Sources: Reuters, Guardian
quote: Please, don't pretend to be so indignant. Not sure if you're aware of this, but your statements and attitude on this translate into: "So what? We can spy on them with impunity, what are they gonna do about it? They need our trade more than we need them, so fuc* em" Combine that with your absurd statements on the NSA stories, being pro spying in general, and your pro-Obama big government slant, and that's how "I get" what I'm getting here. Am I wrong? No, you know I'm dead right about you. You can deflect it all you want with false claims that I'm "bashing" Obama (he IS President during all this, correct?), but you're really just butthurt as usual.
quote: No dumbo, I'm saying the EU is trying to use use 20% of its economy to threaten an issue over spying. It's clear that it's a hollow threat because nobody in their right mind would piss away 20% of their economy because they are upset another is spying on them, something the EU does themselves.
quote: The EU have been trying to overtake the US in both economic and political power its existence.
quote: Anyway , curious how americans in general look to all this.
quote: Some politicians are calling him a traitor! Really? He disclosed classified info.
quote: He's also taken a world tour of pretty much every Communist country.
quote: He could have handed over that thumb-drive to a US Representative and made his case, and he wouldn't have violated his oath in doing so.
quote: Those reps are bound by the same oath he was
quote: Uhhh Congress and NSA employees have different oaths, technically speaking.
quote: We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted section 215 of the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn't know what its government thinks the law says.
quote: He hasn't told any direct government anything.
quote: You know damn well any US paper or politician would be labeled a traitor and destroyed.
quote: Sounds familiar? It should. It's the first result when you google search "Facism".
quote: Actually no he disclosed classified info to news papers. Which he's working with in conjunction to make sure no *specific* americans are getting hurt, just the system in general. He hasn't told any direct government anything.
quote: If he wanted money, he wouldn't have quit his job and gave up his life.
quote: he could have just sold the information to China and be living like a king right now in China. Also explain why he just retracted his asylum request for Russia just because Putin said the condition for him to stay is not to leak any more information
quote: Whatever info he got is the only thing keeping him alive.