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NYT Editorial Slams “Disgraceful” CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role Is Key


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NYT Editorial Slams “Disgraceful” CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role Is Key

Glenn Greenwald

A truly superb New York Times editorial this morning mercilessly shames the despicable effort by U.S. government officials to shamelessly exploit the Paris attacks to advance long-standing agendas. Focused on the public campaign of the CIA to manipulate post-Paris public emotions to demonize transparency and privacy and to demand still-greater surveillance powers for themselves, the NYT editors begin:


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"Inveterate liar" as descriptive cannot stop with the blunt instrument/bludgeon of errand boys set in place to flap their jaws, kiss asses and serve as moving targets of public distraction. Brennan and his fellow corporate minions infecting the mechanisms of INFORMED CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED in the model of wheelbarrow borne tumors outsizing their hosts with entire spheres of parasitic substructures feeding off the organism.
Paranoid, solipsistic, wasteful, inattentive, addictive behaviors of such scale that the cause is no longer discerned from effects.


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Doesn't this come right out of the spy agencies' playbooks, to lie, deny, and make counter-allegations?

"It is hard to believe anything Mr. Brennan says. Last year, he bluntly denied that the C.I.A. had illegally hacked into the computers of Senate staff members conducting an investigation into the agency’s detention and torture programs when, in fact, it did. In 2011, when he was President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, he claimed that American drone strikes had not killed any civilians, despite clear evidence that they had. And his boss, James Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, has admitted lying to the Senate on the N.S.A.’s bulk collection of data."

As in "who guards the guards?" ... no society is safe when it's the military that determines its laws. And the U.S. (with France now following, and others sure to dance to the same drummer in due time) has indeed fallen under thrall to that same Military-Media-Industrial Complex that Eisenhower made clear was already gaining far too much behind-the-scenes power. And that was 55 years ago!

If war is its lifeblood, why would it stop wars? And since without war it loses its raison d'etre, those who challenge the basis for war are seen as enemies. And anyone who challenges the facile state narratives is blasphemed as "conspiracy theorist." It's clear how those who tell significant, albeit inconvenient, truths are treated.


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CITIZENS REJOICE!

Now you too can fight terror in your own home - by the simple act of not encrypting your communications!

Our valiant warriors in the fight against terror need your help. They're working hard to root out the evil ones seeking to harm us, but some, due to either naivete or malice, help the terrorists every time they send an email.

You see, when they encrypt communications, we know they're either lunatic 'privacy' cultists or they're trying to hide something - like an attack on a mall or sporting event in your hometown.

So of course, to protect you and the homeland, we have to take valuable resources away from tracking terrorists we know about and use them to find out if the encryption is due to an idiotic adherence to outmoded ideas about 'privacy' or something more ominous.

And where's the first place we look to find out about the motives of these 'privacy' mad encryptors? In their Facebook pages and online posts! They aren't just crazy cultists, they're hypocrites too!

So help us protect you. Don't encrypt. Support our efforts to outlaw all encryption.

The life you save may be your own.


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The buck still stops with the government. Stop funding the agency that JFK wanted to "break into a thousand pieces." Stop funding the Pentagon and the entire war machine comes to a halt. So ultimately it's Congress - the President would probably do nothing as he wouldn't want to end like JFK - that's the key to taking America back to the people.


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After the TPP , TTIP, and all of the other nauseating Fascist National Sovereignty destroying Agreements we will no longer need our Legislature or Courts and President- These fools will have voted themselves out of their own jobs-
As Shrub would say: "Uniquely American"!


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And when Allen Dulles went to Truman's home in Missouri to have him retract his CIA statement, Harry refused....