The Pardu

The Pardu
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Edward Snowden: Anti-hero And Traitor

 

Edward Sowden has become a hero to many, a pariah to some and a traitor to others (count me in the latter group).

I'd love to know who anointed a US traitor who has publicly indicated an affinity for the zany Ron Paul as champion for the downtrodden?

Lawrence opens the piece (after Snowden's comments via British media) with an accurate report to Snowden's ego maniacal traipsing on reality. Joy Ann Reid takes the analysis to yet another level of revelation related to Snowden's phantom world of "self-aggrandizing." 

Huffington Post and Lawrence O'Donnell on Snowden: linked



In June 2013 Huffington Post's Amamda Terkel published a piece on Snowden's affinity for Ron Paul as an anti-US government libertarian.  Ron Paul has serious issues.  Any person who would espouse the legalization of heroin (as a mean of riding the nation of heroin addict lives in a mental state so far outside the realm of sanity it is almost inconceivable. Snowden's hero, Paul, has also spoke of eliminating FEMA, the Dept of Education, The Federal Reserve and a few other federal agencies, that may need to perform better, but eliminating is ridiculous. As to shutting down FEMA, Paul posited the churches could pickup community aid and redevelopment.  

Snowden as an Obama Hater and an anti-Social Security nut cases.  One has to wonder about his lack of respect for Social Security as a 20 something. Where will his Libertarian leanings take him as he grows into his elderly years. Ah, the nuisance and naivety of the very young!

AddictingInfo's T. Steelman published a piece within weeks of the Terkel Huffington Post pieced that clearly reveals Snowden as a whacked-out  quack.  He also appears to relish an audience not matter the quorum.  You should know that the Snowden chat is laced with vulgar utterances. 

How about a couple of snippets from the pieces, since you chose not to hit the link.

Snippet One:
SNOWDEN: save money? cut this social security bullshit
User11: hahahayes
User18: Yeah! Fuck old people!
User11: social security is bullshit
User11: let’s just toss old people out in the street
User18: Old people could move in with [User11].
User11: NOOO
User11: they smell funny
Snippet Two:


Very interesting. Snowden is a gun nut as well as an Obama hater. He also has been an outspoken advocate of the very thing he has become famous for revealing, cheering the security state network and insisting that it needed funding, even in the face of draconian budget cuts. He was particularly upset by Obama’s choice for the head of the CIA:
SNOWDEN: Obama just appointed a fucking POLITICIAN to run the CIA!
User11: yes unlike every other director of CIA ever
User11: oh wait, no
SNOWDEN: I am so angry right now. This is completely unbelievable.
Steelman closes and literally captures every modicum of my concern with the Ron Paul, NRA sycophant.....

Ars Technica has opened a new forum thread called  Edward Snowden—NSA Leaker and Arsian (does anyone know what ‘arsian’ means?) where users who remember interactions with Snowden are not very complimentary. One wrote, “He was kind of dick.” Posts like this make a good argument for his dickishness:
“The fact that you’re posting on a gaming forum makes me cry. I hope someone tosses you in a burlap sack and beats you with reeds. You’re a filthy little ragamuffin who lacks any semblance of taste. You loved Halo and own an Xbox. You pre-ordered “Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 Licensed To Drive.” You are the sole reason I write these posts. I hope you’re killed by a drunk driver on Halloween.”
This new information has me pondering exactly who this guy is: is he the concerned whistle-blower? Or did he have an ulterior motive to spill what he did? His background isn’t really CIA or NSA material, so say a few people I’ve spoken to who actually have worked for a government contractor. So why was he hired? And why did he pick now to speak out? This has never smelled right to me, which is why I have withheld judgement. But these new revelations create even more questions. Is this whole thing a ruse to make the President look bad? If so, who is funding it – who is paying for all his travel and hotels? Or is Edward Snowden, a man who has completely destroyed his own life, just stupid? I still don’t know but this new information gives me a lot to think about. How about you?

A couple of additional revelations are noteworthy. Did Snowden love it when the CIA was directed by the shady and shadowy former US General Patreaus? If I am not mistaken, Loen Panetta was over the CIA during the take-down of Osama bin Laden. The converse was the case as the US lost its Ambassador to Libya and three US consulate officials; Patreaus was over the CIA.

Snowdens co-conspirators, Greenwald, has recently stated he supports Snowden like MSNBC supports Obama. We recognize Obama is president of the United States, we also recognize Greenwald came-out with a telling revelation of his mindset and that os his co-conspirator. 

Regardless of substantial public sentiment for Snowden as a hero, we find him a clear traitor who has probably given away a technological advantage formerly held by US INTEL. And, for those who sit and equate various constitutional Amendments with invasion of "Liberty", we say "get a friggin grip." Would we have preferred a bit of actionable Intel (beyond that ignored by Bush/Cheney?Tenet? and Rumsfeld) to ward-off 9/11? How about the prospect of somehow intervening on the Oklahoma City bombing. 

Some here on the TPI remain committed to our position that we are far more angst filled about Goggle and Facebook snooping and invasion on our privacy than metadata in the hands of US intel. If you have not read into our psyche on Snowden, know that we find him a abhorrent ego maniacal quack who suffers from "twenty-something" ideology and a libertarian hatred of federal governance. We are not surprised by his affinity for the NRA and suspect he suffers from many "ism" common to the the predominately white (92%) GOP and the equality uni-ethnic libertarians.

Finally, Putin is undoubted experiencing pure euphoria with his 'ward's' attacks against the United States. 

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