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The Al Qaeda Switchboard
New Yorker Magazine, by LAWRENCE WRIGHT

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 1/5/2014 7:28:44 AM

Edward Snowden has started a critical debate about the legality and the effectiveness of the N.S.A.’s practice of collecting unlimited records of telephone calls made to, from, and within the United States. Last month, two federal judges came to opposing conclusions about these issues. On December 16th, Judge Richard J. Leon, in Washington, D.C., ruled that the indiscriminate hoarding violates the Fourth Amendment right to privacy and its prohibition of unreasonable searches. Two weeks later, in New York, Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that the metadata-collection program was lawful and effective. Judge Pauley invoked the example of Khalid al-Mihdhar, a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/5/2014 10:36:40 AM     (No. 9680424)

Snowden is a traitor, pure and simple. Surveillance by any entity, throughout history, has been necessary for the protection of that entity and any others protected by that entity.

Lives saved, injustices prevented, offenses proven, resources wisely deployed, the list goes on and on. Intelligence activities have saved more lives than most people will ever know.

I know NSA employees. I know their families. They are true patriots, and they will not allow information in their hands to be used to harm the interests of America.

Many are devoted Christians. More so, I would say, than in most non-Defense federal agencies.

And I am personally dedicated to the God-given freedoms that they are defending. I will take up arms against a tyranny in my country, whether it is Progressivism or any other cult.

If you need your information to be kept secret, encrypt it. You ought to do that anyway, to prevent harm from the people who truly ARE the bad guys.

No, Snowden is not the good guy in this. Like 0bama, he is a Narcissistic, self-promoting traitor!


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