Snowden: CIA Shared Arab, Palestinian-American Emails, Phone Calls With Israel
In an article appearing in the latest issue of Wired Magazine, CIA whistleblower and fugitive, Edward Snowden alleged that American intelligence agencies shared immense amounts of raw electronic and telephone data on US-based Arabs, and, specifically, Palestinians, with Israeli counterparts over the last few years.
“I think that’s amazing,” Snowden told a reporter during the course of several shadowy interviews held at various locations in Moscow, “It’s one of the biggest abuses we’ve seen,” he told the tech magazine of the unsubstantiated charges.
The information was gathered, inter alia, from “emails and phone calls of millions of Arab and Palestinian Americans whose relatives in Israel-occupied Palestine,” at least, according to the report, which alleged that they “could become targets based on the communications.”
Snowden, whose flight to apparent sanctuary in Russia in July 2013, intentions, and their ramifications for US security and espionage are still hotly debated topics, said the US spook shops “did virtually nothing to protect even the communications of people in the US.”
At the conclusion of the comprehensive article, Snowden drops another cherry bomb in claiming that apparently inept, but overeager hackers at the US National Security Agency were responsible for a two-day internet outage in Syria in 2012.
“…the panicked government hackers had what Snowden calls an ‘oh shit’ moment,” and hurriedly tried to fix a glitch caused by code secreted in a router – to no avail.
“If we get caught, we can always point the finger at Israel,” someone at the US end of the subterfuge said, if the American government would need to find a fall guy for the cyberwarfare exploit-gone-awry.