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Sibel Edmonds reports.

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posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 11:46 PM
Secret Reports, Secret Budgets, Secret Operations, Secret Courts ...

A Secret Government!

By Sibel Edmonds

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. — Patrick Henry

December 15, 2009 "Boiling Frogs" -- As stated by Patrick Henry with conviction and passion, a democratic government will not last if its operations and policies are not visible to its public. The foundation of our democratic republic is supposed to be based on an open and accountable government. Transparency is what enables accountability.

For several decades post 1945, under the guise of the Cold War, with the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency and an aggressive foreign policy based on overt and covert intervention abroad, the seeds of excessive secrecy were planted, aggressively nurtured, and taken to heights not imaginable in our founding fathers’ vision of transparent and accountable government. Although the Watergate Scandal brought a short-lived wave of awakening, and to a certain degree defiance, by getting Americans to question the extent of and the real need for governmental secrecy, the subsequent political movements were eventually halted with no real action ever taken, thanks to a Congress unwilling to truly exercise its oversight authority over the intelligence community.

Sibel Edmons reports. I just came across this one y'all give it a read.

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 01:00 AM
Yes this makes a very good read. I am glad you posted it. Sibel is a courageous woman and also quite a cutie.
In my opinion, the chapter about the federal workshop is the best part.

Federal workshop on openness closed to the public

The Obama administration is conducting a workshop on government openness for federal employees behind closed doors Monday, a private training session for freedom-of-information officials to learn about a new U.S. office that settle disputes between the bureaucracy and the public.

The decision to preclude the public and the media from attending Monday’s openness workshop left advocates scratching their heads, given President Barack Obama’s campaign promise to make his administration the most transparent ever.

“If they’re getting marching orders, why shouldn’t the public be there?” said Jeff Stachewicz, founder of Washington-based FOIA Group Inc., which files hundreds of requests every month across the government on behalf of companies, law firms and news organizations.

Obama promised accountability and open proceedings. It's a shame, that he is a liar like most politicians. Any trust in him is misplaced.

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
- John F. Kennedy

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 07:33 AM
thanks for posting Sibel's article, she's a real AMerican hero IMO.

The only reason for secrecy in government is to hide the vast amount of criminal behavior going on. It has nothing to do with terrorism, unless you count financial rape of the taxpayer as such.

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 04:39 PM
Bumping this as well it's too good of an article to just drop into the neither regions of the forum.

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