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What's your opinion of admitted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden?

  1. Hero
  2. Traitor
  3. A little of both
 
 
 
 
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muleskinner

Jun-25-13 5:24 AM

He is America's Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Back in the old days, the Soviet Union would have problems with dissidents, today, the US gov does.

Welcome to the USSA.

The more things change the more the stay the same.

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animal

Jun-25-13 8:24 AM

It is proof positive that if you go against the emperor and his band of thugs you will be punished. If he had not left the country to do this he would already be dead and gone and no one would have a clue, and he is not the first!!!

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Longtoe

Jun-25-13 9:08 AM

If China, Russia and Cuba are willing to harbor him, he is not innocent. He has knowledge that they want and he is obviously willing to give. Try and go to any of those countries without a passport and see what happens to you.

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centerfield

Jun-25-13 9:08 AM

Let me see: A guy goes and gets a job with a company that has access to "secret" materials from the US. His purpose was to access that information and release classified material deemed secret that may compromise US security. Hmmm, he is a hero? Really!! So, should we bring back Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and clarify if they were whistleblowers. So, do you experts believe that the country is more at risk for terrorist attacks because of his behavior or less at risk? Now he is trying to hide with countries considered to be at odds with the US. Not a hero but a traitor.

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muleskinner

Jun-25-13 10:17 AM

Let us look at this. The US gov is guilty of spying on Americans and the truth wills out, speaks to power, and the messenger is about to get shot. So cool.

Is it better to protect the person who found wrong doing and told all about it or just kept his mouth shut and let the criminality continue?

Get a clue here.

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minreader

Jun-25-13 11:05 AM

'Insider threat'? Program urging federal workers to tattle on each other raises concerns.

Amid the furor in Washington over government leaks and media exposés, a little-known executive order signed by President Obama in October of 2011 could fuel the paranoia.

It requires government agencies to "implement an insider threat detection and prevention program" -- in effect, ordering all government employees, regardless of security clearances or the sensitivity of their work, to police fellow workers as potential security threats, and report the suspicious behavior to superiors.

Asked Monday about the executive order, as first reported by McClatchy Newspapers, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: "I confess I didn't see the story. I'll have to take the question."

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locomotive

Jun-25-13 11:23 AM

Wow.

Big Brother is watching Big Brother.

It's like a bad B movie.

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minreader

Jun-25-13 12:20 PM

This whole scandle is being played out just like the movie Enemy Of The State, staring Gene Hackman and Will Smith. mmm...another Hollywood moive in the works? It's the sequel to Enemy Of The State...but hold on to that thought little o's Hollywood supporters have jumped ship and turned their backs to due to all the scandles...and so As The World Turns...

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Peeweepeterson

Jun-25-13 12:45 PM

The problem with spying on Americans is that this is just another freedom that is slowly being taken away. Whether it be Obama or Bush, each president has slowly taken away the right of Americans in the name of "Terror".

The main argument is that "I have nothing to hide so why does it matter?"

It matters because by the time you realize the freedoms you have are gone, you have no way of taking it back. Soon you will become the USSR, China America goes into countries saying "People deserve Freedom" Yet the USA is taking away everything Soldiers fought for.

Sounds hypocritical.

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MattRothchild

Jun-25-13 1:11 PM

Yes, because "killing the messenger" is a totally legitimate and valid method by which one should deal with bad or uncomfortable news.

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minreader

Jun-25-13 8:50 PM

willy...I don't have 18 different people with the same name to hide behind...

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minreader

Jun-25-13 9:39 PM

willy...I was born and raised on a farm near Stanley, ND and graduated from Stanley High School. Now I reside in the Baton Rouge, La area. I just turned 50 this month. Now if you can do the research and find my true name, and not 18 different ones, call me out then. I'll be waiting...

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minreader

Jun-26-13 12:13 PM

Muslim scholar tied to pro-Hamas group, radical cleric visits White House.

A Muslim scholar whose group supports Hamas, who has urged the U.N. to criminalize blasphemy and who is the deputy of an Egyptian cleric banned from the U.S. over his radical statements was able to secure a visit at the White House earlier this month.

A report from The Investigative Project on Terrorism uncovered a statement on the website of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah claiming he met June 13 with Obama administration officials in Washington.

Bin Bayyah is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group founded by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi -- a Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S. While Bin Bayyah secured a visit, he and his group also have a history of questionable positions, IPT reports.

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minreader

Jun-26-13 12:15 PM

Mean while WE THE PEOPLE can't visit OUR HOUSE...now that's some kinda sad

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centerfield

Jun-26-13 3:18 PM

A little research (which obviously was not done) would show a somewhat different picture of the individual. But, then, Minni has never been too precise on facts.

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locomotive

Jun-26-13 4:06 PM

investigativeproject . org/4055/exclusive-banned-cleric-outspoken-deputy-visits

IPT is The Investigative Project on Terrorism, "a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world's most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups."

"Steve Emerson knows what he's talking about with terrorism." Chris Matthews, Hardball

"Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism, a not-for-profit research group, repeatedly told me things about terrorists on the web and terrorists in the United States that neither the CIA nor the FBI knew. Often he was right." Richard A. Clarke in Your Government Failed You

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locomotive

Jun-26-13 4:21 PM

binbayyah . net/english/

Bin Bayyah's own website, which shows the June 13th visit to the White House on his calendar

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locomotive

Jun-26-13 4:25 PM

"Declaration Regarding the Offensive Video to Muslims" By Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah

Available on his website

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