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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

ROGUE GOV’T abducts, kills sans charge or trial HUNTS PATRIOTS who divulge their crimes

Disclosure of lies and unconstitutional acts resulting in serious discussion of limits of executive branch authoritarianism: civil liberties in law v. “national security” by fiat constitutes “treason” ─ sounds like “GWB’s Iraqi WMDs
Editing and commentary by Carolyn Bennett

Patriots are defined as people who love their country and support its interests.

They ask “What can I do for my country.”

Givers of authoritarian decrees, rogue governors (think Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen) are neither patriots nor are their actions intended to preserve (uphold) the law of the land or  international law or to protect the people of this or any country or people.

imicking Joseph McCarthy and his ilk of federal Washington’s dark past even more depraved as this government is armed with highly sophisticated technological toys and an unchecked unscrupulousness in using them, an authoritarian control of news media as instruments of fear mongering, and a widespread incestuous collusion with private industrial “partners” ─ the Obama government has time and again crushed attempts to inform or make available to the public the government’s acts of “gross corruption, wrongdoing, and illegality.”

America’s fourth president James Madison: If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Project, a leading whistleblower protection and advocacy group, last week released a statement concerning the false charge of espionage the Obama government and other flapping tongues in Washington have laid against the American and former Civil Servant, Edward Snowden. This is some of the Project’s statement.

Rogue Government
Rogue government 
Merriam-Webster defines “Rogue” (the adjective) as “aberrant, dangerous or uncontrollable; corrupt dishonest; of or being a nation whose leaders defy international law or norms of international behavior.

The Obama administration’s charge of espionage against Edward Snowden is not a surprise,” the Government Accountability Project wrote in its statement, [because] “This administration has continually sought to intimidate federal employees – particularly intelligence community workers – and suppress any attempt they might make to speak out against gross corruption, wrongdoing, and illegality.”

Neither spy nor traitor

“Edward Snowden is a whistleblower,” the Project said.

“He disclosed information about a secret program that he reasonably believed to be illegal, and his actions alone brought about the long-overdue national debate about the proper balance between privacy and civil liberties on the one hand and national security on the other.

“Charging Snowden with espionage is yet another effort to retaliate against those who criticize the overreach of U.S. intelligence agencies under this administration.

The charges send a clear message to potential whistleblowers: this is the treatment (you) can expect should (you) speak out about violations of the Constitution of the United States of America.

“It is particularly noteworthy,” the statement continues, “that ─

Snowden spoke truthfully to the public about NSA (National Security Agency) surveillance after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (had) intentionally lied in his testimony before the Senate of the United States about these same activities.

Clapper, however, has not even been admonished for his purposeful, deliberate deception of both the Senate and the people of the United States.

America’s fourth president James Madison: Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

Truth without safe harbor

Contrary to U.S. lawmakers’ TV-made claims to the contrary, the Government Accountability Project says, “The channels internal to intelligence agencies for whistleblowers are neither effective nor confidential.

“Their gross inadequacy is best illustrated by what befell (Government Accountability Project) clients and NSA whistleblowers Tom Drake, William Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe ─ all of whom suffered retaliation after they reported internally serious misconduct at the NSA.
Like these three men, Snowden will face serious consequences for exposing the wrongdoing and crimes of others.

“At the same time, those who stretched their interpretation of laws to invade the private lives of Americans ─ while lying to the U.S. Congress and the public about their actions ─ will simply continue working.”

America’s fourth president James Madison: The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. 
Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.

Sources and notes

“GAP Statement on the Espionage Charge Filed against Edward Snowden” (The Whistleblogger 2013 by Government Accountability Project), June 22, 2013, http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/44-2013/2804-gap-statement-on-the-espionage-charge-filed-against-edward-snowden

GAP released a statement on Snowden and the NSA surveillance. Media calls regarding this statement can be directed toward GAP President Louis Clark at 202.441.0333 or louisc@whistleblower.org, or GAP Communications Director Dylan Blaylock at 202.236.3733 or dylanb@whistleblower.org. Dylan Blaylock is Communications Director for the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.

National Security and Human Rights Counsel Kathleen McClellan discussed this issue yesterday on The Pacifica Evening News (The Pacifica Evening News Weekdays, for June 24, 2013 - 6:00 p.m., http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/92807)

Kathleen McClellan has worked with whistleblowers from the National Security Agency (NSA), CIA, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security in a variety of forums, including Offices of Inspectors General, the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), and federal court. Recently, she assisted National Security and Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack in representing former NSA official Thomas Drake on whistleblower matters and successfully litigated a removal case before the MSPB.

She is National Security and Human Rights Counsel for the Government Accountability Project and supports national security and intelligence community whistleblowers, with a particular focus on issues of torture, surveillance, excessive secrecy, and political discrimination. She has appeared on a variety of U.S. and international news programs.

Before joining the Government Accountability Project, McClellan worked with the American Civil Liberties Union’s legislative office on a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties issues, including open government, PATRIOT Act reform, employment discrimination, and surveillance. She took her academic credentials at the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D.) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Bachelor of Arts); contact: kathleenm@whistleblower.org

Government Accountability Project

Based in Washington, D.C., the Government Accountability Project is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a public interest group that was founded in 1977; and has become “the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.” In addition to focusing on whistleblower support in its stated program areas, the Project leads campaigns to enact whistleblower protection laws both domestically and internationally; conducts an accredited legal clinic for law students and offers a year-round internship program.

The mission of the Government Accountability Project, according to its website, is to promote accountability of corporations and government “by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists.”  http://www.whistleblower.org/about



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