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  •  The secret services of every government in the (1+ / 0-)
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    Sharoney

    … world are beavering away, trying to figure out how to deflect, manipulate, and neuter the force of 2011 Cairo and 2011 Madison.

    Ordinary citzens need their own secret intelligence and spy services . . . I guess that's where WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, and Anonymous come in.

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 06:08:28 AM PST

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    •  it is also why Manning is being made an example (3+ / 0-)
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      Sharoney, Simplify, lotlizard

      It's not about him - it's about him as a way to intimidate and quash the formation of virtual insurgencies.

      It's the only reason people know a thing about what is happening to him: It's useful to let people know the particulars.

      That is why - against all first-order common sense - torture sessions are recorded as often as they are.

      Makes no sense to document war crimes, right?

      Ah, but it does - the documentation is the desired output.

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