Today Traitor Edward Snowden, spoke via link from Russia on the right and wrong of surveillance. Snowden participated as he remains in Moscow where he’s living reportedly making use of seven proxy servers in order to avoid being located. Hiding in an enemy state that not only surveils it’s people, but routinely makes it’s citizens disappear.
“When we think about what’s happened with the NSA in the last decade … it’s nothing that we ever asked for,” he said. “It’s not what we wanted, [and] it’s something we need to protect against.”
Who gave him the right to make that decision? What we need to protect against are idiots and traitors. This man held a high level security clearance, he stole millions of secrets and fled first to China then Russia.
If he was a whistle blower there were and are 100s of avenues he could have used to address his concerns. He chose instead to betray his nation.
When asked by one participant as to whether he feels the NSA practices for information gathering might inspire other nations to adopt similar policies, he said yes, and that “every citizen of every country has something to lose” if that occurs.
The pure naivete of that statement proves he is either stupid or a liar. Every nation spies on everything they can. It is the nature of all Governments. How that information is used is the only thing that should be judged. He makes his self aggrandizing statements from a nation that uses the information it gathers to kill it’s own, while condemning a nation where not one case can be shown where this intelligence has been used against it’s own people.
The Fourth Amendment Protects us from the information that is gathered being used against us. It would be called Fruit of the poisonous tree Not one case can be shown where NSA Data has been used in a criminal action against a U.S. Citizen.
Nut cases have tried to tie it to some, but all were proven false. Terrorists who have fled the country to plot against it are it’s proper use. We live in a world where there are no secrets. We live in a world where you can’t hide. Yet no where has the NSA information been shown to hurt any American not engaged in terror against it.
The same can not be said about the Obama Administrations IRS, EPA, Justice Department and other agencies. Real abuse has been proven there yet these do not garner the outrage they deserve.