bluesky commented on the blog post When Those in Power Invite Us to Learn the Wrong Lessons from Nelson Mandela
Thanks, Kevin, for finely articulating the nitty-gritty of the objective truths essential to achieving peace and equal rights, truths that are steadfastly – and in the case of Kerry hypocritically and willfully – ignored, that will only lead to the perpetuation of injustice until they are acknowledged. It makes me cringe to hear Kerry appropriating Mandela’s struggle in this facile, illegimate way! Glad you pulled him up on it! An article well worth re-reading!
bluesky commented on the blog post CIA Document Suggests U.S. Lied About Biological, Chemical Weapon Use in the Korean War
Excellent article, Jeff! Thanks for the wide scope of your research, shining so much light on the unseen darkness that resides in our history and on how it came to be. It deserves to be widely disseminated.
Perhaps this impression of the FBI as the ‘good guys’ will weaken even further with headlines like these:
WikiLeaks: Egyptian ‘torturers’ trained by FBI
bluesky commented on the blog post Visa: WikiLeaks Guilty until Proven (Twice) Innocent
Below a link to an article by Christopher Soghoian (Graduate Fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecuity Research, and a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University):
“A 10 page Powerpoint presentation (pdf) that I recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Request to the Department of Justice, reveals that law enforcement agencies routinely seek and obtain real-time surveillance of credit card transaction. The government’s guidelines reveal that this surveillance often occurs with a simple subpoena, thus sidestepping any Fourth Amendment protections.”
Full post including a link to the PDF here: