Greece Under Attack – Pray For Yanis Varoufakis

Pray For Yanis Varoufakis
Greece’s new Finance Minister is a highly intelligent person. His likes are not to be found in any Western government. As he stands in the way of those who are determined to complete their looting of Greece, the Western looters are out to get him.
The BBC, as the interview in the link below demonstrates, was sicced on him. Much more is to come. Moreover, if the new Greek government is able to stand its ground and to prevent the continuation of the horrific looting of the Greek people, assassination of its leading members is not unlikely. Washington will not permit any independent governments to arise in Europe. If a Greek government succeeds in standing up for the Greek people and actually representing them, the idea might spread to Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland, and then into Eastern Europe. Washington’s control over Europe would unravel.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on February 1, 2015.

Telecom Outrage: Obamaphone Program Plagued With Fraud: Over 13 Million Free Cell Phones Given Away In 2014

Among the free entitlements offered to lower-income individuals and those less fortunate are free cell phones subsidized by tax payments from the middle class. The program, originally designed under President Ronald Reagan and pushed into the mainstream by President George Bush, has exploded under President Obama with over 13 million phones issued to ‘qualified’ individuals in 2014 alone. The phones are supposed to give people who would otherwise not be able to afford them a lifeline to emergency services and loved ones.
But according to an undercover report by CBS News, the Lifeline Wireless program is plagued by outrageous levels of fraud.
If you own a cellphone, you pay for the free phones and their wireless plans via a monthly tax on your cellphone called the Universal Service Tax. Although the Lifeline wireless program has been around since 2005 and started under President George W. Bush, it ballooned under President Obama and the phones are often referred to as Obamaphones.
To qualify for one of the cellphone plans, you have to be low income – on food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance or some other government program.
But multiple times a CBS4 producer and reporter found phone agents in Denver circumventing strict government rules to ensure that only the truly needy get the free phones.

This post was published at shtfplan on January 29th, 2015.

Corruption is greatest threat to Ukraine sovereignty

When Aleksandr Lapko received his drafting notice from the Ukrainian defence ministry, he was faced with a dilemma: either spend $2000 of his own money (the equivalent of 10 average monthly wages in the military) to buy the military equipment needed to serve, or pay a $2000 bribe to be declared medically unfit for service.
He chose the first option and is now working with the NATO liaison office in Ukraine.
This story, published by Transparency International, captures in a nutshell the challenges faced by Ukrainians in their daily struggles: either pay from their own money to cover for the endemic corruption of officialdom, or bribe their way out of a rut.

This post was published at EU Observer

A whole branch of science turns out to be fake

‘The ‘Reality Manufacturing Company’ not only turns out the past, present, and future for mass consumption. It explains why things are the way they are. It appoints itself the master of attributing causes, the king of cause and effect.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Devotees of science often assume that what is called science is real and true. It must be. Otherwise, their faith is broken. Their superficial understanding is shattered. Their ‘superior view’ of the world is torpedoed.
Such people choose unofficial ‘anti-science’ targets to attack. They never think of inspecting their own house for enormous fraud.
For example: psychiatry.
An open secret has been slowly bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.
THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.
And along with that:
ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.
Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association.
For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this hazy crazy process of ‘research.’
Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these ‘disorders,’ are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.
But we have a mind-boggling twist. Under the radar, one of the great psychiatric stars, who has been out in front in inventing mental disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his colleagues. And for several years, almost no one noticed.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 27, 2015.

