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COMMENT: A very interesting story concerning the detainment of of Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda at Heathrow Airport sheds a potentially defining light on “Snowden’s Ride.”
(Our series on this is long, complex and multi-layered: Part I , Part II , Part III , Part IV , Part V , Part VI , Part VII , Part VIII , Part IX , Part X , Part XI , Part XII , Part XIII , Part XIV , Part XV , Part XVI , Part XVII , Part XVIII , Part XIX . It is impossible to do justice to this analysis within the scope of this post. Please digest the rest of the material, in order to come to terms with what we are presenting.)
A Daily Telegraph article  quotes a British official’s statement that among the materials confiscated from Miranda contained some very sensitive information.
British security official Oliver Robbins stated that Miranda was carrying; ” ‘personal information of UK intelligence officers, any compromise of which would result in a risk to their lives and those of their family members.’ Robbins argued that if this data had got into the public sphere then it would have made spies and their loved ones vulnerable to attack or recruitment by hostile forces. He said that the material was, ‘highly likely to describe techniques which have been crucial in life-saving counter-terrorist operations, and other intelligence activities vital to UK national security.’ Compromising it ‘would do serious damage to UK national security and ultimately risk lives’.
Several thoughts come to mind:
- One wonders what may have been in the rest of the 58,000 pages of documents Miranda was allegedly carrying?
- We wonder if our speculation in a previous post  about Greenwald’s previous partner (of 11 years) Austrian-born lawyer Werner Achatz possibly being some kind of case officer or Underground Reich paymaster for Greenwald’s activities on behalf of neo-Nazis and white supremacists? Was David Miranda just being cynically used by Greenwald for his alleged courier activities, or was he more involved than he maintains? (Note that Miranda disclaims having carried sensitive materials and also claims that he didn’t know the contents of what he was carrying. Both can’t be true.)
- Eddie the Friendly Spook downloaded 58,000 pages of documents. That is the equivalent of 100 books of 580 pages each. We SERIOUSLY doubt that Snowden read all of the material he purloined and leaked. Leaking intelligence files without knowing in them is NOT whistle blowing. A whistle blower would approach superiors about correcting perceived abuses, not grabbing material willy nilly and giving it to a journalist. That is reckless, at best. How would the leaker know what was there or what the consequences of such behavior might be? In the age of WMD’s the consequences could be unimaginably destructive.
- Greenwald has noted in interviews that he has enlisted help in deciphering and understanding what he has in his possession. Who’s help has he enlisted? Intelligence officers? If so, WHOSE intelligence officers?
- The more time passes, the more it becomes clear that this is an intelligence operation. There can be no conceivable justification for disclosing information of the type that Snowden has apparently leaked under the rubric of civil liberties, privacy, etc. These actions constitute malicious, strategically offensive counterintelligence.
EXCERPT: Remember that a couple of weeks ago Glenn Greenwald’s husband was stopped at Heathrow airport, detained and had his electronic equipment seized? Well, we now have some idea of what was on it – and it doesn’t make Glenn look good.
The high court has just granted the police powers to pursue an investigation into possible crimes of terrorism and breaches of the Official Secrets Act as a result of analysing some of the data taken from Miranda. And what was that data? The Government’s accessed just a small portion of an astonishing 58,000 pages of intelligence documents and, according to a witness statement by Oliver Robbins, deputy national security adviser to the Cabinet, it includes: “personal information of UK intelligence officers, any compromise of which would result in a risk to their lives and those of their family members.” Robbins argued that if this data had got into the public sphere then it would have made spies and their loved ones vulnerable to attack or recruitment by hostile forces. He said that the material was, “highly likely to describe techniques which have been crucial in life-saving counter-terrorist operations, and other intelligence activities vital to UK national security.” Compromising it “would do serious damage to UK national security and ultimately risk lives”. The Government will now seek to discover if that compromise has taken place.
Miranda’s lawyer said in reply that, “Mr Miranda does not accept the assertions they have made.” Presumably, this means that he does not accept the assertion that the data he was carrying threatened UK national security and even the lives of its operatives. Yet this somewhat contradicts something Miranda told The Guardian two weeks ago. Back then, he said, “I don’t look at documents. I don’t even know if it was documents that I was carrying.” So if he didn’t look at the documents, how can he know that they didn’t include the kind of information that the UK Government alleges? . . . .