10 June 2013
10 June 2013 — Information Clearing House
From The Trojan Horse To The Golden Calf-The Power Of Deceit
By William A. Cook
We may weep for the innocents slaughtered in the fulfillment of the Zionist dream that took America to war against Iraq, and Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and Syria, and the ultimate goal of Israel, Iran.
10 June 2013 — Buzzflash at Truthout
It’s worth noting that a noticeable number of progressives are protesting not the expanded government invasion of privacy under President Obama, but rather those sites, such as BuzzFlash at Truthout, who are harshly critical of Obama for justifying a secret system of massive spying on individuals.
10 June, 2013 — WashingtonsBlog
Are Emergency Plans Meant Only for Nuclear War the Real Justification for Spying?
To understand the scope, extent and reason that the government spies on all Americans, you have to understand what has happened to our Constitutional form of government since 9/11.
10 June 2013 — Democracy Now!
As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warns the recent leaks could “render great damage to our intelligence capabilities,” we speak to William Binney, a former top official at the National Security Agency, and Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who has broken the NSA spying stories. Binney spent almost 40 years at the agency but resigned after Sept. 11 over concerns about growing domestic surveillance. He spent time as director of the NSA’s World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group and was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping network. “The government is not trying to protect [secrets about NSA surveillance] from the terrorists,” Binney says. “It’s trying to protect knowledge of that program from the citizens of the United States.” Continue reading
9 June, 2013 — Truthdig
FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered. The documents that detail the crimes, torture and killing Manning revealed, because they are classified, have been barred from discussion in court, effectively removing the fundamental issue of war crimes from the trial. Continue reading
10 June 2013 — williambowles.info
We Steal Secrets a WikiLeaks Documentary
Movie News Guide (blog)
We Steal Secrets is a misnomer. The truth is that WikiLeaks, the subject of the documentary, doesn’t steal any secrets. The web site serves as an electronic drop box that users use to publish documents anonymously. The information posted on the site …
10 June 2013 — williambowles.info
Bradley Manning Trial: Is Our Future an Orwellian Nightmare Or Information …
At its core, the ongoing military trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the admitted conveyer of three-quarters of a million classified U.S. government documents to Wikileaks, is about the evolution of big data into a relentless and almost certainly …
10 June 2013 — Craig Murray
It is not whether the individual had done anything wrong: it is whether the state has done anything wrong. Hague’s plea for the omniscient state is chilling: if you have done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to worry about. So it is alright for the state to eavesdrop all our social interactions, to follow our every move? Is there to be no privacy from the prying eye of the state, which can watch me on the toilet, and if I have done nothing wrong I have nothing to hide?