For those who don’t know who Edward Snowden is, it’s crucial we get you caught up to understand the gravity of what has unfolded. Snowden is a former employee of the CIA, computer professional, and former contractor for the US Government. In 2013, Snowden copied a number of classified documents from the US National Security Information. The information contained multiple global surveillance programs. These programs are the result of the combined efforts of the NSA and Five Eyes with cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments.
Snowden’s disclosure was massive: including 15,000 or more Australian files,over 58,000 files of Britain and over 1.7 million files of the NSA. Some of the information was instant message conversations and general talking points. The manner in which he took the information make it nearly impossible to tell what exactly he copied, until he releases it. Naturally he was brought up on charges of espionage, treason and theft. For more information see his website.
He fled to Russia where he was granted asylum for a year. This turned into three years, and now he has been granted asylum in Venezuela. Now that his future is looking a little more secure, he has released more information about our government’s hidden agendas.
He claims that there is not only a humanoid, sentient species living in hydro thermal vents, underground and under the polar caps, but that our governments have known about them since the 90’s.
This affirmation of the government keeping such dangerous secrets from the public are deeply unsettling. The fact that we have plans to attack this unknown group of sentients with out informing the public or seeking out communication with the other species is even more unsettling.