A video report (below) from the Western Center for Journalism reveals links between Iranian billionaire Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald’s new media empire as well as the recent Ukrainian coup, ousting their president. Are these activities linked to his access to NSA files obtained by Edward Snowden? What leverage does he have based on that access, which includes top secret NSA dossiers on world leaders and may even include files on U.S. politicians and judges?
How did Omidyar gain access to this information? Simple. He paid Glenn Greenwald, who holds the huge cache of Edward Snowden’s NSA documents, a staggering two hundred and fifty million dollars. On paper, Omidyar is funding Greenwald’s new media “empire”—which consists of one small website that churns out an article every few days—but it essentially looks like a quid pro quo for access to America’s secrets.
Omidyar is also up to other nefarious activities: financial documents obtained by Mark Ames of PandoDaily show Omidyar bankrolled the Ukrainian coup d’état, overthrowing democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych.
Because of Omidyar’s revolution, Russia has invaded the Ukraine, which has led to a new Cold War between the U.S. and Russia and may lead to an actual war—even a nuclear war!
Why did Omidyar bankroll a revolution that he knew would strain relations between Russia and the United States? With his access to tens of thousands of documents containing top secret NSA files, is he in fact trying to destabilize the United States, blackmail the United States, or possibly even bring down the United States?
Source: Western Center for Journalism
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