Uncensored – Glenn Greenwald on Snowden Leak Halt for Asylum

Glenn Greenwald, Associate of Edward Snowden, talked to “MK” about his revelatory book

By Andrew Yashlavsky

Former CIA technical officer and U.S. National Security Agency Edward Snowden disclosed secrets of U.S. intelligence, now famous in the whole world. Glenn Greenwald is known to a narrow circle of people. But it is precisely this American blogger and journalist and Guardian columnist who published Snowden’s information. “MK” contacted Greenwald and asked him a few questions.

Glenn Greenwald is going to publish a book based on the revelations of Snowden and warns those who may wish to silence the “whistleblower”: “He has already distributed thousands of documents and made sure that different people around the world have the full archive. If anything happens to him, these documents will be made public. This is his insurance. The U.S. government should daily pray on their knees no harm happens to Snowden. Because if that happens, all of this information will be released and it will be the worst nightmare for the United States.”

And Snowden, according to Greenwald, “has enough information that in just one minute could cause more damage to the U.S. government than anyone else has ever done in the history of the United States.”

– Glenn, you’re going to write and publish a book dedicated to exposing the activities of U.S. intelligence on the basis of materials disclosed by Snowden. Is it possible to know more detail about this? – “MK” asked the American journalist.

– In this book I tell the story of how I started working with Edward Snowden as my source of information about the large-scale secret spy program, which was created by the United States government, and then turned on its own citizens and the rest of the world. In my book, I will also explore reasons why such a system threatens fundamental freedoms and privacy.

– Are not you afraid for your own safety, after all, in the book you’re going to touch on sensitive issues for the U.S. government. Would not you, too, like Snowden, be pursued by the U.S. government?

– A couple of prominent American leaders have called for me to be arrested. But, fortunately, the Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom of the press. Of course, over the last decade-plus, the U.S. government has repeatedly argued that it is re-examining some legal or constitutional framework. However, since I live in Brazil, it will be very difficult for the American authorities to prevent the emergence of a book I’m writing.

– You are now in contact with Edward Snowden?

– I have been in contact with him, but Mr. Snowden is now very focused on fulfilling the conditions that required by the Russian government so that he could stay in Russia. And as a result, our communication is reduced to a discussion of his general condition and the response of the United States and around the world to texts written by me.

– In general, what do you think about his decision to seek asylum in Russia? In your opinion, is the right place for people like Snowden?

– I think a refuge from political persecution is an extremely important right in the international legal system. There is no doubt that the United States pursues “whistleblowers”: anyone who exposes serious violations of the law, fraud and corruption of U.S. officials. That is exactly what Mr. Snowden did. Around the world there are few countries in which there is both an opportunity and a desire to use the above-mentioned whistleblower law, instead of suggestions to capitulate to the U.S. Russia is one of those countries. So it’s understandable why he decided to seek asylum there …

Glenn Greenwald did not respond when asked about his means of communication with Snowden.

Film – I was a Hit Man for Miguel Treviño

When Rosalio Reta was 13, the leader of Mexico’s most violent drug cartel recruited him to be an assassin. Miguel Treviño, who was just captured by the Mexican marines, used American teenagers to carry out killings on both sides of the border.

Reta is now serving time in a Texas prison for one of the 30 killings he claims to have committed. He spoke to The Center for Investigative Reporting prior to Treviño’s arrest about the years he spent as a hit man for the leader of the Zetas. The interview is airing now for the first time.

Reta says he feels remorse and shame for the life he led as a killer. “It gets to a point where I can’t even stand myself,” Reta tells CIR. “It’s eating me inside little by little, and there’s nothing I can do or say to justify my actions.”

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Unvealed – San Francisco Bay Area Urban Shield 2013 Overview Presentation


•Urban Shield is a continuous, 48-hour Full Scale Multi-Disciplinary Homeland Security/Disaster Preparedness Exercise hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, with the support of the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and more than 150 local, state, federal, international and private sector partners.

•First responders are presented with exercise scenarios that incorporate key elements of real-world emergencies and major critical incidents at various scenario sites in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

•An Incident Command System (ICS) structure—with ten Area Commands, Medical Checkpoints, and a Department Operations Center (DOC)—will be implemented to manage the multi-location and multi-discipline full-scale exercise for Urban Shield 2013.

•The overarching goals of Urban Shield are to provide a multi-layered training exercise to enhance the skills and abilities of regional first responders, as well as those responsible for coordinating and managing large scale events. This exercise is designed to identify and stretch regional resources to their limits, test core capabilities, while expanding regional collaboration and building positive relationships. In addition, this exercise provides increased local business and critical infrastructure collaboration.

