Saturday, October 3, 2015

Frederick Forsyth On His Role With British Intelligence, Espionage And NSA Leaker & Traitor Edward Snowden

Fredrick Forsyth, the author of the classic thriller The Day of the Jackal and The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue, spoke to the Gloucestershire Eco about his role with British intelligence, espionage and the NSA leaker, spy and traitor Edward Snowden.

Frederick Forsyth spoke of espionage past and future in his rare appearance at Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Discussing his memoirs 'The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue', his own recent admission to a past in espionage and the future of it following the Edward Snowden affair, Frederick was warmly welcomed by a capacity crowd.
Saying Edward Snowden's actions were "The biggest betrayal of the last five years and probably for the next 10…he walked out with the equivalent of 10 million secret documents . That's massive. " Frederick said that the future of espionage will be purely electronically driven.
"He gave it to world terrorism and its really all our defences, so most intelligence, most espionage to come will be anti terrorist and more than 95 per cent of it today is electronically gathered , not far from here at GCHQ,
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