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Title: UK threatens to shut down Guardian over Snowden leaks
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Published: Mar 28, 2014
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Post Date: 2014-03-28 05:09:52 by Tatarewicz
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UK secret service has threatened to shut down Guardian daily for covering reports about revelations of American whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Paul Johnson, Guardian deputy editor, said at the Radiodays Europe conference in the Irish capital, Dublin, that the daily was threatened for printing Snowden’s disclosures of mass espionage activities by the US.

“We were threatened that we would be closed down. We were accused of endangering national security and people’s lives. It left us in a very difficult position,” he said.

Johnson also said that he had been informed by a senior civil servant that “prime minister, the deputy prime minister, the foreign secretary, the home secretary and the attorney general have got a problem with you.”

Snowden was a former US National Security Agency contractor. He has so far leaked an enormous amount of classified information about the scope of US surveillance programs around the globe.

Classified documents leaked by Snowden in June last year revealed that Britain’s eavesdropping agency, the Government Communications Headquarters, was secretly accessing the network of cables, which carry the world’s phone calls and Internet traffic and has been sharing the data with the US National Security Agency.

The joint spying practices by the two agencies include the interception of millions of online communications by ordinary people and eavesdropping on world leaders.

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#1. To: Tatarewicz (#0)

“We were threatened that we would be closed down. We were accused of endangering national security and people’s lives. It left us in a very difficult position,” he said.

State security types are throwing slobbering tantrums because the best is yet to come. Snowden released the info all at once and the media outlets have been releasing it over time, frosting the govt's reproductive organs.

What's the diff between the UK's claim to need national security cover for nefarious activities and those of the former Soviet Union?

For every would be terrorist there are a hundred thousand govt types plotting ways to limit my happiness and freedom.

I'll risk terrorism if the govt will simply mind its own business and stop sending drones out to alter the geopolitical landscape.

Defend our shores, deliver the mail and get out of my life. It's hard for blokes to brim with self importance as mere civil servants, isn't it, chaps? The national security apparatus they represent is a much greater threat to peace than the imaginary terrorist scenarios they want to prep for.

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HOUNDDAWG  posted on  2014-03-28   7:03:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: HOUNDDAWG, Tatarewicz (#1)

What's the diff between the UK's claim to need national security cover for nefarious activities and those of the former Soviet Union?

This post reminds me of a couple of Charlie Daniels songs. I'll bet George P. Bush has a commie flag in his garage!

Deasy  posted on  2014-03-28   15:02:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deasy (#2)

This post reminds me of a couple of Charlie Daniels songs. I'll bet George P. Bush has a commie flag in his garage!

Only a few lunatics ever actually believed in Commieism, and even they fully expected to be among the 5 percentile in the govt limos.

HOUNDDAWG  posted on  2014-03-28   16:06:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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