•In 2013 Urban Shield will become the vehicle to validate the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program’s (RCPGP) Mass Fatality and Volunteer Management Plans (more plans to be exercised in future years)

•Urban Shield 2013 will operate under the principals of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) structure. Regional emergency management personnel will control the exercise utilizing the Emergency Operation Centers and mobile command posts throughout the region. Alameda County OHSES will serve as the Department Operations Center (DOC).

Regional Agencies/Organizations

•Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
•Alameda County District Attorney
•Alameda County Emergency Medical Services
•Alameda County Fire Department
•Alameda County Probation Department
•Alameda Police Department
•Albany Police Department
•BART Police Department
•Belmont Fire Department
•Berkeley Police Department
•Castro Valley Unified School District
•Central County Fire Department
•City of Foster City
•City and County of San Francisco
•City of South San Francisco
•Coastside Fire District
•Contra Costa County Health Department
•Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office
•Corte Madera Fire Department
•Daly City Police Department
•East Bay Regional Parks District
•East Bay Regional Parks Police Department
•Emeryville Police Department
•Foster City Corporation Yard
•Foster City Fire Department
•Foster City Police Department
•Fremont Fire Department
•Fremont Police Department
•General Services Agency Department
•Hayward Police Department
•Livermore Police Department
•Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department
•Marin County JPA Hazmat Team
•Marin County Urban Search and Rescue Team
•Menlo Park Fire Department
•Modesto Police Department
•Morongo Valley Fire Department
•Napa County Fire Department
•Napa Interagency Rescue Team
•Newark Police Department
•North County Fire Authority
•Oakland Fire Department
•Oakland Housing Authority Police Department
•Oakland Police Department
•Palo Alto Police Department
•Pittsburg Police Department
•Redwood City Police Department
•Richmond Fire Department
•Richmond Police Department
•Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety
•Sacramento Police Department
•San Bruno Jail Facility
•San Francisco BART District – Colma Station
•San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department
•San Francisco Fire Department
•San Francisco Police Department
•San Jose Fire Department
•San Jose Police Department
•San Leandro Police Department
•San Mateo County
•San Mateo County Fire Department
•San Mateo County Health Department
•San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
•San Ramon Valley Fire Department
•Santa Clara City Fire Department
•Santa Clara County Fire Department
•Santa Rosa Police Department
•Seaside Fire Department
•Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
•South San Francisco Fire Department
•South San Francisco Public Works
•Southern Marin Fire District
•Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office
•Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
•Union City Police Department
•Walnut Creek Police Department

State Agencies/Organizations

•Angel Island State Park
•Cal Fire
•Cal-Explorer Search and Rescue
•California Army National Guard
•California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
•California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) – Bay Bridge
•California Highway Patrol
•California State Parks
•California State Sheriff’s Association (CSSA)
•California State University East Bay
•California State University East Bay Police Department
•Castro Valley Unified School District
•Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)
•Las Positas College
•Northern California Regional Intelligence Center
•University of California – Berkeley
•University of California – Berkeley Police Department

Federal Agencies/Organizations

•Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative
•95th Civil Support Team
•Amtrak – Oakland
•Amtrak Police Department
•Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms Explosives (ATF)
•Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
•Federal Bureau of Investigations – San Francisco (FBI)
•Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
•Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
•Louisiana State University – National Center for Biomedical Research & Training
•NAS Alameda – US Maritime Administration
•National Weather Service
•Navy Operational Support Center Alameda
•Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
•United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
•United States Coast Guard
•United States Marshals
•United States Navy

International Agencies/Organizations

•Consulate General of Israel – San Francisco
•Country of Brazil
•Country of Guam
•Israeli Yamam
•Country of Norway
•Country of Switzerland
•French RAID Team
•Kingdom of Jordan
•Kingdom of Bahrain
•Country of Singapore
•Country of Qatar

Public/Private Partners

•American Medical Response (AMR)
•Boy Scouts of America
•Chavez Management Group
•Children’s Hospital and Research Center
•Cisco Systems
•Corizon Health Services
•Cytel Group
•Denevi Video
•Dolphin Graphics
•Elite Security Service
•Faber Trust Group
•Fulcrum Concepts, LLC
•Marriott Convention Center – Oakland
•NorCal Ambulance
•Novartis – Alpha Act
•Operational Medicine Institute
•Paramedics Plus
•Port of Oakland
•Port of Redwood City
•QUEST, Quality Emergency & Safety Training
•San Francisco PUC Watershed
•TransAmerica Pyramid Properties
•Verizon Wireless

Full Movie – Nelson Mandela




Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918) is a South African anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His administration focused on dismantling apartheid’s legacy, and cutting racism, poverty and inequality. Politically a democratic socialist, he served as president of the African National Congress (ANC) political party from 1990 to 1999.

