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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Top US Security Officials Caught Lying

Here it is and from the New York Times, no less:

"It’s a wretched yet predictable ritual after each new terrorist attack: Certain politicians and government officials waste no time exploiting the tragedy for their own ends. The remarks on Monday by John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, took that to a new and disgraceful low. Speaking less than three days after coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 and injured hundreds more, Mr. Brennan complained about “a lot of hand-wringing over the government’s role in the effort to try to uncover these terrorists.” 

"What he calls “hand-wringing” was the sustained national outrage following the 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, that the agency was using provisions of the Patriot Act to secretly collect information on millions of Americans’ phone records...In his comments Monday, Mr. Brennan called the attacks in Paris a “wake-up call,” and claimed that recent “policy and legal” actions “make our ability collectively, internationally, to find these terrorists much more challenging.' 

 "It is hard to believe anything Mr. Brennan says. Last year, he bluntly denied that the C.I.A. had illegally hacked into the computers of Senate staff members conducting an investigation into the agency’s detention and torture programs when, in fact, it did

"In 2011, when he was President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, he claimed that American drone strikes had not killed any civilians, despite clear evidence that they had

"And his boss, James Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, has admitted lying to the Senate on the N.S.A.’s bulk collection of data."

  "Mass Surveillance Isn’t the Answer to Fighting Terrorism"
By The Editorial Board of the New York Times 
Nov. 17, 2015
(Emphasis supplied)


CumExApostolatusOfficio said...

And what will happen to those in positions of power who've lied, and then lied some more, and then lied about having lied?

Dakota said...

The lake of fire awaits them and all who "loveth and maketh a lie" (Rev. 22:15). Thank God for "men of truth" (Ex. 18:21) such as Snowden who witnessing the duplicity within government stood on the side of righteousness unafraid to tell the truth and expose the "hidden works of darkness" (1 Cor. 4:5; Eph. 5:12).