The full interview lasted a total of 4 hours!
did show other clips at a later point in time though, but they never showed what most people believe to be some of the most important segments of all, his shocking remarks about the 9/11 attacks.
During the interview, Edward Snowden stated that the United States had sufficient intelligence ahead of 9/11 but failed (or refused) to act by way of negligence:
“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.
“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.
“The problem with mass surveillance is that we’re piling
more hay on a haystack we already don’t understand, and this is the
haystack of the human lives of every American citizen in our country.
making us miss connections — vital connections — on information we
already have, if we’re taking resources away from traditional methods of
investigation, from law enforcement operations that we know work, if
we’re missing things like the Boston Marathon bombings where all of
these mass surveillance systems, every domestic dragnet in the world
didn’t reveal guys that the Russian intelligence service told us about
by name, is that really the best way to protect our country?
“Or are we — are we trying to throw money at a magic solution that’s
actually not just costing us our safety, but our rights and our way of
life? Rather than look for a single needle in the haystack, ‘Let’s
collect the whole haystack.’”
The comments are certainly thought provoking, but lead researchers to also question whether or not Snowden is controlled opposition parroting the narrative that it was just a failure of intelligence, rather than a deliberate well thought out plot carried in part by people within the United States government in concert with the alleged hijackers.
You can watch the full interview below;
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