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  • Jan 14th, 2014 @ 10:12am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: still.....

    It could be that Snowden made the other NSA employees question their continued silence, and certainly that would be cause for resentment on their part. And it could certainly be true than working at the NSA promotes a "cult-like" atmosphere.

    Nevertheless, it is illegal for a cleared person to reveal classified information as part of his job. Thousands of government employees follow the rules, and protect information which could harm national security if released.

    Why should Snowden get a free pass for flagrantly violating the law? What if everyone who was cleared did it? Whether or not you think this would be a good thing, it is illegal.

  • Jan 14th, 2014 @ 9:44am

    Re: Re: still.....

    All I'm saying is that the individuals who are doing their jobs at the NSA, abiding by the rules they agreed to before accepting employment have a right to feel angry at Snowden.

    It doesn't make me mad at all, because I have a different opinion of it than you do. Look up the definition of treason sometime.

  • Jan 13th, 2014 @ 2:46pm

    still.....

    As much as I think the revelations provided by Snowden have shed much-needed light on the NSA's monitoring activities, I can certainly understand why the organization would not roll out the red carpet for Snowden's return.

    The NSA is composed of tens of thousands of Americans, each of which has a Top Secret security clearance, and who (mostly) take their obligation to protect the intellectual property of the United States very seriously.

    Thousands of NSA employees certainly have access to everything Snowden did, and probably more. These people would certainly see Snowden's actions as betrayal of the trust that they are keeping, and as treason against the United States.