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  •  I don't know. (0+ / 0-)

    How many deaths will Snowden be responsible for?

    I don't know.

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    by dov12348 on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 09:58:39 AM PST

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    •  How many was Manning responsible for? His leaks (0+ / 0-)

      were a lot more sensitive to America's "security".

      Do you think the video of the Apache attack on civilians in Baghdad should have remained secret from the American public?

      How many deaths will Snowden be responsible for?
      It would be quite a stretch to attribute some future deaths to Snowden's revelation that the NSA has extensive surveillance operations over the entire globe. Bin Laden and other terrorists knew about this surveillance and stopped using electronic communications back in the 90's.

      I would bet that China and Russia knew more about NSA operations than what is being revealed by Snowden. Think about it - if someone like Snowden can penetrate NSA's security I doubt if it would be difficult for a foreign state to do the same and keep it secret.

      You have to admit that NSA's security was almost laughable. I would even go so far to state that Snowden did the entire US security system a favor by revealing it's weakness.

      You anti-Snowden people can't have it both ways. He can't be some attention grabbing goof in it for the fame and money and also be some dangerous super spy at the same time. He was just ordinary IT tech who was appalled by what the US government was doing to it's own people and to it's allies and decided to reveal it. As many of you argue, it's not something we did not already know about. All he did was confirm the details.

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