Global Warming Mounting Weird Comeback in 2015 – Agenda 21 Looming

Get ready for another global warming hoax campaign in 2015 designed to convince people that CO2 is the cause of global warming and that humanity is in trouble unless we do something to control human behavior. When the money starts getting thrown around again and they start planning the concerts to make people feel good, remember they are mind hunting for believers again.
Just like a religious ceremony, the new 2015 global warming hoax events will call on believers to lay down their sins of ‘denial’ and come to the Lord Al Gore who was ahead of humanity decades ago when he figured all this out. Gore was not stopped by the fact that CO2 is a natural, necessary gas that makes life possible on earth. Not a chance. Gore postulated that CO2 was a ‘pollutant’ and he convinced himself and the ‘scientific community’ that somehow he was right.
His personal agenda that has made him millions $$, all incidental, was not intended to impede his message. Followers of the global warming religion and new converts alike were asked to ignore Al Gore himself and to ignore all historic temperature data and just focus on the ‘sea level’ theory. They were asked to shut off all forms of reason and logic and follow, and that they did.
Because of this politically motivated religion and occasional deep funding, the movement has literally died and come back to life many times. It has shown itself to be resistant to any and all data that exposes their movement as a fraud and has developed a type of short-term memory that comes in handy for side-stepping strong arguments against it, and historical data that blows their fraudulent theories wide open.
Are you wondering by now why? Why does the global warming movement imitate Jason from Friday the 13th and continue coming back from the dead? Wonder why these global warming theories get debunked only to come back for more? Are you aware that in 2013 Emperor Obama actually took over ‘climate change’ legislation with a bizarre executive order as a way of ignoring anyone who opposes their private climate agenda?

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 27th, 2015.

Edward Snowden Won’t Use an iPhone – Here’s Why

Cell phones are tracking devices that make phone calls.
– Jacob Appelbaum
The above line is one of my favorite quotes describing the current world we inhabit. A succinct description of modern civilization; a place where global connectivity has never been greater, but neither has warrantless surveillance.
With that in mind, here’s what Snowden had to say about the iPhone. From Yahoo:
The lawyer for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that his client never uses an iPhone because of fears about its security, Sputnik News reports.
Anatoly Kucherena spoke to news agency RIA Novosti and explained that Snowden is wary of the iPhone because of his knowledge of the NSA’s surveillance tactics.
‘Edward never uses an iPhone, he’s got a simple phone,’ the lawyer said. ‘The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner having to press a button and gather information about him, that’s why on security grounds he refused to have this phone.’
Just something to keep in mind.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jan 26, 2015.

Argentina: Intelligence Agents Suspected in Death of Prosecutor

21st Century Wire says…
In this story, we find evidence of internal power struggles contributing to the rise of conspiracy, assassination and subversion.
Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor who had accused Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez of attempting to coverup what happened in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, was found dead in what was initially deemed a suicide. Now, ‘a power struggle at Argentina’s intelligence agency’ and ‘rogue agents’ are thought to be responsible.
This is not a relatively well known case, but what it shows us is that conspiracy, assassination and subversion do occur at the highest levels of national governments; contrary to what mainstream media would have you believe. The ‘blizzard of conspiracy theories’ currently prevalent in Argentina are said to have ‘rocked’ the country.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 26, 2015.

‘American Sniper': Lies and Propaganda to Divide a Nation

The recent release of the film American Sniper has, if nothing else, furthered widened the divide between many Americans. While those who view Chris Kyle as the reincarnation of George Washington are singing the praises of Kyle and the movie, others have come to the opposite conclusion.
Of course, the American oligarchy via its mouthpiece mainstream media has firmly attempted to draw the battle lines – If you like Chris Kyle and American Sniper then you are firmly in the camp that supports the troops, loves your country, and opposes terrorism. If you do not view Kyle as a hero, then you are clearly in the camp made up of pinko-commies, socialists, and terrorist sympathizers.
And, of course, if you don’t think Chris Kyle was a hero, then you hate the troops.
But the truth is that Chris Kyle was not a hero. Chris Kyle was a murderer. He was also a war profiteer and a liar.
One need only look to Kyle’s past history and his own words to see the proof of that statement. In his book, American Sniper, Kyle repeatedly referred to the people whose land he invaded and whose families he helped kill as ‘savages,’ regretting only that he was unable to kill more of them.
Kyle wrote,
People ask me all the time, ‘How many people have you killed?’ My standard response is ‘Does the answer make me less, or more, of a man?’
The number is not important to me. I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a better place without savages out there taking American lives. Everyone I shot in Iraq was trying to harm Americans or Iraqis loyal to the new government.
I had a job to do as a SEAL. I killed the enemy – an enemy I saw day in and day out plotting to kill my fellow Americans. I’m haunted by the enemy’s successes. They were few, but even a single American life is one too many lost.
Kyle was proud of the ‘savages’ he killed. Not only did he not regret it, he loved it. He wrote,
There’s another question people ask a lot: ‘Did it bother you killing so many people in Iraq?’
I tell them ‘No.’
And I mean it. The first time you shoot someone, you get a little nervous. You think, can I really shoot this guy? Is this really ok? But after you kill your enemy, you see it’s okay. You say, Great.
You do it again. And again. You do it so the enemy won’t kill you or your countrymen. You do it until there’s no one left for you to kill.
That’s what war is.
I loved what I did. I still do. If circumstances were different – if my family didn’t need me – I’d be back in a heartbeat. I’m not lying or exaggerating to say it was fun. I had the time of my life being a SEAL.
Kyle seemed to enjoy his torture of the Iraqi people boasting about his number of kills and having a great time chasing them with remote controlled hummers as they screamed, presumably thinking it was some kind of weapon being aimed at them.
Kyle also boasted of his ability to punch cattle so hard back home that he twice broke his hand. It should be noted that, abusing animals, of course, is one indicator of a psychopath.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 26th, 2015.

