Hey Baccus0902 -" . . . your questions make me wonder if Have we
seen an increase in violent acts that somehow can be attributed to the Snowden
revelations? ". . . An increase? I don't know. I hope not.
Many nations, including ours, are directing huge amounts of money, talent, and
other resources to ensure a decrease of these terrorist acts.But we
do know several things:Terrorists changed their standard operating
procedures after they found out, from Snowden, how their activities were being
tracked.These terrorists and their organizations STILL commit acts
of terrorism, don't they? . . . But now they are ARMED with KNOWLEDGE,
delivered to them by Snowden . . . . Knowledge that makes their terrorist
activities more difficult to prevent.In other words, EVERY terrorist
activity they have committed since Snowden's disclosure is in fact
partially attributable to Snowden.Snowden is without doubt a traitor
to this nation.
What about Mr.holder and fast and furious?
GaryOyou wrote:"Since then, how many deaths by terrorism
throughout the world can be at least indirectly attributed to Snowden? . . . How
many massacres? . . . How many mutilations? . . . How many
decapitations?"I don't know the answers to your questions.
Worse than that, your questions make me wonder if Have we seen an increase in
violent acts that somehow can be attributed to the Snowden revelations? I
don't know of any. But I would welcome the sharing of information.From my point of view an American life is precious not because is American but
because is human. With that perspective in mind, I wonder if the revelations
made by Mr. Snowden may have prevented some of the things you dread outside of
the borders of our country, saving precious human lives from different
Hey Baccus0902 -"Personally, I think history will remember him
as citizen hero. As far as I am concerned he demonstrated true
patriotism."As far as YOU are concerned maybe . . . But in
actuality Snowden is a TRAITOR to this nation, He CLEARLY gave aid and comfort
to the enemy.By letting the enemy know that the NSA was monitoring
megadata and could track patterns of conversations between known terrorists . .
.Terrorists simply CHANGED their methods to be INVISIBLE to our security
apparatus.Since then, how many deaths by terrorism throughout the
world can be at least indirectly attributed to Snowden? . . . How many
massacres? . . . How many mutilations? . . . How many decapitations?
Did people extend Sargent Bergdhal the same consideration?
LOU:You wrote: "It is not known what information he did take and what
he did share with Russia. "Innocent until proven guilty. That is
why we need to provide him with a "fair Trial" and not a witch hunt.
Baccus0902; I understand your position and true what he did do was to some
degree good. He should have stayed here in America and stood up against the
system. Snowden did steal information about our national security
and defected to Russia. It is not known what information he did take and what he
did share with Russia. This is an act of treason. He put at risk our national
security. This is not excusable.
@ LOU,Please allow me to disagree. As a Democrat I believe we need
to have a strong democratically elected government. A government designed to
protect and lead the people of our nation. The government should
"always" remain accountable to the people. I opposed the
phone tapping program initiated under President Bush and the Patriot Act
surveillance program. This program was a coarse copy of a spying program of a
totalitarian state.This program was wrong under President Bush and
was certainly wrong under President Obama.IMHO Mr. Snowden should be
allowed to come back to the U.S.A. with all necessary assurances that he will
receive a fair trial.Personally, I think history will remember him
as citizen hero. As far as I am concerned he demonstrated true patriotism.
No deals! He committed treason! I don't care who you are and what
information you have about who is spying on who. You do not take our sensitive
material and defect to Russia. No argument! All you fist pounding
conservatives should be outraged by his actions. You people want Sargent
Burgdahl hung for treason when he abandon his post. Here you have a bonafide act
of treason. NO EXCUSES and NO DEALS.