Monday, June 10, 2013

NSA surveillance revelations is the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history. It doesnt get any worse than this and lies abound from the US Government.

Whistleblower did his duty to us all at a critical moment

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.
The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.

The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. "I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong," he said.

Snowden will go down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the world's most secretive organisations – the NSA.

In a note accompanying the first set of documents he provided, he wrote: "I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," but "I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant."

Despite his determination to be publicly unveiled, he repeatedly insisted that he wants to avoid the media spotlight. "I don't want public attention because I don't want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is doing."

He does not fear the consequences of going public, he said, only that doing so will distract attention from the issues raised by his disclosures. "I know the media likes to personalise political debates, and I know the government will demonise me." . . .  read new posting on my website:
CA Comments: We should remember that this level of intrusion and surveillance gives the NSA potential to be head of our business, all of it, wall street deals, government maneuvers and just about everything else.

Every move you ever made from the early 2000’s onwards is now stored on file and just one wrong doing or one mistake can be used as the reason they to go back over every friend you ever talked to, every search term you ever entered into your computer or even every contact on Facebook  etc etc…………. The idea that as long as you are not doing anything wrong, this surveillance should not pose any concerns, then you have not thought this architecture through. Even the president isn’t safe by the dirty tricks division if ‘someone’ chose to dig back into the huge vast computers now storing all this data at the NSA new surveillance town, built and running.

The risk we take of not knowing whose side the eaves droppers are on or the ultimate agenda, when they have access to such powerful tools is of itself the biggest folly democratic society could possibly have allowed to take form in its name.  A single word now assuring these unknown people the unthinkable control over us and the product of 9-11 is ‘Security’. How does one challenge ‘security’ when what concerns us is refused discussion and now under Obama it has a legal framework to reinforce it.

‘Check-mate’ has never been so profoundly expressed as what has taken place here. If I was running this illegal corrupt show, my first investigation into the plans set for the future would be into Google. If this company isn’t a front for the US government, then I don’t know who is………………

Colin Andrews.