New York Times proves
another President has been caught lying to American public
to outright deception of American people
Aug 9, 2013 - Every 15 years or so an American president seems to get
caught with his pants down and brought up on impeachment charges. In one
instance, Bill Clinton, "pants down" took a literal meaning, not just a
figure of speech.
New York Magazine -
Obama's "performance" this week on Jay Leno show, during which he said
that his government does not have a domestic spying program, the
question may be raised once again - has the time come to start
impeachment proceedings against yet another sitting American president?
Sadly, the answer seems to be "yes."
And here's why...
Clinton Shadow Looms over Obama
(Jan 27, 1998): "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
Barack Obama (Aug 6, 2013): "We don't have a domestic spying
Of course, the president has admitted that the NSA collects phone
and Internet data, but accord to his definition, "What we do have
are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an e-mail
address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat."
Bill Clinton Redux (Aug 17, 1998): Clinton admitted in taped
grand jury testimony on Aug 17, 1998, that he had had an "improper
physical relationship" with Lewinsky. That evening he gave a
nationally televised statement admitting his relationship with
Lewinsky which was "not appropriate"
Barack Obama Redux (standing by for it...): "..."
We did not have to wait very long for proof that Obama lied. The
Aug 8 New York Times story "NSA
Said to Search Content of Messages to and from US" contradicts what
Obama said to Leno on national TV.
Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation executive director and
Electronic Frontier Foundation director, told
Huffington Post today (Aug 9) that the (NYT) news directly
contradicts what President Obama told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show"
earlier in the week.
"There is no spying on Americans. We don't have a domestic spying
What we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or
an email address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist
threat," Obama told Leno on Aug 6.
"That statement is just unbelievable and it reeks of this Orwellian
newspeak," Timm said.
course, the NSA spying did not start with Obama. George W. Bush
did. Which is why we said even before this candidate was elected
president that, for all their alleged differences, Bush and Obama are
two peas in a pod, serving the same NWO masters.
We even coined the name for them - Bushama.
Nor was this the first time he or other high level administration
officials lied to the American public. But it may be the first time they
have been caught so quickly, before the nation's memory was obliterated
by other lies and deceptions (also see
Political Pole Shift: Cold War Role Reversal).
From NSA to DEA to SOD: SOD IT!
Our Constitution is being shredded by three-letter government
["Sod it!" - British slang. Look it up if you don't know
what it means. You'll find out that DEA could have been a little more
savvy in picking an acronym for that division]
Check out the latest news break about the government spying scandal in
this Reuters investigative story (see below). Here's the gist...
NSA illegally collect personal data on American citizens. NSA pass
it on to SOD (Special Operations Division of the DEA). SOD lob it
over to the local law enforcement officials to make an arrest of a
suspect using false pretenses.
The real victim? Our Constitution. And, therefore, our liberty.
So what the US government is now doing is nothing short of defacing Miss
Liberty and all she stands for.
But don't take my word for it.
"I have never heard of anything like this at all," said Nancy Gertner, a
Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to
2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more
troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency has
been collecting domestic phone records. The NSA effort is geared toward
stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals, primarily
"It is one thing to create special rules for national security," Gertner
said. "Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are
phonying up investigations."
Actually, I beg to differ. There must not be any special rules for
"national security" or any other "higher cause." Our Constitution makes
no provision for such exceptions. You are either free or you are not.
"National security" is a subjective notion that the government officials
frame in secrecy. In other words, it is subject to abuse. Which is
exactly what our Constitution was trying to protect the American people
from. Until it got shredded by the US government in the last 12 years.
Back to Reuters story...
"That's outrageous," said Tampa attorney James Felman, a vice chairman
of the criminal justice section of the American Bar Association. "It
strikes me as indefensible."
Lawrence Lustberg, a New Jersey defense lawyer, said any systematic
government effort to conceal the circumstances under which cases begin
"would not only be alarming but pretty blatantly unconstitutional."
Lustberg and others said the government's use of the SOD program skirts
established court procedures by which judges privately examine sensitive
information, such as an informant's identity or classified evidence, to
determine whether the information is relevant to the defense.
"You can't game the system," said former federal prosecutor Henry E.
Hockeimer Jr. "You can't create this subterfuge. These are drug crimes,
not national security cases. If you don't draw the line here, where do
you draw it?"
"One current federal prosecutor learned how agents were using SOD tips
after a drug agent misled him, the prosecutor told Reuters. In a Florida
drug case he was handling, the prosecutor said, a DEA agent told him the
investigation of a U.S. citizen began with a tip from an informant. When
the prosecutor pressed for more information, he said, a DEA supervisor
intervened and revealed that the tip had actually come through the SOD
and from an NSA intercept.
"I was pissed," the prosecutor said. "Lying about where the information
came from is a bad start if you're trying to comply with the law because
it can lead to all kinds of problems with discovery and candor to the
court." The prosecutor never filed charges in the case because he lost
confidence in the investigation, he said."
Good for this FL prosecutor! But how many other America were charged on
such false pretenses?
SHADES OF REVERSE COLD WAR: TRUTH VS. POWER
time, the American president says "Nyet" to the summit in Russia - in
response to Putin's "Nyet" to turn over Snowden
In response, Russia's government said Obama's decision showed the U.S.
is unable to develop relations with Moscow on an "equal basis" (see the
Question: Why is Obama so scared of Snowden?
Answer: Why were Soviet leaders like Brezhnev so scared of the "truthmongers"
like Solzhenitsyn, the 1970 Nobel Prize winner? Because both are scared
of the Truth about their wrongdoings being publicly revealed.
Yet, in the end, the Truth trumps Power every time.
Like Snowden, Solzhenitsyn was persecuted by his home country. He was
expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 for telling the world the truth
about the Soviet human rights abuses. But he returned to Russia in 1994
after the Soviet system had collapsed.
Will Snowden have to wait that long before being able to return home?
For more on this topic, also
see... Obama vs. Obama -
flip-flops of political acrobat; Bilking Main Street to
finance Wall St.'s greed (May 1997),
'ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (Aug 1997),
OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS (May 1998),
a Nation of Morons (Washington Times, Jan 2006,
here for the TiM version),
Oct 29, 2008 ... Here's
what I wrote in a Washington Times column
“Plutocrats of the NewWorld Order,” 11 years ago
(also see “The Great
American Divide,” ...
Phoenix, Washington, DC, and many other American
cities have their own "Great American
Divide" stories, but nowhere is the
desecration of the American ...
(1998), "The Great
American Divide Widens"
- about the increasing income gap between the
various social classes in America. This was also
a lead to the TiM ...
Aug 3, 2010 ... And
guess where the Great
American Divide, which separates the rich
and the ... by then the Wall Street Hoover will
have sucked it out of the...
Sep 16, 2010... Up
in U.S., Again. Plutocracy flourishing in
America: Poor get poorer, rich get richer ... The Great
American Divide (Jan
1998). Wiping Out the ...
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