Whistleblower Edward Snowden Given Sam Adams Award by Former Distinguished Officials of the CIA, NSA, FBI, and Justice Department

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October 15, 2013 by Alfred

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He may have technically been guilty of mishandling classified information, however the greater good was served by Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing on  wrongdoing and furthermore, according to the Government Accountability Project (GAP) Director of National Security and Human Rights, Jesselyn Radak, were whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden provided with the proper forum and whistleblower protections they deserve, then Snowden would have most probably chosen to avail himself of this approach to expose what his conscience as a solid citizen made him feel compelled to share.

Yesterday, on October 13, 2013 former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, former National Security Agency senior executive Thomas Drake, and former U.S. Department of Justice ethics adviser, Jesselyn Radack, presented Snowden with an award from the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence.

Today, the group was interviewed by Amy Goodman, director of the prestigious Democracy Now program.

To the detriment of the American people’s right to be informed objectively, the mainstream media, while reporting on the meeting of the group with Snowden in Russia to bestow him with this award, failed to invite all, or at least some of the distinguished members of this group for an interview.

The video and text of this awesome interview can be seen on the infra link :

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/14/edward_snowden_is_a_patriot_ex

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