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"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. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.
Originally posted by ianmoone1
John F Kennedy - "the peoples president" speaking in 1961.
In 1961 the United States was leaning heavily towards becoming the kind of people that JFK was speaking to when he said:
"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. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know."
Compare that against what Sarah Palin said and others who want Assange tried on Espionage/Treason charges - heck one has first to be a US citizen to betray the USA in a treasonous way and Assange is an Australian citizen apparently - what sort of geograhic ignorance and arrogance does one have to posess - to suggest he be charged in the USA with espionage/treason?
The above situation shows just how FAR the USA has sunk, in the 50 years since they allowed their president to be Assassinated by the Bushclan at the behest of the Rockerfellers.
John D Rockerfeller (and his 4 sons heirs) have succeeded when he voved:-
He also vowed in turn he would "break apart" the United States
Read and understand!
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Originally posted by RUSSO
reply to post by wcitizen
Well, Assange said that the world would change after the leaks.
And seems that IS what is happening.
This would be my last guess.
Originally posted by nerbot
Originally posted by wcitizen
The mind boggles - from one of the most secretive governments in the world, a statement like this, lol, the world truly is run by crazies!
I agree that Assange is worthy of recognition, but coming from Russia, it's unbelievable.
Not if you consider that the Russians could gain a few billion friends with their apparent sympathy.