has told an Argentine journalist some interesting (albeit grammatically iffy) things:
"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."
I hope that all
of the data is made public once Snowden attains asylum. The drip-drip-drip approach is unendurable, and I suspect that it will have the effect of rendering both Snowden and Greenwald less sympathetic. (I certainly lost patience with Sibel Edmonds when she tried that trick.)
Here's a hint of what's a-comin':
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 which company.
telephone company? I'm guessing AT&T. This story
from 2001 may provide a clue or two...
But if you are the sort who prefers to wallow in cluelessness, you may want to follow the ravings of the goofball who offered this comment
on Raw Story:
In addition to giving away state secrets of America to a communist country, this little hacker Snowden has now become reduced to blackmail.
Yes, folks, that really is how this tale is being spun in wingnut-land.
Once again, we have the false characterization of Snowden as a "hacker" -- a fib that originated with Obama himself -- even though no-one has presented evidence that hacking has had any link to Snowden's revelations. Neither is there any evidence that Snowden gave away state secrets to China or Russia. (Russia stopped calling itself "communist" a long time ago. Is China is still a communist country? Maybe nominally
And I cannot see how anything said by Greenwald or Snowden counts as blackmail
, unless you consider "Please don't kill me" to be blackmail. Here is Snowden's most recent statement.
Not exactly the words you would expect from the reincarnation of Charles Augustus Milverton, are they?
It makes my head spin to contemplate the nonsense believed by vast numbers of my fellow Americans.