Cryptome claims all Snowden files will be published in July to avert a war

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​All of the National Security Agency files accessed by former contractor Edward Snowden could be published in the month of July if vaguely worded predictions tweeted this week from the digital library site Cryptome prove to be correct.

A series of micro-messages published by the website — a portal
for sharing sensitive documents that predates WikiLeaks by a
decade — suggest further Snowden leaks may be on the way.

“During July all Snowden docs released” reads an excerpt
from one Cryptome tweet sent on Monday this week. “July is
when war begins unless headed off by Snowden full release of
crippling intel. After war begins not a chance of release,

reads another tweet sent from Cryptome on Monday this week.
“Only way war can be avoided. Warmongerers [sic] are on a
rampage. So, yes, citizens holding Snowden docs will do the right
insists another.

Follow-up tweets from the organization have been equally vague,
however, and a report published by a journalist at Vocativ on
Tuesday does little to disclose what information, if any, will be
published in the coming weeks.

Other dispatches this week from Cryptome direct followers to
watch for two upcoming conferences planned for this month: the
biannual Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) event in New York City
starting July 18, and the Aspen Institute’s yearly Security Forum
the following weekend, which will feature appearances from the
likes of former NSA directors Keith Alexander and Michael Hayden.

Daniel Ellsberg, the former United States Department of Defense
staffer attributed with leaking the so-called “Pentagon Papers”
during the Vietnam War, may have a role in the possible Cryptome
release. Ellsberg is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at
HOPE, and Cryptome tweeted that those wanting more information on
the release of Snowden docs should stayed tuned to that event for
his speech and another from a yet-to-be-announced special guest.

As the tweets continued through Monday, Vocativ journalist Eric
Markowitz approached Cryptome founder John Young for further
details. Ahead of that article’s publication, however, Cryptome published the email exchange between Young
and the reporter, the contents of which provide little more
except for vaguely worded predictions that could be deciphered to
conclude that Mr. Ellsberg may or may not discuss unpublished
Snowden documents at HOPE later this month.

“July is a summitry of anti-spy and pro-spy events, HOPE and
Aspen Security Forum. Both sides will be pushing their interests,
with dramatic revelations by newsmaking and news breaking
Young wrote to the reporter. “At Aspen there
is a star-studded list of top military and spy officials, defense
industry and main stream media parading the need to combat the
Snowdens and the WikiLeakers who do not understand the necessity
of a luxurious and wasteful natsec and spy warmongering.”

Elsewhere in the back-and-forth, Young makes reference to a
crowd-funding campaign started by the site last month on
Kickstarter that has so far helped the organization raise more
than $14,000.

“We, modestly, will conclude our kick-spy Kickstarter
campaign in asynchrony with the Bold Names,”
continued. “To hell with all of the preeners who from all
appearances, get togethers, books, public relations and mutual
consultation are working together to assure they remain

“July is hot as hell, so a great month to burn through public
money ferociously, battling over which voracious information
producer can inflame the newsmaking loins of peace and war: in
times of both prepare for both, endlessly elbow bending at the
perfidy of the PR competitors,
” he added. “So,
definitely, Snowden documents will be released in July. If the
contending parties have their way, all of the documents will be
released to kickstart the war on terrorism, in Iraq, in Iran, in
North Korea, in the Holy Land, across Africa, Caribbean Drug Sea,
the US-Mexican border, and the areas of operations always on
alert in DC, Fort Meade and Colorado Springs.”

In the article eventually posted by Vocativ on Tuesday, Markowitz wrote that “Young
has also ducked inquiries about how (or from whom) Cryptome
received the document
,” and “did not respond directly to
questions about what the content of those leaked documents would
reveal, other than to say that there may exist some ‘technical
documents’ used ‘to combat techniology [sic] of spying well
beyond those promoted for “public debate.”’”

“So again, it’s important to take all of this with a grain of
Markowitz wrote.

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