Snowden May Reveal Countries That Cooperated With the U.S. on Secret Ops

Obama Administration warns allies to prepare for disclosure of covert collaborations

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Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, in a still image taken from a video during an interview with the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong on June 6, 2013

Obama Administration officials are warning some foreign intelligence services that documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden may detail their secret cooperation with the U.S.

The warnings come as the administration has been scrambling this week  to contain fallout from allegations that the National Security Agency spied on foreign leaders. Now, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is letting other intelligence services know that Snowden may have documents detailing their secret operations with the U.S. According to the Washington Post, one case involves a NATO country that helped American military intelligence gain information about Russia.

After absconding with an estimated 30,000 documents taken from a joint intelligence communications server and leaking details of NSA spying to the Post and Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Snowden has been living in Russia where he has been granted temporary asylum.

[Washington Post]

16 comments
daridekas
daridekas

this guy has to stop his games soon becouse he starts to gets on our nerves.admin2:invetrics

Agent_of_Change
Agent_of_Change

One can't help of be reminded of the old Cold War comic in Mad Magazine, "Spy vs. Spy."  Yet what do you expect.  In a world without a fundamental value of mutual responsibility, where "Love your fellow as yourself" and "Enlightened self-interest" are merely considered the religious and secular versions of the same hypocritical lip service -- the only type of unity  you will see are alliances of this group or groups against that or those.  

Frankly revelations the "every man" (or country, state/province, city, community, family, individual) for himself open disintegration is honestly refreshing.  One of course is aware that "us" versus "them" mentality -- the unity, as it were, of a connected (national) face against the rest of the world, is literally the etymological and ideological root of fascism.

Only a true, mutually responsible unity between all Humanity -- a love rising above our national/cultural differences -- respecting them as that of the individuality and special talents of family members -- will bring and end to the "Who guards the guardian" nonsense that takes joy from our lives and food from our mouths, and spends it on the walls and weapons of the multi-tier of armies and police forces throughout the world.

Is such a change in human attitude reasonable?  Yes -- if it becomes for us a project as important as the support of all that infrastructure of destructive entropy.  The directions of an integrated upbringing and media-based social environment promoting the same stand before us -- if we can but muster the will to both save the world and bring with it a brighter future for ourselves and generations to come.

davidf95
davidf95

So........ at least they've already admitted to something before the information is even leaked. Talking about one scared puppy.

Kalyan
Kalyan

Ha..ha..ha.. in other words US is saying.. you can't throw stones.. mate.. we are all living in a glass house now.

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

The one aspect of 'international cooperation" that I don't think has gotten near enough mention, is the fact that it can be used to circumvent the prohibitions against spying on your own citizens.

Need information on a US citizen target? Just hand the Israeli's the earpiece. No 4th amendment need apply.

daridekas
daridekas

i wonder if this person realises the harm he is doing to his country....

admin2:invetrics

brianbeech1
brianbeech1

This would definitely fall under a compromise of national security and would surely have him wanted for treason. The revealing of spying on Americans is one thing, but revealing classified information about international missions and spying activities on other nations is another. Hope he doesn't do it.

outsider
outsider

Has Greenwald or Snowden threatened to release this information, or is it the Administration putting this out there, just in case? 

tkulaga
tkulaga

It's a wonder his phone is not tapped and or he is still loving.

jmac
jmac

@davidf95 "one scared puppy"   That would be Snowden.   He's leaked American classified information to other countries and now might leak which countries helped gather some of the information.

That's treason.  May he forever find freedom in the open society that he assumes is Russia.  It's a good place for him to spend the rest of his life. 

fitty_three
fitty_three

@outsider  

Who knows. I'm starting to lean towards a good old fashioned neck stretching for Snowden, though.

tkulaga
tkulaga

Calling Seal Team 6, calling Seal Team 6!

davidf95
davidf95

@jmac @davidf95 Sounds like you are scared of him. Sorry. I'm not. I'm far MORE scared of the ones he his revealing.

And yes, Washington and Jefferson committed treason too. Treason to the King. So we shouldn't have an America, which means Snowden would be committing treason, right?

I don't see much difference between Bush, Obama and King George, EXCEPT King George ONLY wanted to tax my TEA. Bush and Obama want to tax HALF my income.

outsider
outsider

@fitty_three @outsider 


If this is a threat from him, or the media? Then yep, i am too. 


I don't think he has been wrong in what he's done so far (though i acknowledge he's broken the law, and should pay for it - but exposing the lies of the NSA to their over seers is A GOOD THING). But this would be wrong, straight up.


But, i wonder if this isn't just a distraction because of the whole ACA flap now. The shutdown is over. 

Is this a manufactured crises again, or is someone making a threat?>


Wag the dog comes to mind. 

jmac
jmac

@davidf95 I'm not afraid of him - I feel sorry for him.  He's an egotistical, naive young man who let his ideology lead him into a deep well.