Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Snowden Threatens to Reveal More 'Explosive' NSA Secrets & May Trade Info 'for Refuge' in China

Former U.S. spy Edward Snowden on Wednesday vowed to fight any bid to extradite him from Hong Kong and promised "explosive" new revelations about Washington's surveillance targets, The South China Morning Post reported.

Specifically, Snowden reportedly showed the newspaper "unverified documents" describing an extensive U.S. campaign to obtain information from computers in Hong Kong and mainland China.

"We hack network backbones, like huge Internet routers, basically, that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one," he told the newspaper.

Officials have confirmed that Snowden may have more secret material.

"Apparently he's got a thumb drive," Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, said Tuesday. "He's already exposed part of it and I guess he's going to expose the rest of it."

National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander told the Senate Intelligence Committee that "he doesn't know where Snowden is now," Chambliss said.

And the British paper The Guardian reported it believed Snowden had moved to a "safer" hotel in Hong Kong, the city to which he fled in preparation for the bombshell data dump.

"I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American," Snowden said in the exclusive interview, released two days after he checked out of the city hotel and went to ground.


 Image: Gordon Chang: Snowden May Trade Info 'for Refuge' in China

Edward Snowden is no doubt planning to defect to China to protect himself from U.S. extradition laws, author and China expert Gordon Chang says.

"If you're trying to run away from Uncle Sam, you don't go to a jurisdiction which has an extradition treaty with the U.S., which Hong Kong does," Chang said Wednesday on "Fox & Friends."

Snowden, who could be facing charges related to his disclosure of a classified government program that collects telephone and email data, is still in Hong Kong, according to an interview he gave The South China Morning Post.

"What he's really thinking is that China is going to save him from being extradited and probably he's also going to think about trading information for refuge. ... He's saying to the Chinese, 'This is how valuable I am, so don’t let the US extradite me,'" Chang told Fox.

More @ Newsmax


  1. This boy's day's are probably numbered , so he better hurry up.If he stirs up enough shit for " them " nowhere will be safe .

    1. I'm still trying to figure out the advantage of revealing the source.

    2. He better have a few dozen duplicate thumb drives in trustworthy hands with instructions to deliver them to reliable members of the world media-if there are any.

  2. I can't see how this is damaging all it is proving is that the government treats us worse than they treat terrorists. There has been no recent terrorist attacks prevented by these illegal acts.

    1. Hell no! We have Boehner saying he was a traitor. Traitor? Revealing that your government acts were unconstitutional? Boehner should have gotten canned in January. Can't believer they chickened out. As the man said, I am not a traitor or a hero, I am an American and there sure as hell are few of those left.

  3. Who hates the NSA? Oh, the CIA, which has resented NSA getting into its business. Snowden resembles Zuckerman too much. May be just another CIA tool.

    Conspiracy Theorist is now a compliment. It's all conspiracy, all the time. Heh.

  4. Even being an unreconstructed rebellious Southerner, I have always considered myself a loyal American. It's just that every year there is less of the original Republic to be loyal to.