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Response to thesquanderer (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 08:41 PM

5. The content? Sure. The "security" scandal? No.


The e-mails show a Secretary of State engineering an unprovoked war to destroy the nation of Libya, backing a military coup d'etat in Honduras, and facilitating a soft coup leading to a civil war in the Ukraine. Not to mention actors profiteering from all of the above. Among other things.

All that is policy in the Kissingerian mode, and fair game.

The bullshit about oh dear god it's a violation of security law, I don't think should be a focus. That just plays into repressive politics and the secrecy regime that makes such routinely criminal policy possible. I believe in more disclosure of policy, not less!

But I wouldn't mind seeing a whole raftload of natsec criminals dating back to Reagan indicted for the crimes they've actually committed. Not the crimes against "security," but the crimes against humanity.

But that's a bipartisan routine, is it not? And sadly even Sen. Sanders has largely voted for it, even if he avoided supporting the most barbaric atrocities, such as the war of aggression that destroyed the nation of Iraq.

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Cali_Democrat Apr 2016 #1
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geek tragedy Apr 2016 #3
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JackRiddler Apr 2016 #5
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2016 #9
guillaumeb Apr 2016 #11
grasswire Apr 2016 #6
MattP Apr 2016 #7
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