Published on November 17th, 2014 | by Cliff Kincaid1
Cliff Kincaid Remarks
Cliff Kincaid remarks, November 17, 2014, conference “The Edward Snowden Espionage Affair.
Ladies and gentlemen, thanks for coming. My name is Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, Inc.
Edward Snowden is responsible, in part, for the rise of Putin’s Russia, the rise of ISIS, and accelerated Chinese cyber warfare against the United States.
Not only that, but Snowden’s disclosures will undoubtedly facilitate the development of Iran’s nuclear program, as he disclosed NSA surveillance techniques directed at the Iranian regime.
Yet, Snowden lives in safety in Moscow and entertains his groupies, under KGB protection, with his latest guests being Stephen Cohen and Katrina vanden Huevel of The Nation. Russia Today television reports the former NSA analyst now has a dog to play with. Plus, Snowden’s girlfriend, the pole dancer, has joined him in Moscow. The guy is a Russian rock star.
The story is that Edward Snowden used a Rubik’s Cube to identify himself to Glenn Greenwald in Hong Kong, China. He should have used a People’s Cube, the Marxist version. No matter which way you rotate it, the cube comes up red.
The genius behind the People’s Cube is Oleg Atbashian, who designed the covers for our books, Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, and the forthcoming, Blood on his Hands: The True Story of Edward Snowden.
As we address the Snowden matter, let’s note that yesterday, November 16, marked the 5th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s killing in Russian police custody. A real whistleblower, Magnitsky worked for businessman Bill Browder, who ran an investment fund in Russia called Hermitage Capital Management. Magnitsky had uncovered official corruption involving the theft of $230 million.
When I interviewed Browder for our book, Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, he had some words for those American conservatives embracing Vladimir Putin as a spokesman for family values.
He said, “If you want to talk about family values, go talk to the Magnitsky family about what happened to their family, as a result of Vladimir Putin’s evil.” Putin, he said, “is a stone-cold killer and kills for money…”
Speaking of cold-blooded murder, we also learned yesterday that the Islamic State had beheaded another American, Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger. That’s 5 Western hostages beheaded, three of them American.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued another release lamenting the latest beheading. But if memory services, this is the same CAIR which, according to Snowden mouthpiece Glenn Greenwald, that was itself under NSA surveillance because of the group’s links to foreign terrorist organizations. Snowden and Greenwald were outraged over that.
For my own role in resisting Jihad on American soil, I was recently put on a list by CAIR of prominent “Islamophobic Individuals.” If you want to define phobia as persistent fear of an object or situation, then I’m guilty. I have a phobia about threats to my country’s safety and security. That’s why we started a group with the name America’s Survival.
The latest beheading is more blood on the hands of Edward Snowden, because as former NSA executive Charlie Speight has explained,1 “It is reasonable to assume that Vladimir Putin is giving information obtained via Snowden to ISIS or al Qaeda…”
Hillary Clinton said, “I think turning over a lot of that material intentionally or unintentionally, because of the way it can be drained, gave all kinds of information, not only to big countries but to networks and terrorist groups alike.”
NSA’s former deputy director Chris Inglis has said the Islamic State killers are “harder to find because they know how to avoid detection.” Former CIA officer Robert Baer said, “…ISIS has been reading Snowden…They can beat the National Security Agency…”
So we need to sort through all of the violence in the world and understand how Snowden’s bloody fingerprints are all over it.
Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian intelligence agent, not only blamed Moscow for Islamic terrorism, but said that al-Qaeda terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had been trained by the KGB and was an agent of the Russian security services. Litvinenko died in 2006 in London, where he had fled from the Russian regime, as a result of being poisoned by Russian intelligence on the orders of Russian President Putin.
He gave an interview to a Polish newspaper in 2006 and said, “The bloodiest terrorists in the world were or are agents of the KGB-FSB.” The FSB is Russian’s Federal Security Service, a successor to the KGB.
In his report for our group, entitled, “Communists and Muslims: The Hidden Hand of the KGB,” 2 former KGB officer Konstantin Preobrazhensky wrote about how the Russians, since the days of Lenin, have used Muslims as cannon fodder for the world revolution.
