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PostSnowden Revisited (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/03/13 12:02 pm)
On 27 June I opined that the Edward Snowden case is much more complicated than Istvan Simon was thinking. On one hand, we have had some very intelligent people sponsoring Snowden as a hero for democracy and against the abuse of US government power. On the other hand, we have some members of our government accusing Snowden of being a traitor. I still have no idea who to believe without access to the important details of the case.
On 28 June John Eipper clearly expressed my position that "there is no question about the legality of Snowden's situation. The morality of Snowden's actions will come to light eventually--was he motivated by greed alone, or by a sincere desire to reveal the NSA's possibly illegal surveillance methods?" On 3 July Randy Black moves the needle against the US government by stating that the day before the Director of Intelligence of the National Security Agency (NSA), James Clapper, had to apologize for lying under oath to the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee about our government's spying on hundreds of millions of Americans. I agree with Randy that it is disgusting that we can't trust our own government. God forbid, but perhaps the American people needs more people like Snowden to protect them from government abuse, and to put some of these lying traitors disguised as patriots in jail.