A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, studying law. Living in Johannesburg townships and becoming involved in anti-colonial politics, he joined the ANC, becoming a founding member of its Youth League. When the National Party government implemented apartheid in 1948, he rose to prominence in the ANC’s 1952 Defiance Campaign, being elected president of the Transvaal ANC branch and overseeing the 1955 Congress of the People. Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and with the ANC leadership stood on the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961. Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the South African Communist Party he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961, leading a bombing campaign against government targets. In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Mandela served in Robben Island and then Pollsmoor Prison, while an international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted after 27 years in 1990. Becoming ANC president, Mandela wrote his autobiography, and led negotiations with President F.W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multi-racial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to a landslide victory. As president, he created a new constitution and initiated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses, while introducing policies aimed at land reform, combating poverty and expanding healthcare. Internationally, he acted as mediator between Libya and the United Kingdom in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, and oversaw a military intervention in Lesotho. Refusing to run for a second term and succeeded by his deputy Thabo Mbeki, Mandela became an elder statesman focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS.

Mandela has received international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance, having received over 250 awards, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is held in deep respect within South Africa as the “Father of the Nation”, where he is often known under his Xhosa clan name of Madiba. Controversial for much of his life, critics denounced him as a terrorist and communist sympathiser.

Film – STASI – Mielke und die Freiheit




Fünfzehn Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung ist die DDR wieder in den Fokus des öffentlichen Interesses gerückt. „Ostalgie”-Shows haben sich, zum Teil affirmativ, den Lebensbedingungen im zweiten deutschen Staat gewidmet. Der komplexen historischen Realität sind diese Sendungen nicht immer gerecht geworden. Umfragen haben ergeben, dass die heutige Schülergeneration nur noch wenig über die DDR weiß. In Magdeburg etwa konnte nur noch eine Minderheit befragter Gymnasiasten sagen, wann die Mauer gebaut wurde, viele von ihnen hielten Siegmund Jähn für einen Fußballer und vermuteten Schwerin im Westen. Vor allem der Alltag in der DDR ist vielen fremd. Wer wissen will, wie man gelebt, geliebt und überlebt hat in der DDR, muss deren Widerspruch erfassen. Die Dokumentation schildert in vier Folgen die DDR-Geschichte von der Staatsgründung 1949 bis zur friedlichen Revolution und zum Mauerfall 1989.

UNVEILED – Cyber Command Suffers Second Defeat, Dump It

Cyber Command Suffers Second Defeat, Dump It

First Cyber Command Defeat:


Cyber Command suffered its second defeat with the win of Edward Snowden. The first defeat was won by Bradley Manning. This suggests Cybercom deserves dissolution and a better command instituted, or, best, nothing like it.

The commander for both losses, General Keith Alexander, has to go. And a new, agile Cybercom, if it is to endure, needs to be separated from the venerable, deeply experienced, albeit sclerotic, National Security Agency. Different missions require different enabling legislation, leadership, funding, policy, staffing, training, operation and security.

An effective Cybercom may not be possible within the military culture of tradition, over-staffing, minutely specified military occupation specialty, heirarchical rank, medieval separation of officers from enlisted members, advancement in rank by longevity and favoritism, special training for combat, and further divided between military and civilian — the latter further fragmented between inside civilians and outside contractors with multiple sub-contractors.

The legislation and implementation of this complex traditional, command-driven organization assures it will not be capable of handling the challenges of cyber swarming, rapid evolution of technology and techniques — much of it grown outside established institutions — youthful contempt for authority, national and international disloyalty and disinterest, and most of all, ingrained insurgency.

For this insurgency, outwitting national security establishments is considered to be sport, a game, a test of prowess, bragging rights, and it is winning in cyber space, only periodically, laughingly infrequently, defeated, caputured and imprisoned by use of legacy, lumbering, clumsy, expensive, failure-and-excuse-prone mechanisms, in which legacy leaders like NSA, FBI, CIA, White House and Congress — supported by contractors, lobbyists and donors — can only dissimulate, apologize and promise to do better with more funding and more draconian crack-down on civil liberties.