In our book, Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, he wrote, in advance of the rise of ISIS, that “Putin may well use his Islamic adherents to tickle America’s nerves. This would correspond to his strategy of psychological warfare against the United States in order to create in the U.S. an atmosphere of nervousness, uncertainty and stress.”
To make things even more dangerous, rumors persist that Obama wants to get Snowden back, in return for sending Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout back to Russia. The deal is not designed so much to punish Snowden here, as it is to appease the Russian dictator and make sure Bout doesn’t spill the secrets of how the Russian regime is indeed behind a lot of the violence in the world.
Obama’s mentoring by a pro-Soviet communist, Frank Marshall Davis, is showing through, as he shows his “flexibility” by failing to support Ukrainian freedom fighters and not designating Russia as the terrorist state it is.
In a 2012 interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes, the top DEA agent involved in the capture of Bout talked about a meeting in which he and another undercover DEA agent posing as Colombian communist terrorist FARC members signed a deal with Bout for weapons to “fight against the Colombian Army and the American pilots that protected them.”
The agent said Bout, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison that same year, would supply the weapons, and Bout spoke in the context “of speaking about a shared ideology of communism and fighting against the Americans.”
But wait. I thought Russian communism was supposed to be dead. Didn’t we just celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall?
“With the top secret information he now holds,” writes retired NSA executive Charlie Speight, “Putin holds the world hostage as he recreates the Evil Empire. That will be Edward Snowden’s true legacy.”
Well, perhaps the Evil Empire never went away.
Yet, it’s business as usual in Washington, D.C., even in the wake of the Republican takeover of the Senate, as Congress fails to examine the complete lack of security standards that have enabled the infiltration of our intelligence community, including the NSA and CIA.
At this point, I predict that Obama will make a deal, to get Snowden back, under a plea deal with little or no jail time, and Snowden will become even more of a rock star.
Don’t forget that CIA defector Philip Agee used to travel back and forth to the United States from Cuba, and that Jimmy Carter’s Justice Department declined to arrest and prosecute him.
Going back further, remember that Communist Duncan Lee had infiltrated the OSS, the predecessor to the CIA, for the Soviets, and he was never prosecuted or convicted. He was exposed definitively as a Soviet agent by the Venona intercepts of Soviet messages by the NSA.
Yes, Venona, one of the great successes of the NSA that the media don’t want to talk about. Rather than dismantle the NSA, perhaps we need to beef it up, to develop another Venona project, this time directed at agents of influence for radical Islam and international communism in our own government.
Jonathan Gruber, who sold Obamacare under false pretenses, is a piker compared to Edward Snowden. Selling Snowden as a whistleblower is one of the biggest frauds in history, and the media are in on it.
On the Edward Snowden website, there is a video entitled, “Snowden talks at the Sam Adams Award ceremony in October 2013 about the secret surveillance he revealed and its dangers to democracy.” He’s speaking in Moscow, where he’s controlled by the FSB, formerly the KGB. and speaking about democracy?
The award was bestowed by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. How does the word “integrity” apply to someone charged with espionage who stole classified documents?
It reminds me of when the publication Politico had reported that Snowden was just “living in Russia,” as if the former NSA contract employee has been on a vacation and may soon depart for the Bahamas.
Now, granted, some in the media have had an awakening, of sorts. Looking at the gathering storm, Politico’s Michael Hersh noted that “…the international environment has changed dramatically for the worse since the first Snowden revelations. The horrifying rise of what may be al Qaeda’s even more barbaric successor, the Islamic State, along with new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin and others, has reoriented discussion back toward the perils that the NSA programs were intended to thwart in the first place.”
Perhaps, as Charlie Speight says, the NSA wasn’t interested in your mom’s on-line pumpkin pie recipes.
By the way, the Sam Adams Associates include one Jesselyn Radack, National Security Director of Government Accountability Project. It was during an anti-NSA news conference in this very room, the Zenger room, that Jesselyn Radack had said, in response to my question, that “it is perfectly appropriate” for the Russian security service, the FSB, to be “guarding” Snowden in Moscow.
So, with that comment, we understand even more about the real surveillance state in Moscow. The FSB, the old KGB, controls Snowden, and access to Snowden.
Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking official ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, served as acting chief of communist Romania’s espionage service and top adviser to President Nicolae Ceausescu.
