On the 2nd of July Wladimir Putin made a statement on Snowden´s staying in Russia which the speaker himself classed to may appear strange from his lips:
“If he wants to go somewhere and there are those who would take him, he is welcome to do so. If he wants to stay here, there is one condition: he must stop his activities aimed at inflicting damage on our American partners, no matter how strange it may sound coming from my lips.”
Knowing about the relation between Russia and the US characterized by the necessary efforts of Russia not to let its enormous recourses fall into the hands of the US Empire this sounds extremely strange indeed! The more, since even during Cold War no side would ever have made such fuss over a defector to the other side making oneself quite ridiculous. What could be the reason for that strange remark?
Partners in Space
Well known is the cooperation between the US and Russia in manning the orbital station by Russian rockets since the end of the Space Shuttle and the return of the astronauts. It can be said clearly that Russian rocket technology must have a high security standard if US astronauts trust their life to it. And to that procedure there will be also digital space cooperation. Maybe the Russians went a bit too far in their cooperation? Is it possible that by this they unwillingly opened a “worm hole” to “Big Brother?
The very morning before Putin´s statement a Russian rocket designed to take three satellites for navigation into space crushed (1), coming, as said before, from a Russian technology safe enough for US Americans. Russia´s efforts for own space navigation systems is as little welcome with the US as European efforts of such kind, being an unwanted competitor for GPS. This could already have been reason enough for the US “to let some shit happen”, but there was Snowden with highly delicate information in the game. It is not absurd to speculate some sort of sabotage having happened and History is full of such actions. More problematic: a sabotaging power like the US wouldn´t need agents on the ground!
Regards from Stuxnet?
The US and Israel have tools at hand. They created “Stuxnet“, a computer worm silencing Iranian Uranium centrifuges for quite a while (2). It appears plausible that the US could have given Putin a sign: “don´t go too far annoying “Big Brother”! And Putin replied: “he must stop his activities aimed at inflicting damage on our American partners“! Frightening! It appears very likely that in general the US-British spying game has beside the prey of technological and economic knowledge as well as other more dramatic consequences also the aim of finding targets for such actions. In this case of the Russian rocket crash the gate might have been opened already by “Space Partnership”.
One thing appears clear: if Russia, China and other countries willing to resist US world hegemony don´t develop a totally independent computer system they´ll always have open gates (strange enough built by Bill Gates) for US sabotage, they would be at Big Brother´s hands!