Think It All Started with Phones and Email? The NSA Used to Copy Our Telegrams

‘What if we could build a national data warehouse containing information about every person in the United States? Thanks to secret interpretations of the PATRIOT ACT, top-secret Fourth Amendment exceptions allowed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and broad cooperation at the local, state, and federal level, we can!’
Sure, that comes from the parody NSA website because the real NSA would never be so blatantly honest, but that basically sums it up.
Former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden pops back up periodically in the news every now and again, just to remind us all (in case we’ve gotten too comfortable) that yes, indeed, our very own National Security Agency is continually sucking up our personal data (phone calls, emails, social media, etc. etc. ad nauseam) all the time directly in our faces – both while using the Constitution as toilet paper and while having the gall to try and tell us, ‘NSA goes to great lengths to ensure compliance with the Constitution, laws and regulations.’
Uh-huh. Suuuuure they do.
In reality, PRISM is just the latest abuse of power in a long train of abuses that goes back decades upon decades… most likely since 1947 when the agency was officially birthed and given powers under the National Security Act. It couldn’t have been long afterwards that the agency learned to crawl… collect… troll… and scour.
Take this Associated Press article run in the October 24, 1975 edition of the The Odessa American with the headline, ‘Panel Is Told of NSA Spying in Cable Office’:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 24th, 2015.

Fighting Back Against the Surveillance State: Turn Off the NSA’s Resources

Thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden, it is now widely known that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been trampling on the privacy of not only Americans, but pretty much everyone on the planet via mass surveillance for who knows how long.
And the things they know about us are disturbing: the agency tracks everything we do online (including intimate, highly personal things), collects our phone records, and engages in ‘pre-crime surveillance of citizens.
Former NSA technical leader and whistleblower William Binney says, ‘There have been at least 15-20 trillion constitutional violations’ by the NSA.
Activists have filed lawsuits in an attempt to limit or stop the NSA from stomping all over our rights.
But even the strongest and largest of villains inevitably have a weak spot – an Achilles’ Heel – and the surveillance state is no exception.
OffNow.org has discovered a way to fight back and hit ‘em where it hurts.
The NSA, like everyone else, relies on resources like water and electricity – resources that are usually supplied by state and local governments.
For example, the NSA storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah, will reportedly use up to 1.7 million gallons of water every single day when fully operational, according to OffNow.
The city holds the contract to supply that water…but it doesn’t have to. Nothing requires state or local governments to provide those services.
OffNow explains:


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 23rd, 2015.

