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  • Daniel Ellsberg: US on Verge of Becoming Police State Under Obama

    08/22/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 12:45 PM
    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...
  • Cenk: Why Not Treat Leaker Bradley Manning Like 'Hero'?

    04/14/2011 6:17:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cenk Uygur can't figure out why accused Army leaker Bradley Manning isn't being treated like a "hero". Seriously. [snip] On his MSNBC show this evening, Cenk whined as to why Manning isn't being accorded the "hero" treatment that Daniel Ellsberg received from some for his leak of the Pentagon Papers back in the Vietnam day. View video here.
  • Government promotes film about Pentagon Papers leaker Ellsberg

    01/16/2011 10:29:57 AM PST · by epithermal · 6 replies
    AP ^ | January 15, 2011 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON — Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. -snip- Among the other documentaries chosen for this year's showcase are...
  • Amid WikiLeaks storm, gov't promotes Ellsberg film ["whistleblower of conscience"]

    01/15/2011 1:00:54 PM PST · by ETL · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. Ellsberg, whom the film portrays as a whistleblower of conscience,...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: WikiLeaks’ Selective Morality

    10/26/2010 8:15:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 26, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    WikiLeaks' Selective MoralityDespite its claims of uncovering bad behavior by governments around the world, WikiLeaks chiefly targets the U.S. military. There has never been anything quite like WikiLeaks in American military history. We are engaged in a great experiment to see whether the U.S. military can still persist in a conflict when it knows that any and all of its private communications can become public — and will be selectively aired and hyped by people with a preconceived bias against it. Had the public known in real time from periodic media leaks about operational disasters surrounding the planning for the...
  • Daniel Ellsberg ("Pentagon Papers" leaker during Vietnam) is today signer of communist petition!

    02/20/2010 9:07:03 AM PST · by ETL · 35 replies · 1,121+ views
    Revolutionary Communist Party front group, World Can't Wait
    "Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is a former American military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg _____________________________________________________________ "As a response to the leaks, the Nixon administration began a campaign against further leaks and against Ellsberg personally. Aides Egil Krogh and David Young under John Ehrlichman's supervision created the 'White House Plumbers,' which would later lead to the Watergate burglaries."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg#Fallout _____________________________________________________________ So what is Daniel Ellsberg...
  • Auction on Watergate Hotel Could Begin Next Week

    07/16/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies · 499+ views
    AP via FoxNews.com ^ | July 16, 2009
    The famous hotel could be open for bids next week The Watergate Hotel made famous by a presidential scandal is expected to be on the auction block next week. Alex Cooper Auctioneers is announcing that it will take bids Tuesday on the Washington landmark. [snip] The Watergate complex was made famous by the 1972 burglary that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
  • NAULTY: John Dean invitation a bad move [Nixon Derangement Syndrome alert]

    06/15/2009 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 38 replies · 1,574+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Susan Naulty
    Officials at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., have invited John Dean to speak there on the 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, slapping the faces not only of those sympathetic to the former president but, more important, history itself.
  • Anthony J. Russo, 71; Rand staffer helped leak Pentagon Papers

    08/09/2008 2:07:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2008 | Elaine Woo
    Anthony J. Russo, a Rand researcher in the late 1960s who encouraged Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers and stood trial with him in the Vietnam War-era case that triggered debates over freedom of the press and hastened the fall of a president, has died. He was 71.
  • Pushing Pelosi (Cindy "Mother Moonbat" Sheehan)

    02/04/2008 12:51:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | January 31, 2008 | Josh Harkinson
    One morning last August in San Francisco, six women in pink sweaters marched up a hilly boulevard towing pink roller bags full of shoes. They unzipped the bags in front of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's house, dumped the shoes on her lawn, and went on to arrange loafers, pumps, and pink glittery sandals like hawkers at a yard sale. Anchoring their display was a pair of combat boots, placed on Pelosi's doorstep. The boots, like the other shoes, had been pulled from a dead body in Iraq—the body of Casey Sheehan, in fact, whose mother, Cindy, is running as an Independent...
  • To My Grandchildren: Be Proud

