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By Dave Lindorff


Who's doing the NSA's bidding, Naomi Wolf or Ed Snowden? ( by ThisCantBeHappening!)

I hate to do this, but I feel obligated to share, as the story unfolds, my creeping concern that the writer Naomi Wolf is not whom she purports to be, and that her motive in writing an article on her public Facebook page speculating about whether National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden might actually be still working for the NSA, could be to support the government's effort to destroy him.

After all, with Snowden under vicious attack by both the government and the corporate media, being wrongly accused of treason, or portrayed as a drop-out slacker, a narcissist, a loser hoping to gain fame and even a "cross-dressing" weirdo, what defender of liberty would pile on with publication of a work of absolutely fact-free speculation as to whether he might also be a kind of "double agent" put out there by the NSA in order to discourage real potential whistleblowers  from even considering leaking information about government spying on Americans.

Because that is exactly what Wolf has done on her website (the first clause at the opening of this article is a direct quote from the lead in Wolf's Facebook piece, but with her name substituted for Snowden's). 

What basis does she offer for her wild-eyed speculation that Snowden is perhaps "not who he purports to be"?

Well, first of all she notes darkly that US spy agencies "create false identities, build fake companies, influence real media with fake stories, create distractions or demonizations in the local news that advance US policies, bug (technologically) and harass the opposition, disrupt and infiltrate the meetings and communications of factions that the US does not wish to see in power." This, she says, touting her own now rather dated 2007 book The End of America, is "something you can't not see if you spend time around people who are senior in both the political establishment and the intelligence and state department establishments. You also can't avoid seeing it if you interview principled defectors from those systems, as I have done..."

         Then, after having assuring us of how well-connected she is, she raises what she calls "red flags" about Snowden: ...

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent three-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1806

 

Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the (more...)
 

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Wen it came to boston bombing, Dave, you were will... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 2:40:58 PM
I was presenting pieces of evidence. Not rank spec... by Dave Lindorff on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 2:57:46 PM
someone saw through this and said something....it ... by MadAngel on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 3:51:27 PM
Like what? How about getting specific instead of a... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 9:29:06 PM
 the gun control issue... you're PRO-gun cont... by MadAngel on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:43:39 AM
First, I've already said where I stand on Snowden.... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 9:27:30 PM
I was pointing out facts, like that the backpacks ... by Dave Lindorff on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 9:46:33 PM
You referred to physical evidence in your article.... by Rob Kall on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:26:30 AM
Wolf complained Snowden sounded rehearsed because ... by Dave Lindorff on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:15:54 AM
There are times when you push my comfort zones-- a... by Rob Kall on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:16:29 PM
The story is new and I thought the Naomi Wolf's co... by Ceric on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:26:41 AM
Are we saying journalists cannot write on a story ... by Ceric on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:42:03 AM
anything that isn't based on facts is pure specula... by MadAngel on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:50:38 AM
Speculation can be useful. You can speculate that ... by Ceric on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:19:18 AM
And you can't use wrong "facts," such as the claim... by Dave Lindorff on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:18:38 AM
In these things, "facts" are hard to "prove." Even... by Ceric on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:56:38 PM
I guess he responds here.Craft Int'l Off the Hook?... by Joe Giambrone on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:42:35 PM
I absolutely agree with Rob. I reached the point o... by Roland Michel Tremblay on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:48:40 PM
work for the alphabet boys?  After all, The G... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:52:19 AM
See this.  So, since there is a consensus, we... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:16:00 AM
And I called his sorry ass out in Counterpunch.... by Joe Giambrone on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:46:26 PM
But psy ops and dirty tricks specialists working f... by PCM on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:55:43 PM
go here Edward Snowden Q and A: NSA whistleblow... by MadAngel on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:01:10 PM
NSA Deception Operation? Questions Surround Leaked... by Joe Giambrone on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:26:35 PM
If I've learned one thing over the last few years,... by Ms Nan on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:35:24 PM
Showden has not been canonized yet. There is nothi... by Old Cat on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:10:26 PM
as well as the consequences of those motivations f... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:18:35 PM
narcissist? Sociopath? I think  you'd say the... by Rob Kall on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:30:00 PM
All this squabbling over Snowden's motives, whethe... by K V Ramani on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:43:04 AM
the conversation that's most important is the lies... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:55:17 AM
yesterday, only to have my computer server go down... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:30:23 PM
about your computer server. For the past few days,... by K V Ramani on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:10:24 PM