The renegade NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has recorded a TV interview with NBC's Brian Williams. The filming took place at a secret location in
where Snowden is currently living under political asylum. The hour-long
interview is going to be broadcast on Wednesday at 10 PM US Eastern Standard
Time, that's 3 o'clock in the morning on Thursday British Summer Time. Interest in
the upcoming programme is immense and viewing figures will no doubt be
astronomical. Not only is this Snowden's first ever American TV interview, but
also we don't yet know what the subjects and content of the discussion are. NBC
are keeping the tapes strictly private and confidential until the interview
goes to air. Could this programme contain something truly earth-shattering?
Maybe he'll tell us all about this: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/edward-snowden-ufo-disclosure.html.
Unlikely; as I explain in the article, that theory is probably nonsense and the
revelations in the upcoming interview will probably not be quite that extraordinary.
However Snowden may divulge some secrets he's been keeping tucked up his sleeve
till now. He's an intelligent man who knows he mustn't play all his best cards
in one go. It's possible as well that he's using a dead man's trigger over his
cache. This means he will have distributed some of his most secret files to a
number of people in secure locations along with the instructions: "If
anything happens to me, publish them!" The US
authorities therefore have a good incentive for letting him stay alive. I find
it hard to believe that the interview tapes would not be vetted at all by
government censors. NBC News is a part of the NBC Universal media network whose
president is Steve Burke, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity and former
chief executive with Walt Disney. Major media corporations are all run by people under the control of
the authorities. Nevertheless the possibility remains that somehow something
will be said on this programme that was not intended. For this reason alone I
will probably stay up and watch it, or set my alarm to make sure I wake up for
it. Pity it's at such an inconvenient time for people in my time zone. I'll
also have a recorder at the ready to capture the live stream... it may be the
only chance we'll ever get to see it.