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Glenn Greenwald is my new hero.

He is exactly the man we want representing us. He's highly intelligent, monogamous, courageous, confident, and just a great poster boy for gay men.

Unlike Anderson Cooper, he's always been out and proud, yet the fact that he's gay is just a part of who he is. He doesn't have to flaunt the gay, yet he's not afraid of it either, and because of his attitude, people just accept him for who he is.

I love him.

by Anonymousreply 12411/08/2014

Only one problem. He is a treasonous traitor. That might not be so good for the gays.

by Anonymousreply 106/13/2013

Does he still live in Brazil because of his boyfriend?

As much as I've seen him on the news this week (mostly getting feisty with every interviewer), I assumed that he's based in the U.S. now.

by Anonymousreply 206/13/2013

Glenn Greenwald has some legitimate gripes which he takes to irrational extremes. He despises the US and makes excuses for Muslims nonstop. Glenn is a gay Jew and doesn't seem to understand how the Muslim world would actually treat him if he ever showed up there. Glenn is enjoying his Snowden moment, but I predict a spat between him and the teenage Paultard.

by Anonymousreply 306/13/2013

No, he still lives in Brazil.

by Anonymousreply 406/13/2013

I've tried to like Glenn Greenwald, but I just can't make it happen.

Every time I see him interviewed he projects this smug air of intellectual superiority to everyone he speaks to, as if it's his personal responsibility to educate the ignorant masses on how and what they should be thinking. I do believe he is a very intelligent man, but his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor.

He has become somewhat of an apologist for Islamic extremism (which R3 points out) and his attacks on other writers (like Andrew Sullivan) are often needlessly vicious and just expose Greenwald's inability to ever consider another side of an argument or even entertain the idea that he could be wrong.

by Anonymousreply 506/13/2013

He's a known pedophile to those in the know.

by Anonymousreply 606/13/2013

"I do believe he is a very intelligent man, but his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor."


by Anonymousreply 706/13/2013

R6= Bill O'REilly

by Anonymousreply 806/13/2013

Glenn Greenwald is a Koch-sucking, Cato-institute lacky who "trusted Bush" in the war on Terror. He's a typical libertarian asshat and hypocrite, and doesn't deserve anyone's praise or defense.

by Anonymousreply 906/13/2013

He's defended virulent racists and white-supremacists in the past.

He's no hero.

by Anonymousreply 1006/13/2013

When, R10?

by Anonymousreply 1106/13/2013

He is a hero. Zionists hate him.

by Anonymousreply 1206/13/2013

He's an Obama hater and basher through-and-through. His only agenda in reporting this was to hurt Obama. Seriously, he was totally okay with all this under Bush.

by Anonymousreply 1306/13/2013

Glenn Greenwald is so blinded by his resentment of the United States that he can't be bothered to get his facts right. This man is simply not good at his job.

by Anonymousreply 1406/13/2013

I used to have a crush on him, but he's become so shrill lately that I can't even stand to listen to him even when his points are valid. Plus, whatever he's been doing has taken a toll on him, he starting to look real rough, like he's been doing meth all night and then started yelling at people in the middle of the town square to wise up or else.

by Anonymousreply 1506/13/2013

Why even bring up Anderson Cooper? It's not like he's going around declaring himself king of all things gay or some kind of hero. If you want to like that Libertarian/agenda driven, egotistical traitor Greenwald, fine, but you don't have to try to malign AC here in order to do it. You have a problem with people coming out? Greenwald had to come out sometime just like Anderson and anyone else.

R9 has it right.

by Anonymousreply 1606/13/2013

I'm very surprised at the posts in reply. It looks like Obama nd the Dems does properly represent a country that has moved very far to the right.

by Anonymousreply 1706/13/2013

We have noted your admiration of Mr. Greenwald.

We have also noted your IP address.

by Anonymousreply 1806/14/2013

I agree with the negativity. Greenwald isn't a hero. He's a self-promoting Ralph Nader type who isn't a progressive at all -- he's basically just a mirror image of Rand Paul:

by Anonymousreply 1906/14/2013

R13 - In 2006 Greenwald's book - How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok - was published.

