Snowden admitted he sought out his position at Booz Allen Hamilton (an NSA contractor) with only one goal in mind: to gather and then disseminate classified documents about NSA surveillance programs.

July 1, 2013
Snowden ended up enlisting in the US military because he though at first that the Iraq War was noble. He then did the same for the CIA and the NSA…because he thought those institutions were noble.
This seems to be flatly untrue.
According to an interview Snowden gave to the South China Morning Post on June 12th, Snowden admitted he sought out his position at Booz Allen Hamilton (an NSA contractor) with only one goal in mind: to gather and then disseminate classified documents about NSA surveillance programs.
http://cifwatch.com/2013/07/01/glenn-greenwald-speaking-at-marxist-meeting-misrepresents-snowdens-goals/

So called Israel Firster: Anatomy of an Antisemitic Smear

February 7, 2012

(cifwatch.com) Beginning in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, approximately 2800 Americans fought in Spain on behalf of the Republican cause, in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and elsewhere. Most were members of the Communist Party or other leftist organizations. They served without the support of the U.S. government, were treated with suspicion after the war, and in some cases were even prosecuted by the Roosevelt Administration for recruiting volunteers into the Brigade. These volunteers into a foreign army are universally regarded with respect and even reverence by American liberals and the broader left. (image via alba-valb.org)(MORE)