He provided this statement for this event:
“The United States has been a beacon for the whole free world, but it is not a perfect country. As another proud American once put it, America, like all nations, is a collection of human beings, and human beings are notorious for occasionally making bad decisions. But this imperfect America has almost single-handedly kept peace, freedom and democracy alive in the world for the last hundred years. Millions around the world have been ready to pay any price to become citizens of this unique country. I am one of the few lucky ones who succeeded.
“For reasons we do not yet know, Edward Snowden went the other direction. He turned up in Moscow, following in the steps of three other NSA cryptologists: Bernon Mitchell, William Martin and Victor Norris Hamilton. All three had unsuccessfully asked to leave Russia soon after their defection. After the Soviet Union collapsed, Hamilton surfaced in a Russian mental hospital. He had been missing for more than 20 years, but no one in the whole world noticed his disappearance. Let’s hope that Snowden, who also damaged the security of our country, will have the same fate.”
Today, we are pleased to have Martin Edwin “Mick” Andersen here today, as an example of a real whistleblower. It was back in 2001 that we worked with Mick at a national whistleblower conference, co-sponsored by Accuracy in Media, with a message directed at the Bush Administration — that it should reward and honor whistleblowers in order to encourage those who want to root out corruption.
After a long ordeal, Mick was finally recognized for his whistleblowing. He did not flee to China or Russia.
We had also honored Notra Trulock, who uncovered the espionage problem at the Energy Department labs, only to see the FBI botch the investigation and try to put the blame on him. This was during a time when FBI agent Robert Hanssen was selling secrets to the Russians.
As we reported at the time in the AIM Report, Mick Andersen had blown the whistle about leaks of highly classified information, sexual harassment, sexual favoritism in hiring, violations of travel rules, general mismanagement, and other wrongdoing at the Justice Department under Attorney General Janet Reno. He suffered a series of retaliatory measures for blowing the whistle.
So we need more, not less, real whistleblowers.
Our agenda today is to hear from Mick Andersen, and then I will talk about Edward Snowden’s espionage activities and a possible swap with Moscow to get Snowden. Then we will open it up for questions.
First, let’s hear from Mick Andersen. (see Mick Andersen remarks).
Before we go to questions, I want to say a few words about the notion of Edward Snowden as a whistleblower, rather than a spy or traitor. The claim that he is a whistleblower has been accepted across the political spectrum, including by such figures as Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Joseph Farah and Eric Bolling and Andrew Napolitano of Fox News on the right.
Craig Shirley, a conservative political consultant in Washington and author of three Ronald Reagan biographies, says, “Support for Snowden is actually consistent with the tradition of American conservatism.”
Stealing documents and aiding the enemy is consistent with American conservatism?
Leave it to Glenn Greenwald’s website the Intercept to publish the article, “The Ghost of Ronald Reagan Authorizes Most NSA Spying,” on what they call “a 33-year-old executive order issued unilaterally by President Ronald Reagan.” The truth is that Reagan used an executive order to facilitate and expand the NSA’s abilities to assist in the war against Soviet communism.
Reagan fought the Russian communists and used the NSA against them. His U.N. Ambassador, John Bolton, calls Snowden a traitor. Former Senator Jon Kyl labels Snowden a “modern-day Alger Hiss.” Yet, we see Koch Brothers-funded groups such as the Cato Institute and Students for Liberty supporting Snowden.
Students for Liberty has not only given Snowden its highest honor, its 2014 national conference featured Oliver Stone, now making a film about Snowden. 3 Another Koch-funded youth group, Young Americans for Liberty, featured Snowden’s collaborator, Glenn Greenwald, at its 2014 conference. 4
This may sound strange, except when you realize that Snowden’s main collaborator, Glenn Greenwald, started out as a libertarian, and that Snowden was a financial contributor to the Ron Paul for president campaign in 2012.
We filed a complaint in 2012 over the Russia Today propaganda channel raising money for the Ron Paul campaign. We didn’t understand at the time that Snowden was supporting Ron Paul as well, and that he was preparing to travel through China to Russia. The Ron and Rand Paul connections run through the Snowden betrayal of America and our fighting men and women. That story is one big reason we are here today. We tell much of it in our special report, presented as a PowerPoint, on Russian Influence Operations.
