‘The former NSA contractor Edward Snowden misused his right to digital access and has created problems that outweigh the benefits of public disclosure, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said.
Speaking to a gathering of the foreign affairs committee of the Icelandic parliament in Reykjavik on Tuesday, Ban said that in his personal opinion “the Snowden case is something I consider to be misuse.” The UN chief added that the opening up of digital communications should not be “misused in such a way as Snowden did”.’ - Edward Snowden’s digital ‘misuse’ has created problems, says Ban Ki-moon
Do Snowden’s revelations create “problems that outweigh the benefit of public disclosure”? Would the entire world be happier, safer and more balanced if Edward Snowden had kept USA secrets to himself?
Time has shown that in the rise and fall of every nation, history turns on the flow of relevant information – for example, Rome fell amidst the rise of a Christian consciousness – people no longer believed that slaves were born to be slaves. Christianity for a time, brought an end to slavery and it was through the knowledge of Christianity that the Magna Carta was created – a legal document – a demand that Kings and Queens show humility before God and uphold God’s Law.
Knowledge is a powerful asset and without knowledge we live in darkness and when someone shines a bright shiny light into that darkness – yes – we find problems: Martin Schulz made the following statement on reports that EU offices have allegedly been bugged by the US authorities:
“I am deeply worried and shocked about the allegations of US authorities spying on EU offices. If the allegations prove to be true, it would be an extremely serious matter which will have a severe impact on EU-US relations. On behalf of the European Parliament, I demand full clarification and require further information speedily from the US authorities with regard to these allegations.”
- German News Reports NSA Bugged European Union Offices In DC, The UN, And Abroad
Perhaps those employed within the EU Parliamentary Offices are unhappy about this exposure of a serious problem? Perhaps they preferred their ignorant-bliss? Except we cannot ignore what we cannot know and when we have no knowledge we live in mystified ‘bliss’.
According to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, the problem of the EU Parliament and the global, general public, knowing they are being spied on by a so-called ally, “far outweighs” any benefit this knowledge might bring.
Taking into account the recent disgraceful banking-collapse and the resulting mob-handed approach to extracting bail-outs etc from Corporately-controlled Governments, we cannot help but wonder how deep this espionage rabbit-hole goes.
To what extent were national and private financial details disclosed to USA authorities? To what extent are USA Intelligence agencies in league with the Federal Reserve? How might that information be exploited? Could this whole global ‘recession’ have been carefully orchestrated and planned by those in the “know” i.e. they who controlled and had access to the flow of information from spies?
Observing the cataclysmic collapse of the USA economy, it appears the American electorate, the people who pay for government-secret-services are casually brushed aside like so much ‘fog’ when it comes to actually benefiting from the services their ‘Intelligence’ provides: If American Intelligence which is now proven to have its fingers on the pulse of every government, private & corporate office, has left the American people enslaved and in debt, homeless and jobless, hopeless and helpless – we cannot help but ask ourselves who does American or indeed, any government-funded Intelligence Agency truly serve?
Was the British Intelligence Service serving British people and our soldiers when they lied to Parliament about Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction”? Who has actually benefited from the resulting “liberation”/Social-Massacre?
In a document released at the end of May, the American banking and investment giant JP Morgan Chase calls for the overturning of the bourgeois democratic constitutions established in a series of European countries after the Second World War and the installation of authoritarian regimes.
The 16-page document was produced by the Europe Economic Research group of JP Morgan and titled “The Euro Area Adjustment—About Half-Way There.” The document begins by noting that the crisis in the euro zone has two dimensions.
First, the paper argues, financial measures are necessary to ensure that major investment houses such as JP Morgan can continue to reap huge profits from their speculative activities in Europe. Second, the authors maintain, it is necessary to impose “political reforms” aimed at suppressing opposition to the massively unpopular austerity measures being carried out at the behest of the banks.
- JPMorgan calls for authoritarian regimes in Europe
It is noticeable that it was mostly on behalf of JP Morgan, that Goldman Sachs approached the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the late 90′s with a request for gold. Brown was warned of imminent collapse if 400 tonnes of UK gold (public property) were not made available ASAP at a rock-bottom price. It is also noticeable, that Mr Brown was clearly so assured that his aid to an overseas friend had averted global, financial disaster, he proudly announced an end to the ‘bubble-burst’ recessions of yester-year. Obviously, he had absolutely no idea what was going on, he had made a rash decision in fear and without any knowledge save for that provided by Goldman Sachs, a huge and highly credible, financial corporation.
If Gordon Brown had any sense he might have wondered why Goldman Sachs, who claimed they had no need of the gold themselves, were stepping in on behalf of JP Morgan to beg for Britain’s gold? And now, the bankers-bubble burst anyway and we are left with only half our gold and a £14 Trillion debt that our Government has borrowed from the World Bank to bail-out the corporate banks on the strength that WE the general, hard-working public will pay it all back during our own, our children’s, our children’s children’s, etc.. life-times.
And now, that same JP Morgan, who likely would have dropped down to Earth with a thud along with all who sailed on board including our very own Queen Elizabeth, is demanding that “political reforms” are necessary in order to suppress opposition to the “austerity-measures”.
