Barack Obama and Leaking National Security Secrets http://mys.tc/2d0
The line that “Obama is a traitor because he leaks [National Security Secrets]“ is suddenly a talking point in this presidential campaign.
What do you think should be kept from the public towards american strategic interest?
Lawmakers are pushing legislation through Congress that will criminalize reporting on illegal activities and corruption in the US government.
How do we determine what secrets impact national security other than trusting the government?
Half of Israel favors transferring Palestinians out of the territories, while 31 percent favor transferring Israeli Arabs out of the country.
Is the western propaganda machine the only thing keeping Palestine occupied?
“At the Socialism 2012 conference in Chicago, Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald talks about the pervasive nature of surveillance in America, its growth in recent decades and why it is critical for movements to subvert surveillance so they can be successful in organizing.”
Do you feel safer in the knowledge that the government works with the telecommunication companies to spy on every aspect of your life?
Read more: [Video] Challenging the Surveillance State
For years, the government has employed the risk of “national security” excuse to infringe on a wide range of freedoms — like the right to pass through an airport security checkpoint unmolested, or read library books without Big Brother peeking over your shoulder.
Do government approved bibles bearing military insignia become national security risks by upsetting fundamentalist Islamist?
‘Over the past year, the U.S. government has begun to think of Anonymous, the online network phenomenon, as a threat to national security.’
Read more: Reading (and Misreading) Anonymous
‘Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens. The Washington Post reported there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on domestic counterterrorism. Most collect information on people in the US. Here are thirteen examples of how some of the biggest government agencies and programs track people.’
‘Several al-Qaida chat rooms and forums, including its primary website Shumukah al-Islam, have been offline for several days in what experts believe was a coordinated cyberattack. Reports have speculated the action is the work of government intelligence agencies, which have been reluctant in the past to take down jihadist websites because they believe them to be a valuable source of information. The debate continues in U.S. intelligence and policymaking circles about the value of attacking terrorist-group websites.’
‘By now, you’d think we’d be entering the end of the 9/11 era. One war over in the Greater Middle East, another hurtling disastrously to its end, and the threat of al-Qaeda so diminished that it should hardly move the needle on the national worry meter. You might think, in fact, that the moment had arrived to turn the American gaze back to first principles: the Constitution and its protections of rights and liberties.’