attacked by government, strap yourselves in, it’s gonna be a very violent ride.

  • kevin777

    “Truth is treason in the empire of lies”… Well done Mr Snowden.

  • Dave Webb

    All the government has to do is ignore him. Then he comes across as a paranoid individual with nothing based on actual facts.
    Of course that is not true. But it is the way they handled the UFO people quite successfully I might add.
    I think “they” are vulnerable in the area of budget and financing. Who pays for all of this spying?
    With a huge budget, all secret agencies are subject to congressional approval. So the question becomes who approves those budgets in the Congress?
    Find out that and name names and you might actually do some good!
    But I doubt seriously if that will happen anywhere soon. It is easy to accuse anonymous people within the government. “They” did it.
    But “they” never get named.

  • cpgone

    still no simple share (like ZH) button or Yahoo option

    for Be Sociable, Share! :(

  • piccadillybabe

    Maybe the millennial generation will be our saving grace. if Edward Snowden is testament to the kind of values these kids have, maybe there is hope for us after all. The guy obviously has a little genius up his “barely graduated from high school” sleeve and managed to become high ranking in the NSA and then let us all know what was going on here in terms of the “war on privacy” in this country. We are obviously all “of interest” and you have to ask yourself, what is so special about us that the powers that be want to know every little detail about our lives?” Thinking about that for too long given all the wars we have started in the past under the guise of freedom and democracy, is rather worrisome.

    • Orange Jean

      very unlikely I’m afraid… I know a LOT of kids in that age range and unfortunately most of them are totally brainwashed in a communist/Marxist-Leninist/La Raza pc kind of way…

  • Name

    Oh, so now you’re off to China to tell them the rest of what you know? I call that espionage.

  • JB

    So let me get this straight, organizations such as Google or Facebook who are at the pinnacle of technology didn’t know the government was hacking them? thats complete bologna. They are ALL in on it!

    • MKrokus

      According to the laws in place, it is illegal for the Isps, phone and data carriers to publicly admit what is going on. Also by just leaving a window open, so to speak, the government has access in an indirect way, leaving companies able to deny directly assisting the program

  • JD

    Right you are JB.

  • darma2u

    Thank goodness and supporting the ‘outing’ of our Government- this is a massive violation of 4th Amendment rights, while using McCarthyism tactics, ideology to get people to roll over, “If not then you aren’t Patriotic enough”. I beg to differ, it is people like Edward Snowden who dare. There was a reason our forefathers wrote the Bill of Rights and the Constitution and their concern for Government abuse and over reach. Our Government already had FISA 1978 and as recent as NDAA with Drones! So what court did they present this to, for an open ended, step on your neck oppression of free thinking and speech. Because – The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. {Search and seizure (including arrest) should be limited in scope according to specific information} supplied to the issuing court.} And this information support us not our Government, who would have us be like Syria, China, Iran or Iraq-why are our citizens fighting a war on terrorism when we have a Government supporting the very behavior? Our Government behavior is supporting Terrorism on its own people. This is the same behavior and thinking that created the Arab Spring, Turkeys people standing up to their government last week or China’s Tiananmen Square!

  • John

    I think this guy is a fraud, an agent, I really do.

    This is a smoke screen to get the sheep off of Bradley Manning. is it a coincidence this story busted when he goes on trial? Follow the lead, and the trail. This just don’t seem right to me at all. I don’t know yet, but I have my doubts on this guy.

  • S.A. McClellan

    Snowden’s joined the forefather’s of this country; who pledged their “lives and treasure” to protect Freedom/s, at it’s formation. Now there are the many who revise history and deny these men, their due respect, for setting the bar, so high & being the moral and fearless leaders, that they were, as examples to posterity. It’s hard, for younger generations to “forget” the truths, they’ve never been taught.

  • DW

    Kind of looks like our gub’ment already IS a ‘bad guy.’

  • JOE

    “If the U.S. government continues to act like a Big Brother police state, then the rest of the world will eventually conclude that is exactly what we are. At that point we become the “bad guy” and we lose all credibility with the rest of the planet”.
    Obviously you don´t hear the rest of the world talking…we hate you and fear you…we actually pray that you collapse economically and socially as fast as possible and that this will mean you lose the ability to destroy the world more than you already have with your insane greed and arrogance.
    Every time I hear that your “scientists” have “discovered” an “amazing” something or other, I just wait to see how your money hungry corporations are going to extort or exploit the rest of the world with this “discovery”..exploiting pain and infirmity….etc etc exploit exploit exploit…have you no limits?
    You are certainly no light to the world anymore…the statue of liberty is symbol of a failed experiment…the flame has been extinguished by the FOUL AND DISGUSTING BREATH of GREED.

