18 March 2014. Add Kremlin oblique and riverboat photos.
17 March 2014
Snowden in Moscow Eyeball
Edward Snowden spoke by reportedly-secure Skype (aided by Russian
authorities) to the SXSW festival in Austin, TX, on March 10, 2014.
Barton Gellman, who is writing a book on Snowden, spoke at the event. Gellman
is scheduled to speak by Skype to a
security journalism conference on March 21, 2014, in New York City. Glenn
Greenwald is also scheduled to speak by Skype to the same gathering.
Gellman has conducted a four-hour interview of Snowden in Moscow at an
unidentified hotel. For his book Gellman is likely to have had additional
interviews via secure communications, perhaps including secure Skype. There
is a chance an interview will be Skyped to the New York City conference which
is focused on Snowden's revelations and their dramatic impact on national
Security of Snowden remains crucial, for communications and for meetings.
Two locations in Moscow likely have the highest security for housing Snowden:
The Kremlin and FSB Headquarters; Snowden was allegedly photographed on a
boat ride adjacent to The Kremlin, shown below. While this location may have
been coincidental, it may have been a deliberate leak to indicate highest
Russian security for Snowden.
A similar orchestrated leak -- again assisted and securely protected by Russian
authorities -- may be in the offing by Gellman on March 21 via Skype for
the most interested parties in the US. This would not be unexpected in the
light of US-Russian psychological warfare over Ukraine.
2014-0438.pdf National Security Sources and Secrets Brief ref March 16, 2014
2014-0436.pdf EU Statement on Crimea Referendum March 16, 2014
2014-0433.htm Journalists Shill Sources and Secrets March 16, 2014