US' New Fear: Snowden Has 'Doomsday Cache'
'Thank you, Snowden' buses hit DC streets
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2013 4:41 AM CST
"The elites in DC may not ride the bus, but they can’t avoid reading the bus," says the group that funded the Snowden ads.   (Partnership for Civil Justice Fund)

(Newser) – "The worst is yet to come" in the Edward Snowden leaks, a US official warns—and it could come all at once. American and British officials are more than a little worried about a "doomsday" cache of highly classified intelligence files the NSA leaker is believed to have stored in a data cloud, Reuters finds. The material is well-protected by encryption and multiple passwords, sources say, but experts believe intelligence experts in China or Russia, where Snowden has received temporary asylum, could crack it if they found it.

Some administration officials believe Snowden made off with enough material to keep the leaks coming for another two years. The unpublished material is believed to include plenty of potentially damaging information about the CIA—possibly including the names of agents. Adding insult to potential injury, intelligence workers in Washington, DC, dealing with the fallout from the leaks might be further angered to see ads thanking Snowden on the sides of city buses. An ad campaign hailing him as a hero for exposing "misinformation and lies told to us by politicians" began yesterday, funded by a free-speech advocacy group, reports Russia Today.

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Nov 26, 2013 10:17 PM CST
HERO? What has Special Ed done that's "wrong"?: 1) Theft 2) False credentials 3) Tampering with national security 4) Placing all Americans at risk 5) International flight 6) Traveling on a voided passport 7) Bartering with items/information he doesn't legally own nor has personally created 8) Terroristic threats 9) Unethical treatment toward his employer 10) Misrepresentation 11) Perjury/breach of oath 12) Dereliction of duty 13) Failure to follow orders. 14) Impersonation of known government officials/identity theft. He's also flirting with, in fact, trying to set up the two main offenses: A) Assisting foreign powers B) Aiding the enemy. Sure, the Constitution guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, and the right to free speech is great... but NOT when it will cause a danger to National Security. The info Snowjob likely possesses is probably EXACTLY the kind of stuff al Qaeda wants leaked out so they can learn better of how to successfully find ways to kill Americans at will. Not to mention, maybe names and locations of counter-terrorism spies that the U.S. has out in the field infiltrating the ranks of those would-be murderers. People want to complain about the NSA and alleged "spying", but then they'll also complain about not feeling the government is doing enough to protect them from al Qaeda! The NSA is not "hiding" anything, but they'll be truly ineffective if EVERYONE knows what they're working on. Has NOBODY stopped for a moment and asked "why" the NSA has been doing what they're doing? Did people think the authorities use magic to uncover terrorist plots?
Nov 26, 2013 9:10 PM CST
MY BIGGEST FEAR ? That Snowden will continue to be news worthy instead of disappearing into obscurity..
Nov 26, 2013 6:24 PM CST
oh hum!