Wednesday, May 15, 2013

War on Whistleblowers

Battling accountability, truth & consequences, the Obama administration has strayed into despotism. They wage endless barbaric military operations around the world, undeclared wars of assassination & mass terror, buttressing satellite tyrants who control their populace with our machinery. They funnel our public funds to prop-up & subsidize well-connected private firms, damaging our system of enterprise accountability. They persecute their own government people who uncover / publicize government crimes. Clearly the US government is now corrupt at the core.

President Obama promised key reforms prior to his election:  (link)

"Protect Whistleblowers:"
"Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled as they have been during the Bush administration. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process."

Obama & Biden in their own words (above) show they've long recognized problems of government waste, fraud & abuse. They dangled a vision of reform in order to get elected, but then mockingly imposed themselves at the heart of the corruption.

Obama is (was?) a constitutional lawyer. But he's disgraced himself. Obama has systematically undermined the US Constitution he swore to protect & defend. He's pursued & imprisoned whistleblowers for espionage as Enemies of the State, while allowing the far-reaching crimes they exposed to continue: unimpeded, unregulated & unpunished.

Some of the messengers harassed or imprisoned by Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder & the US Justice Dept. include:
Pundits unfamiliar with the struggles above & below aren't doing their jobs...

Further references:
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/6-brave-govt-whistleblowers-charged-under-espionage-act-obamas-administration

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/14-5

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/war-on-whistleblowers-film-highlights-dangers-of-crackdown-20130417

http://www.propublica.org/special/sealing-loose-lips-charting-obamas-crackdown-on-national-security-leaks

http://www.thenation.com/article/173521/obamas-crackdown-whistleblowers

 http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/15-7



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