Monday, June 10, 2013

how a GED-having, army reserve washout, get a $200K Booz gig capable of hurting the NSA?



politico | According to The Guardian, Snowden was raised in North Carolina and suburban Maryland. Though he did not graduate from high school, the paper said he later received a GED.

The former CIA computer technician who leaked last week’s explosive details about American classified surveillance programs spent just five months in the Army Reserve before he was discharged, records show.

Edward Snowden, the self-proclaimed whistleblower who sent the information to The Guardian and The Washington Post, joined up in 2004, but separated just five months later, an Army official told POLITICO.

“His records indicate he enlisted in the Army Reserve as a Special Forces Recruit (18X) on 7 May 2004 but was discharged 28 September 2004. He did not complete any training or receive any awards,” the spokesman said.

11 comments:

Ed Dunn said...

He read Dream and Hustle....

CNu said...

lol, evidently he didn't comprehend it....,

Ed Dunn said...

I'm not going to lie...this guy doesn't sound right..the math is not there...the security clearance process for the NSA even as a Booz consultant...something ain't right here

CNu said...

I invoked TSA specifically to evoke "make-work" for unproductive useless eaters..., but this goes waaaaay beyond the "mediocrity as signpost for privilege" thing - and like you note - sum'n plainly not right here.

Ed Dunn said...

I read books where a puppet spymaster give these kind of amateur hour idiots enough rope to hang themselves and set them up as the fall guy. That is what this sound like.

Joyce M said...

I read at Mother Jones that he didn't take any cyber classes at the community college he attended.

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Joyce M said...

Word on the Tweet is that he had contact with a reporter and pundit(who works for the libertarian Cato Institute) before he started the job that gave him access to the classified material he stole.

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Dale Asberry said...

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, maybe?

CNu said...

Point being that he may have exceptionally rich and powerful patrons capable of greasing the skids of whatever now unfolds?

Nice...., good looking out Joyce.