Somehow the US Government seems to have forgotten this one simple fact. Revolution comes from the hearts of Revolutionaries. Fear comes from the hearts of Cowards.
“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.”
— Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
Edward Snowden is No Coward USA – He’s a HERO
Here’s where Edward Snowden has requested asylum
According to reports, contractor-on-the-run Edward Snowden is still in Moscow’s airport. Here’s where he has requested asylum. Wikileaks revealed a list of countries that contractor-on-the-run Edward Snowden had applied to for asylum late Monday, according to a post on the…
While you were sleeping this weekend, Edward Snowden revealed all of the embassies and missions that the NSA is wiretapping (and 4 more shocking disclosures.)
1. The US is bugging EU buildings and has 38 Diplomatic “targets.”
Der Spiegel reported that it had seen secret documents, grabbed by Snowden, revealing that the United States had spied on European Union diplomats stationed in Washington, New York, and Brussels. According to Der Spiegel’s report, in 2010, the NSA bugged EU buildings in downtown Washington, DC, and also infiltrated the diplomats’ computer networks, allowing the agency to access “emails and internal documents.” The documents also show that the United States was behind a telephone eavesdropping incident that was detected in Brussels about five years ago. On Sunday, the Guardian released new documents from Snowden revealing that the NSA has listed 38 embassies and missions as “targets.” The European Union is still waiting for the United States to confirm or deny the report, but senior EU officials are predictably furious: “If the allegations prove to be true, it would be an extremely serious matter which will have a severe impact on EU-US relations,” European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in a statement.
2. The NSA is targeting nearly 120,000 internet users.
One of the big questions surrounding PRISM is how many users are directly targeted by the NSA (as opposed to users whose information is swept up by the agency’s information dragnet). A new slide published by the Washington Post sheds some light on this, revealing that as of April 5 there were 117,675 active surveillance targets—who must be foreign nationals who are overseas at the time of collection—in the PRISM database. As the Post notes, this number does not reveal how many other users—including Americans—may have had their information incidentally collected while the NSA was snooping on these targets.
3. The NSA receives live notifications when surveillance targets use email and chat.
The NSA receives “real-time notification of an email-event, such as a login or sent message” as well as “real-time notification of a chat login or logout,” according to a slide published by the Post. The significance of this, says Peter Eckersley, technology projects director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is that data transfers between tech companies and the NSA are happening more than once per day, potentially continuously. ”You can’t have real-time reports if all the data from a company is provided in a single daily [secure file] upload,” says Eckersley.
4. The FBI is collecting user information via government equipment installed at tech companies.
One of the new slides published by the Washington Post includes information about how user data flows from tech companies to the US government. According to the Post, information passes from “the FBI’s interception unit on the premises of private companies…to one or more ‘customers’ at the NSA, CIA or FBI.” Bill Binney, a former senior NSA official turned whistleblower, tells Mother Jones that the slides also show that “NSA is the data processor for FBI and CIA, which implies that it’s foreign and domestic data being processed.”
When Snowden’s disclosures first came to light, companies denied providing the US government with backdoor access to their user data, and its unclear precisely how the NSA is collecting information from these companies. “It could mean collection devices on the companies’ networks, passive ‘drop boxes’ on companies’ networks, or even fiber optic taps,” Eckersley says. “What seems likely from the various reports is that the collection process is quite different at the different companies.”
5. The NSA stores 1 billion cellphone calls daily.
At a conference on Friday, Greenwald said that more Snowden disclosures were on the way, and he provided what he called “a little preview” of one of the documents the former NSA contractor leaked. According to Greenwald, it shows that the NSA collects and stores 1 billion cellphone calls every day. “It doesn’t mean they’re listening to every call,” Greenwald said. “It means they’re storing every call and have the capability to listen to them at any time, and it does mean that they’re collecting millions upon million upon millions of our phone and email records. It is a globalized system designed to destroy all privacy and what’s incredibly menacing about it is it is all taking place in the dark, with no accountability and virtually no safeguards.”
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Every Word that has come out of the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden has been because he Tells The Truth. America likes to keep the truth hidden, and continue to lie about it’s “Truthiness”. There is no reason for Americans not to know about the spying going on all around them; it’s front page news now all over the world.
Sadly Americans want to pretend that the US Spymasters are only working with Whitehats. Well we know better because Edward Snowden continues to reveal the Blackhat tactics being employed daily; all around the globe.
Mr. Obama seems to have become confused about what a Whistleblower is because he thinks Edward Snowdens’ revelations are for some reason dangerous. We think that the revelations should have come sooner. The facts needed to be made plain for everyone to see. There shouldn’t be a set of eyes that can see what’s for them only; because Americans do not have the same view as the rest of the world.
There is a lot of explaining that has to be done, all over the world. Simply because one courageous man decided he had reached his fill of secrets. For that we should all be thankful.
Edward Snowden is exactly that “A Truthteller” and a Citizen of the World concerned with Fairness and Honesty.
This is the statement made by Edward Snowden 7/1/2013
Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
Monday, July 1st – 21:40 UTC
- One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.
On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.
This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.
For decades the United States of America has been one of the strongest defenders of the human right to seek asylum. Sadly, this right, laid out and voted for by the U.S. in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is now being rejected by the current government of my country. The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person. Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.
In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.
I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.
Edward Joseph Snowden
Monday 1st July 2013 -
America, Why are You So Afraid of The Truth
Is it that the amount of dirt still laying under the rug is even more voluminous ? Could that dirt really reveal who has been acting more under the rug than on the table ? Will America and the rest of the UN Nations who are involved in this fracas finally be forced to sit down at the table and tell it all ? This has become a drama unlike any other.
On 30th June 2013 WikiLeaks’ legal advisor in the Edward Snowden matter, Sarah Harrison, submitted by hand a number of requests for asylum and asylum assistance on behalf of Edward J. Snowden, the NSA whistleblower.
The requests were delivered to an official at the Russian consulate at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow late in the evening. The documents outline the risks of persecution Mr Snowden faces in the United States and have started to be delivered by the Russian consulate to the relevant embassies in Moscow.
The requests were made to a number of countries
- the Republic of Austria,
- the Plurinational State of Bolivia,
- the Federative Republic of Brazil,
- the People’s Republic of China,
- the Republic of Cuba,
- the Republic of Finland,
- the French Republic,
- the Federal Republic of Germany,
- the Republic of India,
- the Italian Republic,
- the Republic of Ireland,
- the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
- the Republic of Nicaragua,
- the Kingdom of Norway,
- the Republic of Poland,
- the Russian Federation,
- the Kingdom of Spain,
- the Swiss Confederation and
- the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The requests join or update others previously made including to the Republic of Ecuador and the Republic of Iceland.
America really wants to know and it’s about time the truth was revealed. Russia, Give Mr Snowden Amnesty and lets get this truth and reconciliation fest underway. Mr. Obama already knows that his hand has been revealed and Mr. Putin knows that he has been queued up for future revelations. This is why we believe it’s time for all this dirt to meet the light.
Edward Snowden is that Lightbringer
Regardless of who tries to deny the facts, they are laid open for all to see. This is what has been needed for decades. Maybe finally the citizens of the globe will understand what type of world we are living in.
America you are about to see your shit hit the fan, so get ready. We believe that Russia will grant amnesty to Mr. Snowden simply to help put more of the secret agenda on the discussion card. Russia like America has more secrets than it can figure out how to hide, and everyone is waiting to hear them. This is why we believe that Edward Snowden is the catalyst to a global discussion on privacy and governance.
Snoops get ready because your secrets are about to hit the fan, everywhere