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Greenwald Interview Democracy Now 8-5-13

Glen destroys Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger's (ABC interview) 'assurances' of checks and balances, NSA compliance and 'full' disclosures.

"There really is, Amy, an 85-page, 86-page ruling issued by the FISA court that says the government has been systematically breaking the law and violating the Fourth Amendment in how it spies on us. And not only can we not see that ruling, because it remains a secret at the insistence of the Obama administration, [but] even our elected representatives in Congress, who we’re told are exercising robust oversight, are blocked from seeing it."

► He discusses the IMMUNITY of the Senate floor and Senators from ANY prosecution for WHATEVER they have the BALLS to publicly say (or read) into the record... but that it took Snowden's courage to disclose while they 'hide'.

Total smackdown by Greenwald (again) :).


Full Interview also here: with transcription

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Getting tired of Udall and Wyden..

don't seem to me to be very committed supporters of liberty. Like Glenn's comments at the 7:50 mark. Those 2 guys seem like hypocrites to me now. Fairly disgusted by them actually.

Don't the "Representatives of the House"

also have immunity in addition to "Senators"?

According to this 8.01 article they do: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/1/breach_or_de...

Debbie's picture

Fantastic interview!

Thank you for posting!


Outstanding Interview By GG!

My only complaint is that he never mentions the name Russ Tice, who recently revealed that both Obama and all of the Supreme Court have been spied on. So when GG criticizes Udall, it's interesting he's leaving out the potential that they have dirt on Udall. And, furthermore, the possibility that only people that TPTB have dirt on get elected into positions of power.

Thnak You Kev

for mentioning this. I personally feel this is the elephant in the room that everyone is ignoring.

I am posting a link to a recent interview with Russs Tice who mentions Diane Feinstein and others being wiretapped by NSA.


Dog barking

Hilarious that you can hear a dog barking at the beginning of the interview. Freakin' dog.


Greenwald can hit intellectual homeruns all day. I love it. Having this information available, and having Greenwald behind it all is a dream; it couldn't be much better.

I do wish that Greenwald would have gotten his chance to testify to congress recently, cause he would have caught them is some lies, and perhaps should have held onto XKeyscore until after his testimony; so to catch the politicians in lies.

But to have Greenwald so eloquently, knowledgeably, and passionately outlining it all, and schooling the MSM, it's like eating cake without the calories.

And to have these fabulous internet news channels to go to is great too. I think that many Americans will get to know some new, more honest ways to watch the news than the boob tube. And to those folks, I welcome you. The truth tastes great.

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Google is government.

Geez... I'm thrilled to

Geez... I'm thrilled to listen to someone with something to say and can say it well.

Awesome interview!

Maybe the best ever one-on-one GG interview. Well prepared, great questions, and a desire to listen by the interviewer.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Glenn Greenwald is a national treasure.

It is telling that he has decided to no longer reside in this country.

Yes he is.

I only wish there were more like him.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

No need to watch mainstream

No need to watch mainstream media news this week. They've been given orders to brainwash everyone with Al Qaeda boogyman talk.

You know those profile questions on fb??

The ones that ask who your hero is? Well, I never had an answer for that question...but now I do. Glenn Greenwald.

~My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a box of Junior Mints. I feel better already.

excellent interview!

imagine a hundred investigative reporters like glen greenwald.
imagine a hundred private mannings and edward snowdens. one can dream...

and others may take the

and others may take the liberty in sharing that dream :)

Seems strange that he overlooked the most

obvious reasons for the Embassy closures. Some state of the art system is being installed....or maybe "elevator maintenance" similar to two very famous New York buildings. Hhmmm Mr Greenwald.
I'm leaning more and more to the probability that this is a slick UN propaganda campaign, easing the UN into the position of "Fixing" the "problem", and taking control of the Global Spying systems...all for our benefit of course.
I can't help feeling that the real push for "Democracy" is in fact a Getting Puppets on the Ground exercise, as in the case of New Zealand Australia, who get to go through the motions to "democratically vote" for a "government" that the UN has selected for us.
More and more I think the whole media brainwashing campaign about the NSA and the characters involved is just too damn slick.
Warning Will Robertson!

There is

something really suspicious about closing all of these embassies...I have no idea what is really going on.

For years stuff like this was shunned by the corrupt media.

Perhaps we've reached a tipping point. Instead of succeeding at sweeping this 'under the rug', more information and more cover ups are are coming to light.

Another great interview by Greenwald. This is only going to get bigger.

I think the starting point was at the

RNC & the DNC conventions. Right in front of the cameras, both parties blatantly disregarded the vote of their members. None of us will forget Priebus or Villaraigosa the "yeas" have it. Fast & Furious, Bengasi, & the IRS scandals have outed both parties as bold faced liars. Manning & Snowden have confirmed not only the attacks on our constitution but the war to control our minds. Progressive, socialist, tyrannical, dictator, whatever you want to call it, can only go so far before what they are doing becomes obvious. They have had since 1913 to subtlety destroy our republic but we have only a limited time to change to course that will turn things around.

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Mr. Greenwald

Great job dismantling the arguments of his critics and staying on-point with his message. Worth watching.

What an excellent review...

including the latest DEA constitutional breach upon domestic citizens
the rescheduling of his congressional testimony into September
the XKeyscore database
Bradley Manning
and his review of the geo political wrangling.