Edward Snowden's crime was exposing NSA DEA Wall St. corruption.

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    Exposure reveals the disturbing extent to which the US' government and corporate sectors have merged.

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    The recent NSA leak reveals the disturbing extent to which the US' government and corporate sectors have merged.

    Edward Snowden and Washington's revolving-door culture
    Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:53
    by Nikolas Kozloff, the author of Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008).

    In the wake of the Edward Snowden controversy - the National Security Agency whistleblower who revealed secret US government surveillance programmes - the Obama administration has been forced on the defensive and obliged to answer uncomfortable questions about the extent and power of government eavesdropping.

    The scandal, however, has also placed a spotlight on Washington's revolving-door culture between private contractors and official government agencies. As further details emerge, it seems increasingly clear that Snowden's company Booz Allen Hamilton has been able to amass unprecedented power over the nation's affairs. In a perversion of democracy, Booz Allen now handles everything from consulting services to technology support and analysis for the Obama administration.

    Americans might be surprised to learn of the extent and scope of government outsourcing. Booz Allen holds a contract to provide IT modernisation and support to key Justice Department agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Executive Office for United States Attorneys.

    Snowden's company, which receives nearly all of its funding from the federal government, is in turn owned by private equity firm Carlyle Group. According to Forbes magazine, the Booz Allen sale has proven very lucrative for Carlyle, netting a whopping $2bn for the firm so far. A corporation known for its ties to insider politicians, Carlyle once employed none other than George Herbert Walker Bush as an adviser. His son George W, meanwhile, served on the board of directors of Carterair, an airline food company which was later acquired by Carlyle.

    It's becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between the public and corporate sector in Washington, with Booz Allen employees routinely passing in and out of government. Take, for example, US National Intelligence Director James Clapper, a former executive at Booz Allen. Then there's George Little, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the Pentagon, who previously served as an intelligence and business consultant at Booz Allen.

    Not surprisingly, such incestuous ties have raised concerns about excessive corporate influence. As early as 2006, the American Civil Liberties Union sounded the alarm bell about the company's growing surveillance profile, noting that Booz Allen had "been at the forefront of a push to increase information collection from the private sector by the government. Several Booz Allen vice presidents, for example, have publicly called for sweeping efforts in that direction, even if it means sacrifice by and regulation of private industry."

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    In the coming days, many will undoubtedly call for a scaling back of government contractors and a more thorough accounting on intelligence matters. It may not be so easy, however, to disentangle the thorny web of corporate influence. Indeed, Booz Allen's involvement in intelligence gathering may be just the tip of the iceberg. Not only does the company hold contracts with the FBI, but it also provides IT support to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).What is more, the US Air Force awarded Booz Allen a contract in 2011 to research and design joint operations between the US Northern Command and the Mexican military. continued

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    So Why Are US Power Centers So Intent on Portraying The Whistleblower As a Traitor?
    By Bill Conroy Via The Narcosphere July 26, 2013

    Edward Snowden is now holed up in a Russian airport trying to make his way to Latin America, where several countries have offered him safe harbor.

    Snowden is on the run from the US government because of his act, while working for private contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, of leaking documents that reveal the Defense Department’s National Security Agency (NSA) is carrying out widespread domestic surveillance.

    The proof of that claim is an order made public by Snowden that was issued in April by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court — a US legal body charged with reviewing and approving clandestine government surveillance requests.

    But what was disclosed in that FISA court order is nothing new. It has all been reported previously, dating back to at least 2005, when the first media stories surfaced revealing that the NSA is engaging in widespread domestic surveillance.

    At the time, the same telecom company mentioned in the current FISA court order, Verizon, also was accused in media reports of participating in the NSA domestic surveillance program. In fact, it is likely that program — allegedly launched under the Bush administration in 2002 as a response to 9/11 — has never ended and is the same surveillance program referred to in the FISA court order made public by Snowden. continued narconews.com

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