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Remaining Snowden docs will be released to avert ‘unspecified US war’ – ‪Cryptome‬

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Edward SnowdenAll the remaining Snowden documents will be released next month, according t‪o‬ whistle-blowing site ‪Cryptome, which said in a tweet that the release of the info by unnamed third parties would be necessary to head off an unnamed “war”.‬

‪Cryptome‬ said it would “aid and abet” the release of “57K to 1.7M” new documents that had been “withheld for national security-public debate [sic]”.

The site clarified that will not be publishing the documents itself.

Transparency activists would welcome such a release but such a move would be heavily criticized by intelligence agencies and military officials, who argue that Snowden’s dump of secret documents has set US and allied (especially British) intelligence efforts back by years.

As things stand, the flow of Snowden disclosures is controlled by those who have access to the Sn‪o‬wden archive, which might possibly include Snowden confidants such as Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. In some cases, even when these people release information to mainstream media organizations, it is then suppressed by these organizations after negotiation with the authorities. (In one such case, some key facts were later revealed by the Register.)

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