Tag Archives | Secrecy

Three More Cheers for WikiLeaks, Exposing More Official Lies

Anyone who favors self-government should support the efforts by WikiLeaks to expose official lies. Their latest release of hundreds of thousands of State Department diplomatic cables will hopefully undermine the piety and pretentiousness of U.S. foreign policy for years. The Obama administration is rolling out the same old “people will die!” hobgoblin in response to […]

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Pentagon’s Biggest Lie? “No Surprises” Expected from WikiLeaks

So the pre-leak spin by the Pentagon is that they have already disclosed everything important that will be revealed in the next WikiLeaks document super-dump. Obama’s Pentagon apparently believes that Americans are as gullible – if not mutton-headed – as the Bush Pentagon believed. No surprises expected in WikiLeaks Iraq war dump: Pentagon WASHINGTON | […]

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A Tea Party Bright Side: Making the Fed Sweat

It’s great that the Tea Party is making the Federal Reserve sweat…. The New York Times has a piece detailing how, thanks to Tea Party activists, one “likely outcome” of the November elections “is greater scrutiny of the Fed, even though the Wall Street regulatory overhaul that Mr. Obama signed in July already calls for […]

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The True 9/11 Legacy: USA as Valhalla for Torturers and Government Secrecy

The Ninth Circuit court of federal appeals embraced the Obama and Bush administration’s spurious arguments that Americans cannot be permitted to know the details of Bush-era torture. But the court, in one of the most optimistic moments in recent judicial history, declared that its decision “does not preclude the government from honoring the fundamental principles […]

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Obama’s Latest Assault on the Truth

From A Tiny Revolution: The feds have arrested Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland, for allegedly leaking the classified video footage of a US helicopter slaughtering Iraqi civilians in 2007. Manning allegedly leaked other information to WikiLeaks. This follows the indictment of a National Security Agency official who allegedly leaked information on Bush’s illegal wiretap […]

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New Yorker’s Disgraceful Embrace of Government Coverups

from a New Yorker article on Wikileaks’ heroic Julian Paul Assange – “But, unlike authoritarian regimes, democratic governments hold secrets largely because citizens agree that they should, in order to protect legitimate policy.” This is one of the biggest crocks in modern history. Wikileaks is doing more to promote self-government than the vast majority of […]

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