Snowden was financially supporting Ron Paul’s presidential run at a time when Paul had told voters in Iowa that western sanctions against Iran were “acts of war.”
Snowden funder and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated that he is a “big admirer” of the Republican senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul. Assange worked for Moscow-funded Russia Today (RT), also known as KGB-TV, before being granted asylum in the London embassy of the Marxist government of Ecuador. Our report by Trevor Loudon examines his service to Moscow, especially how WikiLeaks promised cables on corruption in Russia that never materialized.
This accused sex offender and his associate and Snowden lawyer Sarah Harrison signed an August 1, 2014 letter to the Russian Ambassador to Washington asking Putin to give Snowden permanent asylum. I want to read a part of it, in which they say Snowden deserves help because, “Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know that the NSA spied on then-President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to Britain for the G20 summit in London in 2009.” They go on, “Snowden’s revelations showed that the majority of Russia’s telecommunications with the rest of the world are spied on by a collaboration between the NSA and Sweden’s FRA intelligence agency, targeting the Baltic fibre optic cables that Russia’s traffic passes through.”
So is it any wonder that after these disclosures, Russian communications changed, resulting in the Wall Street Journal report that, “Some U.S. military and intelligence officials say Russia’s war planners might have used knowledge about the U.S.’s usual surveillance techniques to change communication methods about the looming invasion” of Ukraine.
So, you see, Snowden deserves asylum in Russia because he has helped Russia. And he got it. But the term “asylum” is itself a cover, since we are looking at evidence of a defection, an agent of influence, or spy, or all of these.
Furthermore, Assange and Harrison pointed out to the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, that the NSA monitors “communications” in Russia itself. What horrors! They say Snowden revealed the U.S. Government’s “illegal spying on most of the world’s population, including Russia’s.” So the U.S. is just spying on Russia’s population, not anybody in particular, certainly not the KGB dictatorship running the country.
The Russian Ambassador to Washington is an interesting character to receive such a letter, for he runs Russian influence operations in Washington, and has jurisdiction over spies planted by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. Russia’s Ambassador to the United States since 2008, he was the Russian negotiator in the spy swap involving the so-called Russian 10 three years ago.
As for the so-called journalists involved in the Snowden operation, Glenn Greenwald, the former gay pornography executive, he is clearly motivated by hatred for America and Israel.
“Legal or not,” he has written, “the NSA’s extensive, multi-level cooperation with Israeli military and intelligence agencies is part of a broader American policy that actively supports and enables Israeli aggression and militarism.” Greenwald wrote that on the “Intercept” site financed by French-born Iranian-American Pierre Omidyar.
What the documents show is that the NSA and Israel have been cooperating to identify terrorists. This is precisely what they should be doing. Yet, Greenwald says it is Israeli “aggression” to defend itself from terrorism.
What Greenwald carefully leaves out of his book is any discussion of the groups he has been addressing over the years, which shed light on his agenda and collaborators.
Glenn Greenwald spoke to a series of international socialist conferences, including one in 2011 that featured a plenary entitled “Revolution and imperialism in the Middle East.” Prior to Glenn Greenwald’s talk to the group, people in attendance chanted “Palestine will be free” and “Wars of occupation will never bring liberation.”
The conference sponsor, the International Socialist Organization, is one of America’s main Trotskyist/ Marxist-Leninist parties. It says, “We stand in the Marxist tradition, founded by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, and continued by V.I. Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg and Leon Trotsky.”
Our new report on Russian influence operations examines how these modern-day “Active Measures” are being used against American conservatives, primarily through the libertarian movement.
Honoring Snowden with its highest honor, as Students for Liberty did, is turning reality as its head. But I recently discovered, this is becoming rather commonplace. Attending a recent Charles Koch Institute forum featuring Barry Posen arguing for U.S. “restraint” in foreign policy, I noticed Medea Benjamin of Code Pink entering the room, and she commented that she agreed with Posen’s views on foreign policy. Posen believes in allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons, and Benjamin had just come back from a conference in Iran featuring a collection of anti-American ideologues and anti-Semites.
You will see in one of our reports that Benjamin and her Code Pink organization, now vigorously backing Edward Snowden, were also facilitating the activities of CIA defector Philip Agee, identified in FBI files as a Cuban and Soviet KGB agent who died in Havana after years of service to the communist cause. This didn’t come as much of a surprise, as Agee had thanked the Cuban communists by name in one of his books.
