Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mr Pruden Always Saves the Best for Last

Would the government lie to you?


Good citizens must resist the temptation to regard their government as the enemy, since we know that no government agency would ever lie, cheat and steal from us. So don’t worry. Be happy. If you can.
James Clapper, director of U.S. intelligence, pours on a little soothing syrup. The snooping, he says, “cannot be used to intentionally target any U.S. citizen, any other U.S. persons located outside the United States.” Of course not. But note the weasel word “intentionally,” and what, exactly, is a “U.S. person” if he is not a citizen? The Washington Post reports that, while in one surveillance program American citizens are not “intended” to be targets of surveillance, large quantities of “content” from Americans are nevertheless screened to track or learn more about the target.
Clapper, during his testimony to Congress, had the appearence of an 8 year old boy who had been caught with copies of Hustler magazine. The hand gestures, the eye movements, the inability to look at the questioner while answering a direct query regarding whether or not the NSA was spying on US citizens, all were red flags and klaxon horns that said "I'm lying to you right now." The other "weasel word" of the day was "wittingly". Anyone who thinks this current administration would not use the powers of any government agnecy to suppress dissent and silence opposition, has not turned on a TV, listened to a radio or read a newspaper in the last 3 months. We know they will. They already have.

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