The Joint Chiefs of Staff are running their own secret policy … typical. If you have absolute control of information and marginal oversight, you have a government within a government that can do what it wants. Your only risk is an occasional investigative journalism break that can be ignored, or, more problematical, a determined whistleblower who is willing to risk his life to shout from the treetops.  Read this book review from the London Review of Books.  Follow the whispers ….sTopSecrets


The persistent rumors of the “CIA / mob” connection are starting to get more concrete.

Salon has a piece sourced from one of the Watergate plumbers … Howard Hunt “Inside the plot to kill JFK“.

It is a credible report that should be a concern and warning as to how dangerous intelligence services really are. Or more accurately, the puppet masters who abuse power. The article doesn’t mention it, but it raises the specter that Bobby was also in the cross hairs and that his death had the same roots, as was persistent speculation about suspicious circumstances around their mutual lover, Marilyn Monroe.

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Kill the Messenger,”with Jeremy Remmer. Go see the movie when you can.

An example in history on how invulnerability permits anything.
In a person … they are just crazy, somebody with a character disorder.

In an organization, it is an ultra-deadly threat: “institutionalized behavioral disorder.”

DSM VI, you need a new category.

Back-door portals

This shouldn’t  be a surprise

Syria Warnings

Reasonable questions. Lack of transparency is a problem. Why do you believe, or not?

Syria Warning

Obama warned by ex-intelligence personnel that there are problems with the intel that lie behind the beating drums. A problem with one cause: the lack of transparency and an expectation that NSA only produces gospel truth.

Warrantless Surveillance <link> 

NSA warrantless surveillance (2001–07)

The flap over Snowden’s leaks, as if this is something new, isn’t new news.

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