Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Since 9/11 Washington's policies divorced from facts...

After the tragedy of 9/11 Washington's policies became divorced from reality, according to Edward Snowden, former American intelligence agent.

Ekaterina Blinova

After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Washington's policies in many ways became divorced from facts, said Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor, in an interview to the Swiss television channel RTS.

"The greatest tragedy after terrorist acts [of 9/11] in my country was that the policies of our government in many ways became divorced from facts," emphasized Edward Snowden. He underscored that Washington started a devastating war based on false information and what made matters worse, influential US policy-makers knew the pretext was false.

Intelligence services should be focused on finding the truth and informing the most powerful figures in the US government to ensure policy-makers are on the right track, the former NSA contractor noted. The intelligence agencies were created to protect people, communities, societies, and in no way are for spying on innocent, he stressed. The President of the United States has the power to put an end to the NSA programs which monitor and record telephone conversations of American people. Almost 330 million of people, whose data is intercepted, stored and analyzed on a regular basis, are not suspected of any criminal activities. However, the US President has done nothing to abolish these programs, Edward Snowden underscored...

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