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Ed Snowden’s Magic Thumb Drive and Other NSA Fantasies

Well, they’ve solved the riddle. Ed Snowden was able to steal thousands of highly protected NSA documents because…he had a thumb drive.

This is the weapon that breached the inner sanctum of the most sophisticated information agency in the world.

This is the weapon to which the NSA, with all its resources, remains utterly vulnerable. Can’t defeat it.

NSA bans thumb drives, but certain special employees are allowed to use them.

Would Snowden have been in that elite circle? He was an outside contractor who’d been assigned to the NSA, and he was only there for four weeks, on his latest tour, when he did the infamous deed and then departed, never to return.

Not only did Snowden stroll into NSA with a thumb drive, he knew how to navigate all the security layers put in place to stop people from stealing classified documents.

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NWO coming out of closet

one theory is that the NWO are coming out of the closet, they intentionally leaking all this stuff out to kinda say here we are and this is how things are gonna run from now on.

They doing it slow to avoid a full scale revolution. the boiling water ananlogy

4th Amendment has been gone for ages

The thing that should arouse the most suspicion is that it is given so much air time. I.e. everyone is being told what to be outraged about.

Is there anything new being revealed that was not actually known or highly suspected?

It's probably just another thing like stirring up Dems and Reps against each other with triviality to mask who is really running the show. The whole population gets worked up every couple of years with "elections" that are rigged by flipping, media allowance, party rule changes, etc.

It just give the PTB an opportunity to create false polls and such to get the principle of what they have already been doing widely accepted. And also probably timed to take attention off some other hidden activity.

The funniest thing about this is, Edward was CIA.

It's already commonly known he worked for CIA for years.

I wouldn't be surprised if his Flash Drive is how he uses the Internet, no installed OS on his computer.

I could really care less

if he was a CIA plant or not, he has exposed this corruption to the masses and hopefully awakened the sheeple on both sides of the aisle, that the govenment is not working for us, but against us. How do we know there might be older folks working at the NSA with high clearance, who aren't too computer savvy, and call on the younger folks they believe they can trust to help them get to where they want to go in the system? Ed may have learned the password into the classified areas, or while he was helping the computer illiterate guy, popped in a thumbdrive and downloaded the criminal spying scheme they are running? From what I saw, Ed didn't look like he was lying and/or fabricating a story. Plus, Greenwald isn't some rookie journalist. He would know if this guy was disingenuous, especially when he could also risk getting charged by some obscure Patriot Act law. Greenwald may be a progressive, but I have always seen him stand for constitutional rights on most issues where the lines have been crossed.

At the end of the day

Greenwald cashes a globalist check, and will pimp whatever story he's told to.

I like his stances and energy, but understand he may be playing a role.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

So... a high-school dropout

So... a high-school dropout with a scandalous relationship with an acrobat/pole dancer manages to defeat every security measure of the most feared, most secretive government agency in the US with a little old thumb drive? Reeeeeeeaaaaaaly.

Inquiring Minds Must Know?

As a System Administrator, I don't buy the USB thumb drive story since basic computer security starts with physical access to a machine and most all BIOS utilities allow you to turn off the USB ports and Windows can be configured to ignore removable drives. This basic security has existed for decades. So either this security firm knows absolutely nothing about secure computing or lying threw their teeth.

As a Sys Admin person . . .

what do you think about what you've read about Snowden's background ? How does that strike you ? You may not be involved with govt intel type systems, but does his educational background pass 'the smell test' ? Ive known some very sharp IT guys who dropped out of college, but they didnt work for the federal government which seems to be more bureaucratic. Then again, we're talking intel agencies, so who knows what they look at for hires. What do you think ? Thanks

Disclosure... Normalization...

First off, the NSA & US intelligence in general are usually all over people that are privy to highly-classified information. Friends I know who know someone or have family who used to work for intelligence claim there is always someone following, watching, or tracking them, even if they have been retired for years.

If that is true, then someone like Snowden surely would have been constantly watched, as well as intensely vetted.

How could he have snuck out of the country, to China of all places, without help from some powerful people on the inside?
Why would they knowingly hire a Ron Paul supporter to spy on Americans?

Think about it.

We know, and they know, what Ron Paul stands for; Freedom. TPTB certainly do not. Yet they hired this guy to spy on Americans, and gave him the ability to leak this information? Do you really think they don't watch these people even more closely than the rest of us, to prevent others from doing the same, every day?

Do we really trust the media that much, still?

