Monday, May 22, 2006

Leaks and Plugs

It's such a clever well planned red white and blue, in your best interests (and ours too) technique. Leak the important information to the right reporters dying to please, (the false information that backs up the lies), and the name of a CIA agent investigating WMDs in Iraq and Iran. If the leakers get caught lying, blame the messengers even if complicit, wiretap the reporters and prosecute them for damaging national security. In 2002 the U.S. ranked 17th for a free press. In 2005 we had dropped to 44th. This year we should drop to 157th alongside Iraq. Bush promised them our freedoms. He's making good on it.

The best of both criminal worlds in today's White House. Scare the shit out of the already terrified REAL reporters and enable the majority who are already WHORES to keep catapulting the propaganda. Reframe the laws (Patriot Act) to suit the criminal intent and bingo, off the hook, journalists are bad. Only the party line will be reported, preferably by Faux, the administration's favorite. This sounds more like Communist China or the former USSR. It's NOT the America our troops are fighting to defend. These are not the "freedoms" anyone else in the world wants. This crackdown on truth is nothing new for the most secretive administration in history. But the added fear of being prosecuted for treason for reporting truth is. I've already posted on this topic in "Press One to Wiretap, Two to Silence". But it's big. It's not going away. Our fundamental rights as a nation with liberty and justice for all is being hacked at with "legal" chainsaws.
Gonzales Says Prosecutions of Journalists Are Possible
"There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility," Mr. Gonzales said.
"That's a policy judgment by the Congress in passing that kind of legislation," he continued. "We have an obligation to enforce those laws. We have an obligation to ensure that our national security is protected."

Asked whether he was open to the possibility that The New York Times should be prosecuted for its disclosures in December concerning a National Security Agency surveillance program, Mr. Gonzales said his department was trying to determine "the appropriate course of action in that particular case."

"I'm not going to talk about it specifically," he said. "We have an obligation to enforce the law and to prosecute those who engage in criminal activity."

Mr. Gonzales sidestepped a question concerning whether the administration had been reviewing reporters' telephone records in an effort to identify their confidential sources.

"To the extent that we engage in electronic surveillance or surveillance of content, as the president says, we don't engage in domestic-to-domestic surveillance without a court order," he said. "And obviously if, in fact, there is a basis under the Constitution to go to a federal judge and satisfy the constitutional standards of probable cause and we get a court order, that will be pursued."

We already know that's a lie. They don't get court orders, they're above the law.
Those words should send a chill through the hearts of all freedom loving Americans. But they won't. Only those of us interested in truth will care. Only those of us who watch the lies will care. Only reporters who tell the truth will be prosecuted.
"Gonzales is referring tothe 1917 Espionage Act, which made it a crime for an unauthorized person to receive national defense information and transmit it to others." Gonzo and his thugs have already been using it. In recent monthsjournalists have been called into court to testify as part of investigations into leaks, including the unauthorized disclosure of a CIA operative's name as well as the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping program.

They can do what they want. Who's going to stop them? Congress? Gonzo said before Congress in April that the president has "inherent authority" to order warrantless wiretaps of American citizens communicating with each other inside the United States. He also said, the president has the "inherent authority to decide who should have classified information."
Dick Cheney said, "We believe that we have all the legal authority we need." So there you have it. Treason. You're either with us or with the terrorists.

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