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CIA Tactic Revealed By Edward Snowden


By 2007, the CIA stationed him with diplomatic cover in Geneva, Switzerland. His responsibility for maintaining computer network security meant he had clearance to access a wide array of classified documents.

That access, along with the almost three years he spent around CIA officers, led him to begin seriously questioning the rightness of what he saw.

He described as formative an incident in which he claimed CIA operatives were attempting to recruit a Swiss banker to obtain secret banking information. Snowden said they achieved this by purposely getting the banker drunk and encouraging him to drive home in his car. When the banker was arrested for drunk driving, the undercover agent seeking to befriend him offered to help, and a bond was formed that led to successful recruitment.

"Much of what I saw in Geneva really disillusioned me about how my government functions and what its impact is in the world," he says. "I realised that I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good."

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I wonder if snowden would be

I wonder if snowden would be willing to answer questions from the internet, not anything specifics, and not assuming he'll know, and not assuming he'll be able to answer everything, but what if.....what if, he'd be willing to deny or confirm to the best of hes ability, being in the position he held, the existence or non or unknown existence of agencies, deals, practices, lobbying, shills, bribes(add your particular question

Something that would limit the pressure he would no doubt get

Are you aware........? THATS IT, no detail, just a simple YES or NO........god knows its like squeezzing blood from stone when trying to get a straight answer from politicians......here, we have a unique opportunity to get answers from someone from government, who may well be in a possition to confirm, deny, or unknown

I wouldnt hold it against him if he says no if such a request was asked......but.....can you just imagine


If dreams may come

He should do an Ask Me

He should do an Ask Me Anything on Reddit.

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bump bookmarked for later


bookmarked for later reading

Getting him to answer questions would be great!

Here's one.."Did you ever see anything in those secret documents concerning the TRUTH about 911?"

This was the opposition to RON PAUL in 2008 and why the Media tried so hard to ignore him then. They are the same organizations that own the Media and the Banks that are responsible this election season for trying so blatantly to suppress his momentum now