Sunday, July 14, 2013
Snowden's Information Could Become A "Worst Nightmare" For US, If Revealed---- Journalist
Fugitive former US spy contractor Edward Snowden, who is now likely Venzuela bound, controls dangerous information that could become United States "Worst Nightmare", if revealed, said a journalist familiar with the data said in a newspaper inteview. Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published the documents Snowden leaked said in a newspaper interview that US government should be careful in its pursuits of the former analyst. "Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the Us government in a single minute than any person has ever done". Greenwald said in an interview in Rio De Janero with the Argetinian daily La Nacion. "The Us government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something happened to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nighmare." Snowden who is sought by US on espionage charges after revealing details of secret surveillance program,, hsas been stranded at Moscow airport since June 23 and is now seeking refuge in Russia until he can secure safe passage to Latin America, where several countries have offered him asylum. Greenwald told that Snowden would likely accept asylum in Venzuela, one of the three Latin American countries that have made that offer. Snowden leaks on US spying secrets, including eavesdropping global email traffic have upset Washington's friends and foes alike. Latin American leaders lashed out at the United States after Greenwald reported in a Brazilian newspaper that US have targetted most of the region with spying programs that monitored internet traffic. Washington has urged nations not to give Snowden safe passage. Greenwald said in his interview with La Nacion that documents Snowden has tucked asway in different parts of the world detail which US spy prgram capture transmission in Latin America and how they work. "One way of intercepting coomunications is through a telephone company in the United States that has contracts with telecommunication companies in most Latin American countries" Greenwald said with out specifying which company.