Comment: Excellent interview.

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Excellent interview.

I haven't followed this story closely but the points he made about Petrobras and the OAS succinctly encapsulated the significance of the Snowden information.

Of course the US and UK governments are trying to stuff the genie back into the bottle but the more they try the greater the damage they do to their own credibility when they interview someone like Glenn Greenwald who actually knows the message he wants to communicate and recognises at the same time the story the elites want to get out that conforms to their fear programming of the people.

However, the public is now being asked to trust the Guardian Media group who have encrypted the data released by Snowden and presumably will release it according to THEIR judgement of what best serves the "public interest". Or indeed it appears that Snowden himself may be releasing the data piecemeal according to HIS judgment. This is a different approach to Wikileaks who simply dumped the data into the public space and allowed anyone to access it.

Since Mr. Greenwald defends the transparency principle of democracy would it not make more sense to do as Wikileaks does and release all the data both Snowden and the Guardian Group have? After all they would still have access to it for their own purposes. Otherwise it raises questions as to the intentions and agenda of Snowden and the Guardian Group themselves.

Alternatively they might want to explain to the public why they are holding back on total release of the data and let the people themselves judge whether they deserve to be trusted any more than the government.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)