    • Ralfine

      We all know that the US is the Big Brother World Police, that puts its nose in everybody’s affairs.
      That’s why Americans are loved the world over.

  • Bloom04

    He is no traitor; the people in the regime responsible are the traitors. Obama would be the head honcho traitor if he were a citizen.

  • Orange Jean

    Well this puts Barry’s lockdown aka sealing of all his records (at the cost of millions) in a new light… ya think?

  • Starland sound

    Time for Americans to deal with their traitor government.

  • rickochey

    And Obama acted like HE found Osama Bin Ladin..ha… we knew where he was all along you stupid idiot!!

  • rickochey

    Now what we need is more of the people in Washington and come forwards and admit that it was obama who put them up to all of this.

  • NonPerplexed

    Government breaks dozens of laws, shreds constitution to invade privacy of citizens and then goes batshit crazy when IT’S PRIVACY is violated by a citizen, are we getting the picture yet comrades???

  • ResilientNews

    one thing ive noticed is ebay still owned skype when it joined in Prizm so im sure ebay is dirty as a butt hole

  • Mondobeyondo

    “1984” is already 29 years late – and yet, it gets closer with each passing day..

  • Frances

    it looks like the when the Government spies on Americans they call it security. Mr. Snowden is an honest guy who called a spade a spade now for trying to reveal wrong doing, you are now in danger from the country we call American.

  • peaceangel

    After four decades of following the creation of the NWO in America and the total downfall of this nation—-I AM seriously in shock that ALL this stuff is coming out ALL over the place. I feel everyday when I start my many hours of searching for WHAT is going on in DC, I am blown away to see the stories on YAHOO.

    This is revolutionary especially for a person who has been being told they are CRAZY for decades.

    Anyway, today on Hannity radio the he interviewed a man whose name I did not get but the guy invented and developed a national security internet system which would have PREVENTED 9/11 and when he and his partners presented it to the idiots who choose our national defense contracts, they decided on a system that cost them 3 times the amount that the other one would have cost and was responsible for 9/11 or so he says. I believe Bush was responsible for it, but he says since the gov. adopted trailblazer they came back and wanted the his system also. A few years into their contract together the US demanded under Clinton that he allow for total tracking and targeting of certain US citizens. The man refused and took his system with him.

    All along he and his team filed all the complaints about these stupid decisions until the FBI, CIA, DHS and 15 other federal agencies began to target all of them individually for years. Domestic terrorist agents follow them around and visit them and their businesses all the time. He says as I have said for years, that this IS not new and has been going on with all the named businesses who participate and all the gov. agencies since the passing of the patriot act and spoke about how the NDAA act has worsened the spying by far more and makes ALL of us domestic terrorists.

    Very high level whistle blowers are coming out of the woodwork from the top of many Federal agencies with lots more horror stories of being on Obama’s enemy list and the lies that have been told to all of us by ALL our presidents for decades.

    SHAME on all those who knew and DID NOTHING before Snowden. He is a true American and has given his life for our freedom and petitions are all over the internet including on the White House petition site to free him.

  • NHamigo

    Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.
    Bravo Mr.Snowden,thanks for exposing the ZOG Nazis behind the curtain! Dr.Ellsberg will be pleased.

  • Poopy Group

    If they are trying to hunt him down, it highlights that everything he has said is, 100% on RIGHT! So, if they touch him at all, they are guilty of conspiracy and treason…not him!

    All he did as a loyal American is tell the story of what non-loyal Americans(?) are doing to their countrymen. THAT is what loyal Americans DO to protect the Republic from organized domestic enemies of the State….get it?

    ANY organization that is plotting and planning against the Freedom of the American people are by definition, domestic enemies. So, since we are paying our tax money to support these domestic enemy Government organizations, it’s time to shut the funding down and dismantle this mess!

    Nothing is protecting us that these organizations do. Anything they do is only to JUSTIFY their own existence, even to the point of fabricating fictitious plots….how do you EVER trust people who operate outside the law? How would you verify that their accounts were truthful or real? You can’t ever verify any of it because, they have no humanity.

