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Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’

20_siAmerican investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency’s role in what one of them described as the “US assassination program.”

“The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I  don’t want to give too much away but Glenn and I are working on a  project right now that has at its center how the National  Security Agency plays a significant, central role in the US  assassination program,” Scahill said in Rio de Janeiro, as  cited by Associated Press.
Speaking to moviegoers at the Rio Film Festival, where an  award-winning documentary based on his book was shown, Scahill  said he will be working on the project with another journalist –  Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on the NSA leaker Edward  Snowden in June.
The journalists – who were both present at the festival’s Q&A  panel – were short on details for their new project and gave no  evidence of the alleged US program.
“There are so many stories that are yet to be published that  we hope will produce ‘actionable intelligence,’ or information  that ordinary citizens across the world can use to try to fight  for change, to try to confront those in power,” said Scahill,  a contributor to The Nation magazine and the author of the  bestseller ‘Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield’.

Speaking in Rio, both journalists welcomed Brazilian President  Dilma Rousseff scolding speech at the United Nations General  Assembly, where she slammed the US surveillance program, calling  it a “breach of international law.” Earlier in September,  she postponed a state visit to Washington in response to the US  spying on her communications with top aides. Her decision  followed a TV report to which Greenwald had contributed.

The journalists noted that American spying could be replaced by  espionage by another government if care isn’t taken.

“The really important thing to realize is the desire for  surveillance is not a uniquely American attribute,”
said  Greenwald. “America has just devoted way more money and way  more resources than anyone else to spying on the world.”

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Source:RT.com

 

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