Snowden, the ex-patriot

A few months ago (possibly July 4 issue), you, the editor, wrote your opinion about “patriots” in which it appeared you basically thanked ex-”patriot” Snowden for releasing sensitive information about activities of our government. First, I thought someone was in deep trouble for not proof-reading your article, but then I reread it and realized it was no typo. I usually thought your previous articles and opinions were interesting and insightful, but this one, not so much . . .. Actually, not at all.  My definition of a patriot is a person who makes a solemn promise to protect and serve our country and our natural and national safety and security for our fellow Americans. I think perhaps you are not only on a different page but that perhaps you and I are not even reading the same book. It happens . . . even to editors. May I suggest you check out the FBI website with the entry “Sachtleben.” Here, you will find an account of an agent (aka one of our own) who was a bomb expert, had a high security clearance even though he was retired (type A with way too much time on his hands). If he and his purposeful plans of betrayal had not been foiled, countless innocent Americans would have been inhumanely killed and our national security compromised. Disclaimer: Do not read before your Sleepytime tea, as it will make the hairs on the back of your neck ignite (poof) into a bonfire. Ouch. Seems this bomb expert also dabbled into child porn for which he received eight-plus years at Club Fed, plus three and a half years for his attempts to “alter” our national security.  Wow, scumbag predator with a government security clearance . . . extremely alarming. Maybe he and Snowden visited Quantico or their own five-star resort for “creative terrorism.” Kindred spirits, perhaps. Oxymorons, cowards and egotists, most definitely.   So how about we leave Snowden to Phobic Putin (homogenized) . . . “to Russia with love.” Ciao, baby. Who knows? Maybe their newbie neighbor may someday decide (“stupid is as stupid does,” Forrest Gump) to “leak” out some rather sensitive Russian material. Gosh, I sure hope Snowden is not gay. . . . Russian justice does not even occupy the same universe, let alone the same jail cell. Reality check. True patriots are “everyday” Americans, our friends, our neighbors, quite often strangers until tragedy strikes and then instantly they become our BFFs. How many of the first responders were on their days off when terrorism and tragedy struck the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001? These are patriots . . . true patriots. Patriots are the six heroine educators who were brutally massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, along with the 20 innocent children they were desperately trying to shield and protect. Now we’re talking patriots and heroines and humanitarians. But Snowden . . . seriously? He did not take the high road, he simply took the road of no return. And he thinks America was not informed? Wow, arrogance meets ignorance . . . truly toxic.   So until Snowden gets “reunited” back here in the USA, get out your Russian vodka (personally, I’ll stick with my Tree-Hugger Blanco from Italy) and celebrate that Snowden is now Russia’s “elephant in the room.” Someday, I’ll bet he will eventually welcome the “amenities” of Club Fed, compared to the “justice system” in Russia. Who knows, maybe even someday he and Sachtleben might even become roomies . . . talk about strange bedfellows. I can only hope Snowden will have “aged” by then. You know, child predators have no boundaries . . . not even in prison. Talk about justice.

Linda Principe
Thousand Oaks

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Lot of attitude. No brains. Reaches for all the emotional hotties and misses them all.

Snowden may have done more than tell the world we were spying on them. He may even have disrupted the Trans Pacific conference, which badly needs to be disrupted. Super secret provisions interfere with states rights--er…OUR states, like California or Vermont say, who have much to lose by local sovereignty being trammeled by international agreements risking our local standards.

Free trade is a hoax. It isn't free and it isn't fair.

posted by cassandra20 on 11/14/13 @ 12:13 p.m.

Good points, Linda. Snowden is not a patriot or someone to admire. He's nothing but a traitor and an attention whore. Eventually, Putin will get tired of his grandstanding, self-promoting b.s. and ship him off to a labor camp prison deep in the darkest corner of Siberia.

