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Former NSA, CIA Chief Sees Future of Alcoholism for Snowden – Report

Topic: Ex-CIA Employee Discloses US Secret Surveillance Programs

Former head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gen. Michael Hayden, and US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden
01:05 18/09/2013
Tags: National Security Agency (NSA), CIA, Edward Snowden, United States, Russia

WASHINGTON, September 17 (RIA Novosti) – The former head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael Hayden, says he envisions a grim future of boredom and alcoholism for fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is currently living in Russia.

“I suspect he will end up like most of the rest of the defectors who went to the old Soviet Union: isolated, bored, lonely, depressed, and most of them ended up alcoholics," Hayden was quoted by The Washington Post as saying in response to a question about Snowden at a discussion forum held in a church across from the White House earlier this week.

Hayden, who is now a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, described Snowden as “a troubled young man – morally arrogant to a tremendous degree, but a troubled young man,” The Post said.

Snowden, a computer specialist and former employee of the NSA, is currently living an anonymous life in Russia, going for walks and traveling without being recognized, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, who helped to get Moscow to agree to grant Snowden temporary asylum, has said.

Earlier this summer, Snowden was the focus of international attention after he leaked classified information about widespread US government surveillance programs to the media.

He fled to Hong Kong and then to Russia, where he was granted asylum in July after spending weeks in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

 

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01:05 18/09/2013 The former head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael Hayden, says he envisions a grim future of boredom and alcoholism for fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is currently living in Russia.>>

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  • Panthera Pardusconfidential NSA memo leaked to the press
    12:05, 18/09/2013
    to: Michael Hayden
    from: NSA secret contractor in charge of monitoring movements of enemy of the nation as long as graffiti in the nearby petrol station.
    subject: it turns out that opinion of the ladies were not considered, huge pile up of young computer fans looking forward to the thrill to be laid down by the most wanted man on earth. Snowden currently cruise Russia disguised as an old Pope trying to reduce contact. Last Satellite photo of him however shows him pointing exactly to our satellite holding a banner "ROTFL, Michael Hayden get a life and sell the plastic doll whose photo are in the secret NSA directory /NSA/blackmails/Hayden and_his_doll.jpg" .
  • Mikhail1228Comical
    17:11, 18/09/2013
    Hayden says Snowden will end up isolated, bored, lonely and depressed. Let me say that this is a comical statement as today's Russia is far from the Soviet Union. Snowden will have his pick from thousands of beautiful Russian women. He will use a Russian name and end up working for a prestigious firm in Russia. The country is enormous and he can travel anywhere including Asia using his new identity. He will live an exciting and colorful life with his friends and new relationships. Statements from an old man that still lives mentally in 1968. This story is both comical and ludicrous.

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