Edward Snowden A Manifesto for the Truth, Der Spiegel, More oversight of government intelligence agencies, Those who speak the truth are not committing a crime

Edward Snowden A Manifesto for the Truth, Der Spiegel, More oversight of government intelligence agencies, Those who speak the truth are not committing a crime

“The existence of spying technology should not determine politics” “We have a moral duty to ensure that our laws and values limit surveillance programs and protect human rights”...Edward Snowden

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”…Abraham Lincoln

“A Party member lives from birth to death under the eye of the Thought Police. Even when he is alone he can never be sure that he is alone. Wherever he may be, asleep or awake, working or resting, in his bath or in bed, he can be inspected without warning and without knowing that he is being inspected. Nothing that he does is indifferent. His friendships, his relaxations, his behaviour towards his wife and children, the expression of his face when he is alone, the words he mutters in sleep, even the characteristic movements of his body, are all jealously scrutinized. Not only any actual misdemeanour, but any eccentricity, however small, any change of habits, any nervous mannerism that could possibly be the symptom of an inner struggle, is certain to be detected. He has no freedom of choice in any direction whatever. On the other hand his actions are not regulated by law or by any clearly formulated code of behaviour. In Oceania there is no law. Thoughts and actions which, when detected, mean certain death are not formally forbidden, and the endless purges, arrests, tortures, imprisonments, and vaporizations are not inflicted as punishment for crimes which have actually been committed, but are merely the wiping-out of persons who might perhaps commit a crime at some time in the future.”…George Orwell “1984”

From the NY Post November 3, 2013.

“Fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said calls for more oversight of government intelligence agencies showed he was justified in revealing the methods and targets of the U.S. secret service.

Snowden’s leaks about the National Security Agency (NSA), from its alleged mass scanning of emails to the tapping of world leaders’ phones, have infuriated U.S. allies and placed Washington on the defensive.

In “A Manifesto for the Truth” published in German news magazine Der Spiegel on Sunday, Snowden said current debates about mass surveillance in many countries showed his revelations were helping to bring about change.

“Instead of causing damage, the usefulness of the new public knowledge for society is now clear because reforms to politics, supervision and laws are being suggested,” the 30-year-old ex-CIA employee and NSA contractor wrote.

“Citizens have to fight against the suppression of information about affairs of essential importance for the public. Those who speak the truth are not committing a crime.”

Snowden is in Russia, where he has been given asylum for at least a year.

In an open letter to Germany last week, Snowden said he was counting on international support to stop Washington’s ‘persecution’ of him.

His revelations about the reach and methods of the NSA, including the monitoring of vast volumes of Internet traffic and phone records, have angered U.S. allies from Germany to Brazil.”

“The existence of spying technology should not determine politics, he said: “We have a moral duty to ensure that our laws and values limit surveillance programs and protect human rights”.”

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32 responses to “Edward Snowden A Manifesto for the Truth, Der Spiegel, More oversight of government intelligence agencies, Those who speak the truth are not committing a crime

  1. “”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””…George Orwell, “1984”

  2. CW……..
    Maybe it should be that we should look for as many people like Snowden as we can find to elect to our Federal government.

  3. CW…….
    Perhaps the NSA spying into Merkel’s domain was enough to anger Germany’s leaders enough to cause them to offer permanent asylum to Snowden. This would be a direct slap on Soetoro’s face, and if Germany done this it is entirely feasible that a hell of a lot of other countries might JOIN THEM. Maybe enough so that there would be enough pressure put upon ICC to take up the drone MURDERS, as INTERNATIONAL CRIME. If that would happen Soetoro is TOAST.

  4. Insiders report that the White House Photography Staff has to be
    licensed to carry insect repellant and fly swatters before permission
    will be granted for any close ups of Soetoro.

  5. John in Illinois

    Keep your ears open tomorrow …Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood MORSI’S trial starts. There are rumors that Obama’s involvement in money pay-offs will surface. They don’t care too much for Obama over there and their press can’t protect the MESSIAH like they do here. The problem will be, will any of this news make it to the USA?

  6. November 3, 2013

    Colin Flaherty:

    “Newspapers ordered to cover up black violence
    City’s epidemic silenced by national ‘journalism’ society”

    “To be fair, Indianapolis is not remarkably different from Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Greensboro, Rochester, Richmond, Miami Beach, Fresno, Louisville, Memphis, Greensboro and more than 100 other centers of regular and intense black mob violence: The papers in those towns are loathe to report it as well. They say they are color blind.

    These are the same papers that every day run stories about black caucuses, black churches, black colleges, black TV stations, black expos, black radio, black newspapers, black blogs and on and on.

    But black mob violence? Not a thing.”


  7. Air Force Brat

    Gordo @5:43 p.m. — With black mob violence ongoing regardless of whether the media reports on it or covers it up, it seems likely that it will continue until it receives an equal response. No sane, thinking person likes such a prospect, but doing nothing is seen as weakness, and only invites more attacks.

    Blacks are fine people, who have made many significant contributions to society. However, a segment of the black population (mainly the young) wants nothing to do with co-existence. They want overlordship. They demand worship and submission. If you don’t comply, they will attack in mobs. God help them when those they attack start fighting back.

    How many black WW II veterans have whites beaten to death? I’d bet “none” is a pretty safe guess.

  8. Just released

    President Obama’s approval ratings are so low now,
    Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the
    United States.

    It’s not fair………….

  9. When the young black MORONS try to do battle with infantry veterans there will be one hell of a cloud of smoke produced,and when it clears there will be stack after stack of young black PUNK’s bodies.

  10. CW……
    Just read that DC is soon going to legalise the use of pot. Wait until the pot users get their corresponding automobile liability insurance premium increase, har har. Could be really hairy.