    07/11/2007 3:39:08 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 210+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/11/07 | Purple Mountains
    To someone my age, grandchildren are terribly important because they represent the future. I’m writing this because I want to make sure that my grandchildren understand some things that will be very important to their future – and to their children's future. Any American who studies history – whether ancient history or recent history – should realize two major lessons from history: Lesson 1. You and I and the ordinary working person in this country have a quality of life that in most of the world has been available only to a very few, extremely wealthy persons of royalty. Of...
  • Personal request from Mark Zaid

    02/25/2007 12:11:09 AM PST · by Bobibutu · 30 replies · 771+ views
    abledangerblog.com ^ | February 20, 2007 | Mark Zaid
    Dear Friends, Colleagues and Servicemembers: Many of you may know that since June 2006, I have served as co-civilian counsel, along with Neal Puckett who is lead counsel (and Of Counsel to my law office), for SSgt Frank Wuterich, USMC. Frank is now facing multiple counts of murder for the events arising from the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha, Iraq on November 19, 2005. He was the squad commander for the 3/1 that tragic day. This is a highly unusual case for me. Other than the dozen or so military courts-martials I handled back in 1999-2000 dealing with...
  • How the Left Enables Nuclear Proliferation

    09/16/2006 1:38:56 PM PDT · by oxcart · 4 replies · 471+ views
    The American Thinker. ^ | 09/16/2006 | By James Lewis
    Daniel Ellsberg must surely support Ahmadinejad getting nukes. There are no two ways about it. In a forthcoming article in Harper’s Magazine, Ellsberg is going to call for moles in the Bush Administration to leak any plans to stop Ahmadinejad’s rush to nukes—presumably to the New York Times. Thousands of people will read Ellsberg’s article, and some will resolve to sabotage American plans to stop rogue regimes with nuclear bombs—not just the Khomeini Armageddon cult in Tehran, but Libya, North Korea, Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela, the Maoists in Nepal, you name it. There’s a logic to this madness: It is Lenin’s...
  • Ellsberg Calls on Insiders to Leak Details of Alleged War Plans

    09/14/2006 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wjersey · 61 replies · 1,292+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9/14/2006 | Staff
    When Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst, leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971, it created one of the most significant newspaper stories -- and battles -- of the century. One thing it did not do was prevent the Vietnam War, although it may have shortened it. Now he is calling on officials within the government to leak "the Pentagon Paper of the Middle East" to modern reporters, to short-circuit another possible war. Ellsberg's challenge is found in the October issue of Harper's magazine, to appear next week. E&P has obtained an advance copy. The article is titled, "The...
  • TO MY GRANDCHILDREN: BE PROUD

    07/11/2006 3:26:39 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 244+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/11/06 | Purple Mountains
    Prior to our preemptive incursion into Iraq, I overheard my teenage grandchildren spouting multiculturalism nonsense they had been taught in school. I wrote them the following letter as part of an attempt to overcome this brainwashing. It provided the starting point to what has now developed into a weblog called "From Sea to Shining Sea" that I launched one year ago. I have decided to republish this piece each year in July.
  • Starving for Attention (Cindy Sheehan Knows Freepers)

    07/05/2006 6:56:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 194 replies · 4,312+ views
    MichaelMoore.com ^ | Wednesday, July 5, 2006 | Cindy Sheehan
    <p>It is midnight of the 5th of July and 24 hours since thousands of us began the Troops Home Fast.</p> <p>Some of us who will be fasting completely until the troops come home; some will be on liquids only until the troops come home; some will fast for 2 weeks, 2 days; or like me, until at least September 21st.</p>
  • Rummy "lied"

    05/05/2006 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 18 replies · 845+ views
    The Belmont Club | May 05, 2006 | Richard Fernandez
    Andrew Sullivan says the man who heckled Rummy was Not some crazed lefty. The man who demanded that Rumsfeld answer the questions we all want to have answered turns out to be the man who gave former president George H. W. Bush his daily intelligence briefing. And he was right in the exchange; and Rummy was factually wrong. Yep: Rumsfeld lied. Quelle surprise. No not some crazed lefty. The man was Ray McGovern, who Sweetness and Light noticed was part of Daniel Ellsberg's Truth Telling Project. Here's the relevant blog entry from the Belmont archives: Sweetness and Light has...
  • Truth-Telling [looking at the defenders of Mary McCarthy]

