NSA Whistleblower is an IT Contractor!

 

Ed Snowden Patriot or Traitor

The news is certainly spreading about the NSA whistleblower and his identity!   The leak is being described as “the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history”!  The Guardian is the website I first read about his identity and they also conducted the first interview with Ed Snowden, so I have linked their article.  We are now learning that he is an IT guy that has been contracting with the NSA and the CIA.  I can’t even imagine what the Liability Insurance hit will be for this guy’s contract.  For those that are unaware of this insurance… most contracting companies have very expensive Errors and Omissions Insurance, (liability insurance per se).  It protects the contract company from things just like this.  Can you imagine?   His company, Booz Allen has confirmed that Ed Snowden is currently a contractor with them.

Now, what I find even more intriguing is the fact that this whistleblower is a 29 year old Systems guy that is making $200,000+ dollars, is living in Hawaii and is coming out to share with the world that he was the one that leaked all this information about NSA gathering this data on Americans.  

One blogger I read earlier today stated… If his motivations prove to be sincere, this is a 21st century example of an American who has “pledged his life, fortune and sacred honor”, harkening back to the courage and commitment to freedom of our founding fathers.  

Booz Allen’s statement is, naturally, not so complimentary.  ”News reports that this individual has claimed to have leaked classified information are shocking, and if accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm. We will work closely with our clients and authorities in their investigation of this matter”. 

Not to make light of this, but an IT friend sent me a joke that I just have to share with you all!  

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/chain_of_command.png

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/chain_of_command.png

 

So what do YOU think, is he a Patriot or a traitor?  Comment below… let’s talk about it!  

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