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(July 15) Today's Top Headlines - Snowden says he has "insurance policy" against U.S. government

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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 9:08 am

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who has spent the last several weeks disseminating Edward Snowden's revelations about National Security Agency eavesdropping practices, caused a stir this weekend with an interview he gave to Argentina's La Nación.

"Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the U.S. government in one single minute than any other person has ever had in the history of the United States," Greenwald told La Nación's Alberto Armendariz (my translation). He goes on to talk about how Snowden has to avoid landing in the custody of the "vengeful" U.S. at all costs, how Russia is a good place for him for now, and how Snowden's objective is letting the world know how the NSA is violating privacy rights. Snowden is not out to destroy the U.S., Greenwald says. If Snowden dies, however, Greenwald adds, watch out:

He has already distributed thousands of documents and made sure that various people around the world have his complete archive. If something happens to him, these documents would be made public. This is his insurance policy. The U.S. government should be on its knees everyday praying that nothing happens to Snowden, because if anything should happen, all the information will be revealed and this would be its worst nightmare. -Theweek.com

For the full story, visit: http://theweek.com/article/index/246858/is-edward-snowden-blackmailing-america

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