Protecting Snowden

4 Jul

Such self-designated ‘wise men’ of our time as David Brooks and Tom Friedman, highly influential opinion and opinionated writers of the NY Times, have been telling their readers that Edward Snowden was decent and intelligent, but overstepped the law by arrogating to himself the disclosure of the ‘total data’ surveillance programs of the National Security Agency of the U.S. Government. By deliberately releasing abundant evidence of the astonishing breadth and depth of surveillance, Snowden was clearly motivated by the concern that rights of privacy, the quality of democratic life, and respect for the sovereignty of foreign countries and the confidentiality of diplomatic events were being placed in jeopardy. For some, this bold decision to expose American intelligence gathering made Snowden a villain, called ‘a traitor’ by a variety of public officials including John Kerry, the Secretary of State. There is no doubt that Snowden is guilty of violating espionage laws, which automatically almost constitutes treason for those who possess an ultra-nationalist mentality. Those who think this way believe Snowden deserves to be punished to the limits of the law, and that foreign governments friendly to this country should accede to Washington’s request for his detention and expulsion to the United States to face charges.

Of course for many others Snowden is a hero for our times, actions that should be honored by a Nobel Prize. Snowden put democratic accountability ahead of his own career and security, knowingly placing himself at great risk by daring to challenge the security policies of the government of his own mighty country for the sake of avoiding a gathering Orwellian political storm. What President Obama speaking after the Snowden leaks described in Germany somewhat disingenuously as “a circumscribed, narrow system directed at us being able to protect our own people.” What protection of the American people have to do with listening in on the diplomatic communications of European Union members seems more than far fetched!

There are many sober voices declaring themselves worried about the dangerous implications of such a massive breach of national security, especially following the major discrediting disclosures of those recent master whistle blowers—Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. In effect, given the kind of security threats that exist in the post-9/11 world the public must trust the government to strike the right balance between protecting the country against threats to national security and upholding the liberty of its citizens and respecting the sovereignty of other countries. As Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and later the NSA, put it after these events: “We are now going to target the U.S. as if it were a foreign country.” Should Snowden’s violation of his oath and of espionage laws be welcomed as ‘a safety valve,’ a check upon abusive government, or as a gaping hole in governmental operations that needs to be closed as tightly as possible? The Belt Way insiders’ argument is that unless this latter approach is taken governmental policymaking will suffer because the needed institutional confidence that secrets are kept will be lost.

I find the Big Brother fears more credible than these anxieties about leaks in the secrecy enclosures relied upon by supposedly constitutional governments in defiance of the democratic ethos of accountability, transparency, and participation. What one finds consistently in government practice is an excess of secrecy via promiscuous classification tendencies that seem frequently used often to avoid embarrassing politicians from exposing dubious behavior or protecting bureaucrats from second-guessing and hostile commentary by journalists and the public. What is evident is that the government, even in a country that prides itself on freedom and privacy, tends to view information gathering in a spirit similar to weaponry—do whatever the technology allows so long as the costs are reasonable and the risks can be contained at moderate levels. And with the advent of digitized information technology, the sky is the limit: the PRISM program that was what Snowden was working on in his role as private contractor in the employ of the consulting firm of Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and —-, was an indiscriminate data collection process that didn’t confine its intrusions to those for whom there existed grounds of suspicion. Indeed, every person everywhere was now living under a cloud of suspicion, there were no roster of ‘usual suspects’ to be rounded up in the aftermath of serious criminal incidents. The distinction crucial for the political wellbeing of people living in a liberal society between suspect and citizen now seems superseded and irrelevant, and this is an ominous development that should be challenged.

Two major developments brought this unsavory reality into being, and given ‘libertarian politics’ a new credibility. First, the most feared existential security threat became associated with potential political extremists who could be anywhere, within or beyond national borders, with or without affiliations to a political network. Consider such instances as the Norwegian Islamophobic right wing sociopath, Anders Breivik, guilty of a massacre on July 22, 2011 or the Tsarnaev brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombers on April 15, 2013. It is truly the case that the presence of isolated individuals, as well as transnational terrorist networks, pose severe threats to the viability of constitutional democracies. Many have voiced fears that a repetition of 9/11 in the United States would produce a slide into a kind of reactive fascism, and thus some sacrificing of freedoms, placing our trust in elected leaders and representative institutions, and hoping for the best is a kind of situational necessity. Politicians contend that such information trolling in the private domains of peoples’ lives has already contributed to the avoidance of terrorist attacks and horrifying incidents in as many as 90% of the cases of successful prevention. That is, the kind of threat that dominates our current fears can only be addressed in a responsible manner by giving up any expectations of autonomous citizenship or the promises of accountable government. Such a democratic slippage may simply have become a fact of 21st century life about which most of society has accepted, even if with scant awareness of what is happening.

