27-second video: US State Department bursts-out laughing at idea they communicate for ‘transparency and democracy.’ Top ten rogue-state US crimes proves our tragic-comedy will continue until public demand for arrests

hat tip: Prison Planet

Mark Toner is the US State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson (#2 to John Kirby) for the Bureau of Public Affairs. Yesterday, he opened their press conference with:

“Welcome. Good to see you in this exercise in transparency and democracy.”

Mr. Toner then exploded in wild laughter.

A reporter’s retort: “Is that what this is? I thought it was an exercise in spin and obfuscation”:

Five minutes of Toner’s boss, John Kirby, proving spin and obfuscation:

Another tragic-comic minute of Kirby (explanation here) refuting transparency and democratic commitment for truth:

The millions killed, billions harmed, and trillions looted make this farce criminal, not a laughing matter.

Professionals can easily explain, document, and prove US rogue state crimes are no joke, with the following providing a definition then a “top ten” list of state crimes requiring arrests in a constitutional republic:

  1. Introduction to define ‘rogue state’ as perfect match with US illegal Wars of Aggression, Crimes Against Humanity, dictatorial government
  2. The US violated ~600 treaties with Native Americans to steal Native American land. A treaty is signed by a US President, approved by 2/3 vote of the US Senate, and under Article VI of the US Constitution becomes US “supreme Law.” These ongoing “in your face” violations of “supreme Law” became the precedent to typical hypocritical and unlawful US policies of the present.
  3. US President Polk lied to Congress (with their approval) to initiate War of Aggression on Mexico. The result was the US illegally stealing 40% of Mexico in 1848. Congress opposed Abraham Lincoln’s crystal-clear explanation as a member of Congress that the Adams-Onís Treaty placed the so-called “border dispute” 400 miles within land forever promised to Mexico and forever promised as outside any US claim.
  4. The US violated our treaty with Hawaii and stole their country in 1898.
  5. The US reneged on promises of freedom after the Spanish American War to impose colonialism on the Philippines, and install US-friendly dictators in Cuba. US military slaughtered resisters, calling them yesterday’s version of “terrorists.”
  6. The US entered WW1 upon no national security threat to the US, and imprisoned the 3rd party presidential candidate for challenging “official reasons” for war.
  7. The CIA had several covert wars; perhaps most important in today’s context of war on Iran: “Operation Ajax” that overthrew Iran’s democracy and installed a US-friendly and brutal dictator.  When that dictator was overthrown and Iran refused another, the US aided Iraq to unlawfully invade and attack Iran from 1980-1988; killing up to a million Iranians. If the US lied and acted twice to unlawfully overthrew Iran’s democracy within many of our own lifetimes, shouldn’t we assume first another lie-started unlawful war today?
  8. The Vietnam War followed US permission to cancel the election to unify the country. The US stopped democracy to keep a friendly government, and perhaps to have ongoing live weapons testing and development. War escalated with the Gulf of Tonkin incident,  deliberate provocation to manipulate a false-flag event for “defensive” war.
  9. Perhaps most disturbing is the King Family civil suit that found the US government guilty in the assassination of Dr. King (and here). Corporate media, including our text publishers, omit this history. The King family’s conclusion is that Martin was assassinated to prevent his “Occupy DC” plan beginning for the summer of 1968 to end his version of today’s wars.
  10. We now know from Congressional reports that all “reasons” for war with Iraq were known to be false as they were told.
  11. The two “reasons” for war with Iran are as false as the “reasons” for war with Iraq: Iran never threatened Israel, and Iran’s nuclear energy and medicine programs are IAEA-verified as completely safe and lawful.

Demanding arrests as the required and obvious public response:

The categories of crime include:

  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
  2. Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
  3. Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).

US military, law enforcement, and all with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, face an endgame choice:

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):

George Washington’s final public message was for “We the People” to recognize if the US devolved into a rogue state:

In the cumulating message of his 45 years of service with his Farewell Address, George Washington wrote an open letter to the American public.

Please give George two minutes of your attention:

“All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.

However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion…

In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression I could wish; that they will control the usual current of the passions, or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations. But, if I may even flatter myself that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good; that they may now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism; this hope will be a full recompense for the solicitude for your welfare, by which they have been dictated.”

George’s admonition of “impostures of pretended patriotism” to “direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities” is exactly what the US has become: a rogue state, and requires public voice for lawful arrests to end its vicious destruction.