Here is an excerpt from the book description on

"Greenwald saw unprecedented and extremist theories of presidential power, theories that flout the Constitution and make President Bush accountable to no one, and no law."

Similar to the ACLU Greenwald practiced constitutional law. Like it or not - the First Amendment protects white supremacist speech.

As far as him being a libertarian or "Cato-institute lacky' - just not true. He wrote two articles for the Cato Institute. On the flip side he made presentations at the Socialism Conference in 2011 and 2012.

by Anonymousreply 2006/14/2013

I hope Glenn Greenwald's Brazilian husband is giving him a lot of hot, steamy sex.

by Anonymousreply 2106/14/2013

OMG! What a bunch of self-loathers! Just because he's out, you hate him.

by Anonymousreply 2206/14/2013

Yes, R22. That's exactly why. You nailed it, o smart one.

Now shut the fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 2306/14/2013

Greenwald is a LIBERAL! I don't believe for one second that he was a Bush supporter.

by Anonymousreply 2406/14/2013

Greenwald repeatedly roasts the GOP, but by now going after or laughing at the GOP is shooting fish in a barrel. Republican buffoons make it so easy.

GG gets flack because 1) he's a gay Jew who is highly critical of Israel and 2) he is highly critical of Obama and the Democratic establishment for abandoning progressive principles and the shredding of civil liberties. He's repeatedly pointed out that Democrats who were supposedly outraged with Bush's toxic policies have no problem supporting them when Obama is in charge.

I particularly love this clip of Greenwald ripping Ari Fleischer a new asshole.

by Anonymousreply 2506/14/2013

Greenwald has also supported Obama's gay rights record.

by Anonymousreply 2606/14/2013

Exactly R25.

There are black people who get that Obama is nothing more than a black face promoting the white establishment to shut the black people up.

For the first time in history, blacks are supporting republicunt values all because they THINK their man is in charge.

Obama is a brilliant move by the powers that be. It stifles the black and the progressives all in one shot.

by Anonymousreply 2706/14/2013

Yes...a Yale-educated lawyer whose partner is a illiterate former prostitute from Brazil is someone to idolize.


by Anonymousreply 2806/14/2013

Jesus surrounded Himself with former prostitutes. What's the big deal?

by Anonymousreply 2906/14/2013

Although, I don't think Glenn Greenwald is the second coming or anything. He's just a super intelligent man who happens to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 3006/14/2013

So much for Greenwald's supposed racism:

Glenn Greenwald: Woman Imprisoned for Life for Minor Drug Offense; Banking Giant Immune to Justice for Massive Drug Laundering

By coincidence, on the very same day that the DOJ announced that HSBC would not be indicted for its multiple money-laundering felonies, the New York Times published a story featuring the harrowing story of an African-American single mother of three who was sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 27 for a minor drug offense:

"Stephanie George and Judge Roger Vinson had quite different opinions about the lockbox seized by the police from her home in Pensacola. She insisted she had no idea that a former boyfriend had hidden it in her attic. Judge Vinson considered the lockbox, containing a half-kilogram of cocaine, to be evidence of her guilt.

"But the defendant and the judge fully agreed about the fairness of the sentence he imposed in federal court.

"'Even though you have been involved in drugs and drug dealing,' Judge Vinson told Ms. George, 'your role has basically been as a girlfriend and bag holder and money holder but not actively involved in the drug dealing, so certainly in my judgment it does not warrant a life sentence.'

"Yet the judge had no other option on that morning 15 years ago. As her stunned family watched, Ms. George, then 27, who had never been accused of violence, was led from the courtroom to serve a sentence of life without parole.

"'I remember my mom crying out and asking the Lord why,' said Ms. George, now 42, in an interview at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee. 'Sometimes I still can't believe myself it could happen in America.'"

As the NYT notes - and read her whole story to get the full flavor of it - this is commonplace for the poor and for minorities in the US justice system. Contrast that deeply oppressive, merciless punishment system with the full-scale immunity bestowed on HSBC - along with virtually every powerful and rich lawbreaking faction in America over the last decade - and that is the living, breathing two-tiered US justice system. How this glaringly disparate, and explicitly status-based, treatment under the criminal law does not produce serious social unrest is mystifying.

by Anonymousreply 3106/14/2013

What does he say now?

by Anonymousreply 3206/16/2013

I don't trust Greenwald or think he's a hero.

by Anonymousreply 3306/16/2013

He's a gay Jew who has dedicated his life to defending the most extreme homophobes and anti-Semites. He's only interesting from the viewpoint of psychopathology.

