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God, Obama really loves his torturing, droning Spook f*cker friends at the CIA

From the Guardian here:

Despite the acrimony, the White House announced last week that the CIA will lead the executive-branch panel that will recommend how much of the Senate report’s executive summary, findings and recommendations to make public, a decision blasted by human-rights groups and intelligence scholars as a conflict of interest. 20 more words

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Yes. The world is our bitch.

From here:

Who created the uber-nationalistic standard that the only valid disclosures are ones involving the rights of Americans? Are we are all supposed to regard non-Americans as irrelevant? 120 more words

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The Spooks and their piggish pol handlers start a power feces fight!

Subheadline from the Guardian:

CIA chief rejects accusations that it used intimidation to hide its role in the torture of terrorism suspects.

I don’t know how you could accuse a collection of folks who built an international system of torture in the wake of 9/11 of intimidation. 16 more words

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The road to Hell is paved with 'someone else's problems'.

From here:

The other group, Snowden said, urged him to let the illegality of the programs be “someone else’s problem.” Even the highest-ranking officials he spoke to told him that no illegal spying operation has ever been shut down because of an internal complaint. 97 more words

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Spy-bama gets his Nixon on

From the Guardian here:

A leading US senator has said that President Obama knew of an “unprecedented action” taken by the CIA against the Senate intelligence committee, which has apparently prompted an inspector general’s inquiry at Langley. 25 more words

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Asshole Spook behavior Part 2 (aka Your Tax Dollars in Action)

From Glenn Greenwald’s new home:

“…these surveillance agencies have vested themselves with the power to deliberately ruin people’s reputations and disrupt their online political activity even though they’ve been charged with no crimes, and even though their actions have no conceivable connection to terrorism or even national security threats. 58 more words

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It's the Spooks' world, we just live in it

From here:

Today, in the wake of, among other things, the rampant extra-legality of the Global War on Terror — including the setting up of a secret, extrajudicial global prison system of “black sites” where rampant torture and abuse were carried to the point of death, illegal kidnappings of terror suspects off global streets and their rendition to the prisons of torture regimes, and theassassination-by-drone of American citizens backed by Justice Department legalisms – it’s clear that NSS officials feel they have near total impunity when it comes to whatever they want to do. 83 more words

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