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UK: Snowden Reporter's Partner Involved In 'Espionage' And 'Terrorism'

By Mark Hosenball - Reuters
WASHINGTON | Fri Nov 1, 2013

(Reuters) - British authorities claimed the domestic partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald was involved in "terrorism" when he tried to carry documents from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden through a London airport in August, according to police and intelligence documents.

Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, was detained and questioned for nine hours by British authorities at Heathrow on August 18, when he landed there from Berlin to change planes for a flight to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

After his release and return to Rio, Miranda filed a legal action against the British government, seeking the return of materials seized from him by British authorities and a judicial review of the legality of his detention.

At a London court hearing this week for Miranda's lawsuit, a document called a "Ports Circulation Sheet" was read into the record. It was prepared by Scotland Yard - in consultation with the MI5 counterintelligence agency - and circulated to British border posts before Miranda's arrival. The precise date of the document is unclear.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Step #7 in closing down a free society

As detailed in Naomi Wolf's The End of America:

Target key individuals

Key individuals make big news. If it can happen to them, it can happen to you.

Ancient Chinese proverb: "Kill the chicken to scare the monkey." (殺雞儆猴)

Did everyone get the memo? Crossing the border with a thumb drive makes you a terrorist.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

$50 when they sift through

$50 when they sift through Snowden info (if any truth to this at all...) that it brings up dirt on the Monarch spying and involvement in things. It's like why Assange can't leave the Embassy.
Like that movie V

Be Your Own Media!!!

US: UK Officials Involved In

US: UK Officials Involved In 'Espionage' And 'Terrorism'

leave it to the blimey limeys to lie when the truth won't work

They started his whole terrorist mess in WWI when they decided to break up the Ottoman Empire to control a big part of the worlds oil supply with installed despots in each of todays Arabian fiefdoms. Can't blame this on Isreal since the Rothchilds had already purchased from the Ottomans most of the land that is modern day Israel.

ugh what a mess and we'll likely be mopping it up at huge expense for years to come..

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007


This is a radical expansion of the definition. It ain't just al queda any more.

Next time, it might be you.

The Diamond Dog is a real cool cat. | Reporting on the world from an altitude of 420.

Kind of reminds me...

Kind of reminds me of how the ancient Romans used to call everybody who didn't believe in Roman gods atheists, even if they believed in another God or gods. The term gained a new-speak definition. Polycarp the Christian martyr who was a friend and student of the apostle John was called an atheist at his trial where he was burnt at the stake, and then stabbed to death for being a Christian who didn't worship Roman gods. His response to the term was to call the Romans atheists in like manner, because they didn't believe in the Christian God.

"Terrorism is the systematic use of violence (terror) as a means of coercion for political purposes." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism

It would seem that anytime a government or portion of the government acts in violation of the law, while using threats which would result in violence during non-compliance, that it would be an instance of terrorism by definition. I wonder if anyone has ever taken a government to court for terrorism, where they have broken their own laws and enforced compliance through the threat of violence. If they expand the definition of terrorism, wouldn't that be applicable to them in court in like manner?

"We assess that Miranda is

"We assess that Miranda is knowingly carrying material the release of which would endanger people's lives," the document continued. "Additionally the disclosure, or threat of disclosure, is designed to influence a government and is made for the purpose of promoting a political or ideological cause. This therefore falls within the definition of terrorism..."

I have a feeling we're going to get a new definition of journalist soon.

So when they say...

So when they say: "would endanger people's lives", are they only talking about the journalists and whistle-blowers?


they are talking about the people who they had collected information on that Snowden took, that instead of being NSA's or M15's victims of government spying, Miranda/Greenwald, could have sold the information to someone, or given it away, who makes copies and passes those out, and one of the people who gets the information, reads something about someone in Snowden's info, and they use that information to blackmail or hurt that person or that person's property.. IOWs this is about the government protecting the government, and we have not one govenrment to be concerned with but many, and this is why some of us here think this is a false flag/ set up to destroy National Security and bring us Global Security UN peacekeeping.


i can hardly believe i just upvoted a post made by the granger....... but i did.

You can always

take a shower afterwards!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown