Trove of disclosures about Israel ‘to come’ from Snowden

21st Century Wire says…

We’re told that there will be a trove of  disclosures to come from Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald about Israel…

It’s much too early to tell what kind of information will come out but one wonders if we will finally learn what activities surrounding the Middle East will be revealed involving Israel.

H.R. 428Urging the president to release information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States, was recently introduced by US representative Walter Jones.  

Will Snowden or Greenwald actually reveal anything about 9/11?

RT covers more detail below…



More Israel disclosures in Snowden’s trove of ‘significant stories’ – Greenwald


 Russia Today

Glenn Greenwald, the investigative journalist who first published Edward Snowden leaks, said that the NSA whistleblower still has “a huge number of very significant stories to reveal,” including those relating to Israel.

“There definitely are stories left that involve the Middle East, that involve Israel. The reporting is going to continue at roughly the same pace that has been happening,” the former Guardian journalist said in an interview with Channel 10 television station that aired Monday night.

“I don’t want to preview any stories that aren’t yet published, but it’s definitely the case that there are a huge number of very significant stories that are left to report,” the Brazil-based Greenwald said, adding that the journalists will continue releasing stories “at roughly the same pace that has been happening.”

“We have only had these documents for seven months, which, given their volume and complexity, is not a very long time,” he noted.

Documents leaked in December by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, revealed that the US National Security Agency worked hand in hand with the UK’s GCHQ to target email addresses belonging to the then-serving Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, among others. According to an exclusive report by the Israeli news agency, Debka, specializing in intelligence and security news, after 2009 Washington introduced “a high-powered, multilayered system of intelligence-gathering” – especially against Israel, about which neither Snowden nor the Israelis have been forthcoming. This system, the agency claimed, had a “single narrow focus: to pick up the slightest murmur or clue suggesting that Israel was about to launch an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites, which it had threatened to do without prior notice to Washington.”

“Listening in on the laconic conversations Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held with Ehud Barak was not enough. What the spies were told to look for was out-of-the-way conduct, such as an order placed suddenly for a large quantity of aircraft fuel, or the import of an unusual amount of emergency medical equipment,” Debka’s report concluded.

 

The Israeli Parliament (Photo by James Emery / flickr.com)

The Israeli Parliament (Photo by James Emery / flickr.com)

The NSA responded to media reports claiming it had spied on top Israeli brass by saying that it is “not going to comment publicly on every specific alleged intelligence activity,” while NSA spokeswoman, Bernadette Meehan, added that the US “gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations.”

After Snowden’s revelations top Israeli politicians demanded that the US stop “systematically spying”on Israel. Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office at first chose to stifle the scandal, with the growing public outrage he has, however, demanded investigation into the matter. “In the close ties between Israel and the United States, there are things that must not be done and that are not acceptable to us,” Netanyahu said speaking to the left-wing Likud party meeting in the Knesset on December 23.

A number of Israeli politicians and lawmakers said that Israel had to use the revelations of US spying to press Washington to free jailed Israeli agent, Jonathan Pollard, a spy jailed for passing classified material to Israel while working as a US Naval intelligence analyst. He revealed information that Iran, Syria, Iraq and Libya were busy developing weapons of mass destruction to attack Israel. The whistleblower pleaded guilty and received a life sentence in 1987. In 1995 Israel granted him citizenship, and has lobbied for his release since then. Pollard has already spent nearly 30 years in a federal prison, an all-time record, as no one in US history has ever been given a life sentence for a similar offense, whose average time is usually between two and four years.

Greenwald said Israel was “absolutely right” in linking the NSA spying to the Jonathan Pollard case because “it does underlie, underscore exactly the hypocrisy that lies at the center of so much of what the US government does.”

Read more at Russia Today

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  • Neal Hunsanger

    He did it now. Obama is spineless but disclose info about Isreal and your gonna be a dead man.They will hunt you down like a dog.

  • Muhammad Abbass

    Rubbish.

  • hp b

    Disclosure light?
    Bet on it.

  • Billy Singleton

    The fraud calling itself “Israel” has the audacity to complain about the U.S. spying on them? Please. The operatives of that military base called a state is so buried in the butt of America that you couldn’t dig it out with a chainsaw.

  • Billy Singleton

    I really wouldn’t expect anything amazing out of these “leaks” either. Especially the links between Mossad and 9/11. Ehud Barak said enough when he set up the next decade, pinned blame on bin Laden, coined the “War on Terror”, announced the destruction of the Peoples’ liberty, the conquest of Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc, etc. within an hour of the collapse.

  • Hannon

    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for something everybody doesn’t already know. Greenwald has proven to be a hack so far, I hope he proves me wrong though.

  • So CAL Snowman

    What does Snowden have on Israel that we don’t?

  • Freespirit

    The internet is filled with the truth about that RACIST,Psychopathic state,ISRAEL so possibly his revelations will give those internet reports, some REAL credibility.It is about time.
    The Palestinians ( and most of the World) are desperate for Justice

  • Afshin Nejat

    Right. I will believe it only AFTER I see, and maybe I won’t even believe it then. There is just too much cowardice and deception in this world, I don’t even see why it will matter. Who will really listen? We are talking about a massive army of idiotic zombies that made all this need for disclosure necessary in the first place. THEY are going to give a damn? No, they will go back to their bye bowl studies, back to their bagel shop so they can dote on/try to convert Jews, and back to their caves of closet-racist ignorance.

  • Alabama Mothman

    Greenwald is jewish, so he’ll never release anything to hurt israel.

    Just postering, Im starting to not believe this stuff anymore.

    A REAL leaker of this information would have been worm food long ago, and we’d never know it.

  • http://charlesfrith.blogspot.com/ Charles Frith

    There’s a huge difference between selling national security secrets for money like Jonathan Pollard did, and releasing information about a totalitarian state like Snowden. Greenwald is completely wrong on this.