  11. November 3, 2013

    CDR Charles Kerchner:

    “A Constitutional Storm and Crisis is Coming – Congress Must Act!”

    “Obama is NOT incompetent. Everything that he, Michelle Obama, and Valerie Jarrett do is guided by and operating under the far-left political science strategy, the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and is purposely designed to ultimately fail or make our economic system collapse which in turn will make our nation collapse. The Obamas and Valerie Jarrett want to collapse the system. That sets things up for a complete Socialist/Progressive takeover. We cannot let this happen. Barack Obama is a fraud. The forged documents are his Achilles heel. …”


  12. “The existence of spying technology should not determine politics” “We have a moral duty to ensure that our laws and values limit surveillance programs and protect human rights”…Edward Snowden

    “Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.”
    …Lord Acton

  13. Without a doubt Kerry is telling the leaders in Egypt to back off of Morsi or lose the US money which keeps their military up to date. Will the Egyptian leaders tell Kerry to go STRAIGHT TO HELL,and do NOT PASS GO? Lets see where their hearts,and minds REALLY ARE.

  14. Gordo,
    I completely agree. Something I questioned the other day. His plan is working, by design and the Media is bliss.

  15. William……
    We can say volumes,and volumes,and we can spend decades and/or centuries toiling to make something as it should be. But after ALL is SAID AND DONE, and nothing has changed then there is only ONE POSITIVE STOP,which at least EQUALISES………the positive stop is called …..A BULLET.

  16. This devil of an administration knew this all along, or at least since 2010. The country is now seeing what we get with a consummate, habitual liar. It is going to get ugly – very ugly.

    Expert: At least 129 million will ‘not be able to keep’ health care plan if Obamacare fully implemented
    “Bottom line: of the 189 million Americans with private health insurance coverage, I estimate that if Obamacare is fully implemented, at least 129 million (68 percent) will not be able to keep their previous health care plan either because they already have lost or will lose that coverage by the end of 2014,” he said in an email. ”But of these, ‘only’ the 18 to 50 million will literally lose coverage, i.e., have their plans entirely taken away. This includes 9.2-15.4 million in the non-group market and 9-35 million in the employer-based market. The rest will retain their old plans but have to pay higher rates for Obamacare-mandated bells and whistles.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/04/expert-at-least-129-million-will-not-be-able-to-keep-health-care-plan-if-obamacare-fully-implemented/#ixzz2jhkEEehD

  17. Now all we need to see is if the American people possess the proclivity to apply a POSITIVE STOP.

  18. CabbyAZ…….
    The TSUNAMI has already been generated and it is picking up intensity ,and size. It will not diffrentiate between Republican,and Democrat,white,red,yellow or black, nor will it STOP,or change direction because people stand in it’s way. It carries a 100% energy efficiency (perpetual motion),and no power on Earth will be able to stop it. I pray that the BASTARDS who CREATED it are the first to be dispatched.

  19. Old Sailor, (2:13 pm)
    You describe the scenario exactly! The proverbial guns have been fired and you can’t put the bullets back into the barrels. All of the scandals which we’ve known about and endured have not affected the general population like this perpetration of fraud by the usurper. He may have overstepped himself this time. You know, when it hits people’s pocketbooks……….

  20. The coming TSUNAMI will not necessarily be one made of WATER, rather it will be one made up of a combination of a number of forces……..a few of which are the growing anger ,and frustration of Americans, who are FEELING EXTREME PAIN, as a result of the IDIOTIC LEADERSHIP which now grips America. The COMING TSUNAMI will possess ALL of the destructive power of it’s watery counterpart, and when everything stops the TSUNAMI will be at it’s greatest force. “DON’T TREAD ON ME” might very well become it’s only literal warning.

  21. CabbyAZ…….Re 2:28PM
    ………..more exactly……when the suffering of families,becomes UNBEARABLE, we will all be witnesses to such a level of devastation,and possibly death that there will be nothing in history to compare it with. When the PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE opens it will create complete and utter destruction,and death across our country. Hopefully the PERPETRATORS are the FIRST to FEEL THE FORCE of the TSUNAMI. It happened in the early stages of WW2,and I think it will happen again. This time it will make our efforts in WW2 look like CHILD’s PLAY. When 200,000,000 people simultaneously act,in unison,there is no force that will stop them.

  22. ………nor is there ANY LAWS which will stop them. Anyone who attempts to invoke MARTIAL LAW will probably have it rammed where the sun doesn’t shine, and he/she could end up as a permanent ornament on a LIVE OAK TREE.

  23. ……….I think that Snowden,and Putin would agree with me.

  24. ……..I can’t imagine what will be the final act that will provide the impetus to the TSUNAMI, but it isn’t a question of IF,it is only a question of WHEN. My best guess is …..SOON. That is when we must all join hands, and become ONE. The worst nightmare of Soetoro is America with a totally UNITED POPULATION…..all of whom are carrying firearms.

  25. …….our Declaration of Independence tells us EMPHATICALLY, what must be done when TYRRANY pervades within our elected government.

  26. ………..but it will not be pretty….If you cannot handle reality then STEP ASIDE, and allow those who can, move forward. WW2 was NOT PRETTY either,but it became a NECESSITY.

  27. bye bye have a great day! Godbless!

  28. Good morning CW et. al,

    I still say that Obamacare was designed to fail and the media has yet to catch on. The goal for the liberals is a One-Payer system, always has been.

    What better way than to defund Medicare, and through Obamacare, drive everyone into Medicaid and at the same time, set rules and regulations that collapse more than half of the private insurance industries at the same time?

    RINO’s such as John McCain were warned about this. However, the wanted to allow Obamacare to collapse on its own over time. Nevermind that that time would shut down over 50% of the private sector.

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