Sources: Guardian UK , , WSJ Wire [Obama remarks], DNI
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.