    04/24/2006 8:36:42 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 20 replies · 1,437+ views
    The Belmont Club | April 24, 2006 | Wretchard
    Sweetness and Light has noticed that the press has quoted two former counterterrorism experts in defense of Mary McCarthy but omitted one interesting detail, which may or may not be relevant. Here's ABC News report quoting the first expert, Ray McGovern to the effect that McCarthy had a higher duty to "defend the constitution". To supporters, McCarthy is a woman of conviction who exposed actions she believed were against the law."This a matter of principle," said Ray McGovern, a former fellow CIA analyst, "where she said my oath, my promise not to reveal secrets is superceded by my oath to...
  • Sibel Edmonds Press Conference

    06/13/2004 9:20:57 AM PDT · by swampfx · 5 replies · 280+ views
    www.drudge.com/discuss ^ | Jun 9,2004 | Sibel Edmonds
    I just received this update from Sibel Edmonds and I am sure you will find it interesting and another peel of the oinion... "Update: Judge Reggie Walton canceled/postponed the hearing on June 14, 10:00 AM, with no reason cited, and no future date scheduled. This is the fourth time he has done this in the past two years!!! However, Daniel Ellsberg and I are still on. We'll be in front of the Court (3rd and Constitution Ave.) on Monday, June 14, at 9:30 AM, to hold our press conference and to deliver speeches Re: Gagging the Congress, blocking IG report,...
  • Court Closes FBI Case Arguments to Public

    04/21/2005 8:42:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 751+ views
    AP ^ | 4/21/5 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court turned aside efforts to open to the public closed-door arguments Thursday in the case of a fired FBI contractor who alleged there were security breaches and misconduct at the bureau. Sibel Edmonds is seeking to revive her lawsuit against the government. It was thrown out of U.S. District Court when the Bush administration invoked the state secrets privilege, which allows the government to withhold information to safeguard national security. Edmonds says she was dismissed from her job as a wiretap translator because she told superiors she suspected a co-worker was leaking information to targets...
  • Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York Times

    12/19/2005 8:51:45 AM PST · by Fedora · 135 replies · 7,095+ views
    Original FReeper Research | 12/19/2005 | Fedora
    Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York TimesBy Fedora “. . .the most untrustworthy paper in the United States. . .” --President Dwight Eisenhower, referring to the New York TimesIntroductionLast week Senator John Cornyn criticized the New York Times for endangering national security with a James Risen story on NSA surveillance timed to coincide with a vote on the Patriot Act and, incidentally, with the release of a book by Risen. A review of the record illustrates that endangering national security through irresponsible leaks is nothing new for the New York Times. Some particularly outrageous examples are worth...
  • Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame gets peace award in SoCal

    10/12/2005 3:06:44 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 6 replies · 486+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | October 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Daniel Ellsberg, the former government analyst whose release of the Pentagon Papers helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War, will receive the 2005 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Ellsberg was a special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense during the Vietnam War. He released the 7,000 page classified study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam to the Senate and 19 newspapers in 1971. Now a peace activist, he formed the Truth Telling Project in 2004 to encourage Pentagon, White House and other national security insiders to reveal secrets involving...
  • Larry Johnson, Daniel Ellsberg & The Truth Telling Project --Pleading For Intel Leaks

    07/26/2005 10:05:41 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 99 replies · 4,956+ views
    The Truth Telling Project ^ | September 22, 2004 | Traitors
    Home Project Activities Writing & Interviews Press Coverage Links Contact Contribute For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 22, 2004 11 FORMER AND CURRENT US AND UK GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ISSUE LETTERSUPPORTING DANISH WHISTLEBLOWER FRANK GREVIL Frank Grevil’s press contact is: Tom Clark tclark@tiscali.dkhome (+45) 4444 1343work (+45) 4452 6447mobile (+45) 4095 0574 or (+45) 6062 1763 OPEN LETTER TO THE DANISH GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC: We, the undersigned citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom, have recently come to learn of the criminal proceedings against our Danish fellow truth-teller, Mr. Frank Grevil. As his case has been presented to us, Mr. Grevil...
  • Larry Johnson's Group (VIPS) Called On CIA Employees To Leak Secrets To Hurt Bush

