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  •  National interests of the American People? (18+ / 0-)

    You mean multinational corporate and neocon geopolitical interests. The secret military police state is never in any people's interest.  The Spooks are a national disgrace in a nation that is a democracy. They are not accountable to anyone and they are creepy dark paranoid psycho's who do nothing but ferment terror and death.

    Like the KGB, Stasi, Gestapo, they are the dark side that has no place in any free society. The NSA is out of control globally and all because after 9/11 the non partisan neocons unleashed the dogs of war. What kind of a society world do you support and why is this an anyones interest except the evil bastards that always coming crawling out of the wood work if not held in check by laws and rights that are humans defense and protection from their nightmare NWO.

    From Snowden's live blog interview

    "More fundamentally, the "US Persons" protection in general is a distraction from the power and danger of this system. Suspicionless surveillance does not become okay simply because it's only victimizing 95% of the world instead of 100%. Our founders did not write that "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all US Persons are created equal."    
    ... I did not reveal any US operations against legitimate military targets. I pointed out where the NSA has hacked civilian infrastructure such as universities, hospitals, and private businesses because it is dangerous. These nakedly, aggressively criminal acts are wrong no matter the target. Not only that, when NSA makes a technical mistake during an exploitation operation, critical systems crash. Congress hasn't declared war on the countries - the majority of them are our allies - but without asking for public permission, NSA is running network operations against them that affect millions of innocent people. And for what? So we can have secret access to a computer in a country we're not even fighting? So we can potentially reveal a potential terrorist with the potential to kill fewer Americans than our own Police? No, the public needs to know the kinds of things a government does in its name, or the "consent of the governed" is meaningless.

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