July 24, 2015

Here's why Edward Snowden, NYT are complicit in ISIS rapes and murders

Rebel Staff
 

The New York Times reports that ISIS has used NSA intelligence leaked by Edward Snowden to change how they operate.

It's ironic that the Times are reporting this story, since they and other liberal, anti-American media outlets the CBC were the ones who initially portrayed Snowden as a heroic whistle-blower for releasing secret National Security Administration documents.

In the past, what Snowden and his media allies did would have been called espionage, but America just doesn't have the same instinct for self-preservation it once did.

By helping ISIS evade our allies' attempts to destroy it, Snowden and his media cheerleaders are indirectly responsible for the atrocities they carry out.


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commented 2015-07-28 19:14:12 -0400
Dan, I respect that . It would have been immensely more heroic had he stayed and faced the music. It is fair to wonder what information, if any, was given to Putin in exchange for safe haven. Aside from what the media outlets have unveiled, there is no evidence at this time to suggest he gave anything at all.
I realize that calling him a hero might inspire idiots to release vital information to the nations security. Even when it is not called for. I do get that, and it does worry me. Perhaps that is why so many take a hard stance against Snowden. In my opinion the government went so far past the line it couldn’t see it any more. It is any good American citizen’s moral obligation to uphold the constitution and hold their government to account. I’m still waiting for them to arrest Hillary Clinton…
commented 2015-07-27 23:26:25 -0400
Hey Michael,
I didn’t mean to say Snowden “released” the info to Putin. More, I meant that, the heroic act would have been, when he became trapped in Russia, to say, “As bad as the U.S. government has been, Russia is worse, and I’ll rot in hell before Putin gets a nano byte of this information.” and then destroyed the files.
Only a fool would even consider Putin would “Use the knowledge to better American lives.”
And as for facing the “tiny room,” that’s what heroes do; they face the music.
It doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t run. It just means they accept that life is going to be MISERABLE for them, but hopefully better for family, friends, and countrymen.
Snowden should have picked some trustful – at least apparently – powerful American give his documents to, and hoped for the best.
If his faith was betrayed, that’s the way it goes for heroes sometimes.
But to let Putin get the stuff?
That will only make things even worse for his countrymen.
Ghandi and MLK Jr. said “This law is wrong. I will not obey it. Now do your worst.”
commented 2015-07-27 07:10:46 -0400
Snowden did the right thing , he has more patriotic ethics than the neo-fascist machine the US security industrial complex has become, and you are off base trying to connect any ISIL activity with Snowden Ezra – must’ve been a slow news cycle last week eh?
commented 2015-07-26 21:11:31 -0400
You bring an excellent point Dan! Except he didn’t release the information to Putin, as far as I am aware of course, if there is any such evidence please provide link(s). I am always happy to read and learn. I get it, he is not a hero because his sacrifice is just not great enough. Losing everything in his life is not sufficient to become a hero. He has to spend the rest of his life in a tiny room the size of a small bathroom. Very alluring. I wonder why he opted out of that? It’s a shame, he could have been a hero.
commented 2015-07-26 19:49:38 -0400
I have talked to so many people who think Snowden was a hero. When I said, "But he gave the documents to Putin, for whatever reason, money or ideology, that made Snowden bad.
The reply is invariably, "Well who could he release to here? He’d have ended up “disappeared” in a dark hole if he stayed, and even the conservative media who had the clout to accept his material and protect him, would have had to worry about bombs in their cars or some similar fate, for the rest of their lives."
What nobody seems to be able to understand is, “THAT’S WHAT HEROES DO.” They put themselves and their livelihoods at risk, for the the good of their fellow man,.
The reason Medal of Honor recipients are heroes, is because when Death is staring everybody right in the face, they flip the Grim Reaper the bird and do what it takes to get the job done.
A hero cannot be a hypocrite, and never expects reward, recognition, or even safety, for his actions.
If Snowden had stayed here and faced imprisonment or execution, like Martin Luther King Jr. or Ghandi, he would have been a hero.
Instead, he chose to Benedict Arnold, and now, not only the government he apparently despised, but his family and friends, and all the people he knew and loved, are paying too.
Even jihadists, as far from the definition of hero that anything can ever be, are closer to it than Snowden, because in their sick minds they did not act in counter to their “principles.”
commented 2015-07-26 12:44:34 -0400
I propose a preamble to our motto “Live free or die…or not, whatever, as long as the government can keep us all safe…Fearless”. Has a ring to it, doesn’t it?
commented 2015-07-26 12:08:41 -0400
In fact I would go even further than claiming “Edward Snowden, NYT are complicit in ISIS rapes and murders”. I would say, they are responsible for every pre-communicated crime committed in the United States. After all, what can be safer than a panopticon? We here at therebel.media are about keeping everyone safe at all costs. FEARLESS
commented 2015-07-26 11:28:30 -0400
Reckless! Traitor! Horribly reckless! I wish he hadn’t posted everything online via wikileaks! What he should have done in my opinion is handed over the information to a few media outlets(harder to silence when there’s more than one involved), let them contact the government and allow the government to explain why they were spying and recording everything on all citizens. If they couldn’t give a good reason, then run the story. No,that’s not what happened. He posted everything online via wikileaks, didn’t he?
commented 2015-07-26 07:24:47 -0400
His recklessness has certainly left a mark.
commented 2015-07-26 05:03:17 -0400
The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. -John F. Kennedy
commented 2015-07-26 02:24:32 -0400
Jonathan D’Souza you work for the CBC, don’t you. If you don’t you should apply as I’m sure they will hire you, welcome your views and maybe even give you a show of your own.
Snowden is a traitor and should be tried for treason.
He is complicit in the atrocities of ISIS, and therefore any enemy of Canada as we are at war with ISIS.
He knows he is a traitor that’s why he is in hiding.
commented 2015-07-25 23:26:15 -0400
“The U.S. Government itself is responsible for ISIS. "

