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Empire of Secrets

Posted: July 1, 2013 in USA
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As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised transparency and open government yet his administration is one of the most closed governments in US history, described as being worse than even the Nixon administration.

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“Will you apologize for the thousands of Muslims that you killed ?” Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK Women for Peace co-founder asked Obama.
“Can you tell the Muslims that their lives are as precious as our lives?”

Asked why she challenged Obama, she said:

“We have been so disappointed with Obama. We expected him to to make serious changes like taking drones out of the hands of the CIA, stopping the signature strikes, apologizing to innocents who have been killed, families of the innocent, and announcing that he, as Commander-in-Chief, would close Guantanamo, so when he did not I felt compelled to speak out.”



Torture had become the normal and accepted behavior by MPs and MI officers inside of the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. So much so that dehumanizing acts were recorded and photographed by those performing the unbelievably sadistic techniques. There seemed to be no shame or guilt on the faces of those of the 372nd Military Police Company such as Sergeant Graner as they smile arrogantly at the camera as male prisoners are laying nude piled one on top of another. The power that Graner had been given had become uncontrollable. Nudity, explicit sexual abuse, and physical abuse were taking place on a daily basis and no one seemed to be concerned with the violation of human rights of these Iraqi detainees. These acts would have been humiliating for any human being but were especially horrifying for those of the Islamic religion.

Source: brandonchasepalmer.blogspot.com

Snowden provided Greenwald with information in exchange for anonymity but says he never intended on hiding his identity forever. He told The Guardian, “I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world … ”