<http://t.co/U9M96oV45K>http://cryptome.org/2013/10/snowden-cost.htm Date: October 1, 2013 9:28:07 AM PDT From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <shap[at]eros-os.org> Subject: Cost and Responsibility for Snowden's Breaches Excerpts: "It becomes clear that the damage to *us* was far worse than any cost to the terrorists. In fact, the damage is proportional to your dependence on electronic infrastructure. That's bad. Because it means that people inside our government, at the direction of government officials, sworn to protect and defend the constitution and the country, actively conspired to undermine every segment of the United States along with our key allies. While the run-of-the-mill staff may not have understood this, the more senior people at NSA knew what they were doing. They were certainly told by people on the outside often enough. Frankly, I think some of them should hang. And I mean that literally. These decisions by NSA weren't made by extremist muslims. They were made by people from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton (and elsewhere) right here in America."