I say there is no way he got out of the country without help from high up.
All this info about the NSA & gov't spying on everyone was already well known about (or at least suspected) among the Liberty community and even mainstream America. TPTB might as well admit to it, and so it becomes OK. It is now the Status Quo. It is now Normal.

So the 4th amendment gone, is the new normal. Also, telling the truth about the criminals in gov't, gets you labeled a traitor. And in case you didn't know it is those Ron Paul supporters who are the traitors, like Snowden.

Also; Media has covered-up, ignored and ridiculed many previous reports and leaks of the same exact type of spying. They normally buried this kind of thing. But instead they are on 24 hour news cycle letting you know this is all normal, there is nothing you can do about it, your cell phone provider is selling you out, you are a traitor if you speak out, and by the way it's Ron Paul's fault.

Now Snowden is a character in a book ("Catch-22") about tyrannical gov't who is murdered same way as the Patsi, disemboweled? Sounds like this whole thing is a gov't Psy-Op complete with NWO mafia symbolism.

America is gone, the NWO is here. So it begins.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

good reply

I made a reply before reading yours, and way more articulate

here are the facts they control the media and anything the media reveals gives us information as to what they planning.

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+ 1

Great analysis, thanks for commentating.

Isn't it some sort of rule as well...that these sects have to be somewhat ”open” about what they do?

Regardless, another day, another psyop...

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Snowden; Young idealist who

Snowden; Young idealist who donated $500 to Ron Paul's presidential campaign. If I was in his position, I would have done the same thing expecting no personal monetary gain in return, except to have the remainder of my life to live out in a free and fair manner without government employee hostility on me. Is that too much to ask?

He stuck in his thumb

And downloaded a plum
And said, "What a good boy am I!".

Cui Bono... who benefits?

I would argue the American people benefit by having all this illegal spying brought into the public debate. True, there are turf wars between the alphabet soup agencies, but to rise to this level of public scrutiny does not benefit any of the bureaucrats whose job it is to spy on the American people.

I also wonder

How would the CIA benefit from this? He was able to do things that seem to indicate some degree of training, and CIA are the foremost spook outfit.

He was able to use a thumb drive, possibly difficult in NSA. He was able to leave the country without being picked up. Someone suggested somewhere that the watchers with his clearance level would probably have watchers of their own. If that's true, evading them might be difficult.

Is it possible he was a CIA, infiltrating the NSA, and broke with both of them?
Maybe the CIA planted him to release this info because the NSA didn't want to share the data gold mine? It's arguable that they act like children. ;)

It is hard to see an angle where bringing attention to this helps any of the alphabet soup in charge, though.

He is a smart guy, and had access to all that technology and information. I imagine there are ways that spies change identities for missions and travel. He could have learned how, and copied that.

Just open the box and see

My head is spinning.

Who the heck are we supposed to believe?

G-d

Whatever you do don't trust the media.

Trust in G-d and yourself.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

As of now

I'm thinking this guy Snowden is cia, was cia, and was used to bring public wrath down upon the nsa, it's competitor.

Also useful as a prod towards the exec branch, to get the long-awaited syrian/iranian wars going.

Imagine the dirt they have on probably most off congress!

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Maybe... something like that

There are definitely competing (if not warring) factions within our government and further within the intelligence community. I think whether they say it is the CIA, NSA, FBI, or whatever is pretty much irrelevant. They all have the same access to your info, the same spy tech, contract the same companies and violate the same laws and the same constitutional oath.

Certainly a large portion of our government in all areas has been infiltrated and compromised by the enemies of freedom.

I believe this whole thing was orchestrated as disclosure. The cat was out of the bag long ago and the more the word spread through the grapevine the more resentment of the government there was.

At least now they have the fear of the secret spy network to keep you in line. Not quite as efficient as willful servitude and ignorance, but it does the job.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

IMO that was the one valid point Wolf made in her article . . .

that they may be fully airing this out, so that the public is made aware of the extent of the spying that they're under. Intimidation on large scale. - - It could also be a be a test to see how truly apathetic the public is now.

I don't think he would have acted it out the way he did ...

if he was a CIA loyalist. I believe what he said about not wanting to live in a world like this as a high ranking motive.

However, Rappoport makes some excellent points as to how he actually scored the data. Perhaps it is as simple as he helped the CIA, and the CIA helped him.

Or perhaps there are disgruntled CIA employees that didn't want to give up their pensions, but were worried about their grand kids future, and Snowden was a contracter, young ...

I agree with the comment above, the alphabet agencies don't welcome the public scrutiny.