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Counterpunch: Operation Tarmac

From Counterpunch – OPERATION TARMAC by James Bovard ….. Unfortunately, few people recognize the political racketeering involved in the post–9/11 roundups of airport workers. That practically ensures that, if there is another major terrorist attack or some similar debacle, mass arrests will once again be used to burnish the government’s image.

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The Feds’ Post-9/11 Purge of Airport Workers

From the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily (February 2010)… American travelers are at far greater risk from weasely cabinet secretaries than from fast-food workers. Operation Tarmac illustrated how “retail” lying is dangerous and can result in a prison sentence — while “wholesale” lying is a steppingstone to fame and greater power. The Feds’ Post-9/11 […]

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Killing Journalists as Video Game Sport

Three cheers for Wikileaks. Their posting of a 38-minute video from an Apache helilcopter showing U.S. gunners killing two Reuters journalists (and ten other civilians) in 2007 is heroic. Naturally, the Pentagon had endlessly scorned Reuters’ Freedom of Information Act and other efforts to get the video. The video and a transcript of the triumphant […]

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Bait and Switch Democracy at its Best

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that she may ram through the Democrats’ health care legislation through the House via a brazen fraud. The Washington Post reports: After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate’s health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the […]

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Will Obama Out-BS Bush?

Obama’s speech from West Point tonight may drive the final wooden stake into liberals’ hope that their guy would create a Brave New Order in Washington and the world. The fact that Obama is following in Bush’s footsteps – talking to an audience of captive individuals who would be ruined for life by a single […]

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The Media as Enablers of Government Lies

Posted online today… The Media as Enablers of Government Lies Freedom Daily August 2009 by James Bovard Why do politicians so easily get away with telling lies? In large part, because the news media are more interested in bonding with politicians than in exposing them. Americans are encouraged to believe that the media will serve […]

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The National Endowment for Democracy’s Forgotten Sordid History

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today my piece from their July Freedom Daily issue on one of the biggest shams of modern American history… THE EARLY HISTORY OF A WORLDWIDE NUISANCE by James Bovard Few federal agencies have as much bipartisan support as the National Endowment for Democracy. Created in 1983, NED’s stated […]

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