Booz Allen Promptly Condemns Snowden's "Grave Ethical Violation"

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Well that didn't take long. It took precisely two hours for damage control #1 to hit following the PRISM-blower's self-revelation. Edward Snowden's current employer - Booz Allen - has very rapidly issued a statement distancing itself from this lone rogue data assassin.

Booz Allen can confirm that Edward Snowden, 29, has been an employee of our firm for less than 3 months, assigned to a team in Hawaii.


News reports that this individual has claimed to have leaked classified information are shocking, and if accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm.


We will work closely with our clients and authorities in their investigation of this matter.

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Sun, 06/09/2013 - 17:41 | 3640028 seek
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Long Jiffy-Pop.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 17:41 | 3640033 Death and Gravity
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Booz Allen execs: Get cancer and die painfully.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 17:44 | 3640048 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Booz Allen execs: Get cancer and die painfully the ass!

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 17:51 | 3640078 Publicus
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Edward Snowden sacrificed himself to save us. He is Jesus.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 17:53 | 3640080 francis_sawyer
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The PGA Tour wants to know is this is going to hurt any of their sponsorship dollars...

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:14 | 3640151 knukles
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"Hi, this is Jim McKay and on behalf of the PGA Tour I'd like to announce that the Tour's managing body would like to take pains to make clear that it has never heard of Bradley Snowden, the NSA or any of that shit that's going on, whatsoever.  Now, back to watching Michelle Wie bend over 90 degrees while lining up her butt, er I mean, rear end,,, no, her butt.. er, let's take a quick break for an announcement by ... Damn, would you look at her butt!  Do you have any idea... What?  Whaddaya mean my mike is still on?  What, everybody's listening?"

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:33 | 3640217 francis_sawyer
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It's IN THE HOLE!...

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:01 | 3640293 AlaricBalth
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From the Booz Allen Code of Ethics

"All of us will confront ethical challenges; each of us must determine how to respond. At Booz Allen, you are expected to make those choices consistently with our Core Values. And, as a firm, we have many resources available to help you do so."

"...we have many resources available to help you do so." Of course you do BA. I am sure your resources are very persuasive.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:03 | 3640298 cifo
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Why is the logo of Canadian Yachting Association used for this story?

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:08 | 3640315 seek
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CYA - cover your ass.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:11 | 3640320 francis_sawyer
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as well as CYA ["see ya"] if you don't...


Ya fucking can't make this Bilderberg cheesepope shit up even if you try ~ lol

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:13 | 3640334 flacon
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I thought it was a subliminal ticker symbol I could buy puts against on Monday. 

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:26 | 3640392 jbvtme
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i can't imagine how much snowden's balls would fetch on ebay...

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 20:11 | 3640568 seek
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The price is nothing compared to the shipping costs of cajones that big.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 20:30 | 3640597 francis_sawyer
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oh seek...


somebody... sooner or later... is going to get francis_sawyer to misspell... the now forbidden... 'BLUE BUCK' word when it comes to monetary asset & transaction value standards known otherwise as 'petrodollars'...

@Pure Evil

Come on man... I never got the opportunity to completely beat you up on the "Gross/Obama/Bush" thread earlier in the day... Indulge me by playing "Jason" on the Friday the 13th episodic here... Tell me ~ in your impeccable wisdom ~ how WRONG I have it...

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 00:06 | 3641203 merizobeach
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Dear Booz Allen and the NSA:

Fuck you; fuck you very much.  Die, please, you fucking nazi cunts.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 23:55 | 3641181 kchrisc
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So Snowden made an ethical decision that is not inline with Booz Allen's "Core Values." I guess that tells us a lot about their "Core Values."

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 13:56 | 3642841 knukles
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jimmytorpedo, that is really classy...

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:21 | 3640178 Careless Whisper
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BAH is up 38% in two months. Looks like an overpriced piece of shit to me, jus' sayin.


Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:45 | 3640251 nmewn
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I'm thinkin the fascists on Wall Street will short it with reckless abandon cuz it couldn't control a lone individuals action.

Or was he alone?

Short it ;-)

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:54 | 3640277 DollarMenu
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Let's hope he is not alone, but the first of a mass swarm of whistleblowers from every crack and crevice of the massive control system.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:14 | 3640341 flacon
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Out of respect for the whistleblower I will initiate a PUT against BAH on Monday. 

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 23:01 | 3641077 augustusgloop
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why not peacably assemble  outside BAH NYC offices (as I'm sure the brownshirts already patrol outside Maclean).

