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Curiouser and curiouser…

Edward Snowdon’s designated media conduit, Glenn Greenwald, has yet again played his hand with skill in a game that in theory is completely stacked against him. In response to information released by The Independent that purported come from Snowdon via him:

I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent. The journalists I have worked with have, at my request, been judicious and careful in ensuring that the only things disclosed are what the public should know but that does not place any person in danger. People at all levels of society up to and including the President of the United States have recognized the contribution of these careful disclosures to a necessary public debate, and we are proud of this record.

“It appears that the UK government is now seeking to create an appearance that the Guardian and Washington Post’s disclosures are harmful, and they are doing so by intentionally leaking harmful information to The Independent and attributing it to others. The UK government should explain the reasoning behind this decision to disclose information that, were it released by a private citizen, they would argue is a criminal act.”

How very very interesting.

Read this Greenwald article for the whole story. Might GCHQ be in the process of outsmarting themselves spectacularly?

6 comments to Curiouser and curiouser…

  • RRS

    Hey! The witless can’t outwit the “witty.”

  • “”Britain runs a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept and process vast quantities of emails, telephone calls and web traffic on behalf of Western intelligence agencies.”

    Could it be that this is not true at all; someone just wants someone to think it is true?

  • Current

    “Could it be that this is not true at all”

    I was thinking that too, we’ll see.

    Also, could it be that a foreign intelligence agency has leaked this information? That would make more sense than the US or UK governments being the culprits.

  • PersonFromPorlock

    Obviously, if the UK government simply wanted to embarrass the Guardian et. al., leaking ‘information’ about a nonexistent secret facility would be the lowest-cost option of all.

  • Achillea

    So …

    Greenwald is accusing the British government of using false flag sock puppets? hahahahahaha.

    Excuse me, I need to go replace another blown out irony meter.