Another Greenwald Lie: “Definitely Not the Case That Every Country Bulk Collects Communications”
Hard to believe it was only a few days ago that activist Glenn Greenwald said this on CNN:
It’s definitely not the case that every country mass, bulk collects the communications of millions of innocent people…
Because today, Greenwald’s former employer The Guardian pretty much destroys Greenwald’s dishonest claim: GCHQ and European Spy Agencies Worked Together on Mass Surveillance.
The German, French, Spanish and Swedish intelligence services have all developed methods of mass surveillance of internet and phone traffic over the past five years in close partnership with Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency.
And where did the Guardian learn of these ubiquitous intelligence gathering efforts? Why, from the leaked NSA documents Greenwald gave them.
A loose but growing eavesdropping alliance has allowed intelligence agencies from one country to cultivate ties with corporations from another to facilitate the trawling of the web, according to GCHQ documents leaked by the former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
Which means that when Greenwald made his categorical statement that the United States was uniquely evil in the realm of espionage, he almost certainly knew he was lying. And this lie in particular is very revealing of Greenwald’s special animus toward the United States.
You’re probably as shocked as I am.