WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has ordered its personnel not to go to the latest postings on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian to read revelations of information given to its reporter because it contains a “TOP SECRET slide show.”
The email, which WND received from a Department of Defense source, was addressed to a couple hundred military personnel and civilians working for DOD. The source who provided the email asked for anonymity.
“Do not go to ‘The Guardian’ news website as they have TOP SECRET slide show on the main page and you will be flagged,” according to the writer from the 304th MIBN, or military intelligence battalion.
“If someone is not included on this email inform them this website is off limits,” the email said. “If anyone has visited this page today and clicked on any ‘NSA program’ slide show please inform me immediately. It is much easier fix (sic) an issue before it becomes a problem then (sic) after it becomes a disaster.”
Following initial leaks of the highly classified slides by The Guardian based on interviews and files given to its reporter by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Pentagon had informed all military personnel not to access the website on military office computers, even though the NSA information is in the public domain.
Edward Snowden may be America’s persona most non grata in the entire world, but he has an insurance policy against “accidents”: a treasure trove of supposedly damaging secrets about the US that will hit the public domain if something were to happen to the 30 year old whistleblower. A trove is so damaging that according to Glenn Greenwald, Snowden “poses more of a threat to the U.S. than anyone in the country’s history.” Well, maybe a threat to the “government” which now only represents the interests of various corporations and Wall Street, but certainly not to what the US was supposed to be before it was hijacked by special interests, lobbies and the creature from Jekyll Island.
In various articles and in my latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism And Economic Dissolution Of The West, I have pointed out that the European sovereign debt crisis is being used to terminate the sovereignty of the countries that are members of the EU. There is no doubt that this is true, but the sovereignty of the EU member states is only nominal. Although the individual countries still retain some sovereignty from the EU government, they are all under Washington’s thumb, as demonstrated by the recent illegal and hostile action taken on Washington’s orders by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Austria against the airliner carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales.
Flying back to Bolivia from Moscow, Morales’ plane was denied overflight and refueling permission by Washington’s French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese puppets and had to land in Austria, where the presidential plane was searched for Edward Snowden. It was a power play by Washington to kidnap Snowden from Bolivia’s presidential airliner in defiance of international law and to teach upstart reformers like Morales that independence from Washington’s orders is not permitted.
President Obama will now be forced to weigh in on the public’s desire to pardon PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden, despite a carefully crafted effort to neither praise nor condemn him.
A We the People petition titled “Pardon Edward Snowden” reached the requisite 100,000 signatures Saturday morning. By the Obama administration’s own rules, any petition that reaches that threshold will receive a formal response from the White House, though there’s no formal timetable for the official comment.
Ecuador is reviewing Edward Snowden’s asylum request and will make a decision on the former US intelligence contractor “in due time” based on human rights considerations above all, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said today.
The South American nation’s government is in “respectful” contact with Russia but also taking into account the US government’s position on the case, Patiño told reporters during a visit to Vietnam.
“We will consider the position of the US government and we will take a decision in due time in line with the (Ecuadorean) constitution, the laws, international politics and sovereignty,” Patiño said.
As The U.S. Government ‘Prepares to Charge Whistleblower for Leaking Secrets’
Commentary by: Gordon King
Edward Snowden, former employee of the NSA, has “spilled the beans” on the governments plans to confiscate private information from the American people. The government is definitely overstepping it’s bounds. Adamantly going against the Constitution of the United States of America. Specifically the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Is Edward Snowden really a traitor? Or is he a patriot? What do you think? As for myself, I feel that he is a very brave and honorable man. He is a true American patriot. He is risking his own life to inform the American people about crimes that our government is committing against us. We need more people in America like Edward Snowden. Let us pray for this man’s courage, strength, peace and protection. Let God be with us during these trying times.
The 29-year-old source behind what the U.K.’s Guardian is reporting as “the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history” claims he’s risking everything to expose a “massive surveillance machine” he seems to find genuinely terrifying.
“I’m willing to sacrifice all,” reported whistleblower Edward Snowden told the Guardian, “because I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”