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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden? The question comes up because Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials, eliciting Glenn Greenwald's comment that she is "like a neocon, practically."

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On Friday in England, Clinton boasted that two years ago she had favored a proposal by a top British General to train 100,000 "moderate" rebels to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria, but Obama had turned her down. The American Thatcher? In that same interview with the Guardian she also managed to get in yet another shot against Snowden for taking refuge in Russia "apparently under Putin's protection," unless, she taunted, "he wishes to return knowing he would be held accountable."

Accountable for telling the truth that Clinton concealed during her tenure as secretary of state in the Obama administration? Did she approve of the systematic spying on the American people as well as of others around the world, including the leaders of Germany and Brazil, or did she first learn of all this from the Snowden revelations?

Did Secretary of State Clinton know that such massive spying on the American people was going on and, if not, why isn't she grateful that Snowden helped to enlighten her? With her scurrilous attacks on Snowden, Hillary Clinton is either a fool or a liar.

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"In an April speech at the University of Connecticut, Clinton said of Snowden: "When he absconded with all of that material, I was puzzled, because we have all these protections for whistleblowers." That is simply not true; Snowden as a contractor to the government is not entitled to the federal protections that cover federal employees. But even those federal employees have found scant protection under the Obama administration in their attempt to blow the whistle on national security practices."

She's a liar. She's been lying ever since she lied about getting lucky in the cattle futures market.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-08 10:07 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

She's been lying since she defended a rapist and potrayed the 12 year old girl as "seeking out older men" and that she was known to make things up. The actual victim was quoted as saying Hillary "put her through hell". The worse part is she was recorded joking about the matter years later. Sick woman.

#2 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-07-08 10:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

-her scurrilous attacks on Snowden

lol, "Oh the drama!"

Most Americans – 61 percent - think Snowden should have to stand trial in the United States for his actions. Far fewer – 23 percent - think he should be granted amnesty. Republicans, Democrats, and independents all agree on this as well.

Meanwhile, 31 percent approve of Snowden's actions, while most, 54 percent, disapprove. Majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents disapprove.

www.cbsnews.com

news.yahoo.com

Had Moscow Eddie been a real whistleblower, an employee who saw things on the job that needed fixing and spoke out to his congressman or the media, he might get some slack.

But as a guy who got his job with the express purpose of committing a felony to show his former supervisors that dissed his skills how techie he really is.... and then handed off stolen intel to China and Russia, he's not much of a hero.

It's good we had the conversation about spying, but Eddie is like the bank robber who helped the little old lady across the street before he robbed the bank. One good deed doesn't absolve him of a crime for which he should have a fair trial.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-08 02:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Most Americans – 61 percent - think Snowden should have to stand trial in the United States for his actions."

Argumentum ad populum. About a 3rd of Americans think Obama is doing a good job. I bet you don't agree with the majority on that issue.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-08 02:11 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Ah so, Eddie should just be absolved of all crimes he committed and not stand trial?

Argumentum ad doofus.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-08 02:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ah so, Eddie should just be absolved of all crimes he committed and not stand trial?

Argumentum ad doofus.

Posted by Corky at 2014-07-08 02:16 PM | Reply

I'll demand Edward Snowden face trial when our elected face trial for their illegal spying.

#6 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-08 02:20 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

#5: Why would you think that? He broke laws on the books and if he returns, he should be charged and put on trial. That said he still did a good thing for the American people. He just went about it wrong. Most heroes' challenge the status quo. It's kinda what makes Americans unique.

#7 | Posted by Daniel at 2014-07-08 02:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

-when our elected face trial for their illegal spying.

Much like the bankers/investment houses the problem is more what is illegal than what is illegal

#7

We've only really heard his side of the story from most of the media who are frantic to protect their turf. His supervisors, and his job history, tell a different story about an underachiever who was disciplined and became a disgruntled employee who wanted to get back at "the man".

At a trial we might just find out what really happened, and if he were exonerated, fine. But people who call for dropping the charges without knowing more have bought his story much like rwingers bought Zimmy's story.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-08 02:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

more what is legal than what is illegal

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-08 02:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

Obviously Edward Snowden was telling the truth. Look how Obama acted after the revelations came to light.

#10 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-08 02:38 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

"Obviously Edward Snowden was telling the truth"

And the truth keeps pouring out but Hillary and Obama can't handle the truth.

"Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post.

www.washingtonpost.com

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-08 03:54 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"NSA analysts masked, or "minimized," more than 65,000 such references to protect Americans' privacy, but The Post found nearly 900 additional e-mail addresses, unmasked in the files,"

900 missed out of 65,000? Wow. That's just SO impressive.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-08 03:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

The writers at the Washington Post are Puritopians.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-08 04:06 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Great article. Thank you for posting it.

#14 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-08 04:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

#6 newsworthy. Bingo.

#15 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-08 04:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Calling Snowden a patriot is a joke. Half of what he did was patriotic, but the other half was giving intelligence secrets to foreign countries in an act of treason.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-09 09:30 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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