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Snowden: America should review the system of protection of whistleblowers

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Former intelligence officer and prominent whistleblower Edward Snowden believes that Washington should review the entire system of protecting people who report misconduct and corruption in US government departments, reports RIA News.


Snowden: America should review the system of protection of whistleblowers


In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Snowden said:
“We need reliable, feasible (ways) to protect the whistleblowers and open to the public records of their success. Protect the people who come to the congress with their observations and, if their efforts lead to positive policy changes, mark them for these efforts. People now have no incentive to oppose the institutions (rising) on ​​the wrong side of the law, and this needs to be changed. ”


He raised this topic after a recently published video in which former US defense official Crain shared his opinion that “treatment of corruption and illegal actions to the authorities of the country became a“ trap ”for whistleblowers”. In addition to Snowden, the ex-official cited the example of Thomas Drake, who worked at the NSA and at the beginning of the 1990s, who stated that one of the surveillance programs used by the special service was ineffective and even illegal.

The result of these revelations was the many years of prosecution of Drake. According to Krein, “situations in which whistleblowers are prosecuted because they are sending their observations to the office of the inspector general of the country's defense ministry may lead to the disappearance of opportunities for such reports.”

Commenting on this situation, Snowden noted: “The sad reality of modern politics (inside state institutions) is that it is often a mistake to appeal to the inspector general with evidence of serious disruptions in work. Going to the press is a serious risk, but in this case there are at least some chances. ”

The publication reminds that in August 2014 Mr. Snowden received in Russia an 3-year-old residence permit, which allows him to travel not only in the country, but also beyond its borders.
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  1. vorobey
    vorobey 23 May 2016 08: 29
    +2
    Snowden thought what he said?
    1. Finches
      Finches 23 May 2016 09: 08
      +1
      The state is just people, therefore it cannot be absolutely fair as a result of the imperfection of people, it only tries to be in some kind of averaged framework of universal values! And the relationship within, between the rulers and everyone else, is based on two things - fear and love! There is no third! Any third is utopia and the path to, I almost wrote, Ukraine laughing to anarchy and decline! Thus, the machine works clearly - the state gives rise to scammers and punishes scammers, thereby achieving a certain middle ground for those same universal values!
      1. Starina_hank
        Starina_hank 23 May 2016 09: 56
        0
        A normal state is a system; the better the system is debugged, the less it depends on individuals.
      2. Starina_hank
        Starina_hank 23 May 2016 09: 56
        0
        A normal state is a system; the better the system is debugged, the less it depends on individuals.
    2. anEkeName
      anEkeName 23 May 2016 09: 08
      0
      Something is wrong with the civilian kingdom.
    3. Maxom75
      Maxom75 23 May 2016 09: 15
      +8
      It seems that he is already a big boy, but he believes everything in fairy tales about an open and fair society in the USA))) That's what fairy tales about democracy do with consciousness)))
    4. sherp2015
      sherp2015 23 May 2016 11: 44
      0
      Quote: vorobey
      Snowden thought what he said?

      Wants to go to the states
  2. siberalt
    siberalt 23 May 2016 08: 32
    +2
    The informer’s system in the USA is completely useless. There is something to do with this! laughing
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 23 May 2016 08: 37
      +5
      Quote: siberalt
      The system of informers In the United States is absolutely no good. There is something to do with this!

      Like that! The most reliable and silent snitch is a dead snitch. It will be the same with Snowden if he returns to the USA.
  3. avvg
    avvg 23 May 2016 08: 32
    +3
    America is a police state, it’s a fact, and democracy in America is a screen, it’s statistics.
  4. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 23 May 2016 08: 34
    +6
    Probably a talented person, but naive as a child.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 23 May 2016 08: 38
      +3
      Probably a talented person, but naive as a child.


