I object to the monumentally disproportionate campaign being waged by the U.S. Government against Edward Snowden, while no effort is being made to identify, remove from office and bring to justice those officials who have abused power, seriously and repeatedly violating the Constitution of the United States and the rights of millions of unsuspecting citizens.
No intelligence service - not even our own - has the capacity to compromise the secrets I continue to protect. While it has not been reported in the media, one of my specializations was to teach our people at DIA how to keep such information from being compromised even in the highest threat counter-intelligence environments (i.e. China).
You may rest easy knowing I cannot be coerced into revealing that information, even under torture.
This expression of support was a gallant gesture by Senator Humphrey, and will no doubt prove to be most unpopular when his former colleagues deride him for standing with Mr. Snowden.
Snowden's answer regarding "foreign enemies" possibly harvesting information from him that would be "harmful" to the U.S., as has been asserted by certain media outlets (and doubters here on the DP), goes a long way, in my opinion, to put to rest those ridiculous claims.
I'm still very impressed by Snowden's motives and sincerity--and intelligence--NPI.
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