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Daniel Ellsberg: US on Verge of Becoming Police State Under Obama
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 12:45 PM

Posted on 08/22/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, says the United States is on the verge of becoming a police state as evidenced by the National Security Agency’s data collection programs and the treatment of secret document leakers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.

“We have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,” Ellsberg told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “And I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. It’s worth a person’s life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exile—it’s worth that to try to restore our liberties and make this a democratic country.”

He cited the NSA’s phone and Internet data collection programs as evidence that the nation has reached the “capability” of becoming a police state. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; danielellsberg; edwardsnowden; ellsberg; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; nsa; obama; policestate

1 posted on 08/22/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Libs won’t really start squealing until a Repub gets in office.
Until then it will just be a bit of grumbling.


2 posted on 08/22/2013 7:22:24 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Olog-hai

on the verge?

the only ones not monitored are the terrorists
who are given MANPADs, maps, weapons, and
US taxpayer money after showing their al Qaeda IDs.


3 posted on 08/22/2013 7:25:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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4 posted on 08/22/2013 7:27:18 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Olog-hai

> “We have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,” Ellsberg told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “And I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. It’s worth a person’s life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exile—it’s worth that to try to restore our liberties and make this a democratic country.”

Expect to receive a visit from some 0 thugs after making that statement, Ellsberg. You will find out how far the police state has come soon enough.


5 posted on 08/22/2013 7:28:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

“Obama” is irrelevant.

Any puppet in the White House will do the bidding of the 1%.

We’re peasants, don’t forget. They’re nobility.

Go back to watching televised sports and be quiet, serfs!!!


6 posted on 08/22/2013 7:29:38 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Olog-hai
On the verge, my arse.

We are there.

The festivities just haven't yet kicked into high gear.

7 posted on 08/22/2013 7:34:17 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe Daniel Ellsberg should tell this to the butt kissers at the New York Times...


8 posted on 08/22/2013 7:36:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (- - NSA - The only part of government that actually listens...Joe Kovacs)
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To: Olog-hai

9 posted on 08/22/2013 7:39:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Diogenesis
...on the verge? the only ones not monitored are the terrorists...

You're right Diogenesis - radical muslims seem to get a pass from this administration...

All those emails read - our lives and privacy shredded - and the 'police state' folks couldn't get the Boston Bombers even with the Russians screaming at them? "Look at them, look at them..." How lame is that?

10 posted on 08/22/2013 7:41:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (- - NSA - The only part of government that actually listens...Joe Kovacs)
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To: GOPJ

To quote Jim Traficant.

“Our Intelligence agencies are so stupid they could throw themselves at the ground and miss.”


11 posted on 08/22/2013 7:47:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Jim Traficant! Someone has a long memory. One of my favorite Dems ever.


12 posted on 08/22/2013 7:57:25 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: cripplecreek

To repeat the mantra I have been repeating for years-—Nothing’s going to happen. Nothing. The American people are clueless and asleep at the switch. They are being fitted for yokes and harnesses, and could not care less.


13 posted on 08/22/2013 7:58:05 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: huckfillary

It’s NOT the ‘people’ - it’s the American press that doesn’t tell the truth... Our press is ‘dumbed down’ by someone - publishers or editors or something...marginal...


14 posted on 08/22/2013 8:10:18 PM PDT by GOPJ (- - NSA - The only part of government that actually listens...Joe Kovacs)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

His actual words are pretty mealy-mouthed, unlike the headline.

Thanks Olog-hai.


15 posted on 08/22/2013 8:17:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interview on Russia Today
Daniel Ellsberg “NSA Has Your ENTIRE Digital Record! That’s The Infrastructure Of A Police State!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnMGH5-rxs0


16 posted on 08/22/2013 8:42:36 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Defiant

Jim had tossed his date on his heart-shaped bed after dousing the lights because as he sobered up he noticed she looked like Kathy Sibelius.
His new, sexy rug fell off and he was searching frantically for it when he ran his hand up her leg.
“Oh, that’s it!” she shouted.
“No, it’s not.” he replied.
“I part mine on the side.”


17 posted on 08/22/2013 9:00:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

And people like Ellsberg support it.


18 posted on 08/22/2013 9:06:03 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: mylife

If the administration plays the cards it’s got right, there will never bean opposition party in office again.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 9:26:46 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...
First Breitbart.................then Hastings.................next Ellsberg?

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

20 posted on 08/22/2013 10:46:53 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: null and void

Ellsberg can be hard to find. Word in LA was that he hid in plain sight at a nudist colony while being tracked down for leaking the Pentagon Papers.

Just saying.


21 posted on 08/22/2013 10:55:05 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: tumblindice

LOL!