      I agree ... apparently grew up in an atmosphere of illusions about honesty and morality in a country like the United States ... and when I found out how politics is done, I decided to fight windmills with my own methods ...
      Pure DON QUIXOTE LAMANCHI.
  5. Berber
    Berber 23 May 2016 08: 45
    +4
    The US state is a pirate, where the law of the fittest (richest) applies. Who is stronger is right. In general, laws are for them, as we say, drawbar. Moreover, that international that domestic.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 23 May 2016 08: 47
    +4
    The mere fact of the congressman getting into his place precludes any participation in democratic processes. To whom does this naive Chukchi youth intend to complain? Or report anything?
  7. Denis DV
    Denis DV 23 May 2016 09: 07
    +3
    Well, what did he want with the Anglo-Saxon system of law laughing According to the precedent, the truth-seekers in the United States can only march on the bunks. laughing
    1. kit_bellew
      kit_bellew 23 May 2016 09: 41
      +1
      And what about Anglo-Saxon only? Absolutely everywhere, the rules are set by those who can violate them, for those who are obliged to comply with them. To make it somehow different, you need to radically re-educate a person as such. To eradicate greed, cowardice, envy, selfishness in a person. Who is ready to take up this? Stalin was trying, but how he died - a tub of slop the size of a whole country was poured on him, but what country! Not Monaco any, and not even Canada.
      Only the drunkard in the kitchen can fearlessly cut the truth-uterus - anyway, nobody needs him. drinks
  8. beer-youk
    beer-youk 23 May 2016 09: 37
    +2
    Quote: The same LYOKHA
    Pure DON QUIXOTE LAMANCHI.


    He simply does not know the eternal commandment "Do not fight the strong, and do not sue the rich."
  9. valent45
    valent45 23 May 2016 09: 50
    0
    States need to rethink their international democracy system
    right. Make appropriate amendments to their outdated constitution.
    Maybe they will cease to consider themselves exceptional. Now they are in the international arena
    EXCLUSIVELY wrong anywhere.
    1. Starina_hank
      Starina_hank 23 May 2016 10: 00
      0
      Maybe it’s enough to teach life, is it time to return to your rams ??
    2. Starina_hank
      Starina_hank 23 May 2016 10: 00
      -1
      Maybe it’s enough to teach life, is it time to return to your rams ??
  10. Altona
    Altona 23 May 2016 09: 55
    +1
    Snowden is generally not so naive and defenseless. His actions play into the hands of multinational corporations, which have not needed all this stupid NSA-CIA surveillance for a long time. They figured out us a long time ago using bots and the search queries we send. They have known for a long time what kind of chair is needed for our mother-in-law, what kind of fur coat for your wife and what kind of TV is for you. They promoted Edward to the skies. And the US state is against Snowden, surveillance programs feed a whole army of officials, programmers, technicians. One can scribble entire Talmuds of reports. To knock out new appropriations from Congress to fight the Iranian, Russian, Korean, Chinese threat. Where can we go without them? But for some reason the planes explode, terrorist attacks are thundering, and the US intelligence with a clever look in a day reports "and we knew."
  11. Ajent cho
    Ajent cho 23 May 2016 10: 50
    -2
    Snowden is a double agent. Besides - nundos. He is walking through the forest.
  12. masiya
    masiya 23 May 2016 11: 20
    0
    America will not consider ways of defense, but ways of speedy and quiet destruction of such comrades. This is a more likely development of events in the most democratic country in the world!
  13. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 23 May 2016 23: 07
    +1
    Quote: Amurets
    Quote: siberalt
    The system of informers In the United States is absolutely no good. There is something to do with this!

    Like that! The most reliable and silent snitch is a dead snitch. It will be the same with Snowden if he returns to the USA.


    if you do not know .. then google the concept of "snitch"! If I don’t have enough mind to explain it, the informer, the one who sleeps with you on the next bed, eats from the same pot and smokes one cigarette with you for two, shares a piece of bread, calls him brother and friend, but ... at the same time, he drains everything that you talk and think on the side, interested parties!
    and .... judging by the number of pluses, the site actually turns into a copy of the "censor"! It's a shame damn compatriots! Especially for fellow countrymen - the Far East!
    Learn to think with your brain at last and not stupidly vote for hurray-patriotic phrases in the style - "the whole country is shocked by ......"