It is also what Benjamin Franklin predicted would be the eventual outcome of the United States. On September 18, 1787, just after signing the US Constitution, Ben met with members of the press. He was asked what kind of government America would have. Franklin warned: “A republic, if you can keep it.” In his speech to the Constitutional Convention, Franklin admonished: 

“This [U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism… when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.”  – The Quotable Founding Fathers, pg. 39.

These warnings extend to all social science teachers of the present:

“As educators in the field of history–social science, we want our students to… understand the value, the importance, and the fragility of democratic institutions. We want them to realize that only a small fraction of the world’s population (now or in the past) has been fortunate enough to live under a democratic form of government.” – History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, pgs. 2, 7-8

Do you have the intellectual integrity and moral courage to at least act with the honesty of a child to speak the Emperor’s New Clothes truth?


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu

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  • pohgfs5

    So this is humanity? Do the maximum harm to each other then laugh and joke about it. It seems that Noah’s flood was not enough. At first I was not in agreement with another world war but now it seems to be necessary. Perhaps what remains will finally understand that giving or allowing any entity to become an authority or a government of any kind is a mistake. No nation in the world ever had a better form of life then the Native American’s before the Europeans came over. There must never again be any entity with any power over another and any act of aggression must be met with immediate termination of the offending party by the community.

    • Carl_Herman

      We just need to expose the .01% criminal parasites, provide their minions choice to reclaim their humanity, and then this planet can be a very nice place to live: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/08/us-public-education-bullshit-train-stupefied-work-animals-solutions-education-truth-technology-love-embrace-reality-unleash-human-freedom-12-12.html

      • ArtBell

        People have been exposing them for years Carl, in the alternate media, but I have seen little progress so far.

        • Carl_Herman

          True that! Perhaps our role to play is providing choice, and choice alone.

          That said, we exercise real-world test of our fundamental Faith in Life. If Life is just and we are loved, there is nothing to fear, and we are free to self-express in co-creation. And that said, with our human limitations, we have no idea what is coming next. All we can do is act in our best imagination of virtue in self-expression and experience as guests on this beautiful and dominated planet. We are not management 🙂

  • wildeyedliberal

    Wish it were true that the native American tribes were somehow “green” and peaceful. Problem is that DNA does what DNA wants.

    • DiveshopinGoa

      Well there is a good excuse for braking 600 treaties with Native Americans and proof that northern white Europeans DNA is corrupt, fails in honesty, fails to stand up to their promises written in laws and treaties. Its just bad genes. Who knew?

      • Brockland A.T.

        Some Native Americans such as the Hawaiians were ripped without even so much as a treaty and are in the legalsphere of ‘unrecognized tribe’.


        • andrew1212

          In the early treaties, the Native Americans didn’t understand English (much less the legal system)–so they were forced to have white men “represent” them in the treaty.

    • Carl_Herman

      Although you’re welcome to distract from the point of a US rogue state in our world of the present that laughs as it war-murders, loots, and lies, is that what you really want for your attention, care, and model as a human being?

      And: are you sure you want to label an entire group of human beings as genetically disposed as environmentally destructive and war-like? Is that the only human group you classify as all one destructive and evil way, or would you like to increase that grouping?

      Your call. But Life is just: you will have what you care to work for.

  • Brockland A.T.

    Before running off to make arrests, be advised that real veterans and police officers bound to their oath to defend the Constitution do not appear to support demands for unilateral arrests in lieu of due process based on the say-so of a wannabe international and constitutional lawyer.


    1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

    2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people

    3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.

    4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.

    5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

    6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

    7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

    8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”

    9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

    10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.


    • Carl_Herman

      Former US Marine, Ken O’Keefe, is a real veteran featured in the last 90-second video calling for arrests.

      I appreciate Brockland’s claims of “say-so of a wannabe” and claim that the illegal wars are not probable cause for arrests versus my colleagues and my invitation for the public to understand war law: unless a nation can justify its military use as self-defense from armed attack from a nation’s government that is “instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation,” all other acts of war are unlawful.

      Documentation: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/seizing-an-alternative-obviously-unlawful-usuk-wars-of-the-present-2-of-7.html

      This is an important choice for the public: is war law clear enough, along with the facts, to demand arrests of the US war leaders?

      • Brockland A.T.

        Why not do something useful with your time and take your arguments to court?

