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Rick Moran

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August 5, 2014 - 2:42 pm
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There’s a new leaker in town, says the federal government, and he’s handing over more sensitive national security documents to selected press outlets.

Specifically, whoever is doing the leaking has taken the secret documents to Glenn Greenwald — the same writer who aided Edward Snowden in his efforts to expose NSA snooping.

CNN reports:

The federal government has concluded there’s a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that formed the basis of a news story published Tuesday by the Intercept, the news site launched by Glenn Greenwald, who also published Snowden’s leaks.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden asks to extend Russia asylum

The Intercept article focuses on the growth in U.S. government databases of known or suspected terrorist names during the Obama administration.

The article cites documents prepared by the National Counterterrorism Center dated August 2013, which is after Snowden flew to Russia to avoid U.S. criminal charges.

Greenwald has suggested there was another leaker. In July, he said on Twitter “it seems clear at this point” that there was another. Government officials have been investigating to find out who.

In a February interview with CNN’s Reliable Sources, Greenwald said: “I definitely think it’s fair to say that there are people who have been inspired by Edward Snowden’s courage and by the great good and virtue that it has achieved.”

He added, “I have no doubt there will be other sources inside the government who see extreme wrongdoing who are inspired by Edward Snowden.”

There’s a fascinating twist to this story.

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Either the N-Stasi-A dies or America dies.

"In the end, there can be only one".
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It’s good that we’re informed of the database, but I would worry about whistleblower cowboys out there who would leak information that could get an intelligence operative killed, or expose something really damaging.

Here's some food for thought from the Founders and the philosophy behind America:

Blackstone, who's works on British Common Law were the basis for much of America's, is quoted thusly: It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.

John Adams expounded on the concept: It is more important that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world, that all of them cannot be punished.... when innocence itself, is brought to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim, 'it is immaterial to me whether I behave well or ill, for virtue itself is no security.' And if such a sentiment as this were to take hold in the mind of the subject that would be the end of all security whatsoever.

When we prosecute information leakers based on what their leaked information might do to an operation or to secret operator, we have crossed the line from freedom into tyranny. Now, anything you do or say must be measured against it's potential future effects.

Yet again, Progressive ideology fails to hold up against even a cursory examination. In a free society, we can only punish those who intentionally compromise operations with their actions.
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Obviously the federal government needs the same kind of security that Occidental and Harvard are using on Obama's records.
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Rick, it really doesn't look like you did any real work on this article. You basically cut and pasted an entire CNN article and its apparent to me that you didn't do any proofing of it. For example, there is a link embedded in the story about Snowden wanting to extend his asylum. It has nothing to do with the story itself and when you cut and pasted the article, the line was included. It looks completely out of place, and it highlights how little work was done. Not good that PJ Media does this.
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Calling all patriots in the IRS, DOJ, WH, State, FEC, HHS, etc. Feel free to leak anything regarding stories only being reported by Sheryl Atkinson or Fox News.
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Either the N-Stasi-A dies or America dies.

"In the end, there can be only one".
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"explaining the surge of individuals added to the watch list as an ongoing response to a foiled terror plot."

A foiled terror plot caused doubling of names on the watch list. That was one h*ll of terrorist plot.
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Looks like another government stooge is identified: AP reporter Eileen Sullivan.
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