"It's not just a US problem. The UK has a huge dog in this fight," Snowden told The Guardian. "They [GCHQ] are worse than the US."
"I'm talking about all digital communications are--there's a way to look at digital communications in the past. I can't go into detail of how that's done or what's done. But I can tell you that no digital communication is secure. So these communications will be found out. The conversation will be known."
Irish analysts and researchers have been saying for years that the secret British SS state has been using its the technology, to digitally record the content of all Irish electronic communications, including telephone calls and store them in massive cloud computing server farms in the event they're needed for future "British reference or blackmail". Most elected politicians in the former British colonies and currently in the British Commonwealth have been compromised a polite word for blackmailed. Most of the rest are pimped.
Metadata 'digital network information.' Sophisticated analysis of those records can reveal unknown associates of known terrorism suspects. Depending on the methods applied, it can also expose medical conditions, political or religious affiliations, confidential business negotiations and extramarital affairs."
In other words, it seems likely that the British harvested Irish data gleaned from phone calls, emails, video chats and credit card records are being used in ways that are as old as the spy game itself: political and economic BLACKMAIL
Recent estimates indicate that, all told, Irish taxpayers will have supplied Anglo Irish Bank alone with €30 billion - a massive sum for the small island nation of just over 4.5 million people.
“If they (the Central Bank) saw the enormity of it up front, they might decide they have a choice. You know what I mean? They might say the cost to the taxpayer is too high,” Bowe went on. “If it doesn’t look too big at the outset – if it looks big enough to be important, but not too big that it kind of spoils everything, then, I think you have a chance.”
“So, so it’s bridged until we can pay you back. Which is never.”
Fitzgerald is heard saying, “Yeah. They’ve got skin in the game and that is the key.”
In statements to national broadcaster RTE, the two executives denied any wrongdoing and any “strategy or intention on the part of Anglo Irish Bank to mislead the authorities.” The two men did not deny the conversation in the excerpts of the statements that RTE read out, Reuters reports.
Bowe excused his comments as “off-the-cuff” when questioned by reporters over the weekend.
Irish opposition parties called for a new probe into the banking crisis, calling the conversation “shocking to the core.”
Government officials have previously blamed an inability to establish a parliamentary committee as the reason for Dublin's failure to hold a public inquiry.
“Any suggestion that the taxpayer was lured into bailing out Anglo Irish Bank under a false impression about the state of the bank’s financial condition is deeply disturbing and has to be fully investigated by the authorities,” said Michael McGrath, finance spokesman of Fianna Fail (The Republican Party).
Ireland has yet to criminally prosecute a single banker who helped gamble the country into an economic tailspin. Pearse Doherty, a finance spokesman for the Irish party Sinn Fein, told the Financial Times the new revelations are a perfect opportunity to reverse that trend.
“They prove conclusively that an investigation is needed into the events surrounding the bank guarantee and subsequently that the people must be prosecuted for their roles in collapsing the Irish economy,” he said.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:52
CCTV to catch pickpockets... boardroom mass-pickpocketing is just ey-O.K! HaHa, LOL! :-(
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:35
REMOVE THE HEAD OF BANKSTER BOWE NOW!!! IT'S WASTED ENOUGH OXYGEN
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:31
The jews got paddy to clean up 911 criminal evidence fast in NY too, so whats new?
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:30
A real paddy joke this one!The reality is they drank it all up in Guinness in the pubs of Kilkenny!
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:29
Dumb Irish. Too drunk and ignorant to notice. Serves them right. On to the Pub, now!
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:19
Nothing will be done. Playing with us
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:14
And will this evidence put a single banker behind bars? Lets hope so!
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 07:08
This is how the smart Anglo-Irish suck moneys from the EU´s bailouts.
Franko -Germans they play YOU!
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 05:48
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 05:47
Do Irish politicians not know how to do math or just enjoy robbing the people
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 05:46
Irish politicians, except for Clare Daly, are dumb & lazy not to have worked their own #.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 05:06
Think Monsanto, they and their lobbyists help write the laws that exempt them from scandal.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 04:26
Geez, admitting to crime on tape....and STILL not arrested. Time for people to sharpen their pikes
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 03:45
banker boys that is exactly what me big willie boy gonna be doing in the prison shower,ur a..rse.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 03:29
Why can't we just round up all these criminal bankers worldwide & throw in jail or hang? What gives?
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 03:18
Bankers are good.Look at Batman.G_ay super hero saving the world.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 03:14
China excecuted corrupt bankers - US, UK slap on wrist just like peodophiles slap on wrist.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 02:40
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 02:16
@Jason Wright: you just caused me to shove my hand through my face, you blatantly ignorant spastic.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 01:26
Sinn Fein is NOT an opposition party. They are a 100% establishment party that supports unfettered immigration and the genocide of the Irish people....which is prima facie evidence that they are controlled by Jews.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 00:20
So wrong how celebrity chefs & people get done for shoplifting & stealing but these people don't?
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 00:15
Skin in the Game? How about we skin them alive and teach them an old rule about theft.
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 00:12
The great appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!”
Anonymous user 25.06.2013 00:01
Put that Money where you picked those figure out of
Won't laugh so nice in Prison will you?
Anonymous user 24.06.2013 23:58
one solution, revolution!!
Anonymous user 24.06.2013 23:53
Strip them of all their stolen wealth and let them rot in prison.
Anonymous user 24.06.2013 23:52
Sounds like they learned fro the US Citicorp and Bank America!
Anonymous user 24.06.2013 23:33
Still lots of rope to be had but the trees are starting to slowly disappear so get at er quick.