Greenwald: UK 'Will Be Sorry' for Detaining Partner
'Guardian' journalist promises to go after UK in his reporting
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2013 12:27 PM CDT
In this undated photo released by Janine Gibson of The Guardian, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, right, and his partner David Miranda are shown together at an unknown location.   (AP Photo/Janine Gibson, the Guardian)

(Newser) – Well, now the UK has gone and gotten itself on Glenn Greenwald's bad list. The Guardian journalist behind the Edward Snowden-NSA leaks story told reporters that after his partner was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow airport, he plans to be "far more aggressive" in his reporting, Reuters reports. "I am going to publish things on England, too. I have many documents on England's spy system. I think they will be sorry for what they did," he said. Greenwald was at the Rio de Janeiro airport at the time to meet partner David Miranda upon his return to Brazil, where they both live.

Brazil's government released a statement calling Miranda's detention unjustified, the Guardian also wants answers, and now even lawmakers in the UK are calling for an explanation from police as to why Miranda was held, the BBC reports. The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation says it's rare for anyone to be held for so long under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which allows police to detain someone at an airport for as long as nine hours to question them about links to terrorism. But "they never asked him about a single question at all about terrorism or anything relating to a terrorist organization," Greenwald says. "They spent the entire day asking about the reporting I was doing and other Guardian journalists were doing on the NSA stories."

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apocalypso
Aug 20, 2013 2:37 AM CDT
I adore GG, but he's terribly naive and still hasn't figured out that he's just a pawn in all this. Or maybe he's in on the whole Snowden-hoax. I hope he is. I hate to think he's being left out of the joke... He's been writing about US violations of the Constitution and war crimesfor YEARS and been consistently ignored... but SUDDENLY everyone magically gives a damn one day when a "leaker" spills a bunch of stuff that's been common knowledge for 10 years...? Not bloody likely, dude. He's either playing us, or he's being played.
iq145
Aug 19, 2013 9:23 PM CDT
So you see. Even Special Ed's cronies are being busted. He's a criminal... What has Snowjob done that's "wrong"?: 1) Theft 2) False credentials 3) Tampering with national security 4) Placing all Americans at risk 5) International flight 6) Traveling on a voided passport 7) Bartering with items/information he doesn't legally own nor has personally created 8) Terroristic threats 9) Unethical treatment toward his employer 10) Misrepresentation 11) Perjury/breach of oath 12) Dereliction of duty 13) Failure to follow orders. He's also flirting with, in fact, trying to set up the two main offenses: A) Assisting foreign powers B) Aiding the enemy. Sure, the Constitution guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, and the right to free speech is great... but NOT when it will cause a danger to National Security. The info Snowden likely possesses is probably EXACTLY the kind of stuff al Qaeda wants leaked out so they can learn better of how to successfully find ways to kill Americans at will. Not to mention, maybe names and locations of counter-terrorism spies that the U.S. has out in the field infiltrating the ranks of those would-be murderers. People want to complain about the NSA and alleged "spying", but then they'll also complain about not feeling the government is doing enough to protect them from al Qaeda! So the NSA is not "hiding" anything, but they'll be truly ineffective if EVERYONE knows what they're working on.
ren1999
Aug 19, 2013 7:42 PM CDT
Did you hear that James Bond? Cheeky bugger Greenwald says you'll be sorry.