Edward Snowden is a former employee of the CIA, computer professional and former contractor for the US Government. In 2013, he copied a number of classified documents from the US National Security Information. These documents contained multiple global surveillance programs. These programs are the result of the combined efforts of the NSA and Five Eyes with cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments.
Including 15,000 Australian files, over 58,000 files of Britain and over 1.7 million files of the NSA, Snowden’s disclosure was massive. Some of the information was instant message conversations and general talking points. He was brought up on charges of espionage, treason and theft. The manner in which he took the information make it nearly impossible to tell what exactly he copied, until he releases it.
He fled to Russia where he was granted asylum for a year. After that he continued the asylum for 2 years in Venezuela. Now that his future is looking a little more secure, he has released more information about our government’s hidden agendas.
He claims that there is not only a humanoid, sentient species living in hydro thermal vents, underground and under the polar caps, but that our governments have known about them since the 90’s.
“Because ballistic missile tracking systems and deep-sea sonar are kept as state secrets, scientists don’t have access to data about these objects. However, most of the contractors at DARPA are sure that there is a species more intelligent than homo sapiens living in the mantle of the Earth. It makes sense, if you think about it, because that is the only place where conditions have been more or less stable for billions of years. Extremophiles may live at different temperatures than us, but they have been able to thrive and develop intelligence at a seemingly accelerated rate. That’s not true, because they’ve simply evolved at the same rate, but without many of the vicissitudes which set back surface life . . .
“The president receives daily briefings about their activities. Analysts believe their technology to be so far advanced that we stand little chance of survival in any potential war. The general sentiment is that we are but ants from their perspective, so there is little chance they would empathize or attempt to communicate with us, and the current contingency plan is to detonate nuclear weapons in deep caverns to ‘sting’ the foe we have no hope of destroying in hopes it would discourage further attacks.”
This affirmation of the government keeping such dangerous secrets from the public are deeply unsettling. The fact that we have plans to attack this unknown group of sentients without informing the public or seeking out communication with the other species is even more unsettling.