Snowden’s Russian and Chinese backers have been more ingenious, using some of the same techniques Putin has used to mask his invasion of Ukraine. Like Jonathan Gruber, selling Obamacare to what he considered the stupid American people, Snowden must think he’s smarter than everybody else, and that the American people are easy to fool.
We are not fooled.
Although fleeing to China and then Russia speaks volumes about what’s going on here, there’s more. Snowden himself declared, upon arrival in Russia, “These nations, including Russia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ecuador, have my gratitude and respect for being the first to stand against human rights violations carried out by the powerful rather than the powerless.”
Russia? Forget the Magnitsky case for a moment, and consider Venezuela, where the leader of the Popular Will party, Leopoldo López, continues to be imprisoned along with many other political prisoners.
On Saturday, representatives of the Socialist International tried to visit Leopoldo López, who has already spent nine months under arbitrary detention in the Military Prison of Ramo Verde. The prison authorities denied them access.
Assange, in his letter to the Russian Ambassador, hailed Russia for being “the only country willing and able to do the right thing,” by giving him asylum.
But China’s role cannot be dismissed. In China, Snowden reportedly spent some time in the safety of the Russian Consulate General in Hong Kong. In Russia, Snowden’s lawyer was named as Anatoly Kucherena, a member of a board that oversees the FSB, the successor to the KGB.
As if there was any doubt about Snowden’s services and his new boss, he appeared on a national TV show and asked Putin: Does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals? And do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement investigations can justify placing societies, rather than their subjects, under surveillance?”
To no one’s surprise, Putin denied it, saying, “On such a mass scale … we do not allow ourselves to do this, and we will never allow this. We do not have the money or the means to do that,” he said.
The New York Times commented: “Only Mr. Snowden knows why he settled on Mr. Kucherena to represent him.” Well, I think we know.
Indeed, this is one reason why the new Congress must hold open and public hearings into the nature of the Snowden apparatus.
The defector Pacepa had previously commented:
“Americans say that if you really want to know someone, you should walk a mile in his moccasins. I walked in disinformation shoes over many miles and for many years, and I have good reason to believe that Moscow’s ‘surprise’ about the ‘unexpected’ arrival in Moscow of NSA leaker Edward Snowden is the product of a disinformation operation. Few outsiders knew that during the Cold War there were more people in the Soviet bloc working for KGB disinformation than for the Soviet army and defense industry put together. Most of this immense disinformation machinery survived, and it will certainly do its best to persuade the rest of the world that Snowden is a small private salesman who acted on his own. The recent revelation that Snowden spent several days hidden in the Russian consulate in Hong Kong will certainly not help the Kremlin to keep its hand in this defection clean for long.”
Not only would such a congressional committee investigate the Snowden matter, but it would expose the Russian influence operations in Washington, D.C.
The Chinese also need to be exposed. In his book, No Place to Hide, Greenwald admits that Snowden picked Hong Kong because it was “part of Chinese territory” and that “American agents would find it harder to operate against him there…”
We discovered that one of Snowden’s contacts in Moscow was a German Green Party member, Hans Christian Ströbele, who represented the communist terrorist group, the Baader-Meinhof Gang—also known as the Red Army Faction (RAF). It turned out he was a member of a German parliamentary committee that oversees German intelligence agencies.
The famous KGB archivist, Col. Vasili Mitrokhin, revealed in the book, The Sword and the Shield, that the Soviet KGB, mostly through the East German intelligence service, was behind the campaign of violence and terrorism by the Baader Meinhof Gang/RAF. The purpose was to undermine the U.S. and the NATO Alliance—of which Germany is a member—in Europe.
So how did Snowden get a security clearance?
Actually, the problem starts at the very top, with President Obama and other elected officials, who are never investigated for their suitability to receive security clearances and access to classified information. We have been blowing that whistle since 2008.
As Pacepa notes, the NSA itself has been racked by traitors, including Mitchell and Martin in 1960, who fled to the Soviet Union; Victor Norris Hamilton, who defected to Russia in 1963; and then Ronald Pelton in 1985, who sold secrets to the Russians.
