Revealed: The REAL Reason Snowden Leaked Spying Documents

What Inspired Snowden to Speak Out?

There have been numerous theories batted around for why Edward Snowden leaked NSA materials, such as:

  • He had some other bad motive

But that’s not why he did it.

Remember, high-level NSA employees Russell Tice, William Binney, Thomas Drake, Kirk Wiebe blew the whistle on unconstitutional mass surveillance by the government over the course of many years.

Snowden has said that he was inspired by their courage.   (He also learned that you can’t correct unconstitutional behavior in government by going through internal channels.)

Courage Is Contagious

Courage is contagious.  And studies show that even a single dissenter speaking their mind empowers others to think for themselves.

Here’s an example … of a navy sailor standing tall in the middle of last year’s Oakland tear gas attack holding the constitution and a veterans for peace flag … moments after Scott Olsen was hit in the head.

Here he is a couple of minutes before, standing with marine veteran Scott Olsen before Olsen was hit in the head and nearly killed by a projectile:

Whether you agree with Occupy or not, you have to admire his courage.

Here’s a more stunning example. This is the iconic picture of the brave protester facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square:

But this newly-surfaced image with a much wider view shows that he didn’t face 4 tanks … but scores of tanks:

And watch this incredible video of the man getting in front of the tank as it tries to maneuver around him, and then climbing on top of the tank:

His courage inspired people worldwide.

Passing It On …

Similarly, Snowden’s courage is inspiring others

As ABC News notes, Snowden’s American lawyer – Jessica Radback of the Government Accountability Project – says that Snowden has inspired new NSA whistleblowers:

Several more current and former National Security Agency insiders, inspired by American fugitive Edward Snowden, have come forward as whistleblowers with details of the shadowy agency’s operations, according to an attorney at a whistleblower protection organization.

“I think the government hopes to chill speech by employees in the national security and intelligence fields, especially those at the NSA and CIA, but the unintended consequence is [that] more and more whistleblowers are coming through the doors of the Government Accountability Project (GAP),” said Jesselyn Radack, referring to the organization where she works as the National Security and Human Rights Director. “I think courage is contagious, and we see more and more people from the NSA coming through our door after Snowden made these revelations.”


The legal threats and high-level condemnation haven’t kept others from coming forward with new information, Radack said.

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  • Charlie Primero

    The CIA’s purpose in giving us Snowden was to increase the public credibility of those who support the official story of 9/11, Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange.

  • Tonto

    Edward Snowden is a CIA-NWO disinformation spook. NOTHING he has revealed is new. The whole surveillance story is a setup to get everyone everywhere very-used-to-the-idea that they are being watched, 24/7 by the empire, and to get everyone used to the idea that there is nothing that can be done about it. Look at all the supporting stories coming out right now about how NSA has been able to do this and that in the wholly phony “anti-terrorism” arena due to all the wonderful surveillance that goes on worldwide. God bless the spooks that keep us all safe and sound!

    NSA is being portrayed as SuperMan, able to see through walls with their Xray vision! (Unfortunately NSA attracts the exactly worst sort of criminals there are anywhere in the world!)

    And the real truth is, the surveillance is not at all about the terrorism rationale at all. Surveillance is about corporate and industrial espionage, political control, and, (not the least important) marketing products to individuals based on interests expressed in their individual meta data. That’s the business model all these Internet companies, targeted marketing to all the consumer-suckers. They are marketing to everyone those things that they have expressed an interest in by what their surveillance susceptible activities profile, through Internet, phone, credit card purchases etc., etc., etc.

    The government knows what size shoes you wear! This is not about your becoming a shoe-bomber.

    Try it. Just mention Lasik surgery in an email to someone, and watch what happens to your spam and the on-screen advertisements you get as you cruise the net. Or go to eBay and search boots! LoL!

    This is all about raw and rapacious capitalism. The American Empire has never held the rest of the world more tightly around the common neck of ubiquitous consumerism. Money makes the world go round!

    Oh, and by the way, these fascist capitalists are slowly making all kinds of dope in this country completely legal. Is that the sort of world you want to bring your kids/grandkids up in? Brothels are legal in Senator Harry Reid’s Nevada. And the government would like to have them legal in all fifty states too, so they can put their money down to screw your daughters and your granddaughters and you grandson’s too.

    When your kids (or grandkids) lose their job, and they go on unemployment, they are going to be sent to the whore house to see if they can get a job there. That’s the Libertarian way! Free unfettered markets where you can buy and sell anything, at the going rate. You’re being asked in the press right now, should people be able to sell their body parts? The real question is, should other people be able to buy your body parts?

    That’s the Libertarian way. Morality concerned about the future holds no sway whatsoever. The world is being destroyed by scientific consumerism solely for the gratification of people alive right now, because …, well, because … free markets… Free markets where one can buy and sell anything they want, are what made this country what it is.

    So, fuck you, future! Edward Snowden says it’s happening, so get used to it, SUCKER!

  • Carl_Herman

    Courage is contagious, yes. Well spoken article; thank you, GW.

    Those who choose to whine about personalities rather than address the main point gift themselves that kind of life and world. Those who choose to courageously stand and address the realities of our challenging “game” gift themselves that life and world.

    Choices, choices 🙂

    • Tonto

      Courageous is contagious? Huh? And how about the names of any one of the courageous nutcases pictured in the article? How much press has any of them received beyond a single viral photo?

      Snowden is a disinformation spook. He has been getting government-forced press coverage 24/7 for many weeks now. His name is a household word. He’s making his grand world tour, because he’s been made so famous by the CIA-NWO spooks.

      Propaganda is contagious. Say something enough times, and eventually someone in the alternative media will pick up on it and use it to support their personal fruitcake view of the world.

      The revolution is not going to happen. The revolution the alternative media is pining for is only going to be the excuse for more political repression.

  • ClubToTheHead

    Yes, Charlie and Tonto, anything that anyone does only provides support for the crimes of the state. Unfortunately, even your posts serve that purpose, so shame on you.

    I will now return to my outlook post in the sixth dimension, so as to not further disrupt the proceedings in the lower dimensions.

    • Tonto

      “I will now return to my outlook post in the sixth dimension, so as to
      not further disrupt the proceedings in the lower dimensions.”

      Well, Carl liked your post, as he gave it the thumbs up… It looks like you’ve found a home and an admirer for your brand of delusion, ClubToTheHead.

  • failedevolution

    “Training” societies in tolerating interceptions