  • craigdc

    The US government is a privileged criminal elite bought and paid for by aggregated transnational corporate and banking interests. The US Government no longer serves the Constitution or the citizens of the United States and so its authority is not legitimately derived.

  • sam

    they hate our freedom..ROFLMAO!

  • Harold Smith

    There is a word for the U.S. government’s behavior: Satanic.

    The “government” aspires to be all-seeing and all-knowing, and able to kill anyone, anywhere, at any time, for any reason (or without any apparent reason), while being immune from any kind of retaliation.

    It seeks to be omnipresent and omnipotent…it seeks complete global domination and control. IOW, the “U.S. government” wants to be “God”.

  • Suzanne B Perlmutter

    Where has the leadership role of America gone? Who are we, and what are we if we can no longer discuss what is necessary as a society to have an existence that is humanitarian? Shall we have some humility in the process, of learning to respect self and other–or shall we as a nation be compartmentalized into being humiliated by the power structure that merely protects the elite’s greed and malice?

  • the tin man

    Who cares about the embarrassment of it all, focus on the unconstitutional acts committed by this government!

  • Harry Berry

    My father said a person’s privacy is the most precious thing on this planet. If I had snowden’s job I would dump it all for public inspection.

  • Archie1954

    Unfortunately you have already lost all credibility with the rest of the planet! I hope this man is not renditioned off the streets of Hong Kong or if such an attempt is made the CIA agents are caught and spend the rest of their miserable lives in a Hong Kong prison.

  • andyprigge

    I told a brother in Christ the other day: Salvation through Jesus Christ is the only way out of this world which has been corrupted to the point where God had the flood happen, only this time the earth will be cleansed with fire.

  • JailBanksters

    It’s funny when Numb Nuts was banging on about, ya can’t have 100% security with 100% Privacy…

    He’s not talking about the Countries security, he’s talking about the Governments Security, and the Government is only secure when there is 0% privacy.

    All Governments, are only interested in protecting the Government at all costs, they couldn’t care less about it’s citizens. Just as long as they pay their Taxes so the Government can afford the surveillance spying on their Citizens to ensure the Government stays in Control and nobody’s conspiring against the Government.

  • Brian Willis

    snowden, your quote: “There’s no saving me.”……..wrong buddy. Jehovah God and Jesus Christ can save you buddy. We all need to pray for this hero.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Hero.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” – Ron Paul

    • David Farrar

      “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” …George Orwell.

      ex animo
      davidfarrar

  • Steve

    A hero- god bless

  • 203333

    Mystery Babylon is Falling. God puts a plan in the minds of men to destroy her. It gets worse. True dread is upon us.

  • b in LA

    The whole point is to show the WRONG so the people will eagerly except the next step. The people have to be “caused” to want what is coming.
    What is coming? Science fiction bible stuff.

  • b in LA

    I know you smart people here know what is up.

    1) make Govt. plainly ugly and unattractive

    2) use media to bring in the herd by repeating the ugly. ‘Causing people talking”, about the “big story” (big ugly) they heard on CNN last night. Oh my, the IRS did, Some senator was caught with his pants down, did you hear about the patriot act and the taking away out liberties, oh my my my did you see who the NRA is siding with, Holder needs to go.

    All this merely deepens the knife and dulls the spirit. focus on what the hand is doing because they want us to discover HOW they do the trick because the is the trick.

    once we learn the trick, from looking so closely, we are unaware that the trick was to have us look close enough to discover the “conspiracy” plus the names, places involved. The weak will yield to the majority if the majority is again the will of the DC crowd. The weak will be so full of knowledge of the trick, puffed up and ready for CHANGE!

    So What now, banners high…down with IRS and Holder too……on and on.

    It is a set up….yup yup yup….the world governments are ALL jacked at the same time?

    Media coverage from around the globe tells me it is so. Well, I best put my Tea Party, leftist, righty, tighty whitey hat on and join in the fight for CHANGE!

    New World Government. E.P.Unum, eye of hores and all that science fiction & bible stuff.

    Yes we see it. I say tell someone about it BUT, let um in on the trick behind the trick they think they see so well.
    Get it?

  • Muhammad Abbass

    You can forget worrying about the rest of the world concluding the USA is Big Brother police state, that horse has bolted. In fact the word out here is you’re a Big Brother Police State Empire. That is also probably polite compared to how the majority would actually put it. Better worry about how you’re going to get your republic back, or if you even can.

