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Re: Snowden’s Box – The human network behind the leak

On 04/17/2017 02:04 PM, Mirimir wrote:
> On 04/17/2017 01:51 PM, John Newman wrote:
>>> On Apr 15, 2017, at 11:44 AM, Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
>>> http://harpers.org/archive/2017/05/snowdens-box/?single=1
>> Can't believe he mailed it as B Manning from his actual address. Funny ;)
> Yeah. It wasn't exactly his address. One digit off. But ...
> Perhaps it was a test to see if either he or the recipient was under
> observation. If the NSA was on to him, and tracking stuff from his
> address, the package might have been intercepted, or the recipient
> questioned. Or similarly if the NSA was watching the recipient, and saw
> a package from B Manning.
> But arguably, the NSA wouldn't be so dumb as to tip off the recipient.
> They'd just monitor. Maybe the FBI would, however. Hard to say.
> Or maybe it was just a dark joke.

The FBI likes to drop tips to see if you run... Just sayin'.