capricorn wrote:I've never filed an FOIA request before so I don't know what is involved. I do know it is a lot of work as one must be persistent to get answers.
But John, how reliable have you found FOIA requests to be when attempting to get answers. If there was any paper trail leading to evidence of a false flag attack on 9/11, don't you think the trail would have been "scrubbed" clean? That or you would be flat out denied in the interest of "National Security"
Case and point: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/02/11/2 ... ewall.html
I'm sure an FOIA request may help to a certain degree. But do you think Snowden would have uncovered the revelations he did with an FOIA request?
That's an excellent point! I appreciate your question, and it's one that has a very difficult answer.
Does the FOIA work? Yes. Do you get results? Well, with more than 1 million pages under my belt, I would hope at least a few are interesting and of value But, the big question remains is the juicy stuff even hit while a FOIA request is being processed.
By law, it should be! Doesn't mean it will happen, but it's supposed to. But the FOIA has yielded some amazing, and very damning evidence against our government. I've received thousands of pages of UFO material that should exist. What does this prove? The UFO cover-up is one of the biggest that exists. I've received the entire collection of Mind Control documents released by the CIA. They TRIED to scrub this material - but failed. The FOIA brought out the material that remained. The FOIA brought out extensive files on celebrities, sports stars, politicians, etc. that were being watched by the FBI.
So, does it work? Yes.
Would Snowden have found out what he did if he filed a FOIA? Unfortunately, there is no way to tell and that's pure speculation. My guess? It would have been denied under the FOIA based on multiple FOIA exemptions, namely (b)(1) [National Security Information].
Personally? And this is one for another thread, I personally feel Snowden is a plant, and his "leaks" were orchestrated by the NSA itself. That's just my crazy conspiracy theory though