13 July 2013
Buenos Aires (Reuters) - Fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden controls dangerous information that could become the United States' "worst nightmare" if revealed, a journalist familiar with the data said in a newspaper interview.
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published the documents Snowden leaked, said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday that the U.S. government should be careful in its pursuit of the former computer analyst.
"Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had," Greenwald said in an interview in Rio de Janeiro with the Argentinean daily La Nacion.
"The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare."
Snowden, who is sought by Washington on espionage charges after revealing details of secret surveillance programs, has been stranded at a Moscow airport since June 23 and is now seeking refuge in Russia until he can secure safe passage to Latin America, where several counties have offered him asylum.
Greenwald told Reuters on Tuesday that Snowden would likely accept asylum in Venezuela, one of three Latin American countries that have made that offer.
Snowden's leaks on U.S. spying secrets, including eavesdropping on global email traffic, have upset Washington's friends and foes alike.
Latin American leaders lashed out at the United States after Greenwald reported in a Brazilian newspaper that the U.S. targeted most of the region with spying programs that monitored Internet traffic.
Washington has urged nations not to give Snowden safe passage.
Greenwald said in his interview with La Nacion that documents Snowden has tucked away in different parts of the world detail which U.S. spy programs capture transmissions in Latin America and how they work.
"One way of intercepting communications is through a telephone company
in the United States that has contracts with telecommunications companies
in most Latin American countries," Greenwald said, without specifying
14 July 2013
It is a bit like President Nixon recording all his Oval room conversations, which led to his ignominious fall and resignation.
How about the secret exchanges between US govt and its departments and bully corporations being leaked out to the world and exposing US aggressive military plans, also including its weaknesses, both of the govt and its corporations.
But do not expect Moscow or Beijing to do that .They will utilize the info for their national benefit and not for the good of the humanity .Perhaps Havana or Caracas might release some such information. Or Wikileaks.
Thus it is in the interest of humanity that the evil doings of the powers led by 5 P in UNSC are exposed .Let us hope and pray that journalists who have this information do so.
We should be grateful to Julian Assange and his supporters ,the founders of the website wikileaks.org ,which was registered on 4 October 2006 and published its first document in December 2006.Assange is now holed up in the Ecuador embassy in London with a subservient Swedish and UK govt wanting to hand him over to Washington for ultra cruel punishment .
According to the WikiLeaks website, its goal is "to bring important news and information to the public... One of our most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth." Most govts whose secrets have been spilled are unhappy, especially USA.
But the real hero is Private Bradley Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst with the United States Army in Baghdad, who released the information .He, was charged for disclosing the truth including a criminal slaughter of Iraqis by helicopter pilot in Iraq .He has been imprisoned in solitary confinement as a warning to other honest whistle blowers.
There seems to be tacit agreement among govts not to provide protection to whistle blowers and by the parties affected adversely .In India, they are punished by the govt or even murdered by private parties exposed.
13 July 2013
Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden possesses dangerous information which could potentially lead to America's "worst nightmare" if it is revealed, according to the journalist who first published Snowden's leaked documents.
"Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the US
government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the
history of the United States," Glenn
Greenwald, the Guardian journalist responsible for publishing some of
Snowden's first leaks, told Argentina-based newspaper La Nación.