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An NSA Coworker Remembers
The Real Edward Snowden:
´A Genius Among Geniuses´

Forbes, by Andy Greenberg

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Posted By:mark34, 12/17/2013 9:42:04 PM

Perhaps Edward Snowden’s hoodie should have raised suspicions. The black sweatshirt sold by the civil libertarian Electronic Frontier Foundation featured a parody of the National Security Agency’s logo, with the traditional key in an eagle’s claws replaced by a collection of AT&T cables, and eavesdropping headphones covering the menacing bird’s ears. Snowden wore it regularly to stay warm in the air-conditioned underground NSA Hawaii Kunia facility known as “the tunnel.” (Snip) “That kid was a genius among geniuses,” says the NSA staffer. “NSA is full of smart people, but anybody who sat in a meeting with Ed will tell you

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/17/2013 9:50:14 PM     (No. 9657999)

FTA: Snowden’s former colleague says [snip]as more time passes I’m inclined to believe he really is trying to do the right thing and it’s not out of character for him. I don’t agree with his methods, but I understand why he did it,” he or she says. “I won’t call him a hero, but he’s sure as hell no traitor.”

Snowden´s leaks are bad, but Obama was using the NSA to make himself king of the world. Obama must be stopped - at all costs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chief1942, 12/17/2013 9:55:46 PM     (No. 9658006)

If Snowden would only release half of what he is supposed to have, we would be rid of this administration and half of the traitor in Congress.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chillijilli, 12/17/2013 10:33:01 PM     (No. 9658044)

Well, finally! An "anonymous staffer" has come forward to say she knew Snowden! Since all this began, not a single other person---no one from the Army, NSA... none of his colleagues, fellow students, childhood friends---NO ONE identifiable has said they know a single thing about this guy.
Makes one wonder why NOW.
And, oh. Doesn´t this scenario ring a bell: A hazy imprecise past with missing records and a seeming lack of personal friends and acquaintances. Hmmm

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/17/2013 10:49:11 PM     (No. 9658060)

Thumbdrive Eddie

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Reply 5 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 12/17/2013 11:09:21 PM     (No. 9658074)

Very interesting read...he kept a copy of the Constitution on top of his desk for frequent reference.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EQKimball, 12/17/2013 11:37:15 PM     (No. 9658097)

The more he releases, the smarter he gets. Except perhaps, just perhaps, he is simply the channel through which the Kremlin releases its own gathered intelligence, causing panic in the U.S. intelligence services, discrediting the American government with its allies and its own people. What greater gift than the gift of a shill? Snowden may not have one percent of what we think he has. Ever notice that Comrade Vladimir wears a perpetual Mona Lisa smile?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PI65, 12/17/2013 11:49:30 PM     (No. 9658105)

For all you cheerleaders, he now works for mother Russia. How stupid can some people be?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grady, 12/18/2013 12:02:07 AM     (No. 9658123)

I bet he has enough information on Obama and his past to have Obama impeached or executed

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/18/2013 12:49:52 AM     (No. 9658161)

#7, he doesn´t work for Russia. He´s being protected by Russia. There´s nowhere else he could have survived. Snowden should still be very afraid that the United States intelligence services may hunt him down and kill him. The current Commander-in-Chief is an enemy of the State.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/18/2013 5:10:47 AM     (No. 9658237)

Snowden could probably write the security codes for the bozocare website in less than 24 hours

Nothing worse than a genius going to waste..

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chief1942, 12/18/2013 12:35:29 PM     (No. 9658854)

Snowden should release every single one of the documents he has in his possession. Then perhaps after all the dust settles, we can get this country back on track.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 12/18/2013 4:23:18 PM     (No. 9659114)

Snowden is not my idea of a patriot, but there is no doubt NSA et al was and is being used as a vehicle to defeat Choom´s worst enemies....conservatives. As we see every day, he offers appeasement only to our enemies.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/12/2014 1:29:18 PM     (No. 9689357)

Even granting that he may have the highest IQ in human history, Satan, his master is smarter still. Intelligence is not character.

If he is actually a patriot, he has proven himself to be remarkably stupid, not to be able to release his information exclusively to top secret-cleared officials who could be verified as patriots.

The anonymous source, if he or she exists, may be as treasonous as Snowden.

Prosecute all traitors to the full extent of the law!

Yes, including 0bama!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/12/2014 1:56:41 PM     (No. 9689388)

I´m with #7 and #13. Patriots don´t hide in an enemy country, particularly after visiting another enemy country en route and lusting to obtain asylum eventually in Cuba. This man is not operating on love of country.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 1/12/2014 2:51:39 PM     (No. 9689448)

I´m still torn about what Snowden is or is not. I look at what he reveals similar to what Breitbart and Giles did as a staged process of dissemination to lure the government into showing its true intentions. I don´t think it takes a genius to tap into a data base and copy it, but I also don´t think it terribly horrible that someone would dare to hold the government accountable for constitutional overreach. We are now living in the age of whether or not to trust the administration or some guy hiding out in Russia. As a pilot friend is always saying, ´´What´s up with that?´´

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