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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-10 12:20 PM
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What's behind the war on WikiLeaks by Ray McGovern (12-8-10 Consortium News)
"WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in."

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/120810b.html
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-10 12:26 PM
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1. K&R. nt
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 08:20 PM
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5. Ray is an American hero. -nt
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-10 12:28 PM
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2. Here's what the "powerful forces" are up against...
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-10 12:44 PM
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3. Here's an example of why I support what WikiLeaks is doing-some docs about US torture history from
The National Security Archives (pdf), a memo from the CIA's IG circa January 1975 (of course, post-Watergate epoch) about one such "project" (to counter the lies contained within "we don't torture")

Memorandum For The Record January 31, 1975
Subject:
Project ARTICHOKE

ARTICHOKE is the Agency cryptonym for the study and/or use of "special" interrogation methods and techniques.

These "special" interrogation methods have vbeen known to include the use of drugs and chemicals, hypnosis, and "total isolation" a form of psychological harassment...
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB54/st02.pdf

I know I'm not the only DUer that posts about such things.

CIA Detainee Torture, Memory Loss, and the Bush Administration's Falsification of History (levymg thread started 12-13-07)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Btw, I met Ray McGovern when he spent a couple of days speaking at my old school (UWGB) years ago. Thanks again Ray for changing my views about the US intelligence community in a very positive way.
Thanks VIPS.
Thanks WikiLeaks.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 08:09 PM
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4. I don't dream of genie anymore because the truth is really out there n/t
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 01:01 PM
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6. WikiLeaks cables, day 15: summary of today's key points (12-13-10 Guardian)
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 04:29 PM
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7. thank you for all these links.
Recommended.
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