Category Archives: national security

The danger of what Edward Snowden has not revealed

What top-secret information has Edward Snowden inadvertently (?) leaked to hostile nations? Whether or not he intended to, he has almost certainly acted as a traitor to the United States.

“Snowden publicly confirmed that he possessed top-secret intelligence on America’s espionage against China. Think that China failed to access every single one of the files on Snowden’s computers during his month-long stay in Hong Kong before letting him escape to Russia? Not a chance.

Now, it’s Russia’s turn. The FSB (the agency formerly known as the KGB) isn’t going to let Snowden leave Russia before it learns everything he knows about U.S. espionage efforts against Russia — and gets any other NSA documents in his possession.

That’s not all. Snowden has reportedly given copies of the full archives of all the classified information in his possession to news organizations as a precautionary measure in case anything happens to him. One can only imagine what foreign intelligence services are doing to the computers of those who claim to have received classified documents from Snowden.”


Germans Loved Obama. Now We Don’t Trust Him.

Feels like a strange, upside-down world of role reversal when Germany protests the surveillance super-state that America has apparently become.

“[Obama’a] speech caused many Germans to question whether Americans actually share our understanding of the right balance between liberty and security.

We have not forgotten what happens when secret police or intelligence agencies disregard privacy.”

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower

Below are excerpts from a MUST-read interview:

“We tried to stay for the better part of seven years inside the government trying to get the government to recognize the unconstitutional, illegal activity that they were doing and openly admit that and devise certain ways that would be constitutionally and legally acceptable to achieve the ends they were really after. And that just failed totally. And all of the efforts we made just produced no change whatsoever. All it did was continue to get worse and expand.

I don’t want anyone to think that he (Snowden) had an alternative. No one should (think that). There is no path for intelligence-community whistle-blowers who know wrong is being done. There is none.

We are seeing the initial outlines and contours of a very systemic, very broad, a Leviathan surveillance state and much of it is in violation of the fundamental basis for our own country — in fact, the very reason we even had our own American Revolution.

(Snowden’s) revelations only hint at the programs’ reach.

The Fourth Amendment for all intents and purposes was revoked after 9/11.”