This is why we still need whistleblowers
Sep 10, 2013
Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA spying is finally starting to pay off.
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials on Tuesday released previously classified documents showing misuse of a domestic spying program in 2009.
The Obama administration has been facing mounting pressure to reveal more details about the government's domestic surveillance program since a former intelligence contractor released documents showing massive National Security Agency trawling of domestic data....
Would the govt ever have admitted wrong doing if Edward Snowden had not sacrificed his life and career to pressure them into admitting their illegal spying?
No, of course not. The spying will no doubt continue, but they are hoping to get ahead of the issue and admit just enough to satisfy people and put them back to sleep. Then it will be business as usual.
Except that they will put more security measures in place so it is less likely we find out about more of their illegal activities.
Fortunately for us, there are a lot of good people who work for these agencies. People who are just as disturbed about this stuff as we are. I doubt if the NSA will ever be able to terrorize their employees enough to prevent more whistleblowers. That must put the fear of God into them.