The government who cried wolf
The government is beginning to sound like the boy who cried wolf. First it was Bradley Manning and his leaks which damaged national security. Those leaks occurred in 2010 and we’ve yet to see how in any way they’ve damaged our national security.
Over 500 hundred people have died in Iraq just this month alone. Seems that’s more damaging to national security than Bradley Manning, who, by the way leaked documents showing the number of people killed in Iraq is greater than what the government is reporting. We’ve been here before, the Pentagon Papers proved that what the government knew and what they were telling the country about what was going on in Vietnam, were two different things.
Now they’re saying the same thing about Edward Snowden and his leaks telling of government collection and storage of data, they say the leaks are a great threat to our national security.
Yet we’re to believe the price of oil rose because of the turmoil in Egypt. And because of this turmoil, the US is not going to send them four F-16’s, but the billions in military aid will keep flowing. Not only will we continue to send money to Egypt, the government is mulling whether or not to supply the Syrian rebels with weapons funneled through the CIA. How do we know those weapons won’t be used against our troops in the future? That would damage national security and our troops on the ground a lot more then Snowden has.
US meddling in the Middle East is a greater threat to national security than either one of these people whose sole purpose of risking their future was to generate discussion amongst the American public as to what our government is doing behind our backs.
Bradley Manning has been tortured and held in a brig since his arrest, and Snowden is being called a criminal and a traitor before he’s even been tried in a court of law. Which just goes to show that when anyone dares to tell the American public what their government is doing to them behind their backs, they will pay a hefty price, with their lives and fortunes.
Hmm, I seem to remember that there were others who risked their lives and fortunes for our country once upon a time. Didn’t England declare Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Hancock, all the men who signed our Declaration of Independence, and all the forgotten names of their compatriots were traitors? Where would we be now if they hadn’t risked everything, even death, for the rights of their fellow man?