The second important factor is the ‘can do’ quality of digital technology as applied to the temptations of mass surveillance whether for purposes of governmental control or private profit. Information can be gathered, enlisting the social networking infrastructures of modern society, stored, analyzed, coded, and made available for a wide range of licit and illicit uses. There is a sinister continuity between the technological capabilities of the massive data collection program of the NSA known as PRISM and the lethal drone missions controlled by civilian operators acting far from any combat zone, carrying out battle plans based on the selection of targets from a kill list presented daily to the president, and approving in secret the execution of American citizens and those living in foreign countries who owe no allegiance to American laws. Such is the nature of the ‘global war’ unleashed by George W. Bush after 9/11 and continued by Barack Obama. There are reassurances that care is taken, efforts are made to minimize mistakes, and only the most imminent of threats are targets. The objective assessment of the killing fields tell a different story—of innocent persons killed, of ‘signature’ strikes targeting for death those against whom there is only vague circumstantial evidence, of a reign of terror in areas where suspects are supposed to be based.

In actuality, what Snowden did was surprisingly responsive to national security concerns, including the protection of secrecy surrounding controversial overseas undertakings. Snowden has indicated that he never had an intention to release any documents that implicate particular agents engaged in covert operations or that reveal the location of CIA bases in foreign countries. In effect, Snowden was acknowledging that the government has ‘secrets’ that deserve keeping, and that he was distinguishing these from the those that were not justified by security considerations and posed a severe threat to the future quality of constitutional democracy. It is undoubtedly the case, as Snowden has hinted, that he had good reason to believe without such an unauthorized disclosure, the public would have no way of finding out what was going on and no say in shaping the privacy/security balance, and the government would undoubtedly continue to rely on excessive claims of secrecy to insulate itself from procedures of accountability, including the rather unconvincing forms of oversight that are entrusted with avoiding wrongdoing in its surveillance gulag. I think there is good reason to conclude that it is only the obtrusiveness of whistleblowers that produces these occasional glimmers of sunlight that illumine to some degree the dark corridors of governmental power.

The three major whistleblowing incidents of the last half century bearing on national security, (Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers), Bradley Manning (Iraq and Afghanistan document trove), and Snowden (the NSA Prism Program of Surveillance) had one thing in come, disclosures of state crimes that had been long covered up, and were integral to structures of impunity that seem vital to the performance of the dirty work of empire. Daniel Ellsberg in a Salon interview with Brad Friedman on June 14, 2013 [Salon.com] insisted that a more permissive political atmosphere existed in 1972 when he released the Pentagon Papers. There was then at least the possibility of getting the story out without being thrown into prison under conditions of solitary confinement (Manning) or hounded as if a common criminal (Assange, and now Snowden). Under current conditions it seems as if the only way for Snowden to have some opportunity to give his reasons for doing what he did was to go abroad, and then seek asylum.

What seems most dismaying about the Snowden affair is the prosecutorial zeal of the Obama presidency, supposedly liberal in its outlook on matters of personal freedom and the values of constitutional government. What Snowden has done is so clearly ‘a political crime,’ if it is a crime at all, and in recognition of this there has existed since the French Revolution been seen as inconsistent with the generally desirable policy of inter-governmental cooperation in the apprehension of suspected criminals. In such circumstances it is unseemly to instruct the Vice President to call around the world exerting leverage to discourage grants of asylum or sanctuary to Snowden, or worse yet, to use American influence to interfere with international flights thought to be associated with Snowden’s attempt to seek asylum, itself a right conferred in Article 14(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Maybe it is a legal stretch to insist on Snowden’s right of asylum considering that the ‘persecution’ he might face if returned to the United States would be nothing more (or less) than prosecution under applicable American criminal law, which presumably would be carried out in a judicially supervised manner as constitutionally prescribed by due process standards. But given the vindictive response to the Manning release of a cache of documents to WikiLeaks, and the refusal of the government to acknowledge the implications of policies that are criminal in nature, asylum should be granted to Snowden, and the failure to do so exhibits two features of present world order: American exceptionalism (would the US Government really turn over to China or Cuba a person who had risked everything to disclose state secrets to the world? The following statutory language is certainly suggestive of an answer: “No return or surrender shall be made of any person charged with the commission of any offense of a political nature.”); and the logic of major states that share an interest in collaborating with each other so as to keep the lid of secrecy covering their most nefarious practices.