His fanboys' warped perception of reality is hilarious. He recently put on a truly pathetic performance on Bill Maher's show, but they crowed about how he had "shredded" and "owned" Maher.

by Anonymousreply 3406/16/2013


I fell in love 7-8 years ago when he was excoriating Bush over the murders of innocent people in Iraq/Afghanistan and exposing it for the world.

Now that he is exposing Obama to be just as bad (if not worse- at least socilaist liberals called Bush evil while now they lick Obomba's ass) he gets flack.

Our government is evil, and we need to dissolve the "UNITED" part and just become a loosely tied free trade collective of independent states and cities.

Withdraw consent from DC (which will be easy once the dollar dies) and embrace hyper-localism.

by Anonymousreply 3508/24/2013

He's an asshole. He wants the story to be him.

And r35 is just plain insane.

by Anonymousreply 3608/24/2013

Greenwald is nothing but a narcissist with an agenda.

by Anonymousreply 3708/25/2013

[quote]Only one problem. He is a treasonous traitor. That might not be so good for the gays.

Treason? Where? When? How?

by Anonymousreply 3808/25/2013

[quote]He's a gay Jew who has dedicated his life to defending the most extreme homophobes and anti-Semites.


by Anonymousreply 3908/25/2013

R19 writes,

[quote]I agree with the negativity. [Glenn] Greenwald isn't a hero. He's a self-promoting Ralph Nader type who isn't a progressive at all -- he's basically just a mirror image of Rand Paul:

Does this mean that Ralph Nader - given that R19 wrote that Glenn Greenwald is his "type" - is not progressive and, like Mr. Greenwald, that also means that Mr. Nader is a "mirror image of Rand Paul"?

by Anonymousreply 4008/25/2013


When government worshiping fucktards are exposed, they always just rant.

If GGreenwald had published this expose under the Bush administration, R19 would be hailing him as a hero. The fact that GG is exposing Obama as a NeoCon bootlicking traitor is too much for his little brain, so he lashes out.

When Obama invades Syria then "useful idiots" like R19 will hail him as a great liberator, despite the facts.

The fact that Ron Paul opposed invading Iraq and Afghanistan, and opposes invasions in Syria, Egypt and Yemen...well, these retards can't understand how someone can embrace PRINCIPLES- like not killing, or stealing- and just look for an (R) or (D) and vote for their preferred dictator.

by Anonymousreply 4108/25/2013

Why are all traitors gay?

by Anonymousreply 4208/25/2013

OP, you're an idiot.

Glenn Greenwald is a liar, a manipulator, a narcissist, and a fucking moronic libertarian asshole.

He's the last person who should be "representing us". Ugh. He's a vile human being and I loathe him.

by Anonymousreply 4308/25/2013

[quote]his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor.

I fucking love this sentence.

by Anonymousreply 4408/25/2013


Please offer some proof.

Back in 2001-2008 GG was a hero for exposing the crimes of the Bush administration.

Now that he is exposing Obama as a war criminal just like Bush, he is a bad guy.

by Anonymousreply 4508/25/2013

Glenn Greenwald is a craven,intellectually dishonest cultural relativist and violent jihad apologist who pretty much holds the U.S. responsible for EVERY political and social sandstorm occurring on the planet. He has a bratty,steamrolling style that has many admirers but to me makes him an insufferable cunt.

And although I agree with him on more than a few topics...including the destructive role U.S. foreign policy and corporate interests play in world events...the whole derisive tenor of his "blame America first and only" rhetoric and his staunch defense of and apology for brutal,Sharia law supremacists and terrorists has for me completely destroyed any credibility or moral authority he may have once have.

