After having delayed for more than a week a much awaited The Intercept publication on who has been unlawfully
spied on surveilled by NSA, yesterday’s revelation by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain that it is five prominent American Muslim is a bit disappointing. That was actually expected. What would be more interesting and troubling, who else? As people have understood Edward Snowden’s leaks and Glenn Greenwald’s reporting, we all are affected (“sniff it all, collect it all, …”), aren’t we?
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s intercepted cell phone, which had created just a mild uproar when revealed by Greenwald in October last year, was not the actual scandal (albeit slightly embarrassing for President Obama), it was intercepting millions of emails of other Germans. After uncovering the second spy working for the Americans this week the political elite found some harsher words and even
expelled asked the top U.S. intelligence official at the American Embassy in Berlin to leave the country. An unprecedented act which indicates eventually emerging serious disgruntlement in Germany over America’s paranoid spying demeanor. A political bomb shell which can only faintly be comprehended when assuming, for instance, massive American pressure not to subpoena Snowden to Germany’s parliamentary NSA court of inquiry.
So, who else, Mr. Greenwald?10 July 2014 @ 6:30 pm. Last modified July 10, 2014.