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  •  I've read the article twice. (39+ / 0-)

    It raises lots of serious issues. If the material presented is indeed from the NSA it has nothing to do with Gleen Greenwald. He is just the messenger. Since the previous material provided by Snowden, such as PRISM, has eventually acknowledged by NSA, it seems plausible to me that this material is also authentic.

    This demonstrates extensive capability to snoop on internet communications and strongly indicates that there are little or no controls placed on the people who have access to the system.

    •  notice that Guardian is acting like wikileaks (15+ / 0-)

      they are publishing classified information

      quick, put the whole Guardian staff in jail. Raid all their computers!

      national security red alert!!

      The activist minister for years, including the Vietnam War, Solane Coffin,

      "I Never Thought I'd live to see the day that old-fashioned journalism would be a form of civil disobedience"
      from "The One Percent Doctrine" by Ron Suskind, pg. 349

      from wiki on Coffin

      William Sloane Coffin, Jr. (June 1, 1924 – April 12, 2006) was an American Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist. He was ordained in the Presbyterian church and later received ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ. In his younger days he was an athlete, a talented pianist, a CIA agent, and later chaplain of Yale University, where the influence of Reinhold Niebuhr's social philosophy led him to become a leader in the civil rights and peace movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He also was a member of the secret society Skull and Bones. He went on to serve as Senior Minister at the Riverside Church in New York City and President of SANE/Freeze (now Peace Action), the nation's largest peace and justice group, and prominently opposed United States military interventions in conflicts such as the Vietnam War to the Iraq War. He was also an ardent supporter of gay rights.
      ...He used his pulpit as a platform for like-minded crusaders, hosting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, among others. Fellow Yale graduate Garry Trudeau has immortalized Coffin (combined with Coffin's protege Rev. Scotty McLennan) as "the Rev. Scot Sloan" in the Doonesbury comic strip. During the Vietnam War years, he and his friend Howard Zinn often spoke from the same anti-war platform. An inspiring speaker, Coffin was known for optimism and humor: "Remember, young people, even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat."
      By 1967, Coffin increasingly concentrated on preaching civil disobedience and supported the young men who turned in their draft cards. He was, however, uncomfortable with draft-card burning, worried that it looked "unnecessarily hostile."[2] Coffin was one of several persons who signed an open letter entitled "A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority", which was printed in several newspapers in October 1967. In that same month, he also raised the possibility of declaring Battell Chapel at Yale a sanctuary for resisters, or possibly as the site of a large demonstration of civil disobedience. School administration barred the use of the church as a sanctuary. Coffin later wrote, "I accused them of behaving more like 'true Blues than true Christians'. They squirmed but weren't about to change their minds.... I realized I was licked
    •  All exactly as the 'pologists like it. (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      maryabein, lostinamerica, JesseCW

      After Bradley Manning, I don't give two shits about this President, his corrupt fascist administration or this fraudulent "Democratic" Party. I'll support a real Democrat, but they can shove the Republicrats right up their stinking ass.

      by Words In Action on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 11:42:14 AM PDT

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