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Paul Craig Roberts on Snowden - Holy Crap

Holy Crap. I have never read anything by him that is more incredible.

A New Beginning Without Washington’s Sanctimonious Mask

by Paul Craig Roberts

It is hard to understand the fuss that Washington and its media whores are making over Edward Snowden. We have known for a long time that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying for years without warrants on the communications of Americans and people throughout the world. Photographs of the massive NSA building in Utah built for the purpose of storing the intercepted communications of the world have been published many times.

It is not clear to an ordinary person what Snowden has revealed that William Binney and other whistleblowers have not already revealed. Perhaps the difference is that Snowden has provided documents that prove it, thereby negating Washington’s ability to deny the facts with its usual lies.

Whatever the reason for Washington’s blather, it certainly is not doing the US government any good. Far more interesting than Snowden’s revelations is the decision by governments of other countries to protect a truth-teller from the Stasi in Washington.

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If the concern is the article is only preaching to the choir... Then I suggest you share it. As I have done on Facebook, Twitter and Google+1...

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I drop off flyers almost every day

I'll be printing off half a ream of this article today and doing some gurrilla papering of the town.

That's a great article. The

That's a great article. The mispelling and uncapitalized 'A' of America are not helping the credibility of the author. I don't understand why anyone thinks it will help spread their message by doing that.

All his points do make sense. The one that stuck out the most to me was when SCOTUS justice Roberts made such an about face on Obamacare. His comments after the ruling seemed very disingenuous.
If the SCOTUS is also being blackmailed and manipulated by the NSA along with the congress it is all over. Our freedom means as much as the life of a flower sitting in a vase cut from its roots and eventual death assured.

God help us all.

He's preaching to the choir

He uses the bastardized spelling because he is speaking to those who already agree with him. That allows him the luxury of indicating his disgust with what our country has become versus the country he once served.

amerika is not America.

Paul Craig Roberts is right.

Paul Craig Roberts is right. amerika (what we have now) is not America (what the authors of the Constitution wanted).

Love it.

BUMP

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

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Wow. Fantastic article.

Thank you!!

Debbie

Roberts REALLY nails it

This paragraph literally jumps out of the page:

The stuck pig squeals from the NSA director – ”Edward Snowden has caused irreversible damage to US” – are matched by the obliging squeals from members of the House and Senate, themselves victims of the NSA spying, as was the Director of the CIA who was forced to resign because of a love affair. The NSA is in position to blackmail everyone in the House and Senate, in the White House itself, in all the corporations, the universities, the media, every organization at home and abroad, who has anything to hide. You can tell who is being blackmailed by the intensity of the squeals, such as those of Dianne Feinstein (D, CA) and Mike Rogers (R, MI). With any luck, a patriot will leak what the NSA has on Feinstein and Rogers, neither of whom could possibly scrape any lower before the NSA.

I've suspected the military/industrial complex of blackmailing senior politicians for awhile now. But for a former high level government employee like Roberts to say it, that is amazing.