I love how sexy liberal atheist Sam Harris dismantles Greenwald's jejune,ad hominem attacks and passive aggressive intimations in this infamous interchange between the two.

by Anonymousreply 4608/25/2013

Glenn Greenwald is an emotionally stunted, borderline pederast who takes advantage of well-hung,impoverished, homeless and desperate teens and in exchange for sex and mid-life crisis management provides them with video games,cash and elevated social status within the hypocritical framework of a privileged and elitist lifestyle provided by the very U.S. system Greenwald rails against.

by Anonymousreply 4708/25/2013

Well, I meet a lot of people, and I'm convinced that the vast majority of wrong-thinking people are right.

by Anonymousreply 4808/25/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 4908/26/2013

The National Security Agency's spy program targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, and in the case of Mexico's leader accessed the content of emails before he was elected, the U.S. journalist who obtained secret documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden said Sunday.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, told Globo's news program "Fantastico" that a document dated June 2012 shows that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's emails were being read. The document's date is a month before Pena Nieto was elected.

The document on which Greenwald based the report includes communications from Pena Nieto indicating who he would like to name to some government posts among other information. It's not clear if the spying continues.

As for Brazil's leader, the June 2012 document "doesn't include any of Dilma's specific intercepted messages, the way it does for Nieto," Greenwald told The Associated Press in an email. "But it is clear in several ways that her communications were intercepted, including the use of DNI Presenter, which is a program used by NSA to open and read emails and online chats."

The U.S. targeting mapped out the aides with whom Rousseff communicated and went a level further by tracking patterns of how those aides communicated with one another and also third parties, according to the document.

Calls to Rousseff's office and a spokeswoman were not answered. Messages sent to a spokesman for Nena Pieto weren't immediately returned. Mexico's Foreign Ministry said had no comment.

Brazilian Justice Minister Eduardo Cardozo told the newspaper O Globo that "if the facts of the report are confirmed, they would be considered very serious and would constitute a clear violation of Brazil's sovereignty."

"This is completely outside the standard of confidence expected of a strategic partnership, as the U.S. and Brazil have," he added.

In July, Greenwald co-wrote articles in O Globo that said documents leaked by Snowden indicate Brazil was the largest target in Latin America for the NSA program, which collected data on billions of emails and calls flowing through Brazil.

The Brazilian government denounced the NSA activities outlined in the earlier reports.

Greenwald reported then that the NSA collected the data through an undefined association between U.S. and Brazilian telecommunications companies. He said he could not verify which Brazilian companies were involved or if they were aware their links were being used to collect the data.

by Anonymousreply 5009/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 5109/02/2013

I'm a rentboy who's been hired by Glenn during numerous visits to NYC. Last few trips, I found Glenn increasingly tweaked out of his mind on crystal meth and his behavior erratic and disrespectful (in regards to my payment). Because of this and the fact that I eventually realized he was a pathological liar, I no longer agree to meet with Glenn.

by Anonymousreply 5209/02/2013

I can't wait for Greenwald to crash and burn HARD. Can't stand his right wing/Libertarian/KKK loving ass.

by Anonymousreply 5309/02/2013

SHOOT the messenger

by Anonymousreply 5409/03/2013

So many hysterical, mentally unbalanced spittle-encrusted, twirling-in-a-tizz anti-Greenwald posts! I'll translate them:

I can't stand Greenwald because is a progressive who dares to criticize President Obama and Israel.

by Anonymousreply 5509/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 5609/03/2013

I'm SUING YOU, R56, for impersonating ME. And I'm suing R52 for his lack of discretion. And I'm suing everyone who has posted in this thread for trying to sabotage my brand! Hell, I'm suing Mediapolis for failing to appropriately compensate me for any thread mentioning my name!

by Anonymousreply 5709/03/2013

Don't you love people like Greenwald who hate America so much that they will even take sides between Syria's Assad and the people he gassed?

by Anonymousreply 5809/05/2013

R55 is a fucking moron.

Anyone who idolizes Glenn Greenwald has [italic]issues[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 5909/05/2013

Does ugly frog face no longer on DL at least for the sake of "pointless bitchery?"

by Anonymousreply 6009/05/2013

Snowden and Greenwald are heroes.

by Anonymousreply 6112/29/2013

How many people support the government spying on every call, every email, every tweet?

by Anonymousreply 6212/31/2013

I hope one day soon there's a drone with Greenwald and Snowden's name on it.

by Anonymousreply 6301/01/2014


I hope they track you.

