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Blowing the Whistle on Obama’s America

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AlJazeeraEnglish·Jan 5, 2013

On the campaign trail four years ago, US presidential candidate Barack Obama shared his views on whistleblowers. He said: “Often the best source of information about waste, fraud and abuse in government is a government employee committed to public integrity, willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism … should be encouraged rather than stifled.”

As president, the reality has been very different. During his first term in office, six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information. That is twice as many as all previous presidents combined. In the first half of this full edition special, we blow the whistle on President Obama’s America.

Listening Post – Blowing the whistle on Obama’s America

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See: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2012/06/20126816273761143.html

see

Sibel Edmonds on the Pacification of the Public + Government Allowed 9/11

Julian Assange: The US administration’s war against whistleblowers must end. Bradley Manning must be released.

Thomas Drake: After 9/11, NSA had secret deal with White House

Sibel Edmonds: Obama administration charges a record number for espionage + White House Hypocrisy On ‘Aggressive Journalism’

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6 Responses

  1. The more reactionary the government’s response, the stronger the suspicion that they are hiding massive illegality and black boxes loaded with dirty tricks. This man Obama is beginning to look like a megalomaniac patsy.
    Norman Finkelstein flags this vain presidential persona as stultifyingly narcissistic.
    Guess what, Norman ~ that’s sure nailed his true colours to the US brand mast!

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