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31 Responses to “Protecting Snowden”

  1. Gene Schulman July 4, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    An excellent essay, Richard. I’m afraid the one lesson we should learn from the Snowden affair, is that we can no longer trust our government. It will take a long, long time for people, at least those who are not apathetic or brainwashed, to regain any confidence in what our government tells us.

    For a superb analysis of the Snowden affair I recommend listening to this address by Glen Greenwald: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/30

    • Francis Oeser July 4, 2013 at 6:28 am #

      GENE,
      you’re right. The web site ‘commomdreams’ is amazing. It’s a side of USA seldom seen. VERY heartening. The message, “courage is infectious” is wonderful (and true!). “Trust” too is infectious – not that we have much left for governments.
      Francis

      • Francis Oeser July 4, 2013 at 6:37 am #

        MY PREVIOUS COMMENT to Richard seems to be lost. So I’ll repeat: I’d add to his excellent piece that governments and their agencies both tend to be self-protective. They will, if in a corner, make war with all its support (censorship, armies, national myth- peddling, lies etc). Nowadays the NSA or MI5 (for instance) are more powerful than government. We MUST be aware of their potential to cause havock in response to whistle-blowing. They will play with anhyalation in their own defence.

    • Kata Fisher July 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

      I just have a reflection/I seen something: what unreasonable and evil people did in time-pass (implementing those obnoxious practices of surveillance/floppy ears) now has caused a valuable youth (Mr. Snowden) to go without his citizenship. They stripped him of his citizenship.
      This is what wicked do in UAE (United Arab Emirates) to international citizens in order to make them slaves–they stripp them of their citizenship. (This is also what Nazi did to Jewish people during WWII).
      Unreasonable and evil people stripped Mr. Snowden of his citizenship, and by what? They took away his constitutional right.
      They implemented unconstitutional process and with that they took away constitutional right of their citizen.
      In addition to that they mocked and still mock diplomats with their way. (This is what I have seen). I believe I am seeing this in a accurate way.
      They even deceive God’s elect because they are exceedingly evil.
      I did not even see this until just now.
      It is not what they are not telling you, but what are they doing to you. (I am referring to evil people in government structures).
      The hate comes first, and then works of hate follow…that is what they do: the war against you–the citizens.
      Counterfeit Christians are exceedingly evil, and are same and as like illuminates/definite Psychopaths.
      K.F.

    • calculoalternativo July 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

      For sure what government have done to people around the world is from a long time a crime against the rights of the individual. Property is just spoils of wars for soldiers a long (or not) time ago.http://calculoalternativo.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/facebooking-wolfram/

  2. starkmad2013 July 4, 2013 at 5:14 am #

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  3. walker b percy July 4, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Richard,
    The focus on Snowden’s whereabouts and eventual fate is a diversion from the real story. He has made clear that additional blockbuster revelations are imminent, and that no government actions can affect the inevitability of the next set of disclosures. This seems like a credible threat, and those that believe that the US or Israeli intelligence services can defeat his encryption are probably wrong. Snowden apparently understands this technology as well as anyone, so there is no reason to disbelieve his and Assange’s assertions that the documents about to be released will truly disrupt the status quo in ways that we can only guess about now. For those of us opposed to the reckless neo-conservative agenda of endless war, Snowden’s actions represent a potential breakthrough. Neo-con efforts to suppress dissent must be exposed if we are ever to reclaim hope for a better future.

    Snowden’s actions should be seen as selfless and heroic. He understood the danger of his actions, and his capture or assassination will only cement his reputation as someone who sacrificed his life to expose a security infrastructure that threatens to stifle dissent at a perilous moment for human civilization on earth. We can only hope that a few other “system administrators” will follow his lead and shut down the surveillance state. The Internet is too vast and too unruly to be controlled for long, and the truth will slowly emerge. The question is whether this will happen before or after the final conflict so desired by the zionist-controlled military-industrial complex has destroyed everything mankind has worked for over thousands of years of slow, fitful progress.
    walker

    • Kata Fisher July 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      I cannot believe that I have found a friend…Hallo Walker! (Smile).
      About Snowden:
      Snowden should change his profession, become a diplomat…his work gives evidence to that, still he was not qualified/equipped to warfare the beast that he did. (Sometimes education can help one step out their appointed calling). Was he called to that which he did? It is possible—we do not know that. It is between him and God.
      He needs people like Church Catholic Charismatic to be sent to him, and minister to him in all his needs. (Whatever he feels by Spirit he must do, she should be allowed to pursuit). He should go straight to Vatican embassy. This is my Faith and I believe so. He should avoid causing future distress to governments, and add to stressful relationships—he should just go to Church because the priests are eager to serve abused, underserved.
      I believe that he was moved by Spirit of God. Sometimes, by Spirit one can move beyond the Law that is appointed in a land, for there are other laws that are appointed —and Spirit of God has authority to annul man-made laws (that are evil in essence). Yes, by Spirit of God you can.
      If you look at some things of past (at least 100 years of recent history), and then a very recent historical events here in US activity of Nazi-spirit in US government is very visible. And there are so many valid reports about that, as well. Now, not that US government is evil in essence (God forbid that is so, because it is a valid model for a democratic governing). It would be impossible to rule spiritually excommunicated people without excellent government that is established here in US. Truly it is a very diverse in its structure, and has a factor to sustain that which is not sustainable.
      But things become problem when things of democratic governing model are interpreted according to evil, in essence—or when essence of evil is attributed to it (or imputed) to it. There are some evil people that sow things according to their evil spirit, in all governments, as there are people that sow evil things in all religions of the world. (Now, am speaking in general terms—not specifics that are vast, and are debatable). I certainly do not intend to offend anyone. But if anyone is offended I do ask for a graceful reflection why I say things that I do.
      When a blessed line (someone like Mr. Snowden) gets exposed to evil like Mr. Snowden was —they cannot help nausea and impression by Spirit over that. The law of their conscience prevails (now this is freedom of expression, in essence the freedom according to Spirit).
      Snowden work was to assisting a government to help itself. And really, what he did it was assisting a government to help itself, even if is not interpreted—or seen in that way.
      He did not work toward destruction in essence, but in truth, and accountability toward people, but also accountability toward other governments that US claims to be in friendship with.
      I do believe in exchange of reasonable information, and even in overseeing its citizens, as well as citizen of other nations; however, it should be done in sincerity of a Spirit, without greed. Everyone is accountable to act responsible.
      No one appreciate works of darkness that are cowering, in essence.
      If American policy toward Moslem world would change, meaning to change toward Islam faith and resources of Moslem world, then they would have more sincere relationships and less problems, all together. But who can cut down on their porky-pie? (Evil greed’s of religiously evil and/or economically unsatisfied is destructing force); it was always like that….crusades, colonial era, dark-ages, we can just reopen contemporary issues according to their historical packages. Why can we do that and repent of it? We do ask, “why?”
      Many Blessings Walker,
      K.F.

      • walker b percy July 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

        Kata, I still don’t really know what you are talking about, Can you please rephrase your point in a shorter, less elliptical format, and omit the blessings. Then I can reply to you in a more constructive way.
        thanks, walker

    • Kata Fisher July 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

      Walker,
      Mr. Snowden is abused by his nation, and his people are not serving him efficiently.
      He also is not served by other nations. He is on his own, and how can that be applicable when it is not.
      This is why: he is spiritual and/or a blessed line. Because of that he is not on his own.
      There is always a Church-valid that he can go to and sort these things out.
      Sometimes people are moved by law of their conscience, which gives evidence to their work as good and/or spiritually valid work, spiritual in essence.
      Church that is valid is in stewardship over that.
      The Church is neutral, and can and will dismiss work that is not valid (such as prosecution of Mr. Snowden).
      The Church which is valid is also limited to their appointed areas, and also depends on many other that are in their appointed areas.
      I hope that this is more readable. Thanks,
      K.F.

