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UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material
Reuters ^ | August 30, 2013 | By Mark Hosenball

Posted on 08/30/2013 3:16:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The British government has asked the New York Times to destroy copies of documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden related to the operations of the U.S. spy agency and its British partner, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), people familiar with the matter said.

The British request, made to Times executive editor Jill Abramson by a senior official at the British Embassy in Washington D.C., was greeted by Abramson with silence, according to the sources. British officials indicated they intended to follow up on their request later with the Times, but never did, one of the sources said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: nsa; snowden

1 posted on 08/30/2013 3:16:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe ill call them and ask for a copy.


2 posted on 08/30/2013 4:15:35 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NY Times? That much information? So the word is probably out on likely wheeling and dealing between the UK and Shiite and Sunni Muslim nations against Israel. That’s interesting.


3 posted on 08/30/2013 4:53:10 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.), Army National Guard, '89-'96)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
On Friday, in a public statement, Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, said his newspaper, which had faced threats of possible legal action from British authorities, on July 20 had destroyed copies of leaked documents which it had received from Snowden.

Remember when stories like this came from places like Iran and China?

Wait. The Brits ARE like Iran and China. Never mind.

4 posted on 08/30/2013 5:19:04 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isn’t this the same country that prosecuted people for phone hacking ..... I wonder how many GCHQ people will be identified and prosecuted .... I seem to remember many speeches of outrage at the rape of privacy of personal communications.


5 posted on 08/30/2013 5:42:32 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Aha - the real reason the Brits won’t stand beside (or slightly behind to keep from exposing their backs) ZeroBama in attacking Syria...


6 posted on 08/31/2013 2:52:31 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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