And then murder you because you are too stupid to live.

And then display your corpse at the Lincoln memorial (ironically fitting) as a warning to other people not to fuck with the government.

Nazi cunts like you should be the first victims.

by Anonymousreply 6401/01/2014

Another day, another GG thread, same collection of hilariously, over-the-top, crazed, hate-spewing, name-calling, shit-smearing, anti-GG whackjobbies. NONE of whom can be troubled to back up their lunacy with anything remotely reality-based.

R52 wins the prize for creativity.

We haven't seen the like since W's supporters infested DL during his administration. More, please. It's all just too delicious.

by Anonymousreply 6501/01/2014


It just makes me sad.

These people who worship the power of the government to do anything, despite the fact that the US Constitution prohibits said action...well, they make me sick

I hope you will take a few weeks and explore these links. They will help you reconcile your disdain for the NSA and your hatred for the military.

by Anonymousreply 6601/01/2014

Here is another-

by Anonymousreply 6701/01/2014


Once you realize that our government is evil and out of control, and only exists to serve the top .01% via "QUANTeAsing" and the manipulation of the stock market, then it will be easier to see how the bottom 99.9% will benefit once the government is radically decentralized and powers are curtailed and limited to small, hyperlocal regions.

Think of it as "locavorism in politics" and how much better for the environment, the diet, the individual...the whole society it will be!!!

by Anonymousreply 6801/01/2014

R52, you're a fucking liar, obviously desperate for attention.

by Anonymousreply 6901/01/2014

Why aren't Snowden and Greenwald on the Nobel Peace Prize list?

Oh, wait, they gave it to Obama, proving that it is bullshit. Why didn't Bush, or Reagan or Clinton get it? They killed almost as many people!

by Anonymousreply 7001/03/2014

Greenwald makes mincemeat out of Establishment Journalist and NSA apologist, Ruth Marcus.

by Anonymousreply 7101/04/2014

[quote]his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor.

[quote]I fucking love this sentence.

Me too.

by Anonymousreply 7201/04/2014

The hatred of GG, whatever his flaws, simply has to do with envy of anyone who stands up to power. Most people lack that courage and are submissive their whole lives.

by Anonymousreply 7301/04/2014

R74 must tale great comfort in being told that "even gay Jews" have higher souls than all non-Jews, gay or straight, according to Israel's deputy minister for religious services, Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan.

Of course same-sex marriage is illegal in Israel, as is the marriage of Jews to non-Jews.

by Anonymousreply 7401/04/2014

Glenn supports Russia's anti-gay laws and licks Putin's ass!

by Anonymousreply 7501/04/2014

Link please,r76. Thought not.

by Anonymousreply 7601/04/2014

R78, he wrote last summer in his twitter that he doesn't care about Russian anti-gay laws, and always praised his butt-buddy Snowden who is working now for Putin's secret services!

by Anonymousreply 7701/04/2014

I can't stand Greenwald and his sanctimonious bullshit. Hero? More like an opportunist.

The sooner he disappears, the better.

by Anonymousreply 7801/04/2014

r79: Can you post a link to that?

I am generally a big fan of GG, but I am annoyed that he has not address the fascist gaybashing made state law under Putin. If he is reluctant to do that in case Putin retaliates against Snowden, I will have lost a lot of respect for him.

If GG discusses and condemns Obama's human rights abuses (and one should) he must equally condemn Putin's.

by Anonymousreply 7901/04/2014

"he wrote last summer in his twitter that he doesn't care about Russian anti-gay laws,"

He never said that, he said it's not on his priority list because he's not a Russian citizen.

by Anonymousreply 8001/04/2014

then INTERNATIONAL spying shouldn't be on his prority list too, he's such a hypocrite!

by Anonymousreply 8101/04/2014

r83 It's being done by the US government.

Why are you so angry about this? If there was nothing wrong with what Snowden revealed, why would Obama's cabinet have been lying about it for years and trying to keep it secret?

by Anonymousreply 8201/04/2014

r76/r79, that is not a link. It's just you continuing to speak out of your butthole.

