Apparently, Snowden knew more than Dianne Feinstein and Barrack Obama about NSA spying on friendly leaders.
Dianne and Barrack never knew that the NSA was spying on friendly leaders such as Merkel.
“Unlike NSA’s collection of phone records under a court order, it is clear to me that certain surveillance activities have been in effect for more than a decade and that the Senate Intelligence Committee was not satisfactorily informed.
“With respect to NSA collection of intelligence on leaders of US allies – including France, Spain, Mexico and Germany – let me state unequivocally: I am totally opposed,” she said..
Feinstein also provided the first official confirmation of a German report that indicated Merkel’s phone had been monitored for more than a decade. “It is my understanding that President Obama was not aware Chancellor Merkel’s communications were being collected since 2002,” Feinstein said. “That is a big problem.”
How long has Feinstein chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee? Four years?
Is she now going to give Snowden a medal for keeping her informed? Will she now set her beady, vengeful eye on those that approved spying on allied leaders? Maybe fire them? Maybe…the mind reels at the possible repercussions…bring them to justice?
Maybe we should fire Booz Allen. After all, James Clapper, our Head Spy and Director of National Intelligence, came from Booz Allen. And Clapper’s predecessor under Bush, John “Mike” McConnell, was vice President of Booz Allen.
Maybe someone at Booz Allen gave the go ahead to spy on Merkel. May Clapper; maybe McConnell. Or maybe some newbie who thought it would be fun to see what Merkel and the others were thinking?
Who is running the show here? Clapper? McConnell? Booz Allen? Certainly not Feinstein. When private entreprise and goverment get too cozy, it is hard to separate one worm from another.
Anyway, give Snowden the medal and hire him.