Hadas Gold / Politico:
Edward Snowden's Christmas message — ‘Together we can find a better balance. End mass surveillance,’ said Snowden. AP Photo — Close — NSA leaker Edward Snowden is offering an “alternative” Christmas Message, saying a child born today will “never know what it means to have a private moment.”
1 - Why did you steal at least 1,500,000 files if only a few hundred or few thousand would have shown NSA overreach?
2 - Why did you go to Greenwald and The Guardian - each well-known for their leftist and anti-American and anti-defense establishment attitudes?
3 - Why didn't you release them to CNN and the NYTIMES or Jonathan Turley and even the Congressional committees which have oversight over the NSA?
4 - If you are really a libertarian, then why did you run away from the USA and go to China and Russia with the hope of eventually going to Cuba as none of these three are nations which have respect for liberty?
5 - Is it mere coincidence that these three are major enemies of the USA and each has major spying operations against the USA and each could benefit immensely from getting secret information about the USA's intel' gathering apparatus?
6 - Why did the CIA flag you as a a suspected security risk in 2009, were you already spying in 2009 for Russia, China and/or Cuba? Since this is before you worked at the NSA and before you could have been aware of the extent of NSA collection methods, were you flagged as risk because you were inappropriately probing for CIA intel' to give Russia and China and/or Cuba?
7 - Why did you begin spying for Russia, China and/or Cuba - was it for money or are you a committed socialist bent of hurting the USA??Answers from Mr. Snowden - or any of his supporters here or in Russia, China and Cuba would be appreciated.