By Susan Duclos
Glenn Greenwald, Guardian journalist who broke the NSA surveillance story showing the extent of the expansion of domestic spying under Barack Obama, tells Fox and Friends that more is coming and the world “will be shocked” by the upcoming next bombshell.
Greenwald states “I will say that there are vast programs, both domestic and international spying, that the world will be shocked to learn about, that the NSA is engaged in with no democratic accountability and that’s what driving our reporting.”
He continues “I think what the Obama administration wants, and has been trying to establish for the last almost five years now with the unprecedented war on whistleblowers that it is waging, and to make it so that everybody is petrified of coming forward with information about what our political officials are doing in the dark that is deceitful, illegal or corrupt.”
The recent leaks from Edward Snowden have caused Barack Obama headaches domestically over the domestic spying, as well as outraged other countries that have now received confirmation regarding the level of international spying.
France has threatened trade talks and demands the Obama administration spying end immediately withFrance’s president Francois Hollande saying “We cannot accept this kind of behaviour between partners and allies.”
EU President Herman Van Rompuy said he was “very concerned” by the reports and stressed the EU wanted a “full and urgent clarification”.
Germany is preparing to charge the UK and US intelligence over fresh bugging allegations reported on byGerman news magazine Der Spiegel, which says it was privy to parts of documents in Snowden’s possession showing that Europeans were specifically mentioned as a “target” in the source document from September 2010.
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