Thursday, October 15, 2015
Clinton is Either Ignorant or Lying...O'Malley Too
That's what Norman Solomon, documentary producer & long-time political activist, said on Democracy Now today. I agree. He was talking about her response regarding a question on Edward Snowden during the Democratic Debate Tuesday night. Hillary essentially said that Snowden "could have been" a whistleblower "if" he had gone through the proper channels and gotten the "protections" provided to whistleblowers.
That statement by Clinton is either a lie, ignorance on her part, or a really bad joke. Tom Drake, Jeffrey Stirling, and several others spent months going through the proper, internal channels with their whistleblowing. All that did was target them for persecution, and then selective prosecution. "Selective" because guys like David Petraeus only get a slap on the wrist. Guys like Brennan, Panetta, & Clapper get NOTHING.
As Solomon stated (paraphrased), Obama's war against whistleblowers and journalists is unprecedented in our history. Indeed. Barack Obama is perhaps the most Fascist President we've ever had in the Oval Office. Propaganda calling him "socialist" is just that---propaganda. As I've pointed out many times, both FDR and Mussolini defined Fascism as: the marriage of the Power of the State to the Power of Big Business. That fits Obama to a tee. Those who wept with joy at his election in 2008 must be the most disappointed voters in our political history. They elected a Corporatist posing as some sort of Populist and/or Leftist.
Then, too, we had O'Malley of Maryland in the Debate stating that "whistleblowers don't run to Russia". Again, ignorance, or a lie, or a bad joke. Snowden was on his way from Hong Kong to Ecuador. At the stop in Russia (or maybe in-flight from H.K.), the U.S. Gov't revoked his passport. He then wasn't allowed to board the plane to continue his journey. It always amazes me how politicians twist stories to suit their particular agendas.
Not only my opinion. Be Well