Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Snowden: I was a trained spy

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Snowden: I was a trained spy

    John le Carré must have rolled his eyes at this one. See the Snowden interview on NBC News tonight.


    WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden says he was not merely a “low-level analyst” writing computer code for American spies, as President Obama and other administration officials have portrayed him. Instead, he says, he was a trained spy who worked under assumed names overseas for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.

    Mr. Snowden’s claims were made in a television interview to be broadcast Wednesday evening by NBC News. They added a new twist to the yearlong public relations battle between the administration and Mr. Snowden, who is living under asylum in Moscow to escape prosecution for leaking thousands of classified files detailing extensive American surveillance programs at home and abroad.

    “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word in that I lived and worked undercover overseas — pretending to work in a job that I’m not — and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Mr. Snowden told Brian Williams of NBC News, in an excerpt released in advance of the full interview.

    The N.S.A., which has described Mr. Snowden as an information technology contractor, has not commented on the new claims.



    rest of article and video here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/us...t.html?hp&_r=0
    To be Truly ignorant, Man requires an Education - Plato

  • #2
    I'm honestly surprised Snowden hasn't been planted in the ground yet. I wonder if he would be more harmful to American interests in the long run if he had an "accident" or if he keeps spilling a few more beans every few months to keep in the spotlight?

    Comment


    • #3
      I don't know if you listened to the interview last night, but Snowden said he no longer has the documents. He gave them all to the journalists with instructions of what types to use and not use.

      It was an interesting interview, and there was a follow-up roundtable on line, which you can see at NBC.com.
      To be Truly ignorant, Man requires an Education - Plato

      Comment


      • #4
        This fact was established awhile ago, just in different phrasing:
        Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations | World news | The Guardian

        He was not, nor does he purport (as far as I can tell) that he was some sort of operations officer managing and recruiting assets. He was probably given the basics of maintaining a cover etc.

        Comment


        • #5
          Trained by who? The PRC or the RFN?
          "We are all special cases." - Camus

          Comment


          • #6
            there's some fundamental differences between an analyst and someone engaged in "the craft"

            if he's a "spy" them I'm putins long lost red headed step sister
            Linkeden:
            http://au.linkedin.com/pub/gary-fairlie/1/28a/2a2
            http://cofda.wordpress.com/

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by gf0012-aust View Post
              there's some fundamental differences between an analyst and someone engaged in "the craft"
              Former CIA agent Robert Baer...

              'Nonsense' that Snowden was trained spy

              Former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin...

              Snowden is cooperating with Russian intelligence
              sigpic

              Comment


              • #8
                on top of being a traitor, someone could also add "delusions of grandeur" to his profile
                Linkeden:
                http://au.linkedin.com/pub/gary-fairlie/1/28a/2a2
                http://cofda.wordpress.com/

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by gf0012-aust View Post
                  there's some fundamental differences between an analyst and someone engaged in "the craft"

                  if he's a "spy" them I'm putins long lost red headed step sister

                  My reaction, as well. Apparently being characterized as a temp hire offends him. Changes nothing.
                  To be Truly ignorant, Man requires an Education - Plato

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    You lot are really living in your patriotic cocoon aren't you. I'm for anyone engaging in anti governmental bullshit.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rogerwilko View Post
                      You lot are really living in your patriotic cocoon aren't you. I'm for anyone engaging in anti governmental bullshit.
                      Nice, trolling on a Snowden thread...Solid hard-kill.
                      "We are all special cases." - Camus

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Trolling?? Go back to sleep.The word TROLLING is a little overused these days don't you think ? It was an OPINION. Arrogant fool.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          And...done.
                          "We are all special cases." - Camus

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogerwilko View Post
                            Trolling?? Go back to sleep.The word TROLLING is a little overused these days don't you think ? It was an OPINION. Arrogant fool.
                            Yeah, he's the arrogant one
                            Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rogerwilko View Post
                              You lot are really living in your patriotic cocoon aren't you. I'm for anyone engaging in anti governmental bullshit.

                              Snowden is the patriot, don't you know. And you got it right...it's anti-government bullshit.
                              To be Truly ignorant, Man requires an Education - Plato

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X