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  •  government secrecy at new levels (12+ / 0-)

    the last two paragraphs of an article that chronicles the security state's efforts to hide what it is doing

    This Obama whistleblower war has nothing to do with national security. It has nothing to do with punishing those who harm the country with espionage or treason.
    It has everything to do with destroying those who expose high-level government wrongdoing. It is particularly devoted to preserving the government's ability to abuse its power in secret by intimidating and deterring future acts of whistleblowing and impeding investigative journalism. This Obama whistleblower war continues to escalate because it triggers no objections from Republicans (who always adore government secrecy) or Democrats (who always adore what Obama does), but most of all because it triggers so few objections from media outlets, which - at least in theory - suffer the most from what is being done.
    Glenn Greenwald's new article

    Kiriakou and Stuxnet: the danger of the still-escalating Obama whistleblower war
    The only official punished for the illegal NSA program was the one who discussed it. The same is now true of torture

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

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