And, we need to ask ourselves; what does this ‘austerity’ actually amount to? What Austerity amounts to is a corporate take-over. Since almost every large corporation is heavily in debt to the banks and our politicians are largely dependent on financial contributions via the corporations & banks, it is very clear that in reality, it is the biggest bankers who weild most power in this world i.e. men who can approach a UK Government minister and say; “Hey Brown, give us half your gold.” Meanwhile, the British public’s requests and concerns are ignored, we it seems are simply the mystified fools who cough up the dosh when someone bangs our head with technicolour TV lights talking ‘men-in-suits’…
Spies spy for a reason and inside knowledge – inside power. Why would anyone want inside power if not to further their own ambitions? Are those ambitions ethical? Are those ambitions of benefit to the global majority who created the wealth and built the societies via their own time, energy & resources?
It is true, knowledge can be used for good or for bad and it is sad to witness the present-day results of knowledge that has been used mostly for bad = selfish desires, egotistical opinions and beliefs, shallow thoughts and shallow hearts, psychologies devoid of empathy beyond their own direct concerns – these have grown fat – very, very fat indeed and they do like to throw their weight around:
While Putin promised Snowden he would not hand him over to USA authorities when his plane landed in Moscow Jonathan Marcus, BBC diplomatic correspondent reports: “Vladimir Putin’s warning to Mr Snowden that he should stop “harming our American partners” is indicative of a significant shifting of gear.”
In fact, Putin has asked Snowdon, “for sake of Russia” to withdraw his request for Asylum and subsequently, Snowden has withdrew his request for Asylum in Russia.
What power is it that can persuade nations to fear even, a Whilsteblower’s passage through their airspace, even Putin, one of the richest and most powerful Oligarchs on our planet, fears for Russia’s safety should he be compelled to consider that request for surely, to refuse it would prove most unpopular with Russian people and many Russian Allies – but then, if Putin were to grant Snowden Asylum – what are the consequeces he fears for Russia then? Does he fear a nuclear strike from the USA Military? Or, does he fear a strike into the heart of his economy via the global-banks who clearly control the USA Government? – The ones who are very likely to have both implemented and utilised the methods and resulting information from their global-spy-operations, toward satisfying their ambitions for absolute control over every economy and nation.
We all know what a trap is and those who set the traps know that deprivation, hunger and need drives people into the traps; the deprivation and hunger over two world wars left every nation with a drive to improve social and living standards, to demand more of their fair share of the wealth every nation’s workforce created and the people got what they asked for because after two world wars the ‘people’ were heavily populated with ex-army soldiers and their demands could not be refused without igniting a revolution.
The powers that be granted us one life-time to experiment with the concept of Social Welfare – founded on humanitarian principles – only so they could denigrate our dreams, trash our ambitions, judge them ill-managed, too costly, economically unviable… How many brilliant schemes and plans, fair and balanced decisions, concerns and actions have been thwarted and/or subverted via the intelligence gained from the USA spy-programme?
Planet Earth is suffering from a disease – the disease has a name it is called Econimic Terrorism:
The European Commission said on Monday it suspected that 13 top investment banks including Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, colluded over derivatives trading in breach of EU antitrust rules.
A preliminary investigation showed that banks colluded to exclude exchanges from the over-the-counter market because they feared involvement by the exchanges “would have reduced their revenues from acting as intermediaries,” the Commission said.
The banks instead, allegedly continued over-the-counter trading in the massive credit default swaps (CDS) market between 2006 and 2009 — an opaque business that was seen as contributing to the global financial crisis, the Commission said in a statement.
- 1.5 Quadrillion Dollar Storm: EU accuses 13 banks of Derivitives Collusion…Citi,Goldman Sachs, Barclays, HSBC, JP Morgan, RBS… All of them
America has tried to defend its actions via the ‘Islamic terrorist threat’ i.e. the one that according to ‘Official’ conspiracy theorists, brought down the World Trade centres and blew up 3 London tube trains and a london Bus. As terrible as these events are and regardless of who perpetrated these acts, the truth is they were both isolated incidents which did not physically affect the whole nation – we did not lose all our trains and buses, America did not lose all their sky-scrapers – we did not lose all our people – we lost a few and because it was a few, the working majority were able to keep going, to recover and rebuild: Can we recover from this economic-attack? It is the majority who are affected, the majority who are struggling, worrying, scraping by, losing jobs, homes and pensions – the social ‘fall-out’ is everywhere.
The point is, the people of World War 2, our ancestors had won something very precious, they won a fair reason to work and live. Their right to a fair share of what they produced and provided, a right to be treated with compassion and respect as a human being who has access to education, healthcare, sanitation, Social Security and Social Housing i.e. Economy had to be about the welfare of a whole nation and not just a handful of privileged ‘investors’.
The ‘Austerity’ programme is exactly about finally crushing our human rights and reclaiming into private hands all the national assets the people won after WW2. Except, this time, the controllers of that wealth & assets have no interest or direct bond with the nations that provide their upward flow of cash – human-energy. There is very real evidence which strongly suggests that a union of interests between an essentially Eugenicist/Nazi-’Elite’, has actively conspired to open the doors to this, their day of ‘triumph’ i.e. a dance on the grave of Human Rights, back to slavery because this time, it is NOT ‘slavery’ it is “repaying a debt”, a debt that was already repaid a thousand times over; without the obscenity of reckless, financial-usury, in truth, it is the banks who are indebted to the people.
