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Video: Guardian Releases Snowden Interview, Part II

This is additional footage from original Hong Kong Greenwald interview.

'The US government will say I aided our enemies'
Hong Kong on 6 June 2013


In the second part of an exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contemplates the reaction from the US government to his revelations of top-secret documents regarding its spying operations on domestic and foreign internet traffic, email and phone use. This interview was recorded in Hong Kong on 6 June 2013


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Greenwald talked to Snowden on Saturday

I posted this yesterday but someone voted down for unknown reasons. Anyway, in this interview Greenwald talks about his conversation with Snowden this past Saturday.


Why now?

or is this a controlled dribble?

Because without that "dribble",

this whole situation, in the public's mind, would be "here today, gone tomorrow". Scandals that stay in the forefront will get the most attention/backlash.

It's called strategy.

Exactly the same as

smoke screens.
What is REALLY going on?

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Folks is it just me or can't we barely see how brilliant it is?!

Folks, is it just me or can't we barely see how brilliant the move was?

"What if..." Edward had left specific instruction to reveal his reflections BITS BY BITS - with interview parts 1, then 2, ... - A POSTERIORI of government agencies' responses, although IT WAS ALL RECORDED PRIOR TO THESE (responses)?!

If so, well done, Edward!

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Before You Accuse Me

I can't get enough of this stuff. Even though I knew about the data center. Even though I knew about all this since, what, 2006? At least? Been on the suspicion since what, 1995? Well before 9/11 we're just now proving what we've suspected all along.

I know people around here are all, "where's the outrage?" And I'm 100% right there too. Haven't heard but a peep from my largely Democratic town. Republican's are mum too. I'm in every camp, and the only ones who are saying a thing is my most faithful Paul Revere's. 'Bout ready to do a thing myself, 'cause it's time. To repeat an overused phrase, "If not now, when?"

But what if it's a hoax? But what if it's a ruse to get us to expose ourselves? What if all this is a test to determine how you're really programmed? What if. What if? I'm all ready exposed. I'm all in, check my public voting and donation records. I knew what I was getting into. I outed myself years ago when I entered into the realm of the public interest...and therefore the public knowledge.

What really has me thinking though...what really resonated about this whole thing? In almost every category, I don't recognize a single ideal within myself by what my government is practicing anymore. I'm literally lost in the sea of magnitude while my fellow Americans go largely uninformed and my neighbors say nothing. Whether true or a fakery, this is a test. If we accept it, we acknowledge and accept the mind's slavery that comes without privacy and forever thereafter we are altered. If we deny it, we choose to be held reprehensible and become likened to a dangerous coastline somewhere. Known, dangerous and yet, completely avoidable. But also probably fit for removal, in the interest of public safety, at some point.

I'm feeling what the media wants me to feel, the insecurity of being disconnected - at this level - from my fellow Americans. They haven't disconnected me. They've disconnected everyone else.

If the charade that is main stream media has anything to say about it, it's clearly and purposefully not to discuss any said revelations, but rather to discuss the drama surrounding it. I just spoke to a guy tonight who discovered what the FISA courts were, essentially a bypass express train to whatever is wanted, not needed. But even though these people are just beginning to see, they don't see how these things could entirely affect our means and access to information. They don't see how the Orwellian state puts a boot to our face. Forever.

These are my burdens.

They say, "If you don't love it, leave it." I'm at that point. I love the people, but I don't love "it." When "it" contains my lifestyle, my family, my friends, my place, my upbringing...and yet contains these global atrocities that are done in my name...I'm being pushed to a place I wasn't prepared to go. At this point, I would gladly accept a "leftist" government, whose armies respond to the world's atrocities and emergent situations, if only guided by a mostly moral compass and only minor corruption.

I've prepared. But I'm not prepared to be but a lone sheep's voice in a den of wolves.

What are we going to do? I'm not alone in restlessness. July 4th parades are not enough. We need a plan and we need to execute it. I'm losing faith in the movement I've helped create. If we're not prepared to do something about all this as individuals, and we just want to suck at the tit of our leader's information...fine. But I'm living here to do and I expect that every other one of you to be there with me.