Russian Propaganda Is Turning Into Russian Assassination

To my friends and colleagues in the independent media, we need to continue to stand tall as more of us continue to be under attack in the media. To my fellow Americans who have come to depend on the independent media for truthful reporting, you need to support the journalists that you have placed your trust in. An increasing number of independent American journalists are coming under attack, we need to be cognizant of where the attacks are coming from and the goals behind these attacks so we can understand what is coming our way and how we can best survive and adapt.
Why Are These Attacks Taking Place? Generally, the independent media is under attack because many of us are squarely over the target, taking flak, all because we are reporting exactly what is happening, as it is happening.
We in the independent media are not CNN, Fox News, or the other corporate controlled media which are owned by six corporations that represent the tip of the bankster empire that has hijacked our government.
In particular, members of the independent media who have the insight, the sources and the courage to print the truth about what is unfolding, are increasingly under attack. Specifically, I am referring to the reporting in two areas: (1) Martial law is coming to the United States and the Russians are going to be a part of the enforcement; and, (2) World War III is approaching at a rate that very few have anticipated. The mainstream media (MSM) is filled with examples which are promoting both agendas as these reports serve to psychologically condition the American people to more passively accept their (i.e. the globalists) our ultimate fate. These powers-that-be fear the independent media because we expose the agenda and help put the breaks on the propaganda machine of the MSM. In other words, time and time again, we in the independent media have forced the other side to change strategies and we have significantly altered their timetables.
I am proud to say that I watch and read the mainstream media productions because I can obtain excellent intelligence information on what is likely coming by watching the specific elements of the globalist propaganda machine unfold. For example, I have determined that ISIS is, in part, being used to psychologically condition the American public to accept ‘the need’ to accept the inevitability of American boots on the ground in Syria as we watch one person after another get beheaded by ISIS. ISIS, a CIA creation, is paving the way to World War III in which the confirmation bias is invoked.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Jan 23, 2015.

Russian Propaganda Is Turning to Russian Assassination

To my friends and colleagues in the independent media, we need to continue to stand tall as more of us continue to be under attack in the media. To my fellow Americans who have come to depend on the independent media for truthful reporting, you need to support the journalists that you have placed your trust in. An increasing number of independent American journalists come under attack, we need to be cognizant of where the attacks are coming from and the goals behind these attacks so we can understand what is coming our way and how we can best survive and adapt.
Why Are These Attacks Taking Place? Generally, the independent media is under attack because many of us are squarely over the target, taking flak, all because we are reporting exactly what is happening, as it is happening.
We in the independent media are not CNN, Fox News, or the other corporate controlled media which are owned by six corporations that represents the tip of the bankster empire that has hijacked our government.
In particular, members of the independent media who have the insight, the sources and the courage to print the truth about what is unfolding, are increasingly under attack. Specifically, I am referring to the reporting in two areas: (1) Martial law is coming to the United States and the Russians are going to be a part of the enforcement; and, (2) World War III is approaching at a rate that very few have anticipated. The mainstream media (MSM) is filled with examples which are promoting both agendas as these reports serve to psychologically condition the American people to more passively accept their (i.e. the globalists) our ultimate fate. These powers-that-be fear the independent media because we expose the agenda and help put the breaks on the propaganda machine of the MSM. In other words, time and time again, we in the independent media have forced the other side to change strategies and we have significantly altered their timetables.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on January 23, 2015.

Keiser Report: US vs China. Battle for Latin America (E709)

The following video was published by RT on Jan 22, 2015
In this Keiser Report from Mexico City, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss China’s $250 billion for Latin America forcing America’s ‘positive’ hand in the region. Meanwhile, back in China, ‘amateur hour’ reigns as the small cap index soars as dilettante investors believe lower stock prices mean less risk. In the second half, Max interviews financial journalist, publisher and presenter, Sergio Sarmiento, about the Mexican economy, corruption and the failed state.

Former Greek Minister Participated in Criminal Organization

The largest criminal organization that has ever acted in Greece was dismantled by Greek police officers with the assistance of the Anti-Terrorist Unit. Greek authorities assembled a large file against the criminal organization which contains a total of 37 extortioners and henchmen, including the name of Akis Tsohatzopoulos, former PASOK Minister, who has already been convicted of receiving 54 million euros in kickbacks.
According to Greek news, Akis Tsochatzopoulos ordered a bombing attack against Yiannis Sbokos, because he allegedly owed him around 2 million euros.
The former minister had paid 5,000 euros for this bombing and pressured a known long-term convict to do the job, even though the convict was opposed to the idea.

