Monthly Archives: August 2013

“We have met the enemy and he is us”

… Tom Engelhardt:  Today, former State Department whistleblower Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, considers how America’s distant wars have come home and how, under that pressure, this country is morphing into something unrecognizable. Worse yet, it’s quite possible that we’re […]

The inevitable consequence of ObamaCare’s system architecture.

ObamaCare’s relentless creation of second-class citizens (5) By lambert strether of Corrente. And we go to Happyville, instead of to Pain City. –Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow In this series, we’ve been looking at how ObamaCare, through its inherent system architecture, relentlessly creates first- and second-class citizens; how it treats people who should be treated equally unequally, for […]

10 Brutal Atrocities People Continue To Defend

MORRIS M. Human history is absurdly violent. Ever since our first ancestor clubbed a fellow caveman around the head and made off with his wife, we’ve devoted as much of our time as possible to killing, maiming and torturing each other. And worse, we continue to defend it as the right thing to do. … […]

Governing in Secrecy

Greenwald: Congress ‘Forced to Learn About What the NSA Is Doing’ From Newspapers Video Cafe’s feed by David 1:00 pm Click here to view this media Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Sunday chided the U.S. government for claiming it had provided “robust oversight” of the National Security Agency (NSA) even though members of Congress were forced to go to his […]

Sen. Feinstein and Others Were Wiretapped by NSA

NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice Offers More Details by PETER B. COLLINS on JULY 15, 2013 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Preview Clip      No Subscription Required In our interview in June, NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice told Sibel Edmonds and PBC flatly that Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein was one of many targets of NSA surveillance, using wiretapping and other methods.  Big […]

The foreign power in whose interests Bradley Manning was acting is the American people

Aiding the Enemy by ROB URIE … When Barack Obama took office as President the U.S. was widely viewed as a pariah state, a lawless backwater capable of murdering innocents on an industrial scale, of rogue bankers crashing the global economy, and not much more. Mr. Obama brought a patina of legitimacy as he revived […]

NSA Whistleblowers: NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication

2 August 2013 – WashingtonsBlog Anyone Who Says the Government Only Spies On Metadata Is Sadly Mistaken PBS interviewed NSA whistleblowers William Binney and Russell Tice this week.   Binney is the NSA’s former director of global digital data, and a 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency.  Tice helped the NSA […]