British agents oversaw the decimation of an unspecified number of the Guardian newspaper’s hard drives in an clear-cut attempt to hold Edward Snowden’s leaks protected the paper’s reviewer said on Monday.
Alan Rusbridger made the assertion in an opinion piece published on the Guardian’s website saying that a two of staffers from British eavesdropping bureau GCHQ supervised the method in what he called one of the more bizarre instants in the Guardian’s long history.
After farther converses with the government Rusbridger said two security professionals from Government Communications Headquarters the British equivalent of the ultra-secretive US nationwide Security Agency travelled to the Guardian's London agencies.
In the building's basement Rusbridger composed government agents watched as computers which comprised material provided by Snowden were physically pulverised. We can call off the very dark helicopters Rusbridger says one of the agents jested.
London’s Metropolitan police kept safe the detention under an anti-terrorism regulation of David Miranda the Brazilian partner of American reporter Glenn Greenwald saying it was legally and procedurally sound.
Miranda the Brazilian who was in transit on his way from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro where he lives with Greenwald was interrogated for nine hours before being released without ascribe minus his laptop wireless telephone and recollection sticks.
Rusbridger said bizarre episode and detention at London's Heathrow aerodrome on Sunday colleague of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald displayed press freedom was under threat in Britain.
The nine hours detention under anti-terrorism law of David Miranda Greenwald's Brazilian colleague has initiated a furor with Brazil British opposition political leaders human privileges solicitors and press flexibility watchdogs among those condemning it.
Greenwald was the first reporter to release U.S and British understanding mysteries leaked by Snowden the previous U.S nationwide Security bureau (NSA) contractor who is wanted in the joined States and has discovered provisional asylum in Russia.
At the time the paper was in the middle of announcing candid revelations about mass surveillance programmes conducted by the NSA and its British equivalent GCHQ after Snowden handed them thousands of articles.
Rusbridger asserted that in a call from the centre of government someone he does not recognise notified him You've had your joy Now we want the stuff back.
Guardian editors had denied much of the derogatory evidence of British complicity in illegal spying undertakings of NSA. Greenwald has promised to make the GCHQ lament their actions by disclosing the engagement of British spying bureaus who report to a choose managing group under Cameron.
When the exposé is completed, so will be Cameron Self-preservation and not nationwide security was his motivation in having the Guardian hard drives shattered.
Actually the British government and those agents did the world a large-scale favour.
They validated Snowden's material after any inquiry and verified that there's no doubt about what the Americans are up to.
The material itself is all benign from a foreign agent, espionage view it is only humiliating to authorities who every day try to have a bigger function in unlawfully spying on their own people and other authorities. Other authorities understand what they are up to It is only the poor lamb citizens who have any question.
Of course the topper is why the Guardian obeyed? Take us to Court one of the oldest mantras of a legitimate free press. conspicuously the Guardian desires to inquire itself now whether it's legitimate or free More like weak-kneed.