‘Disassembled Lies’

by Patrick O'Brien

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Image: animation of President Obama telling lies.
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“All Governments Lie.” 

I.F. Stone  ~

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Quick to defend itself when PRISM was disclosed, the US Government assured us that:

(1)  no American citizens had been spied on, and
(2)  Prism had helped prevent terrorist attacks.

Lies — both of them — and disassembled here . . .

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(1)  Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process ~ Glenn Greenwald | UK Guardian

June 19, 2013 — “Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise …”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/19/fisa-court-oversight-process-secrecy

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(2)  The NSA’s Best Defense of PRISM Didn’t Even Last a Week ~ The Atlantic

June 11, 2013 — “Looks like surveillance defenders just lost their main talking point in defense of the NSA’s (formerly) secret phone and data tracking programs …”

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/06/nsas-only-terrorist-defense-prism-didnt-even-last-week/66143/

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And this . . .

(3)  NSA’s Talking Points Defending NSA Surveillance ~ Techdirt

June 14, 2013 — “The government has been passing around some “talking points” to politicians and the press trying to spin the NSA surveillance story. Let’s dig in on a few of the points …”

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130613/17490723465/leaked-nsas-talking-points-defending-nsa-surveillance.shtml

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