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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:47 PM

50. I just hope he's not been given a massive payday by those guys.

Time will tell.

I don't think he's safer in China. He's a useful tool for now. When tools are no longer useful, well, they usually get tossed.

It's just not normal for someone to blow up their world like this--shit on their job, their girlfriend, their fancy home, etc. Something else--beyond "patriotism" or "I don't wanna live in a world where (fill in blank)" is going on with this guy.

If this guy really believed in the unconstitutionality of these programs, and wanted to "whistle-blow," why didn't he go to the select committees in the House or Senate, and speak to chairs or ranking members about his concerns? It's possible to have one's cake and eat it too--report instances of suspected wrongdoing to people charged with oversight, but not report methods, sources and tactics to the fricken enemy--which is what this guy did. At least he wasn't able to name names--unlike Manning.

As I've said elsewhere, if I were a terrist, and I found out about this program, ah'd either swipe or clone someone's "smaht"-phone and use it to make my dastardly calls, access my sneaky terrist yahoo or gee mail draft folders, etc. That way, it would totally fuck those guys over....

And that's probably what they'll do in future...send the spies chasing after nuns and teachers and schmucks who haven't ever left the country and don't intend to any time soon. The old "I'll really give you something to cry about" scenario. Who knows, maybe that was the purpose of all this excitement...

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