Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Snowden: “Is It Really Terrorism That We’re Stopping? I Say No. The Bottom Line Is That Terrorism … Has Always Been a Cover For Actions”

Washington's Blog | Mar 18, 2014

Snowden Hits the Nail on the Head 

Edward Snowden previously said about mass surveillance by the NSA:
These programs were never about terrorism: they’re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They’re about power.
Today, Snowden told a TED conference:
Is it really terrorism that we’re stopping? I say no.
The bottom line is that terrorism [...] has always been a cover for actions. Terrorism evokes an emotional response.
He’s right

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