Cyber Command is a failure — sibling of Department of Homeland Security — a boondoggle, a huge transfer of funds to the cybersecurity (and homeland security) industry from legacy military pork barrels. Thousands of suitably-skilled youngsters — most self-trained by a subversive culture hostile to authority — have been enlisted, hired and contracted to run cyber offensive and defensive operations under the rigidly ranked command of military officers accustomed to obedience and respect of rank.

Cybersecurity contracting — commercial and institutional — is an equally great failure. It too is a boondoggle, spoiled rotten with generous and laxly-overseen funding, often led by ex-military officers and those long accustomed to military grade perquisites, protected by secrecy, back-slapping, insider favoritism, laziness, lack of competition, forgiveness of corruption, shallow and classified IG investigation, all the attributes of its single customer, the national security consortium beloved of governments and autocrats.

No wonder the coddled and well-paid youngsters defy, dance around, ridicule and outrun these balloon-headed officers and liquored-contractors, this is what they have done most of their teenage and adult lives. Their loyalty is to their own culture, open, non-secret, disputatious, daring and fun-filled, most emphatically not venerated-military or rich-contractor grade.

What would a replacement for Cybercom be like? Not military, not commercial, not NGO, then what?

Plenty of cyber initiatives are underway which demonstrate effective alternatives to heirarchical military, commercial and NGO cyber deadwood. They have been created and are run by some of the most brilliant brains and imaginations in the world, agile, cheap, mostly volunteer and leaderless, disputatious, humorous, dismissive of authority of any kind, gov, mil, com, edu, org.

Don’t expect to hire or contract or academicize them. The best of them do not go inside institutions — except to social engineer and disclose the secrets of authoritative corruption.

Examples abound: just read the official demonizations of outsiders spilling insider secrets of gov, mil, com and ngo.

Instead of wasting treasure on dim-witted cybercommands listen to those secret-spilling demons, better understood as angels out-dancing the pinheads.

Greenwald unveils – Snowden Information Threatens US in Case of Murder

Glenn Greenwald: “Snowden has information for more damage”

The journalist who received the leaks from the CIA Mole said there are more documents

By Alberto Armendariz | LA NACION

RIO DE JANEIRO. – Smoke and Mirrors. With his striped bathing suit, his white sandals, his jean jacket and a backpack, Glenn Greenwald seems like a tourist walking along the promenade of Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro. But it is the journalist, blogger and columnist for the British newspaper The Guardian who surprised the world with revelations about the extensive network of U.S. cyber espionage that was leaked by Edward Snowden, former intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA ).

“Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the U.S. government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the history of the United States,” Greenwald, 46, told LA NACION, and since living in these latitudes writes regularly on international security issues which has made him famous, winner of several distinguished awards.

Today, the New Yorker, a former lawyer, is in the eye of the storm. Lawmakers in Washington want to put him on trial, spies of various countries seek Snowden’s secret information shared with him last month in Hong Kong and which he still sends from Moscow through an encrypted email system. He knows he’s being watched and that their conversations are monitored. They even steal the laptop from her boyfriend Rio, from their own home.

Three men wait in the lobby of the hotel Royal Tulip with credentials of a congress of osteoporosis about which the manager has no idea. Are they really doctors or are following Greenwald? Appearances are deceptive.

– Does Snowden’s decision to stay in Russia help him come to Latin America?

– Yes, the most important thing is not to end in U.S. custody, which proved extremely vindictive government to punish those who reveal uncomfortable truths, and in whose judicial system can not be trusted when it comes to people accused of endangering the national security. The judges do everything they can to secure convictions in these cases. He would be immediately put in prison to cover the debate that he helped generate, and end the rest of his days behind bars.

– Does Russia give him security guarantees?

– Not many countries in the world that have the ability and willingness to defy U.S. demands. But Russia is one of those countries and it has been good so far.

– Beyond the revelations about the spying system’s performance in general, what other information does Snowden have?

– Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the U.S. government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the history of the United States. But that’s not his goal. His objective is to expose software that people around the world use without knowing that they are exposing themselves without consciously agreeing to surrender their privacy rights. He has a huge number of documents that would be very harmful to the U.S. government if they were made public.

– Are you afraid that someone will try to kill him?

– It’s a possibility, although it would not bring many benefits to anyone at this point. Thousands of documents are already distributed and to make sure that several people around the world have the entire file. If something were to happen, those documents would be made public. This is an insurance policy. The U.S. government should be on its knees every day praying that nothing happens to Snowden, because if something happens, all the information will be revealed and that would be their worst nightmare.

