Smear? on Edward Snowden over new Brit spy base

Spying with the UK and America has reached a whole new level of intensity

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This morning the Independent released a story claiming the Snowden files revealed Great Britain had a secret spying base in the Middle East.

Here is the main story from the Guardian, which received word from Edward Snowden that he had not revealed such details.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/23/uk-government-independent-military-base

Glenn Greenwald adds –

“In other words: right as there is a major scandal over the UK’s abusive and lawless exploitation of its Terrorism Act – with public opinion against the use of the Terrorism law to detain David Miranda – and right as the UK government is trying to tell a court that there are serious dangers to the public safety from these documents, there suddenly appears exactly the type of disclosure the UK government wants but that has never happened before. That is why Snowden is making clear: despite the Independent’s attempt to make it appears that it is so, he is not their source for that disclosure. Who, then, is?

The US government itself has constantly used this tactic: aggressively targeting those who disclose embarrassing or incriminating information about the government in the name of protecting the sanctity of classified information, while simultaneously leaking classified information prolifically when doing so advances their political interests.”

The Independent, a conservative led newspaper, who hosted the story below, state the info came from Mr. Snowden from his leaks , which Snowden denies leaving the Independent now under scrutiny with its validity on the case of information acquisition.

Here is the article –

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Story here – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-uks-secret-mideast-internet-surveillance-base-is-revealed-in-edward-snowden-leaks-8781082.html

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It was previously reported the USA pay £100m for GCHQ (in GB) to spy for them.

A tip for the spy agencies, the more you light the fire, the more journalist’s are going to report on it, because that is their job, just as it is yours to ‘spy.’ Going after people who report is useless and ruins your integrity with the world.

The world is watching and all nations are holding these practice in high disregard. Alienating yourself with the world and its reporters is no clever move in what is seen as a clear attack of unjustified spite and vengeance.

 

UPDATE 13.23

Ironically, when trying to post a comment on the Independent’s story comments wall, the moderators are rejecting the reply, but allowing numerous others to respond. That’s not biased, is it?

 

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