This post was published at Greek Reporter

The MLK Assassination Verdict That Wasn’t Reported: ‘Civil Trial Found US Government Guilty of Assassination/Wrongful Death’

Editor’s Note: More than 46 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the national holiday dedicated to his legacy, it is worth remembering that his efforts were to fight against the systematic injustices, including the wrongs of the Vietnam War – going on in the time preceding his murder – and the many facets of discrimination addressed by the civil rights movement.
His family fought to prove in court that the government – not yet another lone assassin – was responsible for his death. Despite the facts, the media blacked out the revelations of this trial, just as it has been complicit in suppressing damning info from other major events, including the JFK and RFK assassinations. The implications for this unchecked government power are astounding…
Does MLK’s legacy lend itself to people seeking justice and equal rights by granting ever more power to the government to care for and secure them – given the knowledge we have about the amoral nature of the system? If the truth of the major assassinations in the 60s – including both Kennedy’s, Dr. King and Malcolm X – cannot be told, how can this system possibly uphold the pursuit of truth and justice?
Martin Luther King assassinated by US Govt: King Family civil trial verdict
Coretta Scott King: ‘We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.’ – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.
Dr. King’s 2-minute message to you:


This post was published at shtfplan on January 19th, 2015.

CIA and The Mafia: Old Business Pals

21st Century Wire says…
The relationship between the CIA and organized crime is a well-established one. The overlap between Washington’s covert operations and the mafia’s black market business interests seems to be a fertile environment for trading and profiting off drugs, vice, arms, extortion, protection, contract killing, double-crossing and most importantly, avoiding any prying eyes.
Before its revolution which ended in 1959, Cuba was the offshore playground for both the CIA and a number of organized crime families. That’s where the story begins…
According to recently declassified documents: ‘The CIA conspired with a Chicago gangster described as ‘the chieftain of the Cosa Nostra and the successor to Al Capone’ in a bungled 1960 attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba’s communist revolution, according to classified documents published by the agency yesterday. The disclosure is contained in a 702-page CIA dossier known as the ‘Family Jewels’ compiled at the behest of then agency director James Schlesinger in 1973. According to a memo written at the time, the purpose of the dossier was to identify all current and past CIA activities that ‘conflict with the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947′ – and were, in other words, illegal. The dossier covers operations including domestic surveillance, kidnapping, infiltration of anti-war movements, and the bugging of leading journalists. But its detailed information on assassination attempts against foreign leaders is likely to attract most attention.’
The CIA and the Mafia have more in common than not: both enjoy working in the dark, and both enjoy a legal status which is mostly above the law.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 18, 2015.

CIA’s Revenge: National Security State vs. The Public’s Right to Know – Scapegoating Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

21st Century Wire says…
After all the grandstanding and platitudes spoken by western leader after the Charlie Hebdo Attack last week, the real crimes against the free press and free speech continue at the hands of the US government and its NATO allies in Europe – who all appear to be above the law (or whatever version of the law their lawyers-for-hire are selling today).
This week of the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling goes into full-swing. Sterling is accused of leaking ‘classified’ information exposing a bogus international operation, and for providing information to New York Times reporter James Risen, author of State of War, about what quislings in government claim was ‘intended to impede Iran’s efforts to acquire or develop nuclear weapons,’ which Risen detailed in his book, State of War. charged with committing ten felonies, seven of which fall under the Espionage Act.
Incredibly, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also took the stand to testify about how President George W. Bush instructed her to make the New York Times kill their investigation in ‘Operation Merlin’, and subsequent story about that CIA operation.
High drama on all fronts, which is certain to showcase the US government’s desire to cover-up it’s criminal acts and methods, while attempting to demonize and punish anyone who dares stand in its way…

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 16, 2015.

CIA Flashback: ‘We’ll Know Our Disinformation Program Is Complete When Everything the American Public Believes Is False.’