Information is important and more important is how we employ and are influenced by the information we receive: The information that one of our (supposedly) closest allies has been spying on Britain and on every social strata, is a most serious revelation of our times, the cat is well and truly out of the bag and leaping around all over the news as every individual sitting on his little power-seat suddenly feels compromised; they cannot be quieted by media-ignorance like the public can – big people make big noises in their small ponds.
We cannot forget that USA ‘intelligence’ is largely responsible for EU nations military invasions of Middle Eastern nations – to what extent were the various EU Governments persuaded via USA-Intelligence access to sensitive, and/or official information? How many were bribed – how many blackmailed – how many suddenly compromised or removed from office – how many lives and important decisions have been influenced and manipulated directly through the harvest of information their spy-operation has reaped?
Over 2 million Iraqi people are dead – most of them innocent civilians and children, Iraq itself stands in ruins, the people are left insecure and in fear, the rise of ‘Islamic’ fundamentalism runs riot as women are forced to return to the tradtions of 600AD and the youth are persecuted for playing music. Who has profitted from this invasion?
Why did NATO support fascist Libyan, Egyptian, Syrian ‘rebels’/terrorists who openly swear allegiance to Al Quaida? Why has Afghanistan’s production of opium risen so dramatically during the time of the UK & USA occupation?
When even Russia’s Putin finds himself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to disobeying America, even when America is sorely implicated amid Snowden’s well-founded allegations, we have little choice but to ask ourselves by what right do the people with money dictate the future for life on our planet? Have we any reason whatsoever to truly trust them? What does our history teach us? What has time told of their stories? What have learned? Have we reached the 21st century to learn that to be human is to be a psychopath?
The reality is this; a powerful international crime syndicate masquerading as ‘financiers’/'bankers’ has been and still is, in control of virtually every nation’s government and resources – including America itself – and now their cloven-hoof at our door is exposed in light of Snowden’s serious allegations, they are demanding that we hand over the light-bearer and if we refuse to comply or provide any aid to him whatsoever, then the consequences could be dire. These people are presently in the process of trying to patent the Human Genome and already, they have polluted and infected our planet with their noxious products of plutonium, oil and genetically modified plants and creatures. Are we not facing the reality of Frankenstein and his monster?
Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC
One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.
On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.
This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.
For decades the United States of America has been one of the strongest defenders of the human right to seek asylum. Sadly, this right, laid out and voted for by the U.S. in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is now being rejected by the current government of my country. The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person. Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.
In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.
I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.
Edward Joseph Snowden
Monday 1st July 2013
Some may feel that Snowden’s leaks are simply proof of what we already suspected but knowing and suspecting are two completely different realities. Snowden risks Death if he is returned onto USA soil and I think that situation reflects perfectly the circumstance every nation of people and every government faces today i.e. SHUT UP & PUT UP OR ELSE…
It is not surprising that many people prefer not to dwell on the full implications of Snowden’s leak – the implications are truly too scary for some to comprehend – the information leaves us insecure, uncertain, confused – we feel powerless.
Fortunately, in spite of all of the most depressing above, there is hope – hope that the good people in power will trust in public forgiveness in return for their aid in defending and protecting our planet from this barbarian-’elite’: This day is a time for people of every race & creed to come together in all our unified diversity, in support of Universal/Humanitarian Ethics as the principle guide for intelligence on Earth because whether we believe it or not, we have continually been growing and developing through time and our consciousness, our psychology is yet to further evolve – we may think we know everything, but we truly know very little and that is about to change – the key is in Quantum Physics: http://home.web.cern.ch/about/accelerators/large-hadron-collider
Rich people don’t pour hundreds of billions into a project like The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) = the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator for no reason – are they secretly attempting to find ways of controlling and manipulating Quantum particles before we hit that collective moment of epiphany when we realise that those same eternal light-particles occupy every cell of our physical bodies and do NOT decay after death? http://spiritualnetworks.com/blog/91766/growing-up/
Are the elite few endeavouring to make a quantum leap via illegally solicited knowledge that leaves the bulk of intelligent life on Earth in the dark – so they can forever be one step-ahead by ‘right’ of their ill-gotten gains?
It appears that Snowden and all of his kind are the one’s who have made the quantum leap, a decision to serve a greater power, an allegiance to Humanitarian ethics, a decision to expose the corruption not for sake of “creating problems” but for sake of learning how to resolve those problems and clear up the mess.
We cannot make a reasonable and fair choice without the benefit of facts and information: It is time for every person of conscience to let the leaks leak because the ‘roof’ is made of sodden & rotten wood and not just the roof, the whole structure of our world-economy is in need of replacing – a task that requires co-operation, security and an organised effort to build something more sustainable and with greater integrity of humane intelligence and being: All things are relative – when the whistles blow it is time to wake up and be alert for the times they are a changing…