[Rushtalk] What is the Government’s Real Agenda?

Paf Dvorak notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Thu Jun 13 02:03:54 MDT 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"What is the Government's Real Agenda?"


"What is the Government's Real Agenda?"
by Paul Craig Roberts

It has been public information for a decade that the US government 
secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally spies on its citizens. 
Congress and the federal courts have done nothing about this extreme 
violation of the US Constitution and statutory law, and the 
insouciant US public seems unperturbed.

In 2004 a whistleblower informed the New York Times that the National 
Security Agency (NSA) was violating the Foreign Intelligence 
Surveillance Act (FISA) by ignoring the FISA court and spying on 
Americans without obtaining the necessary warrants. The corrupt New 
York Times put the interests of the US government ahead of those of 
the American public and sat on the story for one year until George W. 
Bush was safely reelected. By the time the New York Times published 
the story of the illegal spying one year later, the law-breaking 
government had had time to mitigate the offense with ex post facto 
law or executive orders and explain away its law-breaking as being in 
the country's interest.

Last year William Binney, who was in charge of NSA's global digital 
data gathering program revealed that NSA had everyone in the US under 
total surveillance. Every email, Internet site visited and phone call 
is captured and stored. In 2012 Binney received the Callaway Award 
for Civic Courage, an annual award given to those who champion 
constitutional rights at risk to their professional and personal lives.

There have been a number of whistleblowers. For example, in 2006 Mark 
Klein revealed that AT&T had a secret room in its San Francisco 
office that NSA used to collect Internet and phone-call data from US 
citizens who were under no suspicion.

The presstitute media handled these stories in ways that protected 
the government's lawlessness from scrutiny and public outrage. The 
usual spin was that the public needs to be safe from terrorists, and 
safety is what the government is providing.

The latest whistle blower, Edward Snowden, has sought refuge in Hong 
Kong, which has a better record of protecting free speech than the US 
government. Snowden did not trust any US news source and took the 
story to the British newspaper, the Guardian.

There is no longer any doubt whatsoever that the US government is 
lawless, that it regards the US Constitution as a scrap of paper, 
that it does not believe Americans have any rights other than those 
that the government tolerates at any point in time, and that the 
government has no fear of being held accountable by the weak and 
castrated US Congress, the sycophantic federal courts, a controlled 
media, and an insouciant public.

Binney and Snowden have described in precisely accurate detail the 
extreme danger from the government's surveillance of the population. 
No one is exempt, not the Director of the CIA, US Army Generals, 
Senators and Representatives, not even the president himself.

Anyone with access to a computer and the Internet can find interviews 
with Binney and Snowden and become acquainted with why you do have 
very much indeed to fear whether or not you are doing anything wrong.

James Clapper, the lying Director of National Intelligence, who would 
have been perfectly at home in the Hitler or Stalin regimes, 
condemned Snowden as "reprehensible" for insisting that in a 
democracy the public should know what the government is doing. 
Clapper insisted that secretly spying on every ordinary American was 
essential in order to "protect our nation." Clapper is "offended" 
that Americans now know that the NSA is spying on the ordinary life 
of every American. Clapper wants Snowden to be severely punished for 
his "reckless disclosure" that the US government is totally violating 
the privacy that the US Constitution guarantees to every US citizen.

President Obama, allegedly educated in constitutional law, justified 
Clapper's program of spying on every communication of every American 
citizen as a necessary violation of Americans' civil liberties that 
"protects your civil liberties." Contrast the lack of veracity of the 
President of the United States with the truthfulness of Snowden, who 
correctly stated that the NSA spying is an "existential threat to democracy."

The presstitutes are busy at work defending Clapper and Obama. On 
June 9, CNN rolled out former CIA case officer Bob Baer to implant 
into the public's mind that Snowden, far from trying to preserve US 
civil liberties, might be a Chinese spy and that Snowden's 
revelations might be indicative of a Chinese espionage case.

Demonization is the US government's technique for discrediting 
Bradley Manning for complying with the US Military Code and reporting 
war crimes and for persecuting Julian Assage of Wikileaks for 
reporting leaked information about the US government's crimes. 
Demonization and false charges will be the government's weapon 
against Snowden. If Washington and its presstitutes can convince 
Americans that courageous people, who are trying to inform Americans 
that their historic rights are disappearing into a police state, are 
espionage agents of foreign powers, America can continue to be 
subverted by its own government.

This brings us to the crux of the matter. What is the purpose of the 
spying program?

Even if an American believes the official stories of 9/11 and the 
Boston Marathon Bombing, these are the only two terrorist acts in the 
US that resulted in the lost of human life in 12 years. Far more 
people are killed in traffic accidents and from bad diets. Why should 
the Constitution and civil liberty be deep-sixed because of two 
alleged terrorist acts in 12 years?

What is astounding is the absence of terrorist attacks. Washington is 
in the second decade of invading and destroying Muslim governments 
and countries. Civilian casualties in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya 
are extremely high, and in those countries that Washington has not 
yet invaded, such as Pakistan, Yemen, and Syria, civilians are being 
murdered by Washington's drones and proxies on the ground. It is 
extraordinary that Washington's brutal 12 year assault on Muslim 
lives in six countries has not resulted in at least one dozen real, 
not fake FBI orchestrated, terrorist attacks in the US every day.

How can something as rare as terrorism justify the destruction of the 
US Constitution and US civil liberty? How safe is any American when 
their government regards every citizen as a potential suspect who has 
no rights? Why is there no discussion of this in American public 
life? Watch the presstitutes turn Snowden's revelations into an 
account of his disaffection and motives and away from the existential 
threat to democracy and civil liberty.

What is the government's real agenda? Clearly, "the war on terror" is 
a front for an undeclared agenda. In "freedom and democracy" America, 
citizens have no idea what their government's motives are in 
fomenting endless wars and a gestapo police state. The only 
information Americans have comes from whistleblowers, who Obama 
ruthlessly prosecutes. The presstitutes quickly discredit the 
information and demonize the whistleblowers.

Germans in the Third Reich and Soviet citizens in the Stalin era had 
a better idea of their government's agendas than do "freedom and 
democracy" Americans today. The American people are the most 
uninformed people in modern history.

In America there is no democracy that holds government accountable. 
There is only a brainwashed people who are chaff in the wind."
- http://www.counterpunch.org/

Paf Dvorak

<http://thatswaytoomuch.info/>notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info  
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