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Ex-CIA whistleblower says John Brennan is the worst choice to lead CIA

You have to admit, Obama's choices are not all that different from the kind of people Bush chose to surround himself with.

[quote]"I’ve known John Brennan since 1990. I worked directly for John Brennan twice. I think that he is a terrible choice to lead the CIA. I think that it’s time for the CIA to move beyond the ugliness of the post-September 11th regime, and we need someone who is going to respect the Constitution and to not be bogged down by a legacy of torture." -- John Kiriakou

by Anonymousreply 1302/06/2013

Welcome to our Orwellian world where the first CIA official to be jailed for any reason relating to the torture program didn't torture anyone.

Where banksters get rewarded for looting the treasury while people who try to stop them end up jailed, dead, or unemployed.

Where corporations pay ZERO taxes while people working three jobs to survive pay out their food money to Uncle Sam.

And the list goes on and on and on...

by Anonymousreply 101/30/2013

truth, r1, sad truth.

by Anonymousreply 201/30/2013

Yep, the truth tellers go to jail, while the scum-of-the-earth war criminals rise to the top.

As Glenn Greenwald said:

[quote]Like all of the Obama leak prosecutions - see here - none of those revelations resulted in any tangible harm, yet all revealed vital information about what our government was doing in secret. As long-time DC lawyer Abbe Lowell, who represents indicted whistleblower Stephen Kim, put it: what makes the Obama DOJ’s prosecutions historically unique is that they “don’t distinguish between bad people – people who spy for other governments, people who sell secrets for money – and people who are accused of having conversations and discussions”. Not only doesn’t it draw this distinction, but it is focused almost entirely on those who leak in order to expose wrongdoing and bring about transparency and accountability.

by Anonymousreply 301/30/2013

John Kiriakou better watch out or he will be the first target of an armed domestic drone...

by Anonymousreply 401/31/2013

"No matter what Obama does, Romney would be worse."

Three, two, one . . . .

by Anonymousreply 501/31/2013

Too true, r5, too true, thanks heavens for Obama. We would be up the river, it would be W all over again.

by Anonymousreply 601/31/2013

Romney would, no doubt, be worse than Obama but that does not mean we should look the other way whenever he does things that clearly go against the people's interest.

by Anonymousreply 701/31/2013

Proves more than ever what scholars of the JFK assassination have known for a long time - no President since JFK has had the courage to stand up to the CIA.

by Anonymousreply 801/31/2013

Craven victim cultures hysterically defend Obama to protect their own dubious interests.

by Anonymousreply 902/01/2013

I think this memo proves Kiriakou correct.

by Anonymousreply 1002/06/2013

[quote]But when it comes to Obama's assassination power, this is exactly what his administration has done. It has repeatedly refused to disclose the principal legal memoranda prepared by Obama OLC lawyers that justified his kill list. It is, right now, vigorously resisting lawsuits from the New York Times and the ACLU to obtain that OLC memorandum. In sum, Obama not only claims he has the power to order US citizens killed with no transparency, but that even the documents explaining the legal rationale for this power are to be concealed. He's maintaining secret law on the most extremist power he can assert.

by Anonymousreply 1102/06/2013

It is appalling how everything predicted by JFK, Eisenhower & Truman about the dangers of the CIA & the military-industrial complex has turned out to be true.

by Anonymousreply 1202/06/2013

Read these quotes

[quote]"Capital must protect itself in every way... Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd." --J.P. Morgan

Talk about pre-planning.

[quote]"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."- David Rockefeller

[quote]"Hitler's dictatorship differed in one fundamental point from all its predecessors in history. It was the first dictatorship in the present period of modern technical development, a dictatorship which made complete use of all technical means for the domination of its own country. Through technical devices like the radio and the loud-speaker, eighty million people were deprived of independent thought. It was thereby possible to subject them to the will of one man..."--Albert Speer, Hitler's Minister for Armaments (at his trial after World War II)

[quote]"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."--Zbigniew Brezinski, Between Two Ages, America's Role in the Technotronic Era 1970

[quote]"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. ...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind."--"Propaganda" by Edward L. Bernays (the father of modern advertising), 1928.

by Anonymousreply 1302/06/2013
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