Sources: Guardian UK , , WSJ Wire [Obama remarks], DNI
quote: regarding your #1: I worked with someone pre-accepted into the PJ's - there was of course a provision that he pass through all the training (reserve unit, so requirements may be a little different). The never finishing basic seems to fit, though
quote: 3: some jobs are less strenuous than special forces. Specifically, I've seen the elderly work as "security guards".
quote: experience and connections go a LONG way - especially with contractors. That said
quote: He doesn't get to decide what is or isn't classified intelligence. That's what Congress is for.
quote: The only danger he is in is jail time for espionage. You guys watch way too many movies.
quote: This guy has obviously spent too much time watching movies.
quote: There have been numerous breaches of security in years past 9with MUCH more damage than what this guys did) with none killed or otherwise violated in any way.
quote: He broke the law and he should man up and face the consequences.
quote: Man, what country are you living in?
quote: Nope. He just lives in a country where this kind of thing is so commonplace. Here's a guy that can actually prove wrong doing in his government and everybody knows what will happen to him (and his family if they dare to say anything about it).
quote: That you know of. Do you really expect these guys are going to actually let everybody know they are making people disappear? If you do, I have some land that I am selling by the bucket.
quote: What law exactly? There is a law against someone providing evidence of illegal activity? Please point that law out for us please! I would love to see it.
quote: Remember that all government started off as a protection racket (Give me 50% of your crop and we will keep the bad guys from burning your fields!
quote: Nope. He just lives in a country where this kind of thing is so commonplace.
quote: Would torture be in the spotlight? I would say the living proof is .. that marine who leaked to wikileaks.
quote: The pakastani doctor that collected blood from Osama binladin
quote: And he is perhaps most afraid that the U.S. government will look to harass and punish his family members or girlfriend (who lives in Hawaii), as that has been a popular technique used by other totalitarian nationalist regimes in the past.
quote: So, you really believe the war on Iraq was really for Saddam? or "terrorism"? naive guy.
quote: That war was for weapons of mass destruction
quote: He recalls the training being disillusioning to his young idealism, commenting to Guardian, "I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression. Most of the people training us seemed pumped up about killing Arabs, not helping anyone."
quote: This is all i need to know about this guy....should have joined the peace corp dumbass! Millenials bah! they will be the end of us all.
quote: Originally a struggling high school student with a talent at hacking, he enlisted in the Army in 2003, training to be part of a Special Forces unit
quote: Typically, so-called 18X candidates are approved to try out for a position in the army special forces, often after passing a vocational aptitude test, but selection to the elite cadre is never guaranteed. Training is a rigorous physical and mental challenge lasting 14 weeks.
quote: His complaint was w.r.t. to the blanket racist sentiments/eagerness to participate in violence without a purpose that he claims to have witnessed. Surely you don't support violent acts that don't serve a higher purpose like bring terrorists to justice or liberating oppressed people? Do you honestly support being excited just to kill a person because of their religion or skin color?
quote: Surely you don't support violent acts that don't serve a higher purpose like bring terrorists to justice or liberating oppressed people?
quote: Do you honestly support being excited just to kill a person because of their religion or skin color?
quote: Snowden self-identifies as a spook. "I've been a spy almost all of my adult life," he told the Washington Post. In his communications with a reporter, he used a code name — "Verax," or truth-teller in Latin. He's worried he's being watched and puts a red hood over his head and laptop when he enters passwords, The Guardian reported.
quote: would you blame him if he knows the power and tools the NSA uses to spy and track people? some people are happier knowing NOTHING of what really goes on in the world.