      • walker b percy July 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

        thanks, Kata. I essentially agree with you that Snowden is to be commended for his actions, not attacked. I don’t think that the church has much of anything to do with it, and I am not sure how you conclude that he was driven by spiritual convictions. But you may be right. Perhaps we will learn more about his motivations soon.
        Walker

    • Kata Fisher July 5, 2013 at 1:08 am #

      Walker,
      Priesthood should be aware what is going on spiritualy with Mr. Snowden. In addition to that they can do that which is right. Church Catholic/Vatican can be very political, at times…sometimes is appropriate and other times is not. This is a very appropriate and acceptable time for Church Catholic Charismatic to be appropriate, in a way. He does not deserve to be in position which he is right now.
      I hope this gets resolved very fast, I do hope for him.
      K.F.

  4. Leif Petersen July 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Wiretapping the population is worse than what Stasi did.

    It is against free speech because people have to worry that whatever they say will be collected and may be used to profile them, and used against them if they apply for a government job, or to hurt them in other ways.

    In a surveillance state nobody is innocent, a crime can always be found.

    • Kata Fisher July 5, 2013 at 1:03 am #

      Mr. Petersen,

      Look and see, I am ordained by accident –an evil and disorderly church practice of church invalid charismatic in the land…I can oversee everything that I want!? No, not really, I was not allowed by Spirit of God to be on my own. I mean Church practices viciously violated in the land. I like to put fun things aside. These things are not humorous. I do not laugh.
      Spying which is illegal/unethical–not reasonable for this point in time? True it is so, no one likes that. It is illegal. One cannot nor should be allowed to do that which is illegal. But people say, “Hay everybody does it, and it is acceptable.” And soon enough you see them obsessed wiretapping all that they can, controlling population, and all that. This in essence is cultic and quite psychopathic practice.
      But no, and absolutely not necessary to spy—one spies on their own behave—that which they choose, and sometimes on behave of people (people choices—what people want and do: be in someone’s daily business/daily bread). This is not acceptable? Possibly not, but sometimes people get what they chose and then they find out that is not quite right.
      One should oversee people and not spy on their population—or other populations. However, overseeing is more ethical and is also quite expensive for a nation, all together. This is a task for many of nations.
      It can also break a bank to take care about people in your land/oversee—not spy on them. To implement ethical practice can take forever, and one have to get it right; it is like a task impossible, in a way… if you would like to experiment on your own, one can get it by a random chance, just maybe. One should not experiment on things like that. One can learn from healthy societies, and duplicate that, in a way.
      Spaying is different from overseeing.
      Fellowship is another way.
      Here they were imitating Church practice given by Paul to Church that was Charismatic in essence, and in corporate setting. Charismatic Individuals in their homes followed instruction of Paul. Lo and behold not all Christians are valid—that I did not know.
      I went nowhere with a Gospel but these masses would come to you. For women to take the Gospel and start running around with is a witchcraft practice…unless women were spiritually violated, and things would be quite wrong. A woman can teach the Scripture better than any man, and she can put them to shame; it is possible. Truly this is possible. A woman can take spiritual authority over the Gospel and all man, but this is ridicules for a Church practice. At her best a woman with the Scripture can and will mock (either man or God). She will mock.
      Churches here also spiritually violate women when they allow them for over excess handling of the Scripture, all together. We say, “Woe, woe, woe…please does not do that.” Only occasionally it may be appropriate. Look and see women and man that are religious here in US are excessively self-entertained with the Scripture…and look and see what is going on with the kids. Are kids taken care of? I say, “no.” There are serious violations of child-rights in the land. And by whom? Church that is wicked. But these masses would come to you with a false Gospel, yes they would do that.
      Now, sometimes what church-crowd does it shows up in government practices and it is really funny, but who can laugh about it? I do not.
      Testing of the spirit, they would do that, and this practice was/is a joke. Seriously, just a practice of spiritual obnoxiousness…Why? All these people were uncultivated masses and not qualified for the ministry they took on, and did that which they should have done not. In addition to that on non-members and those who are not sent to you one should not do that which they do.
      Like I said, people do some evil things that are just wrong, violate Church practice. This nonsense is unbreakable cycle.
      I really feel compassion toward reasonable people in the land. How abused are the children? We say, Come-on, just unbelievable!
      Thanks,
      K.F.

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  6. john francis lee July 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    I’m glad you finally end up on the side of Snowden and all the rest of us at the end.

    I am amazed at the credence you give to the government side.

