NSA Spying Was Never About Terrorism, It Is About Economic Spying

Sonya Sandage

The Associated Press reported on Dec. 17th that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has released an “open letter to the people of Brazil.”

Since spring, Snowden has been releasing thousands of documents on the NSA program through journalists Barton Gellman at the Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald at the Guardian, and U.S. filmmaker Laura Poitras.

In his newest letter, he made a bombshell declaration ”These programs were never about terrorism; they’re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation.  They’re about power.” 

This is the smoking gun to previous allegations by political pundits.  Several pundits have alleged that the program was set up to arm the largest and most powerful U.S. corporations with patent information; competitor information including materials, financials, scientific research, and market data to help them maintain or gain control over markets…

…In Snowden’s letter he made it clear to Brazil that it was the prime target of surveillance in South America.  Brazil is part of the formidable economic coalition entitled ”BRICS” for member nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South America…


The complete article is at BenSwann.com



Update:  Krauthammer: Obama at ‘New Low’ Due to NSA


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