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  •  No reply, but here's the link anyhow (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

    by Just Bob on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 01:37:24 PM PST

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    •  Your original link is different from the one you (0+ / 0-)

      posted here. Risen's article has no evidence that Snowden is not lying. Your new link is a bit more convincing. Still, it's hard to figure out who is telling the truth when Snowden and Greenwald make contradictory claims.

      •  Those who take the role of Doubting Thomas (0+ / 0-)

        would accept no evidence even if it were possible to prove a negative.

        On the other hand, consider those who have advised Snowden:
        Laura Poitras, who has had direct experience as a target.
        Glenn Greenwald, who had the backing of the Guardian.
        Sarah Harrison, who also has direct experience.
        Jesselyn Radack, who has also had direct experience.
        Jacob Appelbaum, who has also had direct experience.

        They all knew what to expect. Snowden couldn't have dreamed of that kind of a support group. All the above, with the exception of Radack, are now in self imposed exile. They can't go home. Greenwald is in Brazil. Poitras, Harrison, and Appelbaum are in Germany. You don't have to believe Snowden devised his strategy by himself.

        I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

        by Just Bob on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 06:25:10 PM PST

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        •  They certainly have a strategy. No one knows (0+ / 0-)

          though what it entails. And yes, it's impossible to prove a negative but they originally made it clear that Snowden has a lot of stuff with him. Now they are claiming that it's not the case. It could of course be a part of a strategy but since they are changing their version of truth quite frequently it's impossible to figure out what it is.

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