1095 Ave of the Americas #25B  New York, NY 10036

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 20:43 | 3640662 Clashfan
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Nmewn, I didn't know thinking was something that 911 truth deniers like you did.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 21:05 | 3640725 nmewn
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Are you enjoying committing on-line suicide?

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 17:54 | 3640085 Freddie
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I would hope that I would be as brave as Edward Snowden.   Very few are.   Booz Allen and their associates are scum.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:15 | 3640159 JohnG
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They are just pissed 'cause they got PUNKED, they don't care if they're scum.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:14 | 3640340 GMadScientist
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"AGAIN." - El Lulz

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:23 | 3640185 yabyum
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I just up arrowed Freddie! ( for the first fuckin' time) Snowden is a American hero.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 00:09 | 3641212 merizobeach
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This has less to do with America than it does with humanity in total.  The man is a hero.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:41 | 3640243 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

I would hope the same as well, Freddie.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:08 | 3640316 Snoopy the Economist
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"Booz Allen and their associates are scum."

How can you paint all their employees with that brush? Besides, our hero was an employee.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:13 | 3640153 azzhatter
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Booz Allen has always been a "consultant" for nefarious .gov orgs. Fuck Them with a chainsaw

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:21 | 3640180 knukles
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BAH's recommendation #1 for each and every government related consulting jobs:
"Form a committee to study our recommendations"

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:33 | 3640219 Never One Roach
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"code of conduct"...."core values"

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:47 | 3640256 nmewn
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Don't forget the current bit of tripe...Team!!!

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:18 | 3640312 rehypothecator
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"Our core values are to implement different aspects of a totalitarian police state in which the liberties of individual US citizens can be crushed one by one under complete secrecy.  We are shocked and horrified that our erstwhile employee has failed us on the crucial second part, and we will enthusiastically assist in his persecution prosecution and punishment."

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 05:49 | 3641456 Disenchanted
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From 2007:

McConnell is a former director of the National Security Agency and the current director of defense programs at Booz Allen — one of the nation’s biggest defense and intelligence contractors. Under his watch, Booz Allen has been deeply involved in some of the most controversial counterterrorism programs run by the Bush administration, including the infamous Total Information Awareness data-mining scheme. McConnell has also been a leading figure in outsourcing U.S. intelligence operations to private industry.


  • Tim Shorrock, independent journalist who has been closely following this story. He is currently working on a book about the privatization of intelligence. His reports have appeared in The Nation, Mother Jones and Harpers. Read Tim’s article "The spy who came in from the boardroom"


Where are you now Tim?

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:19 | 3640169 tmosley
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No, better a short drop with a sudden stop.  No need for them to be "heroes" who "face down cancer", and go to Libvictim Valhalla.  No, let them reside in the frozen wastes of the lowest levels of Dante's Inferno.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 23:14 | 3641101 Go Tribe
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Damned traitors.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:01 | 3640107 sus sapientiae
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Bet this information disappears soon......

Booz Allen Hamilton

For media inquiries & industry analysts only, contact:
James Fisher – Senior Manager, Media Relations
703-377-7595 <>



Carrie Lake – Manager, Media Relations
703-377-7785 <>

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:12 | 3640136 LetThemEatRand
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SHOCKING!  Several board members of Booz Allen are also on the Board of the Carlyle Group, which is a CIA front whose former president was none other than George Bush the First, who also so happened to be former head of the CIA.

Fucking fascism.  At least their dildos that they ram in the ass of Americans every day are red, white and blue.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:20 | 3640174 tmosley
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Good one, Rand.  Thanks for the info.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:26 | 3640200 LetThemEatRand
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And the rabbit hole apparently goes even deeper:  From 2008

"Carlyle to Acquire Booz Allen Unit for $2.54 Billion (Update3)"

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:37 | 3640228 francis_sawyer
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Fisher???... Is that, like, a Bangladeshi dude?... They are, after all, a BELOW SEA LEVEL country so he must be...

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 20:16 | 3640582 Kirk2NCC1701
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Carlyle = heavy Bush Sr involvement. That's documented fact, easy to verify.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 20:33 | 3640636 francis_sawyer
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So many easily documentable facts... so little time... So much disambiguation... So many sychophants...

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 21:28 | 3640793 aint no fortuna...
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always beware the sychophants

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:27 | 3640375 Urban Redneck
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On the subject of former DCIs currently employed by Booz Allen... 


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