    The government has wildly overreached and the main actors there … President, Senate and House ‘oversight’ committees, FISA court … should be the ones charged, certainly not Snowden.

    I am glad that you eventually come around to Snowden’s defense, but there is criminal liability on the government’s side that you seem willing to ‘forgive and forget’. They will always keep pushing for more and more power, and consequently for more betrayal of their responsiblities.

    Allowing them to walk … not just to walk but to prosecute the real hero and to ground planes in third countries that are ‘suspected’ of helping Snowden … just as they routinely murder people in third coluntirs that are ‘suspected militants’ ! That is just too much.

    While it is true that punishing the malefactors in this case will be difficult, that is no reason not to name the names and level charges. We have at least to put them on notice that we know them for the criminals they are.

    • Kata Fisher July 5, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      About Barak: We do adore him in his humbling cockiness. We would not make any charge against him in any shape–or form. I am humbling cocky about that.
      Barracks adviser lack education, and are not qualified. Altogether, they should be fired. How it is that they cannot discern their right hand from the left one? Barrack in his power is limited, especially concerning things that he inherited (from previous instances). And the advisors are not quite sure how to balance that out, all together. Eight-year-long epoch was quite interesting, all together. Who did enjoy it? Church valid certainly has not, not it could.

  7. jb July 8, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    I haven’t been able to read Professor Falk’s essay yet, but look forward to it.
    I just wanted to say there is a petition on the White House “We The People” petition site to pardon Edward Snowden. I saw this about two weeks ago.
    It seems to me that the U.S. has many things to address domestically, and that it has created a scandal internationally, that may well turn out to have been ill-advised, in the manner it is pursuing Mr. Snowden.
    With so much taking place daily, and “intelligence/counterintelligence” changing, by the day – it is hard for anyone to follow.
    With all the prejudice and bias, inherent in much of the media, one cannot understand anything, except what comes directly from the “people” – diverse, though that, invariably, is.
    I hope Mr. Snowden, is safe, wherever he is. It is a travesty, in my mind, for the media, etc. to “hunt” him down, like some war criminal.
    I cannot say, but, it must be an awful situation to be in for anyone.

    • Kata Fisher July 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

      Dear J. B.,
      It is important to hear what people have to say about issues, and think and sometimes be accountable to act on their request.

      I just recently came across a Jewish Rabbi who thinks exactly like I in reference to some issues with Israel. He must be either Judah—or household of David. There is no other possibility that he says–or thinks what he does and that he is not filled by Spirit of God and under prophetic anointing. The Rabbi is Spirit filled and/or is under prophetic anointing. He is David—or Judah.

      They disregarded people of Holy Land when they crafted invalid Landmarks of Israel. This is my daily business, I want my Land back…I hear that from Spirit, all the time. Who has Spiritual authority over the Landmarks of Israel—no one but descendant of King David– Son of David. We have to wait for David to get the Land back.

      I had another reflection; the overflow of the Spirit last night was so great that I was catatonic, as a rock. I get like that, and the Spirit of God just moves and I get in Communion with God and the gifts of God’s Spirit become fully active. I learn things from God by His Spirit.
      All that I was feeling by Spirit it is a condemnation by Spirit of God toward the wicked–past and present works of this generation, their personal and generational wickedness that is directed toward those who done nothing wrong. They are enemies to exiles of Holy Land regardless where the exiles are. People that are in personal or generational sins of Blasphemy against God’s Spirit, and/or satanic confirmations/seals (anointing) are very, very evil—they act almost as a devil-incarnate. What happened to Landmarks of Israel are things just because of those issues. Mere humanity is incapable to create eccalistical evil, as we see in this point in time.

      But what am I talking about? I assure you that hardly anyone is capable of understanding this. Maybe some theologians in Vatican could sort it out? Possibly, they may, but only if they have exact same gifts as I—people can be Theologians, a very, very presentable one, and still be and also are as dumb as a dead-rock.

