They never thought that decency would trump the brainwash.
Editor’s Note: Our colleague Branford Perry has said it nicely:
“This is perhaps one of the most important interviews ever done on issues of global import. PLEASE READ AND LISTEN CAREFULLY. It’s clear we are at a historical turning point.
The sudden emergence of people like Assange, Manning, Snowden, Greenwald, and now even Omydiar as powerful backers of adversarial journalism suggests that—at last—the murderous edifice of hubris, criminal lies and cynicism sustaining corporatism may be cracking up. As suggested in an article soon to be published by Patrice Greanville, it was the system itself that made this development inevitable. Just as the left was literally created “as a remedial reaction” to the cumulative crimes and abuses of the right over many centuries, it is the sheer “massive criminality and cynicism of the global capitalist elites, their death-inviting short-term self-serving thinking, all wrapped in a suffocating hubris,” that made onetime true believers like Manning, Snowden and decades ago Ellsberg, overcome their brainwash and mount a brave resistance.
The edifice of lies and murder may at last be unraveling. Take heart in that, comrades. Most of us never thought we’d even get to see this much.—Branford Perry, Associate Editor, The Greanville Post
Just one thing more: PLEASE disseminate as widely as possible. —PG
The spat over U.S. spying on Germany grew over the weekend following reports the National Security Agency has monitored the phone calls of Chancellor Angela Merkel since as early as 2002, before she even came to office. The NSA also spied on Merkel’s predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, after he refused to support the Iraq War.NSA staffers working out of the U.S. embassy in Berlin reportedly sent their findings directly to the White House. The German tabloid Bild also reports President Obama was made aware of Merkel’s phone tap in 2010, contradicting his apparent claim to her last week that he would have stopped the spying had he known. In another new disclosure, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo reports today the NSA tracked some 60 million calls in Spain over the course of a month last year. A delegation of German and French lawmakers are now in Washington to press for answers on the allegations of U.S. spying in their home countries. We discuss the latest revelations with Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first reported Edward Snowden’s leaks. Continue reading »