22 posted on 08/22/2013 10:55:17 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: Veto!

Only impressive if he disguised himself as a woman.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 10:56:22 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: JimSEA
If the administration plays the cards it’s got right, there will never be an opposition party in office again.

Been thinking about that.

Realistically when was the last time we even had an opposition party?

No one opposes the direction, they only quibble over the speed.

24 posted on 08/22/2013 10:59:08 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: null and void
Only impressive if he disguised himself as a woman.

LOL...thanks for the last laugh of the day. And good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.

25 posted on 08/22/2013 11:13:14 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: null and void

Daniel Ellsberg can go bleep himself & I hope the Obama SS breaks his door down & beats him senseless.

What he did in 1972 already makes him a Fonda-style traitor.

Too bad if Ellsberg thinks the U.S. is turning into a communist police state just like the regime in Hanoi which he has admired for half a century now.


26 posted on 08/22/2013 11:52:54 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Perhaps God has let him live this long to redeem himself.

Perhaps not. He has much damage to undo.


27 posted on 08/23/2013 12:05:07 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: SunkenCiv
His actual words are pretty mealy-mouthed, unlike the headline.

Well, he IS a liberal - and it's a liberal ushering in the police state... got to be some conflict there.

28 posted on 08/23/2013 4:10:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (- - NSA - The only part of government that actually listens...Joe Kovacs)
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To: tumblindice
Waiting for coffee to kick-in, I had to re-read it 2x, but I'm in clean-up mode now...


29 posted on 08/23/2013 4:23:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: musicman

In the village the Obama comment would be true. A kid really never knows if the guy is his dad or just his uncle


30 posted on 08/23/2013 4:26:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: cripplecreek

In that particular case, they weren’t stupid though - at least not all of them. They were told to stand down. When they had proof that the guy who orchestrated the Boston bombing was Hamza, the son of Bin Laden, and had him in the hospital where they could have taken him into custody and executed justice.... Obama met with the Saudi ambassador privately, somebody in intelligence changed the classification from “known terrorist”, Hamza all of a sudden stopped being a “person of interest” but was simply a student who had overstayed his visa, Michelle Obama went and figuratively high-fived him in the hospital, and they sent him on his merry way before the Boston Police could do what the feds were unwilling to do.

And then they let him into a White House Independence Day celebration with military families, so he could gloat.

But somebody in the intelligence community was willing to risk 20 years in prison by saving the records of the “known terrorist” classification and the information of who removed that classification and let Bin Laden’s son go. They showed those records to Glenn Beck and 10 Congressmen. Beck said that the news should come from the mainstream press and sent the information to the media. Reporters wrote stories but the editors/CEO’s all refused to let the stories run.

IOW, there are good spooks who are incensed by what is going on. They are being made to appear stupid and/or incompetent because the regime itself is working for the terrorists. The media heads are all either threatened or in bed with the regime, and the reporters with any integrity at all are being shut up by the heads while being snooped on and/or killed by the regime itself. We know that the media heads were threatened in October of 2008 with FCC and FEC annihilation if they reported on Obama’s ineligibility, and the media heads told the on-air personalities that their careers would be over and the lives of them and their families were questionable if they or any of their guests talked about the issue credibly.

Now we’ve got an easily-documentable case where the regime worked with the terrorists to keep the planner of the Boston bombing - Osama Bin Ladens’ son Hamza - from being arrested and brought to justice, instead “celebrating” with Bin Laden’s son TWICE (once in the hospital and once at the White House). The media knows it full well, and they are ALL covering for this terrorist regime while everybody assumes that the spooks are incompetent rather than hostage by their own government.

It is way past time for the rest of the spooks to come out and for America - and especially Congress - to STAND WITH THEM by impeaching both Holder and Obama and having a real investigation of what the heck is going on with this godless, lawless, cold-blooded regime.


31 posted on 08/23/2013 6:11:43 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: GOPJ

The press is NOT ‘dumbed down’.

They’re in on the game.


32 posted on 08/23/2013 9:24:22 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: null and void

I agree with your view of the Republicans. Of course, that is why I have decided to speak in terms of opposition.

While I rather like G. W. Bush, he was off on a tangent from Clinton, not in opposition to Clinton’s progressivism. As we can see, the Patriot Act is the largest single mistake since the War on Poverty.


33 posted on 08/23/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Yes, I found that one word thought provoking. Wise choice.


34 posted on 08/23/2013 10:27:41 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: musicman

That’s a great graphic


35 posted on 08/23/2013 11:38:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Thanks!! (It still makes me laugh!!)


36 posted on 08/23/2013 12:40:51 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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