.@ggreenwald do you think asserting they didn't over and over will make it come true?— Jack Beagleman (@MrBeagleman) October 4, 2013
Little Green Footballs (Charles Johnson) has a great post up showing a recent BBC talk show with Glenn Greenwald spewing insults and Baroness Neville Jones, the veteran intelligence expert.
He dissects it a bit and then some in the comments who understand encryption do even more. It seems that Glenn, in his frenzy, mixed up characters and bits -- speaking up 4,000 characters when he met 4096 bits.
Greenwald really does seem to be on automatic, like a robot, like a brainwashed cult member. He just keeps spouting and insulting as if this passes for great insight.
He think the idea that China and Russia copied anything Snowden was carrying, or pried anything out of him through interrogation, is ridiculous and unproven.
But the reality is that it has been more than three months since we've heard from Snowden -- he has not appeared and spoken in public all this time, and only communicate a few wooden statements that could have been written by anybody, for various shows like a ceremony of a whistleblower's award in Germany. It is highly creepy.
Anyone who has studied and/or lived in Russia or China understand that OF COURSE they have his computers or have compromised him in some way, which is why we have not heard from him.
Greenwald tweeted obnoxiously that journalists were fools if they kept repeating that of course China and Russia had his files -- and fortunately someone called him out by saying exactly the opposite -- that if HE keeps repeating it enough he thinks WE will believe it.
Here's what I wonder about this. Glenn just got done reporting the other day that supposedly, the NSA have spoiled the entire encryption industry because they have back doors in everything, they have deliberately weakened standards, and they can get in anywhere. So we're told (but I don't buy this and have more to say in the next post on that).
And if the NSA has undermined everything and yet has been hacked so easily by a contractor (which mean a Russian mole programmer could have done the same thing) then...that means the Russians have it too.
But wait, now Glenn is telling us that it is IMPOSSIBLE to hack the encrypted files on thumb drives that his husband had, and that the UK intelligence said they only got 75 documents out of the batch.
He completely denies that a password on a paper was found among the materials his husband had.
Of course, the British could be throwing up smoke in our eyes to disguise what they have or don't have, but somehow, I don't buy what Greenwald is saying here. And we don't know they kept to only 75, more may have been cracked.
And again -- wait a minute, I thought the NSA could crack everything. So which is it?