Internal security committees and subcommittees are long gone. The Homeland Security Committee wouldn’t even investigate Al Jazeera’s purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV when we presented a letter asking for such a probe signed by over 30 prominent foreign policy experts, activists, and academics.
The new Congress has a unique opportunity to hold public hearings into the damage being done by Snowden and his Russian protectors and collaborators. But that won’t be done unless there is new leadership in the House and Senate.
House Speaker John Boehner dragged his feet on Benghazi, and the likely Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, owes his victory in part to fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, an ardent Snowden supporter and appeaser of Vladimir Putin. This is a guy, Rand Paul, who compared Edward Snowden’s treason to the civil disobedience of Martin Luther Ling. Check out our special report on Russian Influence Operations to get the rest of the story about who “Stands with Rand,” most notably Russia Today television, also known as KGB-TV.
In 1960, when NSA analysts Mitchell and Martin defected to Russia, the House Committee on Un-American Activities began an investigation the very next day. In the 13 months which followed, its staff devoted 2,000 man-hours to finding out how it happened. A public report finding fault with the NSA bureaucracy was issued August 13, 1962.
Then, President Eisenhower labeled Mitchell and Martin traitors, and former President Harry Truman said they should be shot.
In Snowden’s case, President Obama called him a mere “hacker,” while Attorney General Eric Holder has already written to the Russians promising that Snowden wouldn’t be given the death penalty if he returned home.
There’s another big difference, of course. If you look back at the news coverage of the Martin and Mitchell defections in 1960, you are struck by how the media were demanding answers as to how the treason occurred. The Washington Star ran an editorial cartoon showing a person labeled as the public going to the Secretary of Defense with a story about the defections and asking, “Why were they hired in the first place?” The NSA, of course, is part of the Defense Department. Martin and Mitchell were depicted as vermin, turncoats and mentally ill. There were demands in print for Congressional investigations.
This time, with Snowden, our media became accomplices in the criminal disclosures and the espionage, declaring the former NSA analyst to be a whistleblower. To make matters worse, the stories about the criminal disclosures that were part of the joint Russian-Chinese espionage operation received Pulitzer Prizes.
As we say, journalism is not espionage. Part of our critique of the Snowden espionage operation has been to examine its benefit not only to Russia and ISIS but to Communist China.
Through our television channel, America’s Survival TV, we have examined the case of an American citizen murdered in Singapore, as a result of his work on a project involving the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei. I have also written a column on the case.
Mary Todd, the mother, said that when she asked Rep. Frank Wolf about getting Congress to investigate, he said to her, “Mary, think about Benghazi.” He went on to say that Chinese interests dominated Washington, D.C., including Congress.
Her book, Hard Drive, is available here today.
Snowden’s disclosures included documents on NSA surveillance that clearly benefitted the giant Chinese telecommunications firm, Huawei, an instrument of Chinese espionage and an NSA target.
Those NSA documents, which could give the Chinese a significant advantage in the cyberwar between the U.S. and China, went to The New York Times. But other stolen and highly classified NSA documents went to Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, with the transfer arranged by Snowden collaborator and accomplice Laura Poitras.
These journalists should have been arrested on charges of facilitating Snowden’s espionage operation. The hands-off Justice Department approach to these Snowden accomplices suggests that the Obama administration wanted to undermine the NSA all along, in order to blind us to the operations of our enemies.
Snowden has set us up for another 9/11-type terrorist attack, or something much worse. I say much worse because of the unprecedented Russian nuclear threats and nuclear bomber runs close to our shores.
Back in 2003, Notra Trulock wrote the book, Code Name Kindred Spirit: Inside the Chinese Nuclear Scandal. It was about how the Chinese, like the Soviets before them, had stolen our nuclear weapons secrets. The book quoted Paul Redmond, former head of counterintelligence at the CIA, as saying that “millions of Americans could someday die as a result of successful Chinese nuclear espionage” against the U.S.
As a result of Snowden’s espionage, the danger has gotten worse; in fact, the dangers have proliferated. And now we not only face ISIS, but a Russian-Chinese axis. Obama, meanwhile, inks a deal with China on climate change and apparently wants to make a deal to let Snowden return to a hero’s welcome here in the U.S. Perhaps that would complete his fundamental transformation of the United States.