Jan 27, 2014

Snowden ARD interview [audio edition]: U.S. officials 'want to kill me'

Link to the audio edition - here

In an interview with ARD, Germany's national broadcaster, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks of threats against his life that were reported on Buzzfeed.

A Buzzfeed piece titled America's spies want Edward Snowden dead cites a number of threats made by anonymous US officials. These include a rather macabre hit suggested by an army intelligence officer:

I think if we had the chance, we would end it very quickly... Just casually walking on the streets of Moscow, coming back from buying his groceries. Going back to his flat and he is casually poked by a passerby. He thinks nothing of it at the time starts to feel a little woozy and thinks it’s a parasite from the local water. He goes home very innocently and next thing you know he dies in the shower.

Despite the threats, Snowden says "... I don't lose sleep because I've done what I feel I needed to do. It was the right thing to do and I'm not going to be afraid."

Link to Buzzfeed for the rest of the article... here.