        What you are failing to understand, is that most people get that America’s wars are illegal or at least very wrong, but there appear to be few legal ways to stop them. Calling for arrests just adds to the anarchy.

        Even Trump is more careful; he says “Hilary has to go to jail,” backed by the well-publicized Clintonist thwarting of due process that had been leading to a grand jury assessment.


        Demanding public awareness is one thing, demanding accountability is the next, but arrests do not immediately follow. Well, unless President Hilary decides to arrest moral patriots for opposing wars that as President she can B.S. are legal and she goes Erdogan on every opponent.

        Some Americans like Hilary voting Democrats are willing to let those wars go on in exchange for a bigger share of the spoils a.k.a. the ‘most progressive Democratic platform ever’.


        Trump 2016.

        Because its bad to be irradiated and in the dark because Hilary guessed Putin wouldn’t shoot back.

        • Carl_Herman

          I don’t take my arguments to court or look for opportunities to be arrested in attempts to make a citizen’s arrest because the current control by the .01% would cost me a lot of money and time, and likely end with corporate media non-reporting and judicial double-speak to stop any legal argument. I do invite what I see as the first necessity: helping the public see what you say, “America’s wars are illegal.”

          I also use this strategy because historically the recognition of illegality has caused other dictatorial governments to fall. Among Americans today, I see the easiest way to recognize the rogue government is from the illegal wars, and that Americans understand and would want arrests when this “Emperor’s New Clothes” moment is reached.

          And again, with all respect, an arrest IS the lawful response to stop an obvious crime. I understand that you’ve stated that war law can be twisted to mean the opposite of its language. I’m arguing that the war law is as clear as traffic law or baseball rules, and is a strategic pathway for us to win.

          • Brockland A.T.

            Arrests are OK for a cop enjoying protections from any possible ill-consequences of making an arrest – protections an ordinary citizen does not have. If ordinary people should not be their own lawyer, they should certainly not be their own cop.


            Stopping a crime does not require an arrest.

            If you don’t want to spend your time and money going to court and making arrests don’t call on a peer citizen to either. Someone might get into serious trouble on non-productive resistance all fired up to ‘do something’ and reading too much into calls for action. Like the late Lavoy Finicum.


            Has it ever occurred to you, like maybe since at least DNC 2016, that a significant number of Americans support wars of aggression on their behalf? That they can be bought off for a greater share in the spoils a.k.a. ‘most progressive Democratic platform ever’?


            The ‘Emperor has no clothes’ moment has long passed and supporters of imperialist wars are happily throwing the taxpayers money at the naked empress and hooting and shouting with glee.

            These people aren’t minority nutters like the Apocalypse Lobby who deserted Trump and whatever is left of the GOP for NOT being likely to end the world.

            DNC partisans are supposedly politically aware and sophisticated progressive types, yet apparently have made the calculation that war pays them off and perhaps humanitarian war doublespeak even turns their crank as much as making history’s ‘first woman President’.

            Neocons also won’t mind making arrests. But not to any standard you would recognize as just.

            “If, as I hope, Hillary Clinton is elected, she is going to immediately be confronting a country that is not where she is,” he said. “She is a believer in this world order. But a great section of the country is not and is going to require persuasion and education.” – Robert Kagan (The Intercept June 2016)


            Keep laying that ‘arrests’ kindling. NOT. My inner Dogbert wants to see what burns even if the rest of me knows better.

          • Carl_Herman

            With all love and respect, bro, you need to check what I write a little more closely to avoid assumptions I do not represent. From the article above, and in every time I state my recommendation for arrests:

            “US military, law enforcement, and all with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, face an endgame choice:

            Demand arrests, with those with lawful authority to enact it. An arrest is the lawful action to stop apparent crimes, with the most serious crimes documented here meaning the most serious need for arrests.”

            Bro: I worked with the leaderships of both political parties for 18 years as a lobbyist working to end poverty. I recommend leveraging voice for those in authority to act in the jobs they’re paid by us to perform.

            Please read that again so it’s clear.

            If people want excitement, drama, and cost of money and time, one could do something like trying to make a citizen’s arrest, but yeah, I won’t invest in that way. I’m only asking those with the job to uphold the law to take their jobs seriously and uphold our most important laws. I’m doing my part as a professional academic to make that law clear.

            Bro: 95%+ of Americans/humans DO NOT WANT LIE-STARTED AND UNLAWFUL WAR-MURDERS if fully briefed on the facts!!! I don’t think you take the opposite position, but you can if you really want.

