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Mountain of Docs: Journalist Glenn Greenwald sitting on 20,000 Snowden leaked documents

21st Century Wire says…

If this is true, then the Guardian’s latter day Woodward and Bernstein – journalist Glenn Greenwald, would be a marked man by the US government…

The Obama administration has already come out of the closet on its feelings for whistleblowers and journalists – jailing more of these two groups than any other President in US history.

The Guardian newspaper is a British newspaper and is governed by whatever measures the British government decides to impose at any given time – like imposing a D-Notice on any press coverage which is deemed to involve ‘national security’.

Certainly, all of Snowden’s GCHQ references would fall under this remit, so where is the D-Notice? The British government are partners with the US government in their data collection and spying operations across borders. Glenn Greenwald works for the Guardian and the Guardian works with Wikileaks, and Wikileaks manages Julian Assange, and Ed Snowden worked for the CIA. Snowden’s contract was with Booz Allen Hamilton, a firm which is own by the neoconservative, Bush-Saudi corporate nexus known as The Carlyle Group.

So we’re still left wondering who really works for who?

Let’s see if anything truly interesting – or new, comes out of all this. More importantly, let’s see if any actual government policies change for the better and improve our right to privacy when all this smoke clears…

RT reports…

The journalist involved in the publication of leaks provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden said in a testimony to the Brazilian government that he possesses up to 20,000 secret US government files.

Glenn Greenwald testified before a Brazilian Senate foreign relations committee on Tuesday. The Brazil-based American reporter – who was approached by Snowden while the whistleblower still worked as a contractor for the NSA – has published details of US electronic surveillance programs taking place domestically and abroad.

I did not do an exact count, but he gave me 15,000, 20,000 documents. Very, very complete and very long,” Greenwald told Brazilian lawmakers.

The stories we have published are a small portion. There will certainly be more revelations on the espionage activities of the US government and allied governments…on how they have penetrated the communications systems of Brazil and Latin America,” he said.

In addition to his reporting for Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Greenwald has also been a fixture on O Globo, where the journalist shared the alleged details of US electronic surveillance of Brazil and virtually all of Latin America.

During his testimony, Greenwald alleged that Brazilian companies have agreements in place with American telecoms to collect data for the National Security Agency (NSA), and stressed that their complicity should be investigated by that country’s government.

O Globo recently published claims that Washington had at least at one time maintained a spy center in the capital of Brasilia, as part of a network of 16 similar facilities worldwide designed to intercept foreign satellite transmissions.

Allegations of widespread US surveillance of Brazil prompted US Vice President Joe Biden last month to call Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to provide an explanation. US Ambassador to Brazil Thomas Shannon had earlier denied the NSA was tapping into telecoms in the country.

The additional files in Greenwald’s possession are believed to have been handed over when Snowden took refuge at a hotel in Hong Kong before fleeing to Moscow…

Read more at RT

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