MOSCOW, Ru. – Documents released this week by whistle-blower website Wikileaks.org include a startling revelation about Edward Snowden that could threaten already shaky relations between the United States and Russia. The bundle of classified documents, reaching just over 15,000 pages, contains cables and internal documents from multiple U.S. and international intelligence agencies including the NSA and Britain’s MI5.
Included in the files are dozens of documents linked to operation STARGAZR, a multinational task force set to defend Earth from intergalactic threats. Operation STARGAZR was first made public early last month by Real News, Right Now in an article featured on this site.
Several documents referencing operation STARGAZR point specifically to the existence of two unidentified satellites currently orbiting Earth. In a diplomatic cable designated TOP SECRET between a high-ranking official in South Korean military intelligence and the National Security Agency, an NSA official states “attempts were made by USAF to shoot down SAT1 but failed due to highly advanced countermeasures deployed by the object.”
It remains unclear exactly what those countermeasures were and if they resulted in any loss of life. Amid growing speculation, the Obama Administration has shown a staunch refusal to even acknowledge operation STARGAZR since the story first broke February 6.
Also contained in the leak are financial statements indicating former CIA system administrator Edward Snowden has been receiving monthly deposits from the National Security Agency. The deposits date back as far as May 15th, 2013, just five days before Snowden left Hawaii for Hong Kong, where he would release classified material to journalists.
“This is not a mistake,” says Retired U.S. Air Force General Buck Turgidson, who worked with the NSA from 1999 until late 2005. “We have monthly transfers in the amount of $7,000, originating from a NSA front company, which typically pass through at least three financial institutions before arriving in a checking account operated by Edward Snowden.”
The Obama Administration declined to comment on the transactions, saying it would not discuss classified material. However, General Turgidson, who helped design the PRISM program in its early stages, believes Snowden could be a double agent. “I think the NSA deliberately leaked those files,” Turgidson says, referring to the PRISM surveillance program, “and they did so using Edward Snowden. What we’re seeing here is only the tip of the iceberg.”