Massive fail. You SUCK!! And not in a good way.

by Anonymousreply 8301/04/2014

R84, so by his logic he should care about spying on US citizens ONLY.

You RT homophobes are pathetic!

by Anonymousreply 8401/04/2014

R79, butt buddy and Putin's secret services??? You are a serious jerk and an ignorant one.

by Anonymousreply 8501/04/2014


He can't post a link because it is bullshit he pulled out of his prolapsed anus.

Greenwald and Snowden are heroes, and should win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Sadly, the fact that Kissinger and Obama won makes it worthless. Warmongering fascists are poor company.

by Anonymousreply 8601/04/2014

Snowden needs a Nobel.

by Anonymousreply 8702/15/2014

It was recently revealed that Snowden's actions ruined the careers of co-workers whom he duped in his quest for fame. Fuck him. He's a megalomaniacal Libertarian, not a hero.

by Anonymousreply 8802/15/2014


Your co-workers were complicit in the creation of the US Police State. Fuck them. They deserve to be in jail.

Snowden is a hero for exposing the evil acts of the US Government.

by Anonymousreply 8903/16/2014

Greenwald throws histrionic Glenn Beck-esque fits about what he perceives as infringements on civil liberties commmitted by the US government (though his physical manifestation is more dead-eyed robot than Beck's crying clown), yet has never met an actual fascist whose water he didn't carry (from white supremacists and neo-Nazis to Islamists and Putin).

by Anonymousreply 9003/16/2014

He's pitifully homely.

by Anonymousreply 9103/16/2014

Snowden is a fuck. Greenwald is a fat fuck. They can both rot in hell (well, in a way, they are already).

by Anonymousreply 9203/16/2014

Why, R94?

Because they exposed the evil rot at the heart of our Imperial Government?

That they can spy on, imprison, torture, slander and murder anyone, anywhere, with no due process, no oversight, and no repercussions?

R94- please go back to North Korea you evil fucking freeptard.

by Anonymousreply 9303/17/2014

He's a goober.

by Anonymousreply 9403/17/2014

The headquarters of Stellar, a company based in the town of Hürth near Cologne, are visible from a distance. Seventy-five white antennas dominate the landscape. The biggest are 16 meters (52 feet) tall and kept in place by steel anchors. It is an impressive sight and serves as a popular backdrop for scenes in TV shows, including the German action series "Cobra 11."

Stellar operates a satellite ground station in Hürth, a so-called "teleport." Its services are used by companies and institutions; Stellar's customers include Internet providers, telecommunications companies and even a few governments. "The world is our market," is the high-tech company's slogan.

The headquarters of Stellar, a company based in the town of Hürth near Cologne, are visible from a distance. Seventy-five white antennas dominate the landscape. The biggest are 16 meters (52 feet) tall and kept in place by steel anchors. It is an impressive sight and serves as a popular backdrop for scenes in TV shows, including the German action series "Cobra 11."

Stellar operates a satellite ground station in Hürth, a so-called "teleport." Its services are used by companies and institutions; Stellar's customers include Internet providers, telecommunications companies and even a few governments. "The world is our market," is the high-tech company's slogan.

by Anonymousreply 9503/29/2014

Using their ground stations and leased capacities from satellites, firms like Stellar -- or competitors like Cetel in the nearby village of Ruppichteroth or IABG, which is headquartered in Ottobrunn near Munich -- can provide Internet and telephone services in even the most remote areas. They provide communications links to places like oil drilling platforms, diamond mines, refugee camps and foreign outposts of multinational corporations and international organizations.

Super high-speed Internet connections are required at the ground stations in Germany in order to ensure the highest levels of service possible. Most are connected to major European Internet backbones that offer particularly high bandwidth. The service they offer isn't just attractive to customers who want to improve their connectivity. It is also of interest to Britain's GCHQ intelligence service, which has targeted the German companies. Top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden viewed by SPIEGEL show that the British spies surveilled employees of several German companies, and have also infiltrated their networks.

One top-secret GCHQ paper claims the agency sought "development of in-depth knowledge of key satellite IP service providers in Germany." The document, which is undated, states that the goal of the effort was developing wider knowledge of Internet traffic flowing through Germany. The 26-page document explicitly names three of the German companies targeted for surveillance: Stellar, Cetel and IABG.