    07/25/2005 10:03:04 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 540 replies · 14,822+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2003 | Unknown
    Ex-CIA Accuse Bush of Manipulating Iraq Evidence Monday, March 17, 2003 WASHINGTON — Invoking the name of a Pentagon whistle-blower, a small group of retired, anti-war CIA officers are accusing the Bush administration of manipulating evidence against Iraq in order to push war while burying evidence that could show Iraq's compliance with U.N demands for disarmament. The 25-member group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, composed mostly of former CIA analysts along with a few operational agents, is urging employees inside the intelligence agency to break the law and leak any information they have that could show the Bush administration is engineering the...
  • A VERY REAL CONSPIRACY

    10/09/2004 9:22:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 326 replies · 9,525+ views
    JB WILLIAMS.COM ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | JB WILLIAMS
    A Very Real Conspiracy… Written by JB Williams ©2004-10-07 As an answer to every Bill Clinton indiscretion or any democratic anti-American policy blunder, Hillary Clinton made famous the phrase “right wing conspiracy”. There never was one of course, but it always accomplished the much needed diversion from the endless stream of Clinton scandals by shifting focus off of the immediate scandal, onto the imaginary conspiracy. However, a very real conspiracy is underway in America today, it isn’t coming from those “nasty right wingers”, and the proof is all around us. The Democratic Party has been promoting the idea that Republicans...
  • Truths Worth Telling

    09/28/2004 12:43:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 457+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 28, 2004 | DANIEL ELLSBERG
    GUEST OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Kensington, Calif. — On a tape recording made in the Oval Office on June 14, 1971, H. R. Haldeman, Richard Nixon's chief of staff, can be heard citing Donald Rumsfeld, then a White House aide, on the effect of the Pentagon Papers, news of which had been published on the front page of that morning's newspaper: "Rumsfeld was making this point this morning,'' Haldeman says. "To the ordinary guy, all this is a bunch of gobbledygook. But out of the gobbledygook comes a very clear thing: you can't trust the government; you can't believe what they say,...
  • Ellsberg urges insiders to give leaks about war in Iraq

    09/27/2004 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 920+ views
    Gazette Times, Oregon ^ | September 27, 2004 | AP
    EUGENE — The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War called for government insiders to provide similar classified documents about the war in Iraq. Daniel Ellsberg, 73, said federal insiders owe a "higher allegiance'' to the Constitution, the public and U.S. soldiers in Iraq than to their government bosses. He acknowledges that whistle-blowers risk personal setbacks, such as losing their jobs, but urged them to act nonetheless. "I'm asking them to ask themselves whether their highest duty to this country really consists in keeping secrets of an administration that has acted like this ... in protecting lies,...
  • Pentagon Papers whistle-blower urges insiders to leak Iraq info

    09/10/2004 10:19:43 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 793+ views
    First Amendment Center ^ | Sept. 11, 2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department official who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, is urging government insiders to provide similar classified documents about the invasion of Iraq. Joined by other whistle-blowers and former government employees, Ellsberg said at a Sept. 9 news conference that claims of government deception and lies have “little credibility” unless supported by documentary evidence, which often is available only in classified materials. The document that came to be called the Pentagon Papers was a 7,000-page study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam that was classified “top secret.” Ellsberg leaked the study to...
  • BVDGate: All the Ex-President’s Men

    08/15/2004 7:44:10 AM PDT · by mrustow · 13 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Rant ^ | 13 August 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Sandy Who? Two weeks ago, Republicans were filled with glee, as Democrats fell all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton’s former national security adviser, Samuel Berger, better known as Sandy, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught, and had “accidentally” destroyed the most important ones.) Note that Berger reportedly burgled the Archives on as many...
  • Why the Wallowing in Watergate?

    06/18/2002 6:46:50 PM PDT · by GeneD · 15 replies · 381+ views
    Bloomberg.com ^ | 6/18/02 | Andrew Ferguson
    <p>Washington, June 18 (Bloomberg) -- The moderator at the National Press Club wanted to make it perfectly clear yesterday. His three guests were appearing reluctantly. ``This was our idea,'' he said, ``not theirs.''</p> <p>Ben Bradlee agreed. ``We don't really like to talk about it,'' he said.</p>