Looks like NSA leaker Edward Snowden isn’t the hero of freedom and transparency he’s come to be worshiped as. According to a piece published in The Huffington Post, Snowden didn’t care much for classified leaks in 2009, demonstrating that he might just be a fame-seeking, self-serving Ron Paul acolyte after all. Regardless of what you think of the NSA PRISM program, this kind of egregious hypocrisy is quite revealing.
According to The Huffington Post:
“The technology website ArsTechnica published IRC chats where he railed against a New York Times story about the U.S. rejecting an Israeli request for aid to attack an Iranian nuclear site and the United States’ covert efforts to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. ”
“Are they TRYING to start a war? Jesus christ. they’re like wikileaks,” Snowden said.
Another chat user replied, “they’re just reporting, dude!”
Snowden responded, “moreover, who the f*ck are the anonymous sources telling them this? Those people should be shot in the balls.”
Oh really, Mr. Snowden? It gets better…or worse. During the same chat Snowden decried leaking classified information because it endangers our National Security – which is the same reason Snowden’s leaks have been criticized!
A chat user asked Snowden, “is it unethical to report on the government’s intrigue?”
Snowden replied “VIOLATING NATIONAL SECURITY? no.”
The chat user quipped, “meh. national security.”
“Um, YEEEEEEEEEEEES.that sh*t is classified for a reason. It’s not because “oh we hope our citizens don’t find out. it’s because “this sh*t won’t work if iran knows what we’re doing. I am so angry right now. This is completely unbelievable.”
This kind of staggering nauseating hypocrisy is completely unbelievable.