  • Jonah

    “If the U.S. government continues to act like a Big Brother police state, then the rest of the world will eventually conclude that is exactly what we are. At that point we become the “bad guy” and we lose all credibility with the rest of the planet.”……………….. Eh? Dumbo, the world already hates the usa. Your main export is death and terrorism.

    • DAS

      We export more dollar bill than we do death and terrorism.

  • jox

    Do you sign the same petition forManning? And for Assange?

    • ND

      I didn’t know about the one for Manning until it expired. There isn’t one for Assange, I believe because he isn’t a US citizen.

  • New Zealander

    America lost most of it’s credibility quite some time ago, during the Bush administration. Sorry. Besides, none of this is actually new to New Zealanders. It’s public knowledge here, that America has been spying on it’s own people for well more than a decade. We have the processing system here, again widely known about, it was national news (recently) when some protesters attacked it a few years back it’s called the “waihopai spy base” and it leaks secure information like a gaggle of reporters.

  • jbyork3

    I tried to post this to my Facebook page, but it was blocked for being “spammy or unsafe.” Anyone else have this problem?

  • MarkOhio

    ATTENTION EVERYONE— Now you are all on “the List” for posting your comments on this blog.

    • Stephanie S

      Oh who the flick cares about their silly List. I am proud to be on it.

  • Chuck Chambers

    if you do not belong to a Militia, its time to start one in your area. We are not helpless and the blood of Jefferson, Madison, Adams and paul revere still runs in our vein’s. We are armed and we hold the higher moral ground. Our own declaration of Independence tells us what to do. READ it and what our founders tell us to do at this point. Like Snowden, don’t look for leaders, step an be one or you may have to look into your grand childrens eye';s oneday when they ask” Popa and Nana, why didn’t you do something”

    Form a Militia now! Clean your gun’s! hold a neighborhood meeting this week.

  • David Farrar

    So how many Tea Party leaders are now on NSA’s “Main Core” list; I wonder?

    And what are the chances Obama has given access to PRISM intel to his 501(c)(4) political group, Organizing for America when you stop and consider what Rep. Maxine Waters has said about this group,

    ” And that database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place. And I think that any democratic candidate” – Maxine Waters.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

  • Sheila Granado

    God Bless you Andrew Snowden. You are a true patriot indeed

  • RobertMStahl

    Where is Indira Singh?

  • TNACC (K. Bracken)

    We will pray for this man because God is his only hope. I just wish the information he has is protected. This evil government will take him out without even the blink of an eye. I wish others would step up and expose Obama for the treasonous deeds he has committed. We need to think about Fast & Furious, Benghazi and the Seal Team 6 that were MURDERED. I pray someday someone brave enough will stand up and tell us the truth about Obama, his past and what he has done in the past 5 years. If that day ever comes I believe Obama will be serving the rest of his life in prison.

  • JR from New York

    Booze Allen got/allegedly stole Indira Singh’s risk surveillance architecture – she knew 10 years ago this was in the works and refused to be part of it, when she was told she could name her price. No one dared do what she did because of the price she paid, which was higher than Snowden’s. Snowden’s supporters won’t be killed – for now. Hers were. So Indira Singh does not exist except in the ether – she is the only one who got the gots, is the real deal, and the sad proof of that is she is the only one who no one can find.

    • Security Analyst

      Glenn Greenwald has surmised Hastings is the first victim – of the sort Indira Singh ran into. Pay attention to that trail if you want justice – as the dots connect. Otherwise the trail will be lost in social noise. You also want the dots to lead to someone who “has legal standing”. Otherwise all this social noise will create the sort of cover they love. Don’t do their work for them.

  • rosemariejackowski

    Edward Snowden, Greenwald, Assange, Manning – all brilliant, brave heroes.
    And also please sign petitions in support of Jeremy Hammond. Get him out of prison.

  • Robert Zraick

    Assange, Manning and now Snowden. These are brave men who did the right thing. They have exposed the corruption in our government.
    More people will rise to the challenge. As the number of these true heroes grows which it will inevitably do, there will come a tipping point.
    On that day the tyrants will tremble and freedom will begin to return.

  • Garry

    All the big powers are doing this or trying to.
    Its not just America.

  • R Moon

    contrary to many Congressmen and media figures Ed Snowden did the right thing. Exposing what he has isn’t damaging to National Security, most Americans and probably all enemy governments suspected this and governments like China, Russia, the UK, Saudi and Israel most likely have similar types of snooping going on as well. So all of this indignation on the part of foreign nations and Congress is a joke. They are making themselves look like fools by threatening Snowden.

  • Gaynor Chapman

    The writer does not have to be disturbed that the US government is embarrassing itself. Most of the world’s governments will be doing the same thing.

  • JNDillard

    The foreign response involves selected low murmurings of outrage, mostly for public consumption, while they know that NSA is monitoring their emails and phone calls right now and will be tomorrow and next year. This is called zombie sleepwalking, the night of the living dead.

  • Viking

    “….lose all credibility with the rest of the planet”…?

    THAT particular ship sailed a LONG time ago….

  • Hoosurgirl

    God Bless You and your Family Edward.
    Thank you

  • Oldlady

    I am sure other governments are doing the same thing. I figure if you aren’t doing anything illegal then it doesn’t bother me.

  • ted kuntz

    I am making a list of my new heros. Eward Snowden and Bradley Manning are on the top of my list. The tyranny that is disguising itself as democracy and safety shows that the United States is no different than any other fascist and totalitarian regime. Very sad.

  • Kathy

    Makes me wonder why we have to change our att pages, no questions asked…..we should have a choice to display our own email account…leaving Att

  • Robert Govan

    Do NOT fear these chumps. The NWO is going down in Flames. Their modus operandi is EXPOSED for the very first time. No joke….Wellaware1.com

  • Gene Baugh BBA

    Complaining about the government debt or the financial situation the world is in or even politicians does not make you an enemy of the state. parking a truck full of explosives in front of an IRS building and blowing it up killing innocent people makes you an enemy of the state. I don’t think any of the posters I have read so far qualify to be on any kind of list. Consider the nearly impossible job the NSA is up against. We are very vulnerable to attack from deluded individuals and groups who think they can conquer the whole world by committing insane actions.

  • aethel

    I respect that some people are willing to make personal sacrifices when they are aware of “any means to an end” corruption that is not true to our nation’s stated values and principles.

  • Juliet Giles

    high moral edward snowden-a hero

  • Gene Baugh BBA

    As for Obama being such an evil guy I ask you to consider: He removed the work requirement from the food stamp program virtually saying, “No one is going to go hungry in America on my watch.” Evil or compassionate? If he plans to kill us all what is he doing fattening America up before the slaughter? He has shown great restraint in taking military action in any of the “Arab Spring” uprisings where the Republicans were chomping at the bit to rush troops in. Megalomaniac or respecter of American lives? In a depression you should want the party of compassion in office.

  • Kachina Lively

    “There’s no saving me.” PLEASE SUPPORT WHISTLE-BLOWERS from Obama and gang. Our White House and Government Leaders are corrupt beyond measure and finally we have people willing to risk everything to bring US the Truth! God help them but we must, too!

  • Hammerstrike

    Thanks!

  • Topsy Kretts

    Don’t worry, Democrats and Republicans will save us from this evil tyranny!

  • Adrian

    Too bad so many people who read this site are so misinformed. I guess it’s because of their libertarian bent, but first, this country is neither Marxist, nor socialist, nor communist. You poor bastards who think it is might need to get a refund for the money you spent on your education. Corporations are cooperating with the coercive arm of the government, working hand in hand. Last time I checked, that was an aspect of fascism, not communism. Communist systems do not allow private companies to operate; that’s kind of the whole point of Communism…We’re headed towards the extreme right, also known as fascism, which Mussolini called a corporate state. Kind of funny, isn’t it, how our big corporations are now spying on us, turning over our info to the federal government? I can’t sit back and read comment after uninformed comment without trying at least to educate some of you people.

  • Steve Fraser

    But doesn’t Big Brother promise to keep us “safe”?

  • Steven Duran

    “The fact that we are collecting trillions of pieces of information on people all over the planet is a massive embarrassment” All governments are doing this!! lol

  • Wilberforce Humphries

    All these ‘quotes’ come from his recent interview. It’s as if the publisher just numbered each one of Snowden’s sentences. Rather dodgy.

  • miltfarrow

    Warrior Class 111 I have to say “Kudos” I could not present this any better-The answer is to get ready to do battle with the enemy of the state-If those people that “work” for the beast do not realize that by sacrificing us and our constitution they are sacrificing themselves and their families to Junkyard dogs Like Halliburton et al-
    TIME TO ROLL GETTING CLOSE

  • Dumpling

    “There are more important things than money. If I were motivated by money, I could have sold these documents to any number of countries and
    gotten very rich.”

