NBC Interview With Patriot Edward Snowden

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Here are a few quotes that I wrote down from Edward Snowden's NBC Interview with Brian Williams. I predict that you will see some or all of the quotes below going down in history among the great quotes of famous people who changed history for the better.

Quotes from Ed Snowden:

Patriot is a word that is thrown around so much these days that it can be
devalued.

Being a patriot does not mean prioritizing service to government above all
else.

Being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country, knowing when
to protect your constitution, knowing when to protect your countrymen from
the violations and encroachments of adversaries. And those adversaries don't
have to be foreign countries. They can be bad policies. They can be officials
who need a little bit more accountability. They can be mistakes of government
and simple over reach that should never have been tried or that went wrong.....

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I may have lost my ability to travel, but I have gained the ability to go to
sleep at night to put my head on the pillow and feel comfortable that I have
done the right thing even when it was the hard thing... and I am comfortable
with that.

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    When both the Right and the Left want your head on a plate, you know you're doing the correct thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Unity96387
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      When both the Right and the Left want your head on a plate, you know you're doing the correct thing.
      How true your statement is.

      Furthermore, you will notice that in the interview NBC interjects statements to placate the CABAL whose propaganda machine they are usually a part of. But this time NBC does something right in interviewing Edward Snowden in front of the American people and the world even though NBC tries to placate the CABAL with some left leaning interjections made by both the interviewer and some nameless voice that you will hear that tries to sway the listeners to the left. Keep this in mind so that you can realize what they are trying to do to you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I also notice you interject words to get your slant across - nothing new there.

        I'm not sure this is a topic that can be discussed here but go for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Unity96387 View Post

        How true your statement is.

        Furthermore, you will notice that in the interview NBC interjects statements to placate the CABAL whose propaganda machine they are usually a part of. But this time NBC does something right in interviewing Edward Snowden in front of the American people and the world even though NBC tries to placate the CABAL with some left leaning interjections made by both the interviewer and some nameless voice that you will hear that tries to sway the listeners to the left. Keep this in mind so that you can realize what they are trying to do to you.

        Your post makes perfect sense, and doesn't sound paranoid at all.

        Snowden sounded more intelligent than I thought he would be. I don't know if I would do what he did...but I'm glad he had a chance to tell his story. If he comes back to the US, he may not get that chance.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          If he comes back to the US, he may not get that chance.
          Why Claude...if I didn't know better, I'd think you were implying something sinister here.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

            Why Claude...if I didn't know better, I'd think you were implying something sinister here.

            Only that he may not be able to get a public trial. When I hear him called a traitor or a coward, I just can't see how those words would apply. I don't know if I would call him a patriot or a hero....

            He certainly tells a persuasive story though. And I'm glad it was aired.
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            • Profile picture of the author ThomM
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              Only that he may not be able to get a public trial. When I hear him called a traitor or a coward, I just can't see how those words would apply. I don't know if I would call him a patriot or a hero....

              He certainly tells a persuasive story though. And I'm glad it was aired.
              When he already have people like Kerry calling him a traitor and coward, you know he doesn't stand a chance of getting a fair trail.
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

                When he already have people like Kerry calling him a traitor and coward, you know he doesn't stand a chance of getting a fair trail.
                I actually think Kerry is a highly intelligent and honorable politician. (relatively speaking)

                But when he said Snowden is a coward and a traitor, it was just posturing. Maybe the White House was just testing the waters to see how they should handle this case.

                And maybe the posturing is to curry favor with a group with a strong opinion on the matter.

                I've learned that political statements are always theater. The person saying the words doesn't generally believe what they are saying. If they do, it's incidental. Every statement has a purpose. And we almost never really know what that purpose is.

                That's a guess. But it's an educated guess.
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                • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                  And maybe the posturing is to curry favor with a group with a strong opinion on the matter.
                  When I see posturing, the thought "honorable" goes out the window.

                  I think Kerry is uniquely ineffective at his current job. He seems to have the same tendency as the WH to talk "to" a problem and then assume it will be corrected because he 'addressed' it.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
                    Good morning Kay,

                    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                    When I see posturing, the thought "honorable" goes out the window.
                    Absolutely.

                    But let me disagree with you just a little bit right here...

                    I think Kerry is typically ineffective at his current job...

                    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                    I think Kerry is uniquely ineffective at his current job.
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                • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                  I've learned that political statements are always theater. The person saying the words doesn't generally believe what they are saying. If they do, it's incidental. Every statement has a purpose. And we almost never really know what that purpose is.
                  Their actions (not words) tell the real story
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          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Your post makes perfect sense, and doesn't sound paranoid at all.
          Haha. Nope. Not paranoid at all.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
            Very good interview, I thought. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the questions presented by Brian Williams.

            I, like Claude, was impressed by Edward Snowden's ability to have direct answers to good questions. He, Snowden, came across as a person who knew exactly what he was talking about.

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            • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
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              Tim Phelan and I actually agree on something. (See post #6.)

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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    I don't have any probs with Snowden exposing the NSA spying on Americans but did he have to expose our spying secrets on the world, to the world?

    In my book he's a patriot and an jerk at the same time.

    I don't think he's a coward for not facing American justice but for spilling all our international secrets, the T-word does ring a bell in my book
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I'm sure that he won't be coming back to the US unless there is a very drastic change in gov.

    Not sure why anyone would be surprised at this guy's intelligence. He's also got high enough amounts of integrity to ruin his own life to try to save people from tyranny. Whistleblowing is not known as a practice for those hoping to participate in longevity.

    His report makes me wonder how many other people there are working where they are exposed to information about illegalities our admin and reps are into that would just infuriate us if we knew about them.............but are either too afraid to come forward, or just opportunist enough to not care as long as they're being well paid.
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