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Snowden on Snowden: "Shoot me in the balls"



Well, kinda

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Since he publicly acknowledged being the source of bombshell leaks about the NSA two weeks ago, Ed Snowden has portrayed government secrecy as a threat to democracy, and his own leaks as acts of conscience. But Snowden hasn’t always felt that way.

“Those people should be shot in the balls,” Snowden said of leakers in a January 2009 chat. Snowden had logged into an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server associated with Ars Technica, a popular tech news site. While Ars itself didn’t log the conversations, multiple participants in the discussions kept logs of the chats and provided them to the technology site.

At this point, Snowden’s evolution into a fierce critic of the national security establishment was in its early stages. Snowden was incensed at the New York Times, which had described secret negotiations between the United States and Israel over how best to deal with Iran’s suspected nuclear program.

“Are they TRYING to start a war? Jesus christ. They’re like wikileaks.” Snowden wrote. “You don’t put that s— in the NEWSPAPER.”

“They have a HISTORY of this s—,” he continued, making liberal use of capital letters and profanity. “These are the same people who blew the whole ‘we could listen to osama’s cell phone’ thing. The same people who screwed us on wiretapping. Over and over and over again.”

He said he enjoyed “ethical reporting.” But “VIOLATING NATIONAL SECURITY? no. That s— is classified for a reason. It’s not because ‘oh we hope our citizens don’t find out.’ It’s because ‘this s— won’t work if iran knows what we’re doing.’”

“I am so angry right now. This is completely unbelievable.


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JohnnyKilroy
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Who cares?





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Our hero still has not revealed anything secret.

:dealwithitgif:






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Oh, and how would anyone know it was Snowden at the keyboard logged in to the chat room?

Nice made-up shite there. Hey look, let's fabricate a villain!



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Godfather1
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Oh look.

Decatur's posted another hit piece on Snowden. Color me shocked.






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multiple participants in the discussions kept logs of the chats and provided them to the technology site.


I wonder if the NSA itself was a participant in keeping the logs...






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Decatur
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another hit piece


Is that what you call it






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Decatur
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Our hero still has not revealed anything secret.


Can't tell if serious






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Godfather1
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Is that what you call it


I just know your intent, that's all. You're not all that clever.






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Decatur
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Yeah I'm not nearly as clever as you





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thetempleowl
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The website doesn't keep track of all this stuff, but it was released. Hmmmmm.

What/who would release something like this 4 years after the fact? What organization is so paranoid to keep some postings on a message board?

Hmmmm. I wonder who would have had a reason to release stuff like this. Hmmmm.

It is really difficult to understand where this information could come from. I mean the government says it doesn't keep all this information that it collects. So it couldn't ever possibly be them. I mean I know governments love deleting information that might some day be of use.

But don't worry. All those things you post and say, they will never be used except in very rare situations. Like if you upset someone in the government.

Also, the two situations are apples and oranges. One is a total infringement on constitutional rights of privacy. The other are foreign relations secrets.

Two totally different situations.

Don't worry people, there are safeguards in place.






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He evolved.





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Decatur
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Full Ars Technica article LINK





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gatorrocks
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I wish I could have seen Decatur's response if this happened during Bush.

Snowden = Hero between 2000 and 2008.






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Decatur
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Also, the two situations are apples and oranges. One is a total infringement on constitutional rights of privacy. The other are foreign relations secrets.

Two totally different situations.


You're apparently not up to speed on everything he's disclosed so far...and everything else he is promising to disclose






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Godfather1
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Yeah I'm not nearly as clever as you


You really aren't.

Glad you recognize that fact.






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Decatur
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You really aren't.


Maybe if you actually made substantive posts instead of always trolling and calling names I could see the glory that is your intellect






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Godfather1
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Maybe if you actually made substantive posts


Wow.

Coming from the Harvey Levin of the Poli Board, that's rich.






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Decatur
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I can't wait to see how awesome you are





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Godfather1
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I can't wait to see how awesome you are


Have my NSA file, do you?

I wouldn't be a bit surprised






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