‘Disassembled Lies’

by Patrick O'Brien

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

I.F. Stone  ~

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 . . .

(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 …”


(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 …”



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 …”