November 17, 2014: Washington, D.C. news conference
“Edward Snowden has set up the U.S. for another 9/11.”
For immediate release Cliff Kincaid Kincaid@comcast.net
“It is no accident that the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the rise of ISIS have followed Edward Snowden’s defection to Russia,” says Cliff Kincaid, president of the public policy group America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI). A veteran journalist and media critic, Kincaid has announced that ASI will hold a National Press Club news conference on November 17 to examine the disclosures that have put America and its allies in danger of further Russian aggression and Islamic terrorism on American soil.
Kincaid said ASI’s scheduled publication of Blood on His Hands: The True Story of Edward Snowden, will be intended to counteract the Oliver Stone and “James Bond” movies being planned about the former NSA analyst. A comic book intended for kids has also been released about Snowden, in order to make him popular with kids. Just recently, the Koch-funded libertarian group Students for Liberty gave Snowden its “highest honor” -- its “alumnus of the year” award.
Martin Edwin Andersen, the first national security whistleblower to be given the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's “Public Servant Award,” will also participate in the news conference. Andersen has written that Snowden is not a legitimate whistleblower and that he illegally “leaked massive amounts of national security information” and then fled to Russia, a police state where “real whistleblowers and investigative journalists alike are under continuous threat.” Andersen has worked as an assistant professor of national security affairs at the National Defense University and a lecturer at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Kincaid said that “Edward Snowden has set the U.S. up for another 9/11” because of his disclosures benefitting Islamic terrorists. “At the same time, a significant increase in Russian military flights over NATO airspace is clearly the result of information stolen by Snowden and provided to the Putin regime, so that it can test American and allied defenses. These provocations, along with Russian threats of nuclear war, have made the world much more dangerous than ever before.”
“When NSA analysts William Martin and Bernon Mitchell defected to Russia in 1960,” Kincaid said, “President Eisenhower labeled them as traitors and former President Harry Truman said they should be shot. In Snowden’s case, President Obama called him a mere ‘hacker,’ and Attorney General Eric Holder wrote to the Russians promising that Snowden wouldn’t be given the death penalty if he returned home. Espionage is not something to be treated lightly, as this administration has done.”
The new Congress, Kincaid said, should hold immediate hearings into the damage being done by Snowden, his Russian protectors, and the Obama Administration’s nonchalance toward the on-going damage to U.S. national security. “By sheltering Snowden and refusing to turn him over to face espionage charges, Moscow is implicated in the Islamist war against the West,” Kincaid said. “This makes Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.” Yet, Obama officials won’t even use the term “invasion” when discussing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Copies of ASI’s new book, Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, will be available to all news conference attendees. The book includes information on the Russian-terrorist connection, evidence of Russian infiltration of Western governments, and ASI’s protests of the “Pulitzer Prizes for Espionage” when journalism awards were given to Snowden’s media collaborators at Columbia University.
Kincaid said the idea, popular among many liberals and some conservatives, that Snowden is a “whistleblower,” is not tenable. He explained that when the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. military and intelligence officials said Russia’s war planners “might have used knowledge about the U.S.’s usual surveillance techniques” to change Russian communication methods before their invasion of Ukraine, that is clearly due to Snowden’s disclosures.
In regard to ISIS, a series of former intelligence officials have said Snowden’s disclosures have aided the enemy. For example, former CIA officer Bob Baer has said, “ISIS has been reading Snowden,” a process that enabled the terrorist group to evade NSA monitoring, capture and behead Americans, rapidly expand, and then take over large areas of territory in the Middle East. A study of terrorist communications found changes after the Snowden disclosures.
In addition to helping Russia and ISIS, Kincaid said Snowden’s disclosures have been designed to undermine the U.S.-Israeli intelligence-sharing relationship and to alert Communist China’s Huawei to NSA attempts to monitor the firm’s involvement with the Chinese government.
Labeled a national security threat to the U.S. by the House Intelligence Committee in a 2012 report, Huawei has been implicated in the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of an American citizen in Singapore, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, also in 2012. America’s Survival, Inc. Television on Roku recently featured an interview with Mary Todd, Shane’s mother, and Christina Villegas, his cousin, the authors of Hard Drive, about the murder and cover-up.
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The news conference will be held on November 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the Zenger room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045.