Thank you for this excellent insider-report, Mr. Solomon.
In response to this item:
"The successful prosecution of Jeffrey Sterling has given more leverage to the information clampdown that the Obama administration continues to implement. With a multi-count Espionage Act conviction, it serves as yet another warning shot—not only against whistleblowing and disclosure of classified information, but also against basic communication with journalists by government employees and contractors."
I'd like to say that while citizens expect uber-authoritarian creeds from the right wing likes of a Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, or Joseph McCarthy, it's more troubling when the supposed "left" side of the would-be political duopoly assumes such stances. But I think there's a far more important point than the usual Sports Fans' level of team comparative "analysis," and it's what I term Gradual Accommodation.
In the past, I pointed out a very real Progression that's moved seamlessly from one administration to the next. Essentially, both "teams" have normalized wars of aggression, a growing internal prison-industrial complex, extremes of wealth aggregation, unregulated mass media control (via private ownership), the use of torture, and the clampdown on any witnesses, whistle-blowers, brave journalists, inconvenient Truth Tellers or any other heretics to the status quo that Mars (military might) and Mammon (banksters' rites) built.
It could be argued that these more Draconian efforts are the works of madmen and madwomen, those made insecure by the knowledge that their HOUR of power is moving beyond their grasp... that all over the world people are protesting rule by all sorts of nefarious tyrants and policies--put into law and practice--that vastly punish the many to advantage the few. This is a complete inversion of both legal and spiritual law... and the law of karma will not be indefinitely mocked.
Also, the fact that it is a Black man who's being punished by a white, patriarchal system of power abuses runs in alignment with the police brutality aimed at Black males breaking out all over... and finally being documented by individuals' uncensored cell phones.
Just as the old Boys' clubs are cracking down on Blacks, they are also undermining Women's Rights and women, in general.
The time is closely approaching where humanity will live by very different precepts. This TERRIFIES the champions of the hierarchical cruel status quo...
If WE lived in a nation under a genuine rule of law, people like Condi Rice would be HUNG for crimes against humanity. And while I don't believe in the Death Penalty, I'd be happy to make that exception for today's cowardly Leaders-into-False-Wars. How many million have they murdered or made into orphans, or homeless refugees? That human moral excrement can arrogate to itself the right to judge persons of character is proof positive that a new church-state Inquisition has arrived. (It will not last long.)
This Trial serves as Exhibit A (to support the above allegation).