The damage is now clear from open-source intelligence and a congressional investigation.
The Associated Press reporting the following on January 10 in, “Spy fears: Somali militants ban mobile internet”:
Al-Shabab this week set a 15-day deadline for the telecoms, whom the group accused of being “enemy collaborators.” The two affected mobile operators that offer 3G data service declined to comment. . . .
Its statement said the decision comes amid “the spying scandals practiced by the Americans,” according to a translation by the intelligence service SITE.And the House Intelligence Committee announced that its own investigation has concluded that Greenwald and Snowden have aided and abetted terrorists in adapting to U.S. intelligence practices and operations.
Expect more damages to and consequences for the United States from the Greenwald-Snowden subversion and espionage campaign.