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    authoritarian organizations being sometimes unable to doubt that one of "their own" is or could be a threat. We've had some pretty spectacular spies and turncoats from government agency ranks after all, some operating for years.

    If he hadn't given any indication in calls, emails, blogging etc. of opposition to his agency's mission, if he didn't do any planning online about the pending data release, crap he could've bought the ticket to Hong Kong using his credit card if it looked like a vacation.

    Somebodies caught intended protesters planning to picket at a Republican National Convention and arrested them in their houses before they had done any public act or even gone out the door. So there is definitely some capability in some hands when people do their activism where it can be seen.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 07:06:38 PM PDT

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