The Intercept, an independent media organization in the U.S., announced on August 4 that the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US included South Korea in the biggest threats secretly working against the U.S.
The Intercept released a new confidential document from the NSA provided by Edward Snowden, a former system administrator of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Glenn Greenwald, who first reported on the confidential NSA document from Snowden, is a founder of the Intercept, and wrote this article as well.
According to the “2007 strategic missions list” secured by the Intercept, in the “foreign information threat management” section, the NSA classified the ten largest threat countries as China, Russia, Cuba, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, France, Venezuela, and South Korea. These countries are listed as engaging in in secret service activities targeting the U.S. government, military forces, scientific technologies, and intelligence agencies.
The Intercept also announced that the US government has been providing a substantial amount of information technologies, weapons, and cash to Israel, so that Israel could take a critical role in attacking nearby countries. According to the Intercept, the NSA has provided useful information to Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU) in order for Israel to successfully monitor and target Palestine. The NSA paid Israel a substantial amount of cash as well while NSA and ISNU conducted joint missions. There are receipts, definite evidence, for the exchange of US$5 billion between the NSA and an Israeli government official in April 2004.
The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a British intelligence and security agency, as well as the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) joined in to provide information to Israel. In addition, Arabic governments supported by the U.S. such as the Kingdom of Jordan and The Palestinian National Security Forces (PNSF) also did.
The Intercept blamed the U.S. for Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip of Palestine, saying, “It is impossible for Israel to attack adjacent countries without the constant and substantial support and protection of the U.S. government.”