Chomsky to RT: All superpowers feel exceptional, inflate security myth for ‘frightened population’ — RT Op-Edge: "One is that when a government or others related to it claim security, it literally carries no information. . . . No matter what any state does, no matter how awful, it’s going to say it’s necessary for security . . . we have a huge record of declassified documents going way back that were classified for security reasons but are now available, a huge array of them, we can study them and ask to what extent was security relevant. I’ve done a lot of work on this and others can do it too and there’s a conclusion security is almost always relevant but it's security of the government from its own population. That’s the security concern." (read more at link above)
In other words, everything is "classified" -- that way they (the American people) can not stop us from doing the awful things they would try to stop us from doing. That's what Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden (and other heroic patriots) saw and fought against.
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