Ed Snowden: US Government “Could Have Prevented 9/11”

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Since 2013 the real government whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has been in political asylum in Russia, where he continues to write books and tell his story of how as an employee of the NSA he discovered that the government was breaking the law in constructing a massive surveillance state. Today, the surveillance is such a ubiquitous par of our lives, that people have come to see it as a normal part of everyday life, and hardly any politician bothers to work against it. It’s here to stay, sadly.

Recently, Snowden published a book entitled Permanent Record, which was immediately attacked by the US government, prompting them to sue Snowden for all of the profits related to the book. The government does not want you to hear his message. Ironically, though, Permanent Record became an instant bestseller, and Snowden’s popularity has only increased in recent years.

In a newly released podcast by Joe Rogan, Snowden calls in from Russia, talking about his understanding of how corruption from within has led the permanent establishment of the massive and highly profitable surveillance state which has filled the coffers of defense contractors and corrupt politicians. Snowden discusses the fact that all three branches of the U.S government are corrupt and that for admirable government employees who witness government agencies breaking the law have no available channels to blow the whistle and get the truth out to the American people.

Interestingly, in the podcast Snowden also talks about his experience on 9/11 when he was working for a small business out of a house on Fort Meade near the DC metro area. He describes how the base, which is home to a vast portion of the U.S. Military’s intelligence apparatus, was immediately dispatched and the base cleared as soon as the events of the day began to unfold.

Snowden points out how strange this was, considering that all of the personnel on the base would have been more than willing to take the risk of being attacked in order to fulfill the duty they has all signed up for, that of protecting the American people. Snowden’s point here is that the intelligence agencies were essentially taken off-line at the most critical moment in the entire history of their existence.

So, why did the directors of these agencies send all of these resources home on 9/11?

Snowden continues…

“It says so much about the bureaucratic character of how the government works. The people who rise to the top of these governments. It’s about risk management for them. It’s about never being criticized for something…

Everybody wants to believe in conspiracy theories because it helps life make sense. It helps us believe that somebody is in control… that somebody is calling the shots, that these things all happen for a reason. There are real conspiracies… but when you look back at the 9/11 report and when you look back at the history of what actually happened, what we can prove. Not on what we can speculate on, but what are at least are the commonly agreed facts… it’s very clear to me, as someone who worked in the intelligence community… that these attacks could have been prevented.

He goes on to explain that the government’s excuse for not preventing the attacks was essentially due to the fact that the various intelligence agencies were unable to effectively share information, coordinate investigations, and work together. Snowden is implying that 9/11 was essentially allowed to happen so that the mass surveillance state, which is insanely profitable to certain people, could be created. And it has since been created.

Considering that the Patriot Act soon followed 9/11, and in the nearly two decades since, the massive warfare and surveillance state continues to balloon and spread its reach into American citizen’s lives and around the globe, Snowden’s assessment seems rather accurate.

The full interview is almost 3 hours long, and is posted in full here:

  • voza0db

    The USofT government didn’t prevent it because it was part of the show.

  • Stansfield Smith

    This writer is jumping to conclusions. “Snowden is implying that 9/11 was essentially allowed to happen so that the mass surveillance state, which is insanely profitable to certain people, could be created. And it has since been created.” There is no reason to think Snowden was implying that. He said intelligence agencies were not working together. And you cannot read this article and say why exactly Snowden said 9/11 could have been prevented,

  • mwildfire

    In the middle of this piece between two sections in red, is an odd paragraph that has nothing to do with the rest of this piece, appears to have been included by accident.

  • 2Ronnie47

    Yes, what was that all about?

  • voza0db

    No accident!

    Just some lovely google script for click-bait ads!

    It’s a part of the source code page of popularresistance so they resist to many stuff expect google power and cash!

    Add to google the amazon cloud scripts, and the facebook scripts and the twitter scripts and popular resistance is just another corporate run site. COLLECTING INFORMATION about the “resistance”!

  • honky1

    Snowden is not that dumb, he knows who the players were for 911. The question is why is he skipping over the truth that segments of the US and Israeli governments were responsible.

  • voza0db

    He doesn’t want to die young due to some novichok event!


    Its some right wing conspiracy thing threatening us with a female Obama.- Its a fascist ad- all you have t do is open it to find out. I don’t know why I have to do it for you.

  • voza0db
  • John Chadwick

    This got hacked by a right-wing book ad warning against a socialist POTUS…

  • voza0db
  • Bruce Patin

    Snowden says he only relies on things we can prove. Well, since he escaped to Russia, some physicists and engineers have been able to prove that those buildings could not have come down without planted explosives. Arabs in airplanes did not do it.

  • dopfa

    The government could have prevented 9-11 because the government created 9-11. The evidence is overwhelming.

  • Lonnie Lopez

    I guess you skipped that part about conspiracy theories, huh?

  • Lonnie Lopez

    Y’all skipped that part about conspiracy theories, huh?

  • honky1

    I guess you skipped over the part about doing your homework. Look into the collaspe of building 7 on that day