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NSA “whistleblower” crossed the line

You have to wonder whether he had any idea of what he was doing.

The “he” is former National Security Agency contract analyst Erdward Snowden; the what, of course, is Snowden’s decision to release top secret documents which exposed a controversial NSA program to trap domestic phone calls.

After popping out of a rabbit hole in Hong Kong to take credit for the damaging leaks, Snowden’s self righteous protest against governmental intrusion has become the stuff of international intrigue.

In the hours and days following his initial media appearance, the contract employee’s stance against the clandestine phone-tapping operation split the

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