And little green aliens are invading planet earth! Quick, so they don’t detect your presence, tighten your tin-foil hat (if that’s even possible).
commented 2015-07-25 23:25:36 -0400
You can argue all you want about America’s involvement in Syria. Most of you will be half right. My issue is that we continue to buy oil from the middle east. These idiot environmentalists are preventing us from harvesting our own oil. Which I consider very ethical oil. Does anyone talk about Russia’s environmental standards. Or Venezuela’s. Every barrel of oil that comes from the middle east is blood oil. And to top it off, these proceeds are used to wage war on us, their oil customers. God forbid, if one of your family members become a victim of a terrorist attack. You will agree with me 100%
commented 2015-07-25 19:45:21 -0400
The U.S. Government itself is responsible for ISIS. It trained, armed and funded them under the category of moderate rebels. How convenient that ISIS showed up to do to Syria what the U.S. wanted to do but couldn’t because they had no case, and the false case they were attempting to build and frame Syria for fell apart when Russia stepped in to prevent another U.S. atrocity. So they got ‘moderate rebels’ (ISIS) to go do it for them. Another fine U.S. creation of useful idiots like Al Qaeda. Snowden had to go the route he did because the fact is that Washington is run by criminals where the rule of law is selectively applied or conveniently forgotten. Whistleblowers trying to go through the ‘legitimate’ route (criminal-government-controlled-channels) will find themselves locked up with the key thrown away. Snowden was smart. Canada continues to be another vassal state puppeteered by Washington when it comes to global policy. That Canada and the mainstream press, including the ‘alternative’ Rebel sit on their hands, silent and ignoring the documented U.S. involvement of raising and arming ISIS puts Canada at more fault that anything Snowden’s leaks might’ve allegedly inadvertently done through lies of omission and refusal to hold the U.S. accountable thanks to Canadian cowardice. Or perhaps our leaders are just as criminally bent and are benefiting from the surveillance state and the Wolfowitz Doctrine?
commented 2015-07-25 19:07:23 -0400
“He exposed crimes of government. And government views that as a crime.”

Okay. That’s fairly obvious. And your point?
commented 2015-07-25 15:13:53 -0400
He exposed crimes of government. And government views that as a crime.
commented 2015-07-25 10:37:00 -0400
A treasonous traitor indeed, the likes of which the world has never seen! I mean since the notorious George Washington of course, which we all know was evil like no other. Let’s stop pretending that there are ever good reasons to betray our government’s secrets. People should never rebel against their government. Americans need to stop swearing allegiance to the constitution, and start swearing it to the government. We are the rebels! Just not always.
commented 2015-07-25 09:57:42 -0400
Russel said, “Some think Snowden is a patriot and others think he is a traitor.”

Well, that’s a fairly generic “cover-all-bases” statement. :)

He could have revealed the information in a manner which would not reveal it to America’s enemies. That would have been a good start to exemplify his intentions to “hold the government accountable” yet maintain an argument (albeit weak) for proving he still remained a patriot.

However, since he did not do that, I can only conclude he is either a complete bumbling idiot or a spy. I tend to think he is a bumbling idiot that committed a treasonous act against his country and should be punished as such.
commented 2015-07-25 09:00:50 -0400
Some think Snowden is a patriot and others think he is a traitor.
commented 2015-07-25 00:33:36 -0400
Didn’t the NYT provide the initial government coverup? If so, let’s trust them.
commented 2015-07-24 23:13:45 -0400
Okay everyone, I’m convinced! Snowden is and was a Russian spy. He left a prosperous future career, home, and loved ones behind only to live in Moscow where his life in severe danger as a puppet and bargaining chip for Putin. Sounds like a solid motivation. Okay, I get the motivation part but why, as the Russian spy that Edward Snowden so clearly is, would he hand over the information to the media? It would have been smarter to give this collection of data directly to the Kremlin without the American government finding out! Would have been much more effective for his masters. Very poor espionage tactics for an obvious Russian spy. Something we can all be grateful for.
commented 2015-07-24 21:57:23 -0400
No big surprise that ISIS has got hold of Snowdon’s released “secrets”. We might as well get used to the fact that we have no privacy left in the west. We are an open book. We must work with what we have and be better for it.
commented 2015-07-24 21:43:11 -0400
Actually Peter, put up against a wall and shot.
commented 2015-07-24 21:19:01 -0400
MARTY ASHFIELD – I recorded a copy for myself but by the end of the day March 4, 2015, I was concerned the media might only show 2-3 minute excerpts rather than the complete talk by Snowden. Freedom of the Press compelled me to upload this complete Snowden talk and credit this YouTube appropriately. Myself I represent Edmonton’s Active Citizenship – Free News Sharing – http://www.ciactivist.org/
commented 2015-07-24 20:34:17 -0400
Richard Brinkman, what is your purpose for posting the video link? What message are you trying to get across to everyone? Please tell me.
commented 2015-07-24 18:26:42 -0400
Edward Snowden is not a hero like so many traitorous-at-heart Americans like to believe. He is a traitor, plain and simple and should be tried for treason if he enters the US again.