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May 30, 2014

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Peter G

It is incomplete? Because you know what Greenwald's great bombshell would have been from day one? Copies of Snowden's communications and e-mails on this very subject. Unless, in his haste, Snowden forgot to copy and keep proof of his claimed efforts. And show those to Glenn.

japa21

I can hardly credit Snowden on this one. Look, 90% of what Snowden leaked (not as in whistleblowing) was stuff that he didn't not have legal access to. If he had really gone to anyone about those things he would have been finished right then and there. They would have known he was getting info he was not supposed to have.

And as Peter G says, it is ironic this supposed communication is just coming out no when in the past Snowden has said he knew he couldn't report these "illegal activities" through normal channels.

Peter G

Btw I watched an interesting discussion relating to Snowden's interview wherein he claimed that the programs run by the NSA were not worth the loss of liberties they entailed and that there was no proof that they prevented anything by way of a terror attack. And all the discussion was about the nature of such proof and whether the NSA could rationally offer such without revealing too much. You know what no one questioned? The loss of liberties that are assumed to have fallen before the evil NSA. I've read every word written about every revelation. Name a liberty that has been lost. Just one will do. Can't find any myself.

ohollern

Uh, I dunno, but there is this:

"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."

japa21

Peter G and I both would like to know when and where that was violated.

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