The operation, carried out at listening stations operated jointly by GCHQ with the NSA in Bude, in Britain's Cornwall region, is largely directed at Internet exchange points used by the ground station to feed the communications of their large customers into the broadband Internet. In addition to spying on the Internet traffic passing through these nodes, the GCHQ workers state they are also seeking to identify important customers of the German teleport providers, their technology suppliers as well as future technical trends in their business sector.

by Anonymousreply 9603/29/2014

Actually we do know: as the Intercept reports, "a separate document from the NSA’s Special Source Operations unit [...] shows that the Obama administration obtained a top-secret court order specifically permitting it to monitor communications related to Germany. Special Source Operations is the NSA department that manages what the agency describes as its “corporate partnerships” with major US companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, and Google. The order on Germany was issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on March 7, 2013. The court issues annual certifications to the NSA that authorize the agency to intercept communications related to named countries or groups; it has provided similar authorization, Der Spiegel reported, for measures targeting China, Mexico, Japan, Venezuela, Yemen, Brazil, Sudan, Guatemala, Bosnia and Russia."

So back to the question at hand: will Germany finally escalate the hand over of all individual privacy to what is effectively economic espionage? The answer: of course not, certainly not at a time when a few hundred kilometers to the East none other than Vladimir Putin is finally stretching his muscles at an attempt of restoring the USSR piecemeal, the first step of which already took place with the bloodless annexation of Crimea. The last thing Germany can afford now is a diplomatic spat with the only nation which can possibly prevent a Russian expansion beyond merely former USSR countries but also into Europe. Which is why people of Germany: hold your noses and bear it. You have no choice. Unless of course, Germany, as some suggest may happen, decided to dump its superficial diplomatic closeness with the US and realligns with what is rapidly becoming the world's most powerful axis, the Eurasians, aka China, Russia and India. Add Germany to this, and suddenly the global balance of power as we know it ist kaput.

by Anonymousreply 9703/29/2014

And he's baaack!

Our very own libertarian troll.

by Anonymousreply 9803/29/2014

R95, are you really that big an idiot to not realize that Greenwald and Snowden are the freeptards?

Snowden is a vile Libertarian - which makes him crazy right there - who supported Romney. Greenwald leans Rethug/Libertarian

They're both disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 9903/29/2014


He exposed the government spying on every one of us. Why is that vile?

Greenwald is very leftist.

Are you one of the CIA plants?

by Anonymousreply 10004/02/2014

Snowden hates Romney. He supported Ron Paul. BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

You are ignorant of any facts. Please STFU until you can get your story straight.

by Anonymousreply 10104/02/2014


And yet you still can't post anything besides vile taunts.

Are you that stupid?

Mewling quim.

by Anonymousreply 10204/02/2014


Come back and help us.

by Anonymousreply 10304/02/2014

I think Greenwald is an idiot, attention seeker and his relationship is creepy. Let that poor boy go!! A 19 year old who didn't even speak English? Really?

by Anonymousreply 10404/02/2014


He's 28. Hardly a child.

by Anonymousreply 10504/02/2014

R107 I meant when they met.

R103 Ron Paul is fucking awful, are you serious?

by Anonymousreply 10604/02/2014


Wants to stop Obama starting a new war over Crimea...

Wants to withdraw troops from Korea, Japan, Turkey, Chile, China, Indonesia, Yemen. Afghanistan, Libya, etc and et FUCKING cetera....

Wants to end the control of the the US economy by the big banks....

Wants to end the drug war...

Wants to stop the spying by the NSA over every FUCKING email and text and call...

Wants to return control over your life to the local level...


by Anonymousreply 10704/03/2014

R109 ugh. I can get behind much of what Greenwald does (not all of it), even if he's annoying, but supporting Ron Paul? Absolutely not.

"Wants to stop Obama starting a new war over Crimea" Wtf?

"Wants to end the control of the the US economy by the big banks" are you kidding me right now he's a libertarian, that is the OPPOSITE of what he wants.

