You may recall that Richard Nixon’s declared “enemy” was Daniel Ellseberg, who released “The Pentagon Papers” that finally brought to public light the lies, corruption, and futility behind the Vietnam War. Nixon was so pissed about this, that he formed his own private CIA-hit team, called “The Plumbers”, made up of CIA “Bay Of Pigs” assassins (and direct Kennedy Assassination participants), E. Howard Hunt, Frank Sturgis, etc., to go around and ensure that any leaks were “plugged up”.
What then followed, of course, was the Daniel Ellsberg burglary, and the Watergate break-in which led to Nixon’s own downfall — something today’s Congress would let pass by without a thought, in today’s unspeakable age where: Human torture and preemptive War are good things in eyes of The United States Government (as long as we’re the ones doing it, or Israel, or the British Oligarchy, or Saudi Arabia).
Well the Pentagon Papers of today, are WikiLeaks, and guess who’s side President Obama is on? That’s right, the same side as Richard Milhouse Nixon.
Obama made a public statement to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan where he was quoted as: “Expressing his regrets for the deplorable action by WikiLeaks“.
Link: Obama Lashes Out Amid Calls to Free Assange
Yeah….in Obama’s World, truth-telling is really “deplorable”, and not our criminal and corrupt Foreign Policy, our Worldwide mass-violence, and his utter waste of Trillions of dollars of American citizens money overseas — who must instead, according to Obama, be robbed of their own Social Security lifeline in order to “keep the debt under control” — while he also hands out over $800 Billion dollars to multi-millionaires, and tells the Democratic Party: “take it or leave it” (who’s the real treasonist here?).
This is a tragic statement about our Country, but hardly surprising since President Obama has also happily agreed with Dick Cheney and George Bush (his Foreign Policy role models) in supporting the elimination of Haebeus Corpus, the elimination of our Miranda Rights, elimination of the Posse Comitatus Act, support for secret brutal CIA Renditions (i.e. the outsourcing of Human Torture), broad based Government Wiretapping and data gathering on U.S. Citizens that would make Richard Nixon blush, and the right of the executive to now kill and assassinate any U.S. Citizen without any charges or crimes ever being demonstrated … on mere suspicion alone.
And tragically, we see Obama exerting direct force and pressure on independent Foreign Governments (as well as his own) to obstruct and block any possible prosecution of Human Torturers — further legitimizing and sanctioning the Hitlerian treachery of Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Bush, which now also bears President Obama’s own blessing and guaranteed protection.
This is President Obama’s sick worldview.
The President also called Mexican President Felipe Calderon as well to make the same anti-WikiLeaks statement as well, as part of an effort to put pressure on Foreign Governments to continue to scapegoat, abuse, jail, harass, torture, or possibly assasinate the truth-teller, Julian Assange.
Obama has also turned Attorney General Eric Holder loose to prosecute — not the unspeakable War Crimes committed by criminal government officials whom we all pay the salaries of — but instead to prosecute truth-teller Julian Assange, and by using “all the tools” at his disposal (e.g.: assassination efforts underway).
A new ACLU Report reveals that Obama has sought to extinguish lawsuits brought by torture survivors through use of “judicially-created doctrines such as the so-called ‘state secrets’ privilege, and qualified immunity — to dismiss any legal remedy for acts of torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, forced disappearance, and arbitrary detention, without any consideration on the merits. Defendants on death row, immigrants in unfair deportation proceedings, torture victims, domestic violence survivors and victims of racial discrimination – all these groups are consistently being denied access to justice while those responsible for the abuses are protected.
This is President Dick W. Obama’s worldview.
Support of WikiLeaks may be the most constructive thing that all of us ordinary people can do now, to bring about pressure upon the ruling Elite class, and expose their genocidal and monetary crimes.
WikiLeaks points the way to a paradigm where there exists a parallel, high-technology channel of information that could finally provide an independent mechanism to alert and inform the public about (corrupt) government and corporate policy.
For example, had WikiLeaks been a mature and well functioning mechanism 10 years ago, we may have prevented the Iraq War from ever happening, and possibly the events of September 11 as well. And at the least, this organization can do what “The Pentagon Papers” did in the 1970s, and reveal the massive corruption, and mount new public pressure on President Obama (and other Governments) to finally stop these endless, futile, and corrupt Foreign Occupations, War, worldwide violence, and collosal waste of the citizens money — before he confiscates our Social Security lifeline, and forces us all to starve to death in our old age.
Which Man Seeks To Preside Over A Closed, Totalitarian State?
Impeach Them Both!
And now a message from our last real U.S. President:
“We seek a free flow of information. We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market, is a nation that is afraid of its people.
The very word ‘secrecy‘ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.
Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions.
Even today, there is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it.”
–President John Kennedy