This is our time. We're all out, by name and honor. Let's get something figured out and let the lid off this movement we've created. I'll help however I can. I'm committed to the cause of liberty through and through.


policy regarding the violation of privacy has to change.

If subsequently interested when addressing this and related issues, a new political Party has started (of which I'm a Candidate)
which advocates the prerogative of individual choice concerning public domain, and the right to withdraw from abuse

Thank you

Th Real Criminals Are in The Congress of The United States

Up is down in the kingdom of Hell...~ Roy Masters

Truth is treason in an empire of lies ~ Ron Paul


....is his safety in going to Venezuela or whichever country he selects. That part is extremely worrisome. I don't trust our government one iota. They are bullies, and if I had a title for us, unfortunately, I'd say we are the SUPER TYRANT of the World.

I wouldn't put anything past them. That's why if he gets a private plane, then, I hope he will get a couple movie stars and perhaps the Director Oliver Stone, and then, Napolitano who has no children could fly with him, perhaps Jim Rogers could help foot the bill, and then, there is Jesse Ventura who has no shortage of courage, and wouldn't it be great if Dr. Paul would go.

With that kind of entourage, I do believe there is no way they would dare to attack that plane---no way---and it would send a significant message to the world, too. If only...

is Brazil next

to offer asylum? one can only hope. they are pissed off.

The Line Is Obvious

One is either with Snowden & liberty, or opposed to them. Difficult to see grey here.

What progress/efforts have started from his sacrifice?

Not much in the way of protests.
2 lawsuits (larger) are filed.. one here, one in Britain.
Here: 0:20mark


can anyone update DP

with Rand Paul's Class Action??

Snowden for President

Edward Snowden speaks the truth, while those in Government only tell more and more lies...Each administration is only building on the previous one, and there is no one in Government to speak up for the people.
Actually, Our elected politicians should be the ones speaking like this, but no...they just keep on perpetuating the "lies" that we are in danger from terrorists, under attack, in jeopardy, and got to act to defend "freedoms".
When compared to the past two presidents we've had, Mr. Snowden is like a breath of fresh air...his demeanor, manners, and sincerity make those in government look like buffoons.
Why are there not more people like him?
Mr. Snowden has a level of integrity that is unmatched, and we desperately need him as President. Sadly, he's too young.

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Snowden 2020

He will be old enough by then :)

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.


Both of them, Edward and Glenn. I saw a meme the other day that was great, picture of Ed Snowden and it said "Saw something, Said something". Couldn't have put it better.

On that note, check out the parody I did the other day of the interview. I am not making fun of him at all nor do I think he is anything but a true American hero. This was done for an audition for an NBC sketch show and it was my attempt at getting some political satire into the mainstream. Working in Hollywood for a while now, this is one of few ways to get real truth out there to the masses, putting it in a comedic light. While it's not perfect, it's better than nothing in my opinion.


For Freedom!

Edward Snowden

is hero, he knew what would happen but still persists to stand on principle, i cant help but to think he was a Ron Paul supporter, also i can relate to him, when the Iraq invasion started, i was all for it, thought Americans were doing the right thing, but after a bit i stopped watching the MSM and started doing my own research, it was then i realized i was being misled, really hope the best for him.

i knew it!

he probably watched Ron Paul's farewell speech

in a country desperate for integrity

We found it in a 30 year old patriot

"Anyone who opposes that (surveillance state) sort of world has an obligation to act" "I don't want to live in a society that does these sorts of things." "No-one is really standing to stop it"

Except Edward Snowden. Let us all use his inspiration to stand up to the tyranny of the ruling class in any way that we can.

This kid speaks for all of us here

Brings tears to my eyes to see a kid with this kind of integrity speaking out at great risk.

Real American heroes

Thank You Edward Snowden

Thank You Glen Greenwald

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"Every expression of creativity, love or friendship is recorded" What a terrifying reality we live in.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW