The Snowden Operation: Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster (Kindle Single)

The Snowden Operation: Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster (Kindle Single)

Edward Lucas / Sep 15, 2019

The Snowden Operation Inside the West s Greatest Intelligence Disaster Kindle Single In his sensational new book Economist senior editor Edward Lucas lays bare the na vet hypocrisy and sinister background surrounding Edward Snowden the fugitive American intelligence contractor now

  • Title: The Snowden Operation: Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster (Kindle Single)
  • Author: Edward Lucas
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  • In his sensational new book, Economist senior editor Edward Lucas lays bare the na vet , hypocrisy and sinister background surrounding Edward Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor now living in Moscow The Snowden Operation , demolishes Snowden s claim to be a whistleblower Drawing on 30 years experience observing the world of intelligence, Lucas depictIn his sensational new book, Economist senior editor Edward Lucas lays bare the na vet , hypocrisy and sinister background surrounding Edward Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor now living in Moscow The Snowden Operation , demolishes Snowden s claim to be a whistleblower Drawing on 30 years experience observing the world of intelligence, Lucas depicts Snowden as at best reckless and na ve, and at worst a saboteur He stole far secrets than were necessary to make his case and did so in a deliberately damaging matter Any benefits to the public debate about issues such as meta data and encryption are far outweighed by the damage done to the West s security, diplomacy and economic interests The Snowden Operation highlights the inconsistencies and puzzles in the account of events given by the Snowdenistas It explains how Russia could have sponsored Snowden s data heist the greatest disaster ever to hit Western intelligence, and one whose effects have neatly suited Vladimir Putin s Russia.

    Edward Snowden The Untold Story WIRED Snowden is about to say something as we enter the elevator, but at the last moment a woman jumps in so we silently listen to the bossa nova classic Desafinado as we ride to an upper floor. Edward Snowden Edward Joseph Snowden born June , is a former Central Intelligence Agency CIA employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency NSA in . Revelations Courage Snowden Documents revealed by Edward Snowden and pertaining to the National Security Agency NSA , US surveillance programs and US Intelligence Community partners abroad have been released and reported on since June . Snowden Rotten Tomatoes Snowden is a competently made biopic that addresses immediate issues in today s world Edward Snowden Some may view him as a criminal for breaking the Christopher Snowden Snowden studied electronic and electrical engineering at the University of Leeds, gaining a BSc in , an MSc and a PhD in His PhD involved microwave oscillators for radar applications and semiconductor device modelling. The NSA files The Guardian Latest The NSA files news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world s leading liberal voice Edward Snowden the whistleblower behind the NSA The year old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows Edward Snowden Leaks that exposed US spy programme Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, left the US in late May after leaking to the media details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by American intelligence Mr Snowden, who No Place to Hide Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S No Place to Hide Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S Surveillance State Kindle edition by Glenn Greenwald Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading No Place to Hide Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S Surveillance State. No Place To Hide Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S Surveillance State In May , Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels.

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        Edward Lucas is a British journalist Lucas works for The Economist, the London based global news weekly He was the Moscow bureau chief from 1998 to 2002, and thereafter the central and east European correspondent He has also been a correspondent for The Independent and the BBC Lucas also writes occasionally for The Daily Mail.


    258 Comments

    1. -Spy? Defector? Hero? Traitor? Russian operative?Civil liberties advocate?.t overseasw domesticallyyou're being watchedSnowden has been under several charges: “theft” (of documents) and “espionage”. In his defense he’s been arguing that “intelligence agencies can go too far”. Those programs he disclosed about (Prism, Tempora….) are unconstitutional and “dangerous” ; that’s the reason why he became a whistleblower. He left the apparently cozy job in Hawaii for the intelligen [...]


    2. This book has been nothing more than a Cold War crackpot conspiracy theory. Lucas made a lot of bold claims with little to no evidence. There was also a fair amount of his ego showing through, which was also annoying. I read this as an alternative view to the "heroic whistleblower" image. If he was trying to convince anyone that Snowden had other motives, such as working for Russia, then he did a terrible job.


    3. The author is a journalist with The Economist who has covered the Soviet Union/Russia for many years. Contrary to other reviewers of this book, I didn't find Lucas to be a conspiracy theorist or given to undue speculation. Lucas's book has two main arguments: (1) Snowden's revelations have done more than good, and (2) Snowden may be an unwitting pawn of the Russian intelligence services. Lucas supports the first argument with plenty of evidence; and Lucas admits that the second argument is a hyp [...]


    4. I didn't know all that much about the Snowden incident. I found this thought provoking and interesting. A very fast read, well written and a good value for an ebook. It was also very easy to follow, even though I knew very little about the whole ordeal before reading this. I will definitely be following the story more closely as it develops.


    5. Well-argued alternative take on SnowdenEdward Lucas, of The Economist and elsewhere, presents a short case against Edward Snowden's leak of classified intelligence material. He also makes a case for the leaks being heavily influenced by Russian intelligence services. As someone who has previously been fairly sympathetic to Snowden's claimed motives, I found this alternative take interesting - Lucas makes some great points about the disproportionate harm caused by Snowden's actions, especially in [...]


    6. Lucas's tone undermines his message, and as a journalist, he should know that. The use of disparaging terms such as "Snowdenista," repetition of main ideas, assertions of what he "would do" in another person's shoes, and being heavy-handed on his criticism rather than stating the facts objectively as a person with experience and knowledge, does the reader, the thesis of the essay, and Lucas himself a disservice. Lucas could have been more convincing with his argument. He spends a couple of parag [...]


    7. Very well laid out essay on Snowden as a "useful idiot" who meant to damage the US. He was no whistle blower. Russia may or may not have been involved (they definitely profited from Snowden), but Snowden's actions damaged the relationships between America and our allies, corroded our country's trust in our intelligence services, and paralyzed US/British intelligence agencies.A good, short (85 pages) story on what Snowden did. The author didn't get into a lot of details on the specifics Snowden e [...]


    8. interesting book decrying the snowdenistas. written from the government's point of view. spying is simply a part of life. allies on allies, allies on enemies, allies on us, us on us. I don't deny this nor do I consider it absolutely evil. that is, except for the us on us. I am for the government bugging illegal aliens, foreigners, especially Arabs. I am for all espionage carried out on any and all countries by the US. however, when the US stores meta data of its own citizens to be used at some h [...]


    9. A disappointment. I was expecting some background and the history of events that lead up to the leaks and the how it all played out. But this is an op-ed piece, blasting Snowden as a traitor. I haven't made up my mind yet, basically because I was around when Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers and my viewpoint on that matter has evolved 180 degrees, as has my whole political outlook. I need to learn more about what happened and why and to have some time to digest it all. I was hoping this book [...]


    10. Took a bit to get past the author's gloating and self-promotion (though not nearly as bad as Greg Mortenson). The topic at hand is probably too large for this format and so it felt very high level. In general, I appreciated this perspective on the issue. I'm a fairly trusting person and have a decent tolerance for government secrecy. There should be oversight and some transparency about how that happens, but rogue action like Snowden's, without really knowing a lot about it, has always seemed pr [...]


    11. The author acknowledges that his main premise, that the Snowden leaks were a Russian plot, lacks any direct supporting evidence. He claims, justifiably, that it is supported by Occam's razor, laying out a convincing argument that there is more to the public story than meets the eye and that the plot "has Russian fingerprints, however faint and smudged". Whether a reader accepts this premise is likely based on his or her prior sentiments.


    12. Lucas makes acompelling point that Snowden was an uneducated and misinformed fool. However, his case that he was duped by the Russian intelligence services is somewhat strained and more conjectural. This short book is well organized and liberally supported with a lot of documentation. I would recommend it as a good primer on the Snowden controversy.


    13. Interesting ConceptI found this author's thinking behind what may have caused Snowden to choose the path he did regarding exposing NSA's "spying" on its citizens, allies and foes. It's mind boggling and begs the question why he chose to put our country/security at such a high risk. A very interesting book, in my opinion.


    14. Although I took my time reading this short account, I really enjoyed it. Lucas's thoughts are very eye opening and point Snowden out as the traitor I believe he is. Lucas doesn't skip over our government's agencies and the boundaries of privacy that Snowden has kindly informed citizens has been broken.


    15. Informative and entertainingMr Lucas is an excellent author and made a compelling case for not hailing Mr Snowden as a hero. Prior to reading the book I was of the opinion that Mr Snowden was in the right. I no longer believe so. Wether you agree with Mr Snowden or not this book deserves a read.


    16. I didn't really agree with some of what the author said, and I didn't feel like his arguments for his point of view were very convincing. I think it would have been helpful if it had given some background information first. It wouldn't be a good introduction on the subject. I thought this would be an interesting subject and I normally love Kindle Singles, but this one was boring.


    17. It is a well written, well researched hit piece on Snowden when the author isn't making "The KGB is at the gates"-style conjectures worthy of John Birch Society's "International Communist Conspiracy". In fairness the author always mentions that these conjectures don't have the weight of evidence and may not be true, but then why make them if not to paint Snowden as a spy?


    18. More of a verry long essay than a true book. It gave me some things to think about in terms of the operation of world intelligence services, and the admittedly odd behavior of Snowden during this kerfluffle that I hadn't thought about before.


    19. For those following the Snowden NSA story with open minds and intellectual curiosity, this is a must read - even if its most sensational claim of Russian sponsorship doesn't really hold up (thin real evidence).


    20. Read in a couple of hours, this is a marvellous and thought provoking counter weight to the largely unquestioning support of Snowden as whistleblower.A must read for those genuinely interested and not simply looking to bolster a pre-determined position.


    21. Gives me another perspective about Snowden, but it doesn't change my mind that Snowden is whistleblower and should be commended for that. Anyway, there's some interesting analysis about espionage in this book


    22. A must read for those following SnowdenFinally, a discussion that considers a darker and more adult perspective on one E. Snowden. Important reading for all of us.



    23. Interesting perspective and analysis. But was hoping for a more grounded book instead of explaining conspiracy theories.


    24. Thought-providing Kindle single from a veteran intelligence community reporter of The Economist. Definitely offers some uncomfortable food for thought!


    25. “[This] is an extraordinary claim, which requires extraordinary evidence. So far, nothing of the kind has been forthcoming", notes Lucas at one point. He seems to not even notice the irony.


    26. ExcellentExcellent, took out all the disinformation and going for the real facts.There is not hero when you the snowden in the global context.




    27. Conspiracy theory hogwash, and not even of the juicy kind. Subjective throughout, unsubstantiated, clearly leaning towards the right.


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