We’re happy to hear the Russians swung the election, J. C. We admire you for your perspicacity. Now invite Mr. Putin over for a congratulatory drink. Give him a signed copy of your book.
The language and spirit are Snowden’s, so I’ll pretend Snowden wrote it, even though the presentation came from Canada’s Communications Security Establishment.
Government does not undertake its projects in secret for your benefit. It acts in secret for its own benefit, to protect its own power and privileges, and to commit crimes too serious and brazen to commit in the open.
For some reason, the Wall Street Journal decided to give extra exposure to Epstein and his book about Snowden, How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft.
Someday we will recognize who the traitors were, and who were the patriots who acted to protect their country.
Government does not undertake its projects in secret for your benefit. It acts in secret for its own benefit, to protect its own power and privileges, and to commit crimes too serious and brazen to commit in the open. It only needs to act in secret because it wants to do things the Constitution and other law prohibit it from doing at all.
President Obama’s policy is to jail whistleblowers and protect the people who manage his national security state. Presidents have become so accustomed to serving the national security state’s interests now, that is how they see their job.
President Obama observes that violence at Trump’s rallies threatens to tarnish the “American brand,” as he calls it. Yes, that …
What an irony of our time: the only way Edward Snowden can exercise his right of free speech is under protection of the likes of Vladimir Putin. Listen to him explain here how government tries to defeat efforts to protect privacy, and how it tries to coerce private companies to defeat encryption when it cannot do so itself.
No strength of numbers can unite people who know Snowden, Drake, and Manning speak the truth, who can corroborate what they say, since the law says they must go to prison if they reveal government’s secrets. They face the same choice, alone, that civil resisters face under the national security state: be quiet or go to jail.
So you thought torture ended when President Obama came into office and casually said, using the past tense, “Yeah, we …
This interview, and many others that Snowden has given, show that Snowden gives far more thought to his arguments about secrecy and surveillance, than his opponents give to theirs.