(Truthstream Media) That creepy quote above has been widely attributed to Former CIA Director William Casey.
Casey was the 13th CIA Director from 1981 until he left in January 1987. He died not long after of a brain tumor in May 1987. Dead men tell no tales, as they say.
But did William Casey really say this quote?

The quote itself has been passed around extensively on the Internet, and some people claim Casey never really said it because the only main source it traces back to is late political researcher and radio show host Mae Brussell.
Brussell was the host of the radio show Dialogue: Conspiracy. She got her start when, as a radio show guest, she questioned the official JFK assassination story and the Warren Commission Hearings by suggesting that Lee Harvey Oswald wasn’t the only person involved in Kennedy’s murder. Perhaps the propagandized label of ‘conspiracy theorist’ is the reason why people question the quote Brussell often repeated.
However, Brussell is not the only person that can be attributed to this sharing quote.

This post was published at Truth Stream Media on POSTED ON JANUARY 13, 2015 BY MELISSA MELTON.

Haiti’s Humanitarian Rape: Five Years After Earthquake – Reconstruction Fraud, Military Occupation

21st Century Wire says…
It’s one of the single biggest white collar international crimes of this century, and it’s happening right off US shores.
It involves some of the biggest names in US politics, many of whom have already soaked-up public ‘honors’ for their humanitarian work in Haiti. As you will see, nothing could be further from the truth…
Five years after the devastating earthquake, numerous massive protests were held against the UN occupation (MINUSTAH) and for the departure of Haitian President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The latter finally resigned in December 2014.
These demonstrations did not make their way into the mainstream media in 2014.
Why?
When anti-government protests occur in a country which is not led by a U. S. ally, there is extensive coverage. Haiti’s current leaders are ‘suitable’ for Western leaders, most of all for the U. S. since it actually chooses Haiti’s leaders, not the Haitian people.
On January 12 there will be extensive coverage of the 5th anniversary of the devastating earthquake but the major issues and structural problems will either not be addressed or, at best, will be presented in a way that supports the deceitful notion of the white man’s burden. ‘Haiti needs our help.’ Or does it? And what kind of help are we talking about?
‘International aid’ is nothing but a capitalist, imperial tool designed to keep the South captive of the North’s disastrous neoliberal policies which hinder genuine development and prevent the South’s economic and political sovereignty.
Where does aid money go? In the very pockets of those who pretend to give.
Haiti is probably the best example of the scam international aid really is.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 14, 2015.

Some Leaks Are More Equal Than Others – Hypocritical D.C. Insiders Line up to Defend General Petraeus from Prosecution

David Petraeus, the person who Feinstein said has ‘suffered enough,’ was hired last year by the $73 billion investment fund KKR to be Chairman of its newly created KKR Global Institute, on top of the $220,000/year pension he receives from the U. S. Army and the teaching position he holds at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Let us all pause for a moment to lament the deep suffering of this man, and the grave injustice of inflicting any further deprivation upon him.
This latest example from Feinstein is one of the most vivid yet. She wanted Julian Assange – who isn’t even a U. S. citizen and never served in the U. S. Government – prosecuted for espionage for exposing war crimes, and demanded that Edward Snowden be charged with ‘treason’ for exposing illegal eavesdropping which shocked the world. But a four-star general who leaked classified information not for any noble purpose but to his mistress for personal reasons should be protected from any legal consequences.
– From Glenn Greenwald’s recent piece: Dianne Feinstein, Strong Advocate of Leak Prosecutions, Demands Immunity for David Petraeus
The decimation of the rule of law in these United States has been the key theme at Liberty Blitzkrieg for several years now. The reason I put such an emphasis on this horrible development, is because I think it trumps all others in significance. While the world will always have crime and corruption, the inability for a society to deal with rich and powerful people who engage in such practices thrusts a spear directly into the heart of any given civilization or society. It results in an exponential increase in elite criminality, and a concurrent death spiral downward into a culture primarily defined by a depraved, unaccountable oligarchy. These are symptoms of a fallen society, and these symptoms are evident all around us.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jan 13, 201.