Monday, February 10, 2014

Greenwald Hints at New Revelations

Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke news of U.S. government surveillance in The Guardian newspaper last year, suggested new revelations are to come when he launches an independent news site this week, CNN reports.

Greenwald and other investigative journalists are set to launch digital magazines with First Look Media, a venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar wrote in a blog post on Thursday that "the site's staff has already uncovered a host of new and disturbing revelations in the NSA documents."

In an interview on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, Greenwald said his new stories would start to appear online early this week. He dropped hints that he and his colleagues have come into contact with sources besides Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided classified documents detailing secret surveillance programs last year.

"I definitely think it's fair to say that there are people who have been inspired by Edward Snowden's courage and by the great good and virtue that it has achieved," Greenwald said Sunday morning.

"I have no doubt there will be other sources inside the government who see extreme wrongdoing who are inspired by Edward Snowden," he continued.

Let's hope the new revelations go beyond coverage of the technical operations of how the NSA collects data on us. We need reports. similar to the type the Russians put out, on what the US government is up to.


I consider the first article by Greenwald up at to be a mixed bag. It does advance considerably our understanding of the horrific manner in which drone targets are developed via metadata. However, it still has some of the "technical" taste to it, rather than breaking new knowledge about what the government is up to. That is, we all know already that the USG has been using drones for assassination efforts in Yemen and Pakistan, what Greenwald has done is gone into more detail on how these assassination targets are chosen.

(ht Justin Raimondo)

1 comment:

  1. I don't know what to make of the first story regarding drones and metadata. Are they talking about how the kill list is developed that Obama personally selects from, as Greenwald's new partner Scahill covered?