Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Drone Operators: Glorified Murderers, NSA Whistleblower, Julian Assange Hit Piece

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin goes over the testimony of one former drone operator, who is responsible for taking part in over 1,600 targeted assassinations, and examines why a majority of Americans continue to support the use of drones despite their low success rate. Abby then talks to Michael Ratner, attorney for Julian Assange, and president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, about a new documentary entitled 'We Steal Secrets' and how it offers an unfair portrayal of Assange & Wikileaks. BTS wraps up the show with a closer look at individual behind the NSA leak, Edward Snowden, and speaks with Firedoglake journalist, Kevin Gosztola, about the media coverage of the leak, Snowden's motivations, and the larger implications on privacy.

A very good episode covering current events.

Please consider that the whole point of the electronic wiretapping is to use it against critics of the Government - to bend politicians, judges, police, journalists/editors, filmmakers, activists, celebrities (those who have the ear of the public) plus others in positions of power to the will of the establishment.

The big issue is not so much the invasion of everyone's privacy, although that is not a good thing, but the ability to influence people who can make a difference to our world. Presently we face a corrupt Government and corrupted institutions in which some key players cannot be easily be held to account.

The NSA spy system is vital part of the equation because it can be used to blackmail 'uncooperative' people into covering-up State Crimes such as political murders, illegal warfare, Wall Steet fraud and (CIA) drug running.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 12th, 2013.]

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