      And when I reflected on words of Rabbi, I understood how ignorant and evil people were in past, and still now are. They are the way they are because past, present, and the future are irrelevant to them. Also, it is irrelevant what is told to them, they will continue in their evil way. What do we tell them—they do not hear and obey—nor can they.
      Being deceived, they condemn without any cause God’s anointed and elected—they want to have them in their ways. Evil ways—that is what they want for anointed. In their way they shall be stopped—this is what the Spirit of God said. Time out to the wicked…this is an accursed generation—this is what I hear, and what the Spirit has said. They deceived and have sinned against Landmarks of Israel, and they still deceive and sin against all world-citizens. (By their Religious obnoxiousness and economic geed–they are wicked). Look and see the children in the Land–unlawful children that no one takes care of, in a way. Wicked Churches are evil, and all they do is abuse the members spiritually and naturally they strip them off, just as are with all citizens. The are filled with spirit of mockery against God and God’s Spirit.

      I can shake off my mind what Rabbi said, and who is not deceived, but is holy and righteous about what he has said about Israel state and present landmarks, all together. When will evil people repent? I hear that. It is not one person saying how wrong they are in their insight and their evil way, but numerous people have pointed out to their way of wickedness.

      What our Beloved Mr. Falk has said about 9/11 issues are valid reflections. Experts can just look and say, “The way buildings went down it looks like demolition of a building—and not a damage done by an air-plain.” (This is their hypothesis…Why?). But they are the experts, and experts are inflexible in their way, often. They would understand what and why they wonder and know about these things.

      Our Beloved Mr. Falk acts as a Father to all children that are teachable—or can hear, there is some wisdom of God in this presence. Why do they hate our Beloved Mr. Falk? They are anti-Spirit of God, and anti-message that is true and valid. That is why.
      We behave in civil, responsible way–and we do not believe to be as dumb as a donkey, or a dead as a rock. Still, we can choose that way as well. But why should we do that?

      This nation has sinned against Mr. Snowed, and they need to bring him back where he belongs.

      How many bad decisions have they made—or have ignored bad indicators so that Mr. Chris Stevens had to die.

      They do not have Mr. Stevens, nor can he be brought back. The Spirit of God wants Mr. Snowden back. It is so that all against him should be dismissed because it is not valid—he is prosecuted by the wicked for no constitutional grounds of this land. And anointed and elect should turn head just to another was, and say, “Nay.” God Forbid that is so.

      We know evil ways of the wicked—those are no new-news to any of God’s anointed, elected, and to spiritual people.

      By the Gift of God’s Spirit
      K.F.

      This is a web-link to what Rabbi said:

      • jb July 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

        I have heard this.
        I don’t believe many people are aware of this perspective among both Jews, and non Jews around the world.

      • Kata Fisher July 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

        Dear, J.B.,
        I thank my God for you because you must be someone special to understand that which you do.
        K.F.

  8. john francis lee July 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    I like What am I missing in the Snowden affair? much better, although I son;t see any grounds for espionage charges, or even Espionage Act charges. Snowden has exposed unconsitutional spying by the President and the NSA, and the complicity of the FISA Court and the House and Senate ‘overlook’ committees. He has not given up any ‘state’ secrets … he has exposed criminal wrongdoing.

    The above named government officials should be in the dock, not Edward Snowden. Edward Showden should be sitting up on the backseat of a convertible, blowing kisses to his admirers in a ticker tape, homecoming parade. On his way to testify at the tribunal of the President, the executives of the NSA , the Senators and Representatives who ‘overlooked’ the crimes perpetrated by the former, and by the FISA ‘judges’ who rubber-stamped the orders, thsu subverting all three brancshes of our representative government and betraying us at the most fundamental level possible, the constitutional level.

    Barack Obama and cronies belong in the Big House, not the White House.

    • Kata Fisher July 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      J.F. Lee
      Place the guilt of blood on/in the time-pass (at its actual/originate time). I would believe then you may do that which is right. Things of past can confuse your judgment to a great extend. I have nothing else to say to that.
      By Faith in God
      K.F.

  9. Victoria John July 13, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Richard,

    I have been following your writings for quite a while now. You are a brilliant beacon of light, wishing you all the best in your endeavours. Thank god we have eminent and thoughtful folk like you, with good conscience and dignity, on the side of the angels.

  10. ミュウミュウ 鞄 September 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

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    • Brian OConnor October 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      If you want a real snapshot about the NSA scandal over the past few months but also much more, watch this : http://youtu.be/lH5y-_nYEds
      (this video was extracted from montaneus.com). Very interesting results on this topic: How the NSA has secretly made the internet less secure, how the NSA spies on every US citizens, what’s its impact on global financial transactions, what were its relations with foreign countries.

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