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The Big Story - Snowden: NSA's Indiscriminate Spying 'COLLAPSING'

The Big Story - Snowden: NSA's Indiscriminate Spying 'COLLAPSING'

— Dec. 17, 2013 1:34 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency documents, and that the NSA's culture of indiscriminate global espionage "is collapsing."

In the letter, Snowden commended the Brazilian government for its strong stand against U.S. spying.

He wrote that he'd be willing to help the South American nation investigate NSA spying on its soil, but could not fully participate in doing so without being granted political asylum, because the U.S. "government will continue to interfere with my ability to speak."

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brasil

I would abslutely LOVE to see Snowden being granted Brazil asylum request, ahead of big 2014 FIFA World Cup & entire world's spotlight on Brazil. Can you imagine controversy-hype-publicity this would create? Of course, realistically I know such thing is unlikely. One can always hope.

Russia is supposed to stage Winter Olympics very soon (much smaller low key event compared to FIFA World Cup). I haven't heard any talk of US boycott on winter olympics due to Snowden asylum in Russia controversy. FIFA World Cup is a much bigger animal. If Brazil were to pull a move like that, it could bring out all sorts of controversy about NSA to the forefront.

(BTW somewhat unrelated: Both Iran & USA qualified in World Cup & will have teams in Brazil. They are in separate groups not scheduled to face each other in group stages. Should they face each other in elimination rounds, it could generate more publicity about hypocritical US foregin policy. They faced each other back in 1998, but that was small stuff compared to tensions today. I can only imagine such thing happening on Brazilian soil AND Snowden being in Brazil on asylum etc. Ok ok, I guess I'm just daydreaming & drifting off.... ;-)

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It all started some where!I hope they get the previous administration also!Oh don't forget about daddy Bush too!Arrest them all!


Told you so


Obama worse than Nixon

Nixon was impeached for illegal spying and denying; Obama and the NSA should be indicted for the same. .

History Lesson: Nixon was NOT impeached. He resigned as..

president so he didn't have to go through the impeachment process.

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Nixon WAS impeached.

Okay, I'm technically wrong. Or am I? ;D

He resigned before the House of Representatives at large voted on whether to proceed in a Senate trial with the House Judiciary Committee's submitted Articles of Impeachment.

Clinton was impeached.

Clintion's impeachment was to protect him

Clinton should ahve been impeached for selling out the US to the UN.. instead, they came up with a bogus BS impeachement (GTH Bob Barr) to protect him. Can't impeach him twice.

Perhaps it was a diversion,

Perhaps it was a diversion, but I've never found evidence to substantiate the notion that a President can't be impeached twice. Perhaps you can help me with that.

I don't know

Honstly, it doesn't make sense to me.. it's like being fired after you've been fired 20 years ago..

Just for the record...

being impeached is not analogous to being fired. Clinton WAS impeached but not removed or fired as he was not found guilty. Being impeached is simply being charged with criminal conduct. Being fired only occurs after being found guilty of the charge(s) claimed during impeachment.

Well Allrighty then

I don't know how to impeach Clitnon twice, but I'll sign the petition or what have you. :D

Got it!

I pray Obama and NSA officials do the same . . . . and resign after impeachment.

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Nope! Desperate attempt to call off the mounting forces!

The time has come to nullify the NSA. We will win if we all heighten the awareness and will to do so. US history is riddled with false prophets letting the air out of huge powerful movements from the 60s on. Jim Morrison, Terrence McKenna, Jerry Garcia, were all CIA PR affiliates. Russel Brand is controlled opposition! "Tune in turn on drop out " was a slogan created by the CIA. Ally Tyranny needs to put the final icing on this shit cake everyone uis too busy to oust, is for good men to continue doing nothing. Snowden is is playing the pacifist card too soon, NOT TIME TO CELEBRATE YET. NULLIFY NOW!! SUPPORT ARIZONA!http://www.corbettreport.com/episode-289-solutions-nullification/

People would rather continue to be fooled than admit that they have been fooled in the past.

Honest Question

How do you really nullify the NSA?

Do we really believe that if some court strikes down the NSA spying that the government will just willingly shut the NSA's doors and close up shop?

I think it's quite possible it will keep going as a black project, well away from any court's or citizen activist's prying eyes. In that case The People would still be relying on another Snowden-like figure to speak up if things are still going on.

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It can be nullified

by defunding it.

breakdown the "Breakdown"!


People would rather continue to be fooled than admit that they have been fooled in the past.

Dilma Rousseff is

"...pushing the United Nations to give citizens more protection against spying."
Germany is making that call...Putin has already called for it.

You mean those nations' leaders are doing their job:

Airing their greivances, demanding their citizens' privacy is protected from an out of control, reckless N.S.A.? I bet you can't show me any news stories that have any of those nations' leaders saying spying should be under the control of the UN. But yeah, those nations are obviously going to be angry and voice their frustration to the world body/organization they all belong to, that is supposed to be used for international diplomacy and cooperation.

You are right,

I can't show you one story where countries want the UN to control spying,
but this story above, and this story here.http://www.examiner.com/article/hate-crime-united-nations-targets-the-internet-and-social-media-networks
shows that global leaders are calling on the UN to take control of the internet. Once the UN has control of the internet, it will have control not only of censorship, but also of spying. It's like taking candy from a baby.