Friday, July 05, 2013

I’m not a crook.

"They are SO FUCKING PARANOID.":  "I’m not a crook."

"John Pilger: Forcing Down Evo Morales's Plane Was an Act of Air Piracy"  "Bolivia’s Morales Dissed and Pissed as France, Portugal, and Austria Violate Diplomatic Immunity"  "Faced with U.S. aggression against Bolivian President Evo Morales, UNASUR and ALBA hold emergency meetings"  "Evo Morales threatens to close US embassy in Bolivia as Latin American leaders weigh in"  Nice job at losing South America, Barry!

"Alleged Ecuadorian Embassy Bug Is A Decoy (where are other 3?)"

"What Caused the Fallout between Snowden & Guardian-Greenwald, and Why?"  Assange has had a rather bitter personal lesson of the duplicity of the Guardian.

"Saudi role in the coup"

"The Dancing Israelis Docs"

"Alicia Keys bares her heart and soul for Tel Aviv"

"The July 1988 Shooting Down of Iran Air Flight 655"

"Not a Sparrow Falls":
"Does anyone seriously believe that Obama will ensure the chancellor and her interior minister that the American authorities will respect the rights of German citizens in the future? Only Europe can break the American fantasy of omnipotence. One option would be for Europe to build its own system of networks to prevent American surveillance. Journalist Frank Schirrmacher of the respected Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper recommended that over the weekend. "It would require subsidies and a vision as big as the moon landing," he argues.

A simpler approach would be to just force American firms to respect European laws. The European Commission has the ability to do that. The draft for a new data privacy directive has already been presented. It just has to be implemented. Once that happens, American secret services might still be able to walk all over European law, but if US Internet giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook want to continue making money off of a half-billion Europeans, then they will have to abide by our laws. Under the new law, companies caught passing on data in ways not permitted are forced to pay fines. You can be sure that these companies would in turn apply pressure to their own government. The proposal envisions setting that fine at 2 percent of a company's worldwide revenues."

"Presidents Surveillance Program of 14 September 2001":
"On September 14, 2001 the NSA initiated a program on eavesdropping of all or the  telephone and internet traffic of all U.S. Citizens, and concealed this quite unlawful program under many layers of secrecy, not because it as in the interests of national security, but rather to hide the violation of the Fourth Amendment. "
"Assange on Securitization, Politics, and the Survival of Wikileaks"
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