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Chelsea Manning: Government Employee Spying Program 'Reprehensible'


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Chelsea Manning: Government Employee Spying Program 'Reprehensible'

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A new document obtained by whistleblower Chelsea Manning reveals that the U.S. government, through its "Insider Threat" program, used Manning's case to make a profile of the modern whistleblower and instructed intelligence agents to monitor Pentagon personnel for characteristics like "greed," "ego," disgruntlement, and other traits in an effort to prevent the next big leak.


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They need to stop hiring humans, or at least humans with a sense of right and wrong.

Apparently this policy is already in effect at the upper levels.


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A Government that will do this is A Government that knows it is doing wrong-
What if the Soviets had this style of "control" over those trusted with deploying Nuclear Missiles- I know of at least 2 (two) incidents where there were false flags and "protocol" demanded launch- These Brave soldiers refused and averted A full on Nuclear War-
One case was during the Cuban Missile Crises-
"Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov (Russian: Василий Александрович Архипов) (30 January 1926 – 19 August 1998) was a Soviet Navy officer who prevented a nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only Arkhipov, as Flotilla commander and second-in-command of the nuclear-armed submarine B-59, refused to authorize the captain's use of nuclear torpedos against the United States Navy, a decision requiring the agreement of all three senior officers aboard. In 2002 Thomas Blanton, who was then director of the National Security Archive, said that "a guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world".\l "

Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov
"is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces.
On September 26, 1983, just three weeks after the Soviet military had shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, Petrov was the duty officer at the command center for the Oko nuclear early-warning system when the system reported that a missile, followed by another one and then up to five more, were being launched from the United States. Petrov judged the report to be a false alarm,[2] and his decision is credited with having prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its NATO allies that could have resulted in large-scale nuclear war. Investigation later confirmed that the satellite warning system had indeed malfunctioned.\l "


The "Human" element saved the World in these two instances- Our Leaders are playing with fire by treating Government employees as potentially and/or assumed guilty at all times-