Jun. 24, 2013

Snowden: Opinions, Facts...It Don't Matta

“My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked,” he said. “That is why I accepted that position about three months ago.”
(Edward Snowden, June, 2013)

Look whatever you think. However you feel about what the U.S. has been doing to keep it's citizens safe, you must contend that Edward Snowden deliberately set out to expose his employer and his country after taking an oath.

I have a problem with this. I expect people who are entrusted to do their jobs and it affects my family, friends and my own personal safety to do that job in the secrecy they are supposed to do it in. Snowden was contracted by an important company and knowingly took an oath to protect THAT company and THIS country, while conspiring to expose the practices. 

If you steal a million dollars from your boss and give it all to a foodbank, does that make it right? Your purpose was noble (feed the poor), but your means are all screwed up. We don't live in Sherwood Forrest and Edward Snowden is NOT Robin Hood.

I have no problem that he is a follower of Ron Paul. I do have a problem with Snowden using his political leanings as a reason to break these laws and endanger his fellow citizens.

The man left the country. His father pleaded with him through the media NOT to divulge information that would put people in harms way. The fact that Putin went apeshit over the opportunity to stick it to the U.S., as well as China. This is BAD for us.

I'm sick to death of hearing 4th Amendment this, 4th Amendment that. I am much more concerned that my friends and family don't get blown up at a High School football game.

I would suggest taking a look at this episode for what it probably is. A crime.

If it were simply whistleblowing why would he run?

Also, did Mr. Snowden take into consideration that those two laptops with sensitive info that he stole may get confiscated by Russia, China, or whoever takes him in? Then what?

If this kid did this to become famous, I say well done young man. Well done.