"Wants to end the drug war" not for good reasons, solely because it fits in with his retarded, extremist libertarian philosophies which are the basis for all of his opinions.

by Anonymousreply 10804/03/2014

[quote]He never said that, he said it's not on his priority list because he's not a Russian citizen.

Said like the weasley little cultural relativist he is.

by Anonymousreply 10904/03/2014


You sound like you are reasonable.

[quote]"Wants to stop Obama starting a new war over Crimea" Wtf?

Obama and congress are pushing bullshit with the effect, if not the intention, of starting a new "Cold War" with a Hot War as a possibility. The banking bullshit, the rhetoric, the USAID to fascist groups in's so obvious.

[quote]"Wants to end the control of the the US economy by the big banks" are you kidding me right now he's a libertarian, that is the OPPOSITE of what he wants.

You think the banks are free market libertarian? HA! Not even close. As long as the government controls the Federal Reserve (or is that vice versa?) the "free market" is muted. Look at the bullshit Wall Street pulls every day! That is NOT libertarian.

[quote]"Wants to end the drug war" not for good reasons, solely because it fits in with his retarded, extremist libertarian philosophies which are the basis for all of his opinions.

The fact that the US puts more people in jail than the USSR did 25 years ago (per capita) and that black and Hispanic men are the target and that it is killing people and destroying families...that's not a good reason?

Who would buy Meth if you could get Coke with coke at the corner store? Look at Colorado! The drug war is a war on personal freedom, and a disaster in every way.

by Anonymousreply 11004/03/2014

Congrats on the Pulitzer!

by Anonymousreply 11104/15/2014

[quote]Congrats on the Pulitzer!

Thanks, but I've married twice more since then!

by Anonymousreply 11204/15/2014

I hope the CIA doesn't use a drone to kill him or his boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 11304/27/2014

Obama starts a war over Crimea - the refucks thinks he's a warmonger. (And of course he'll still be a Negro.)

Obama doesn't start a war over Crimea - the refucks think he's betraying American ideals, showing America to be a pussy. (And of course he'll still be a Negro.)

by Anonymousreply 11404/27/2014

It looks like the last data dump will be a searchable list of every US citizen that the NSA has been monitoring.

If you found your name on that list, and realized that every email and phone call and text had been recorded by the US Government --- well, would you be pissed?

Our government is corrupt and evil.

by Anonymousreply 11505/29/2014

Why are all the Snowden and Greenwald threads closed?

by Anonymousreply 11605/30/2014

Exposing the government...too easy!!!

by Anonymousreply 11706/12/2014

Just watched him on The Lang Exchange, Nov 6th 2014. He speaks the truth. There is no need for mass government surveillance. I live in Canada and I do not want the government conducting mass surveillance on my fellow citizens. It only leads us down a path to less freedoms. Snowden and Greenwald are heros and time will illustrate this with precision.

by Anonymousreply 11811/08/2014

We gays are not meant to be monogamous! We are the free ones! We are the liberated ones!

Stop caving in to homophobes!

by Anonymousreply 11911/08/2014


by Anonymousreply 12011/08/2014

The bf has negro lips! The bf is a negro!

by Anonymousreply 12111/08/2014

Greenwald is a total attention whore. He gets off on playing the devils advocate on everything, even when the issue is blatantly cut and dry and one party was clearly in the wrong. He'll continue to contort the whole discussion until he's conveniently dead center in the middle of it all, like some supposed self anointed voice of reason. It's his shtick to stay in the limelight. He's basically like the Anne Coulter for Libertarians - I have a straight male Libertarian coworker of mine who is absolutely enthralled with Greenwald, I swear he goes home and jacks off to him at night while his wife is asleep. Greenwald likes to sit on the fence and throw bones to republicans to fuel their rage toward liberals. That's why Libertarians (aka Republicans in sheeps clothing) love him so much, because he tells them what they want to hear but then they can counter and pretend like they're liberal leaning too for supporting a gay guy. He's really not done shit for gay rights in the US, all he did was move out of the country with his boy toy, and sulk about the rest of us here. He would be the first person to throw a gay rights advocate or organization under the bus just for his own self promotion.

by Anonymousreply 12211/08/2014
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