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Thread #151099   Message #3535337
Posted By: GUEST
09-Jul-13 - 02:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Subject: RE: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
All Snowden really did was offer tangible evidence of the surveillance we were all aware of on some level. He let us know that there are formal policies in place that have been kept secret from us (for our protection of course). I don't think he even has information that could or would harm national security. His objective, in my view, was strictly to inform on the government's spying. I'm pretty sure that all of his "top secret" info and further disclosures relate exclusively to that.

On the other hand, if he is an operative and this whole thing is a psy op, then the objective is obviously to gauge the public's reaction and then to further acclimate them to the idea that it's ok for the United States government to spy on its citizens. Public protest is losing its effectiveness. One reason is that the media downplays any cause not endorsed buy the elite. Another reason is police brutality. If the media ignores you anyway, there's no point in facing off with riot police.