Friday, June 21, 2013

There is more to Snowden than the media reports

Asia Times has given the public the first truly extensive and thoughtful analysis of Snowden, the latest NSA whistle blower that captured worldwide attention. Most of us, including me, probably has not heard of previous whistle blowers on the NSA. Author Peter Lee of Asia Times gives you a fascinating look of what happened to previous whistle blowers, Binney, Wiebe and Drake, and how their experiences may have shaped the course of action taken by Snowden.

It's no small irony that this great democracy of the United States encourages the idea, in principle, of whistle blowers to keep abusive government practices in check, but in reality woe unto those that believe in the protection of the American Constitution when they decide to take on the government.

Anyone wishing to understand the degree of dysfunction that afflict the government of United States needs to read the article on the three wise men of NSA.

Just the quote from Snowden is worth the visit, "Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American."

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