Are recent Snowden revelations propaganda or the real deal?
By Shepard Ambellas
(INTELLIHUB) — Rep. Mike Roberts (D, MI) said in a recent interview Sunday, “I believe there’s a reason he [Edward Snowden] ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an F.S.B. agent in Moscow”, pointing out that Russian spy services likely had a prearranged “go bag” for him.
This statement instantly sparked up debate amongst the media and general public alike as top figureheads echoed the message, giving credence to the N.S.A.
“The N.S.A. are professionals. They are limited in number to 22. Two are supervisors”, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in an on-camera interview recently, vowing to find the truth.
Interestingly enough, Monday, on a live C-Span call-in segment, callers took to the phones, giving their opinions on the recent Snowden revelations released in the media.
Several of the callers agreed with the recent announcements saying that it’s “obvious” that Snowden had help.
It’s also important to note that a senior F.B.I. official recently made an announcement stating that in his opinion Snowden worked alone.
Snowden has denied turning over any documents to the government in Russia, where he obtained a one-year asylum visa after flying there from Hong Kong in June. He has also denied providing any classified material to China.
Rogers said that organizations such as al-Qaeda and nation-states have changed their communication protocols in response to Snowden’s leaks and that the United States will have to spend billions to rebuild its capabilities.
In a speech Friday, President Obama said he no longer wants the government to collect and hold the phone records of millions of Americans and would like to narrow officials’ access to the data.
Although likely the President’s speech was window dressing to pacify the masses. It still remains to be seen what measures the N.S.A. will enact to scale back on public surveillance as our privacy is no longer private.
On a side note, one caller on the C-Span segment requested that C-Span have a public debate on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, which collapse into its own footprint at free fall speed on the day of the Sept. 2011 attacks.
Shepard Ambellas is the founder and director of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture.