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Tag: Boston Marathon bombers

Ex-CIA Chief Compares NSA Leaker Snowden to Boston Marathon Bombers

Michael Hayden/gov photo

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Of all the ways to describe Edward Snowden, former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden may have come up with the most incendiary.

In an interview with Financial Review, an Austrian publication, Hayden compared Snowden to the Boston Marathon bombers.

“I don’t think Snowden spied for the money, and he probably did not spy for the power. He seems to have revealed this information because of his ideological embrace of transparency as a virtue,” Hayden said.

“It is a little like the Boston bombers. The issue is at what point does Islamic fundamentalism flip-over and become a genuine national security threat? Likewise, at what point does a cultural tendency towards transparency flip-over to become a deep threat inside your system?”

Just in case you’re keeping score, the Boston bombers terrorized the country, tried to kill a massive amount of people with a bomb and led police on a deadly, dangerous pursuit.

Snowden, on the other hand, leaked records because he believed in transparency.

 

Editorial: FBI Needs to Explain What Happened in Death of Boston Bomber’s Friend

 By Denver Post Editorial Board

The clouds of conflicting stories surrounding the police killing of a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects need to be cleared, officially and with some dispatch.

While we understand there are ongoing investigations into the shooting of Ibragim Todashev during questioning, authorities should quickly release an explanation — even a brief one — of what led to the May 22 killing of the Chechen man.

In the vacuum, anonymous sources have given different details about the events, and some versions portray the FBI in an unfavorable light.

Authorities were questioning Todashev about a triple homicide in Massachusetts, in which Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was another suspect, when, well, something happened.

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