Snowden: All Roads Lead to Wikileaks, and on to Russia
Here’s former NSA counterintelligence officer John Schindler on what we know so far about Edward Snowden’s shady connections to Wikileaks and Russian espionage: Snowden, NSA, and Counterintelligence.
All roads here lead to Wikileaks. We know that Snowden in late 2012 reached out to Glenn Greenwald and other members of the spy-ring - all of whom can be considered cut-outs for Wikileaks when not paid-up members - that stands behind the massive leaks. After making this contact, Ed took a contractor job with Booz Allen Hamilton to increase his access to NSA secrets. I’ve been stating for a while now that Wikileaks is functionally an extension of Russian intelligence; it’s become a minor meme as a few journalists have decided that such a scandalous viewpoint is worth considering.
Of course, for anyone versed in the ways of Russian intelligence, the notion that Wikileaks is a Moscow front that’s involved in anti-US espionage is about as controversial as, say, the notion that the sun will rise in the east tomorrow. Running false flags, creating fake activist groups, using Western journalists and activists for deception purposes - this sort of thing is in the DNA of Russian intelligence going back to the 19th century and is second nature to them. They call espionage tradecraft konspiratsiya (conspiracy) for a reason.
Read the whole thing; lots of interesting details in here about Russian operations and strategies.