– Can Latin America be a good shelter for Snowden?

– Only a few countries, including several in Latin America, China and Russia, have challenged the U.S., and have realized that America is no longer in a position of strength as it did before with the rest of the world, and that the rest of the countries do not have to obey its demands as if it were an imperial order. In Latin America there is a feeling of natural sympathy for the United States, yet there is a great resentment for specific historical policies of Washington toward the region. What happened to the plane of Evo Morales in Europe caused a strong reaction, was treated as if Bolivia was a colony and not a sovereign state.

– From documents Snowden shared with you, is there much more information related to Latin America?

– Yes. For each country that has an advanced communications system, such as from Mexico to Argentina, there are documents that detail how the United States collects traffic information, the programs that are used to capture the transmissions, the number of interceptions that are performed per day, and more. One way to intercept communications is through a telephone corporation in the United States that has contracts with telecommunications companies in most Latin American countries. The important thing will be to see the reaction of the various governments. I do not think that the governments of Mexico and Colombia will do much about it. But maybe those of Argentina and Venezuela will be willing to take action.

Glenn Greenwald / Columnist, The Guardian
Profession: Journalist
Age: 46 years
Origin: United States

Unveiled – Inspire Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Magazine Issue 11, June 2013

The following is the eleventh issue of “Inspire” magazine reportedly produced by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s media organization Al-Malahem. There are ten previous issues of Inspire magazine, all of which have been published by this site, and we have continually expressed our desire for readers to scrutinize the authenticity of the material provided in this publication. We have removed password protection from the PDF to enable easier analysis, but have left the file’s original metadata intact. As with all ten previous issues of the magazine we must emphasize that this material is provided, as always, for educational and informational purposes.

Al-Malahem Media Foundation

39 pages
Spring 2013
40.5 MB



Unveiled – US Secret Service Visits Cryptome

US Secret Service Visits Cryptome


7:30PM, June 18, 2013. Guccifer Bush Family Contact List Removed In Response to Two US Secret Service Agents Visit to Cryptome at Request of Bush Family. More Information Available at New York Office of the US Secret Service: 718-840-1000.

Original source of Cryptome’s mirror of Guccifer Bush Family Contact List remains online at 6:50AM 6/19/13 (and at 7:00AM 6/20/13):


An account of the visit provided to Gawker for its interview of Cryptome:


Young and Nastios emailed this account of the visit:

Two USSS agents appeared at our door about 7:30PM, June 18, 2013 showed ID and badges.

They asked are you John Young of Cryptome holding up a NY motor vehicle photo.

We said yes that’s us.

They showed a Guccifer file listing Bush Family contacts said do you recognize this.

We said yes.

They said we are here at the request of the Bush Family to ask you to remove the Guccifer file, posting it is not illegal, “freedom of information,” it contains nothing secret, the family is concerned, some live in New York City, we are politely asking for its removal.

We asked what would happen if the file was not removed.

They said we don’t know, will report your response up the line.

We said we see what you are saying.

They asked if we had met or knew Guccifer.

We said no no.

They said he’s pretty active.

We said she or he.

They asked how did you get the file.

We said anonymously.

They asked by email?

We said cant tell.

They said understood.

We asked to see their IDs again.

They said you are not going to publish our names are you we know you do that.

We said yes we do and will.

They showed their badges while covering their photos and names.

They said this is not being recorded is it.

We said no lifted our shirt offered to drop our sweats.

They said not necessary this is not an NSA thing.

We said the NSA thing’s a hoot.

They said yes yes.

They said thank you for courtesy.

They said call NY Secret Service to vet us then departed.

We got NY SS number online made the call.

NY SS said we cannot answer questions call this number in DC.

We called DC got a number disconnected message with a number to call and called that number.

DC SS answered White House Operations Center.

We said NY SS told us to call you to vet agent visit.

DC SS said that makes no sense call NY SS again.

We called NY SS again and said what DC SS said.

NY SS went away for several minutes then asked are you at this NY address.

We said yes.

NY SS said we confirm two SS agents visited you.


Cryptome removed the document, though a link to a copy hosted by a third-party remains prominently displayed on their website.

Another account:


In an email to Examiner, John Young said, “Cryptome has a gaggle of responses to removal requests and demands. Nothing is ever fully removed, not by us, not by the Net. The USSS acknowledged that, implying with a grimace that the Bush Family knows that too.”