And he was doing so well until now. He revealed that the NSA violated the 4th Amendment by casting an overreaching dragnet over America, regardless of who was a threat and who wasn’t.
Now, he delivers what he thinks is a fantastic bombshell by announcing that the NSA has been hacking computers since 2009, including computers in China.
Newsflash for Snowden: Other countries, especially China, have hacked into America’s computer network for just as long, if not longer. So, his point is?
For someone who claims to be savvy on civil liberties, he sure has a naive view of China:
“China is not an enemy of the United States.”
“China has a spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent.”
“China is one of the few places in the world that [can] resist the dictates of the US government.”
“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”
He’s starting to look like a fool.
It’s one thing to inform the American people the NSA is violating the 4th Amendment by indiscriminately snatching the private emails and phone calls of citizens who have nothing to do with terrorism, but it is another matter to leak information about what our national security and intelligence agencies are doing with foreign surveillance. In this case, it’s a big fat “duh”. The cyber war with China has been heating up for some time, in case Snowden didn’t know.
People tend to forget that China is a belligerent country ruled by a communist totalitarian regime. China’s dictatorship owns most of its country’s businesses and cracks down on critics and free speech advocates.
Back in 1997 when Britain returned Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland in accordance with the expiration of the 99 year lease of the The Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory, 4000 PLA troops entered the city ten minutes after the British Governor skipped merrily on his way to the airplane to go home.
China’s “free elections” in Hong Kong have been rigged by Beijing and have been a serious source of contention.
They are not our friends.
Snowden should avoid coming across as a whiny, snot-nosed, disgruntled kid with no real purpose other than self preservation. When he makes ludicrous comments about China’s “spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent”, he demonstrates his historical and political ignorance. Moronic views like that lend to the accusations that he is collaborating with the Chinese government.
He insists that he leaked the information about the PRISM program because it digs into the private communications of Americans who have nothing to do with terrorist activities.
If that’s the case, he should stick with his original reason instead of going off on a tangent about China’s so-called “freedoms”.
- Snowden ‘surfaces’: Paper unearths NSA leaker (wnd.com)
- NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is a DICK (kn0wwh3ntoh0ld3m.wordpress.com)