            The “Emperor’s New Clothes” moment has not come because most Americans are unaware of war law, or confused that it doesn’t mean anything or can be twisted to “justify” any attack whenever dictated.

            Please keep learning and speaking-up as you see best.

          • diogenes

            Despite all the efforts of the Lie Factory and all its zombie hirelings and slaves, it does seem like more and more of us are, in fact, noticing that the Emperor is naked. It’s hard to maintain a system that treats so many people so badly for so long before its victims start to notice. We’re noticing.

          • diogenes

            Thank you for quoting Kagan. Now we know where you’re coming from.

          • Brockland A.T.

            … Right.

            Just remember, people like Robert Kagan will be dictating the new normal for American due process under a Hilary regime.

            Imperialist theory states that what happens at the periphery of Empire always returns to the core.

          • diogenes

            “Persuasion and education” at the hands of the likes of Robert Kagan — it’s either that or Trump! American Democracy! Hip hip hooray!

          • Brockland A.T.

            … Uh yeah well, uuuhhh… Uuuhhh… OK, you got me there.

            Trump 2016 anyway.

            Oh, look, the Jill Stein and the Green Party are in Houston for their convention.


      • Silverado

        “…and claim that the illegal wars are not probable cause for arrests versus my colleagues and my invitation for the public to understand war law…”

        When is the last time you’ve seen or heard of one of these neocon warmongers going out of the country on some kind of vacation or Govt sponsored junket , especially by themselves?? I don’t imagine we’ll be seeing Dick Cheney or any like him on a tour of Amsterdam, say for instance Carl with the Hague being right up the road, huh? (Of course I could be wrong.) Because I do believe the arrests would start…there especially if such a scenario began to unfold like that. The arrests are coming and the war criminals will be the one’s arrested. But that’s going to come along in some other form or fashion than what you’re envisioning I think. Seldom has our govt ever done the correct thing when the accused are members of the ruling clique of the military/industrial complex there in the land of the outlaws – Washington DC. They’re free alright as long as they stay here in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. But step foot in Europe?? I think you’re more apt to see Sasquatch first…

      • Bob

        The public, or whatever % of the public you think is appropriate, may have had enough and may demand arrests. But nothing will come of it. It would require more than that. And any significant resistance that might threaten the status quo is not going to be dealt with in a kindly manner. There is ample history of this.

        • Carl_Herman

          The history is ample that when the protectors of the psychopaths (military and law enforcement) have had enough, then we win in an Emperor’s New Clothes moment.

          The art is to continue pressure/education until critical mass, and nobody wants to remain bonded to psychopaths. That said, if we use violence to provoke defense while the military/law are not ready to abandon who/what they see, then yes, we’ll be at the mercy of trained and hostile armed men, which is not a good idea.

          That’s the history.

          • Bob

            I agree and thanks for the response. I’m not promoting the use of violence, but even self-defense can involve violence. I believe many people would lose their lives before the people who run this globalist show give up. I hope I’m wrong.

  • Silverado

    Here’s another great reason to exercise your fundamental American rights and vote these creeps and their bosses out of office this coming November. I mean this shit from these criminal warmongers is non-stop and has been going on since there have been political parties. It’s time to either turn the channel or shut the damned thing off…

    • Brockland A.T.

      Trump 2016.

      There really seems to be no-one else willing and able to face down Kilary.

  • andyfitzpatrick

    Their first mission was to keep the American public stupid,mission accomplished.

  • Brockland A.T.

    That State department guy laughing is probably the most honest response to come out of a press conference at State in over 40 years.

    Must be a Year of the Monkey ‘wild things can happen’ thing.

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    • Southernfink

      Clinton has developed the habit of bursting out in uncontrolled hysterical laughter when confronted by uncomfortable questions.

      Such complete and utter contempt could only be displayed by a fully fledged psychopath.

      • Brockland A.T.

        Its not contempt; it just shakes her up enough for the mask of sanity to slip revealing not only a psychopath, but a loony one.

        Of course psychopaths are thought to have distinctive laughs.


        • Southernfink

          Actually now that you mentioned it…she does shake her head, like a complete and utter loonie I should add.


          • Brockland A.T.

            … Sure, hand Hilary the disability card. Her constituency would think it perfectly fine, even a duty, to elect her then.

