Snowden: Armed Citizen in Garland Did What Surveillance State Couldn’t
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden took to social media Wednesday to note that one armed citizen in Garland, Texas, was able to accomplish what the surveillance state hasn’t – prevent a terror attack.
Speaking to the FBI’s latest attempt to undermine encryption protocols, Snowden stated that the $53 billion surveillance budget was not what stopped the terror attack.
After two ISIS sympathizers, at least one of which was known to the FBI, opened fire at last May’s “Draw Muhammad Cartoon Contest,” one armed individual providing security for the event was able to take down both attackers.
Mentioning other such incidents, Snowden also pointed out that even unarmed citizens have stopped terror attacks as well.