Archive for June 1, 2014


Current issue: June 2014

… Ukraine, behind the barricades;Israel/Palestine, talks fail, can sanctions work?Latin America, all eyes to the left; Hungary’s turn to the Orient; Japan, islanders against nuclear; TTIP 7-page special reportWorld Cup, forgetting the fans; counting the cost of sleep; it ain’t what you say… and more…

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Frame grab shows an NBC News Exclusive interview with Brian Williams and Edward Snowden, excerpted from the May 28, 2014 TV primetime special. (AFP Photo / NBC NEWS / Handout)

“…You know, and this is a key question that the 9/11 Commission considered. And what they found, in the post-mortem, when they looked at all of the classified intelligence from all of the different intelligence agencies, they found that we had all of the information we needed as an intelligence community, as a classified sector, as the national defense of the United States to detect this plot,” Snowden said.     “We actually had records of the phone calls from the United States and out. The CIA knew who these guys were. The problem was not that we weren’t collecting information, it wasn’t that we didn’t have enough dots, it wasn’t that we didn’t have a haystack, it was that we did not understand the haystack that we have…”

 

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