            There are perfectly normal reasons for Hilary’s gaffes; she’s tired.

            A 68 year old running full tilt like she was in her 30-40s is going to have a tough time of it. Hilary also memorizes what her handlers tell her to do more than think for herself. She may sound smarter than Trump in a controlled environment; take that away, and habitual lack of practice in spontaneous self-direction is going to show.


            Trump keeps it fun and closer to normal.



          • Southernfink

            Lets be honest, it’s not hard to figure out what will happen when another Neocon like HRC returns to the WH and hopefully that will not happen.

            At the same time little attention is devoted to alternatives to the US DuoPoly.

            f.e. IMO there’s nothing wrong with the policies proposed by Jill Stein.

          • Brockland A.T.

            Main problem is Jill Stein can’t win. Her only value is as a voice of sanity.

            Otherwise, people make the mistake of conflating the most moral candidate (Jill Stein) with the most moral voters choice (the one most likely to beat Hilary).

            There’s only one candidate that is seriously in the running against Hilary, Donald Trump. His potential to beat Hilary makes hims the most moral voter’s choice.

            That means voting Trump 2016.

            At this point, I’m cynical enough to accept that most people will gladly accept any washing-of-hands excuse to accept any (highly unlikely) neocon victories under Hilary using a Jill Stein vote to excuse themselves.

          • Carl Herman

            Jill Stein could win if Gary Johnson and she took the “Emperor’s New Clothes” stand that Left and Right US parties are rogue state illegal in wars, looting, and lying. 45% of Americans are not Reps or Dems, but yes, Stein has zero chance without a breakthrough in public perception of two things:

            1. Reps and Dems’ “leaderships” are criminal.
            2. Green policies are superior.

            They would have to play both offense (better ideas) and defense (demanding arrests for obvious crimes from Rep/Dem “ideas”). More here: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/08/berniesgreenslibertarians-must-assert-repsdems-dont-mere-bad-policy-obvious-lie-started-illegal-wars-aggression-criminal-bankster-fraud-costing-trillio.html

            That said, I doubt Stein or Johnson will be so bold.

          • Southernfink

            Vote for the lesser of two evils…Trump.

            I appreciate the fact that the Neocons don’t like him — but that does not mean to suggest that Trump will fight for civil rights humanitarian and environmental related issues.

            Least he hasn’t made onto the roll call of NeoCon war-criminals, while he isn’t exactly known to be opposing warfare and withdrawing US troops.


            Course the system is rigged in favor of the two corporate parties, IF elected who’s to say that he won’t have to abide by Republican party ”house rules”?


            No candidate will be able to win, unless large numbers of people get out and actually vote.

            I’ve been following this for years, many people simply do not vote *because the system has been proven to be corrupt, the US isn’t a democracy but an oligarchy.

            *Many millions of people simply did not bother to vote in the last US election, there are also many that are struck off the voting register via tricksies.

            Bottomline – “It is better to vote for what you do want and not get it than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.” – Eugene V. Debs

  • ArtBell

    I love watching Matt Lee take on the spin doctors of the state department. One of the last real journalists .

    • andrew1212

      I’d love to see Jeremy Scahill or Glenn Greenwald at one of these “press conferences.”

      …or even David Swanson or Carl Herman…or Ray McGovern.

      But, NOPE, only pre-approved “journalists” are allowed in to ask questions.

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  • Bob

    In time of war, even wars not declared by Congress, it is legal and acceptable to lie if it suits your purposes. These are very professional liars. They’ve been doing it non-stop since 911 and actually for a lot longer than that. Some feel they are defending the country, or doing their job as ordered by the corporate and banking interests. At least the ones who aren’t psychopaths think this way. You have to have the moral justification or a mental disorder to be able to get up in front of people and do this.


    David Talbot has written an important book that is destined to become a classic, because it helps us confront the darker aspects of our nation’s history. As American citizens we vote in elections and our television news keeps us up to speed with what is happening in politics. But much of what is decided for us is done so in private and deep inside what is best described as a national-security state. The recent book National Security and Double Government, by Michael Glennon, describes this as a network of “several hundred managers of the military, intelligence, diplomatic, and law enforcement agencies who are responsible for protecting the nation and who have come to operate largely immune from constitutional and electoral restraints.”


    • Southernfink

      our television news keeps us up to speed with what is happening in politics

      Independent investigative journalist tell it like it is…. on the web (^^,)