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Stephen Kruiser

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June 15, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Not exactly Movie of the Week stuff.

In this setting, it’s easy to see how the young Snowden was exposed to the notion of spycraft as a career, first with the Central Intelligence Agency and later as a systems analyst for two companies under contract to the NSA. But details of his early life — in the agency’s shadows and with both parents working for other branches of the federal government — only magnify the contradictions inherent in Snowden’s decision to become a leaker.

What, after all, did he think he was getting into when he signed up to work for the nation’s espionage agencies? And what specifically triggered a “crisis of conscience” — as described by a friend who knew him when he worked for the CIA — so profound that it convinced him to betray the secrets he was sworn to keep?

While the tedious “Traitor or Hero?” debate rages on, there will be all sorts of analysis done to figure out what sent the poor kid over the edge, especially from the “Hero” camp.

Many of the rest of us will simply keep wondering how a guy who grew up near the NSA but was shocked to find out what the NSA was up to when did contract work for them was bright enough to be doing the work in the first place.

Also, if there is a movie I think Chaz Bono should play Snowden.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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or he's a CIA plant who has been turned loose to discredit other whistle blowers like William Binney, whom the Lizardoids of LGF and other fake Right trolls can't discredit. I think time will tell.
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I don't know why even PJMedia finds Snowden a mystery. Just connect the dots and you can see that Snowden was turned by China, but recently was found out and was being watched or even about to be arrested. He was tipped off, fled to Hong Kong and given new orders to play Julian-Assange-like. This seems the best explanation for the sequence of events.

He is not a whistleblower, but a double-agent, now safely in the hands of his masters, but with the extra benefit that he can damage not simply Western security, but U.S. government credibility. The Chinese leadership have to be rolling on floor laughing at the naïveté of our intelligence, but also the stupidity of the Obama administration.
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