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Thread: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    He gave that up when he revealed who he was, what he did, and where he's at. Turning himself in is his only chance.
    The US government is the most powerful force on the planet and no matter what he was screwed. Telling the world his side of the story before the state decides his fate and stops him from being heard was a good choice, imho. Now the people will have both sides of the story and get to decide with at least a bit more information than just take the governments word on the whole thing.
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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The US government is the most powerful force on the planet and no matter what he was screwed. Telling the world his side of the story before the state decides his fate and stops him from being heard was a good choice, imho. Now the people will have both sides of the story and get to decide with a least bit more information than the government is willing to share.
    This story will fade into obscurity, and Snowden will never be heard from again. He ****ed up, and regardless of what he believes was the right thing to do, he has effectively ended his own life. Right now, he has the opportunity to do it the hard way, or the easy way. Either way, he's at the mercy of the CIA's decision on how to resolve the issue he created.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    This story will fade into obscurity, and Snowden will never be heard from again. He ****ed up, and regardless of what he believes was the right thing to do, he has effectively ended his own life. Right now, he has the opportunity to do it the hard way, or the easy way. Either way, he's at the mercy of the CIA's decision on how to resolve the issue he created.
    Tell me something - whose duty is it to "rat out" our own governments illegal activities?

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Good for him....

    we have a right to know what our government is doing at anytime regardless of some ill conceived notion of safety. Freedom is not safe. Our rights should be sacred to us....instead we throw em' away like yesterday's trash
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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    “The Fourth Amendment is clear; we should be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects, and all warrants must have probable cause. Today the government operates largely in secret, while seeking to know everything about our private lives – without probable cause and without a warrant.

    “The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing.

    We should be thankful for individuals like Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald who see injustice being carried out by their own government and speak out, despite the risk. They have done a great service to the American people by exposing the truth about what our government is doing in secret.”

    Ron Paul: We need to know more about what the government is doing - Campaign for Liberty

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    The question is: Can you forgive the "crime" based on what the crime has potentially exposed?
    What, you mean 310 million American citizens to more effective targeting efforts by hostile networks?

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    What, you mean 310 million American citizens to more effective targeting efforts by hostile networks?
    Yes, that is what happened.

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes, that is what happened.
    It is. When you destroy the ability to collect against enemy networks, you hinder our ability to impede their actions, making their targeting efforts more effective.

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    This guy is a patriot.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Edward Snowden - Jail, or a Parade?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It is. When you destroy the ability to collect against enemy networks, you hinder our ability to impede their actions, making their targeting efforts more effective.
    Why are you ok with your government spying on you?

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