    Instead,he’s given access to his laptop to China, Russia to help themselves to the information, FREE.

    This is nothing new. . .

    In October 24, 1952, President Truman established the National Security Agency (NSA) as the organization within the U.S. government
    responsible for communications intelligence

    Its primary purpose was to decipher
    the alien communications, language, and establish a dialogue with the extraterrestrials.

    The secondary purpose of the NSA was to monitor
    all communications and emissions from any and all electronic devices worldwide for the purpose of gathering intelligence, both human and alien, and to contain the secret of the alien presence.

    In 1998 Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code)
    published a book, “Digital Fortress” which although a novel, virtually spells out what the organizations does.

    If anyone, in this day and age, really believes that the NSA is in the least bit interested in your mother’s recipe for plum jam or, that Sally Jones is having an affair with Pete Smith then you need to seriously reconsider what this department does.

    It is tracking terrorist organizations, drug cartels, offshore banking, pedophiles and any other undesirable not wanted or required in society.

    Take a look at your In Box and calculate, just from the messages and spam that hits your computer daily, how many emails are sent around the world.
    Do you believe that they have a zillion staffers reading each one? No.

    “It collects them in its system and it filters them and it analyzes them and it measures them and it stores them for periods of time.”

    Obviously, the computers are programmed to look for certain words or phrases, in a dozen different
    languages, and sort he wheat from the chaff.

    Pete and Sally can, with impunity, continue to have their illicit affair and your mother’s recipe is safe forever.

    Someone has to look for the bad guys and if my emails or bank statements are going through Federal computers, so be it. I have nothing to hide and if they ever stopped the process long enough to actually “read” something then I hope they enjoy the latest cartoon I sent to my sister.”

    BTW: Does anyone here actually believe that the US is the ONLY country in the world doing this?

  • Sharon Morgan

    In an electronic world, it is foolish to assume real privacy exists. It’s not just the government, either. All of the targeted marketing, etc you see on social media is just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Robert159

    It’s time to decide how to rebuild society in ways that fit us.The people

    we are simply moving out of the oil age and these are the preludes.

  • Yeziam12

    What a great bunch of pablum to substantiate his own conspiracy theory.

    This one is brilliant…not really, it’s just a CYA scam #22 “I know the media likes to personalize political debates, and I know the government will demonize me.” Well considering you stole, lied, and fled the country to disclose national secrets…they don’t have to demonize you, you cut off you own nose to spite your face.

    #23 “We have got a CIA station just up the road – the consulate here in Hong Kong – and I am sure they are going to be busy for the next week. And that is a concern I will live with for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be.” That’s a keeper! “They are going to be busy for the next week”…yet he will be concerned with it for the rest of his life…hahhaha doesn’t even make sense. AND the pathetic attempt at pity “…however long that happens to be.” Hilarious drummed up drama to get the sheep to follow his lead…what a maroon. I don’t any of your crap traitor, your dreams of grandeur fizzled when your trip to China went sour and you were literally left holding the bag and a pipe dream of fame/fortune…Boo Hoo Moron!

  • Truth Teller

    It isn’t as if any rational person still believes the USA is a free country.

    Think about it. No-warrant wire taps, indefinite detention of citizens without charges, approval of rendition of prisoners and torture, stop and frisk without probable cause, search and seizure without a warrant, no-knock entry, confiscation and destruction of cameras that might have been used to film police acting illegally, police brutality, police shootings that go without investigation, managed news, and the civil-rights destroying “Patriot” Act.

    Acts of police behaving illegally, with shootings, Tasers, and unwarranted violence now appear almost daily. Rarely are these offenses punished. Most often “an investigation” is claimed, but soon forgotten.

    

In addition, the USA, with 5% of the world population, has 25% of all of the prisoners in the world. That means the USA has the most people in prison of any nation in history. Even by percentage of residents incarcerated, not just sheer numbers, USA is # 1



    Does any of that sound like a free country?

    As Dwight D. Eisenhower said about communism, “It’s like slicing sausage. First they out off a small slice. That isn’t worth fighting over. Then they take another small slice that isn’t worth fighting over. Then another and another. Finally, all you have left is the string and that isn’t worth fighting over, either.

    One important historical quote:

    “Naturally, the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine policy. It is always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it is a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.

    This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”

    Hermann Goering Hitler’s Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg trials after WW II

    “All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.” Sound familiar?

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