As for cassandra, she needs to shut her pie hole. As usual, she goes off on a nonsensical tirade that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

Recognize the real heroes, cassandra. Those men and women fighting for your right to say what you want to say (as ludicrous as it may be) and those unsung heroes of 9/11.

posted by rasta_man on 11/14/13 @ 09:37 p.m.

Snowden-Oswald. Hhhmmmmmmmm

posted by Scapegoat on 11/15/13 @ 07:00 a.m.

Sorry, Scapegoat, but when you're comparing Snowden to Oswald you're doing Oswald a huge disfavor.

posted by rasta_man on 11/15/13 @ 05:20 p.m.

Listen to Harold, the loving and tolerant Dumbocrat, calling other people names because they happen to disagree with him.

These far left liberals are all alike. They're always preaching love and tolerance; however, when someone happens to disagree with them they go all Ninja on hm and start call him disgusting names like "a/s/s/hole suckers" and "Nazis."

I won't call Harold any names (although he is a huge idiot), but rather let his own hateful venomous rant speak for itself.

posted by rasta_man on 11/15/13 @ 11:23 p.m.

Harold is a poor, disturbed little man. Most likely still living with his parents in the basement where he sucks his thumb, pours Jack Daniels on his corn flakes, and drops to his knees every time Oblunder appears on the TV screen. What a poor, pathetic, little Dumbocrat loser he is.

Dumbocrats everywhere, including Harold (the name speaks volumes by the way), are gearing up for Billary Clinton's run at the White House in a couple of years. They've already picked out her queen's crown, scheduled her plastic surgery (which she desperately needs), and lined up a bevy of interns that Bill can prey upon when he moves back into the White House. After all, he will need something to keep himself busy while Billary is at meetings with foreign dignitaries or traversing the globe.

We will not let the people forget what happened at Benghazi during this campaign, believe me, and the role Billary played in it. She failed to act and people died! She will not escape this fact.

Now, Harry, back to your video games, sucking your thumb, and licking the rim of your cereal bowl.

posted by rasta_man on 11/16/13 @ 09:14 p.m.

Harold's a little punk a$$ who sings only one tune, as directed by his overlords in the Dumbocrat Party. He awaits his orders every day in the solitude of his parents' basement bedroom.

Every once in a while his Mommy shoves a plate of grub underneath the door, not wanting to risk one of his rabid bites. He is the ultimate loser and I own his little punk a$$ every day!


posted by rasta_man on 11/17/13 @ 02:29 p.m.

Hey Cassandra- nobody elected that little 29 year old punk to steal secrets from Hillary Clinton's State Department. If you want to reveal our national security secrets, then run for office.

They should hang that guy on a meat hook, along with that sexual deviant from Wikileaks.

posted by surfsup on 11/18/13 @ 09:00 a.m.

Who is this guy Harold? He sounds like Grant Marcus or Marge Morris- he appears to be at their same level of intellect.

posted by surfsup on 11/18/13 @ 09:05 a.m.

You're so right, surfsup. Cassandra is extremely fact challenged and tends to see things through a kaleidoscope of secular progressive, Euro-centric liberalism that believes the government should be controlling everything from public health care choices, the banking system, income distribution, guns, and how many times we can wipe our a$$es per day.

She will be the perfect audience for Hillary Clinton when she runs for President in a couple of years. This is what our nation has become, unfortunately.

posted by rasta_man on 11/18/13 @ 11:46 a.m.

Harold referred to me as "Scape" which placed Harold in the glory day of the VC Star comment sections. He or she is an old timer from those days. Harold also plays both sides. Check Harold's comment in this issues editorial to see this illustrated.

posted by Scapegoat on 11/19/13 @ 07:27 a.m.

Thanks for the heads up on Harold, Scapegoat. Whoever he is he sounds pretty deranged and Nazi-like in his defense of the liberal/secular progressive movement that seems content to march us all off a cliff. I think adhering to his meds would also be advisable.

posted by rasta_man on 11/19/13 @ 10:31 a.m.
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