Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Five Criminals: In America The Gestapo Has Replaced The Rule Of Law

Anthony Freda Art
Paul Craig Roberts
Activist Post

RT is the best English language news source available to Americans. On January 29, RT published a photo of 5 presidential appointees lying through their teeth to Congress.
All five of these Gestapo wannabes are in violation of their oath of office to protect the Constitution of the United States. They have relentlessly violated the Constitution, which makes these five, who are in charge of US intelligence and black operations, traitors to the United States. Yet, they have not been arrested and put on trial. Congress is content to sit there and listen to their ongoing lies time after time after time, despite the fact that these 5 have committed more and worse crimes against our country than the “terrorists” that serve as an excuse for the crimes committed by the intelligence agencies.

Remember, dear readers, it is a crime for you to lie to any federal agent even if you are not under oath or before Congress. How much more evidence do you need that you are not a citizen of the United States but a mere serf of the federal government? Will you ever wake up?

James Clapper, who has the grand title of Director Of National Intelligence, is an admitted liar to the US Congress but nevertheless remains in office. That Clapper is still in office is a good measure of the decline both in the integrity of the US government and in the integrity that Congress, media, and the public expect from the government. President Nixon was driven from office for a very small thing: Nixon lied about when he learned about a burglary with which he had nothing to do. Clapper brazenly lied to the US Congress, denying that he was spying on members of the US Congress.

Clapper is not only in violation of the Constitution, he has committed a felony, especially under the stretched interpretation of laws that is the norm for Department of Justice prosecutions. Huge numbers of Americans are in prison for offenses that are molehills compared to Clapper’s, or for that matter, any of the other five sitting there lying to Congress.

The Five Criminals told Congress that Edward Snowden, who is under the protection of the Russian government, must be made to give back the evidence of NSA spying on the entire world before some US troops or diplomats are killed by terrorists in some future war started by Washington, which routinely dismisses the victims of its war crimes as “collateral damage.”

None of the Five Criminals were able to specify how Congress could make the Russian government hand over Snowden. Rabid Republican warmongers have falsely and propagandistically accused Snowden of being “a Russian spy.” What utter dishonesty! The only reason Snowden is in Russia is that the US, in violation of international law, refuses to allow an airplane to fly from Russia with Snowden to any of the South American countries that have granted Snowden asylum. The fact that Snowden is in Russia is entirely the fault of Washington.

As I have written and said on many occasions, facts mean nothing to Washington, to the presstitute media, and to most of the American population, who prefer comforting lies to reality.

No one in the American media or most Internet sites will dare tell you that the reason the Five Criminals are again lying to Congress is to deflect Congress and an insouciant public and media from the fact that they have violated the law and their oath of office, and that the only purpose of invoking “national security” is to protect the criminal actions of the security agencies from being discovered. “National Security” is the blanket under which the crimes of government are hidden.

All that “national security” means is that “we are not going to let anyone find out that we are nothing but a gang of criminal thugs, and we are going to use the cover of national security to demonize Snowden who told on us.”

The so-called “security agencies” and their media whores have created a wartime atmosphere of fear as if the “world’s only superpower” was about to be destroyed by a handful of lightly armed fighters thousands of miles away who resist Washington’s invasions of their countries in corners of the earth that most Americans cannot find on a map. What kind of superpower is so terrified by peoples that the superpower choses to invade and murder? If the wronged people are so threatening, the superpower should stay at home and leave them alone.

Listen to this bullshit from Clapper: As a consequence of Snowden, “the nation is less safe and its people less secure.” The truth is the opposite of what Clapper states. Snowden alerted us to the fact that Clapper was shredding the US Constitution that is our greatest protection. Clapper, who should be in the dock for treason, has stolen our rights and our shield against harm and abuse from arbitrary government power. Clapper is an enemy of every American.

Listen to this bullshit from Lt. Gen, Michael Flynn, director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, who stupidly asserts that Snowden’s revelations of illegal mass spying on the US citizens and the world caused “grave damage” to “national security.”

What the general means is that it caused damage to his reputation and brought him some cause for anxiety by revealing that he was engaged in criminal activity. But the general knew how to invoke the sympathy and support of the right-wing superpatriots. He declared that the greatest cost of Snowden’s revelations is “the cost of human lives on tomorrow’s battlefield or in some place where we will put our military forces when we ask them to go into harm’s way.” He is, of course, talking about the next time that Washington criminally attacks another country in total violation of the Nuremberg standard.

Senator Barbara Mikulski listening to this bullshit said that what was needed was a Supreme Court ruling “to determine the constitutionality of these programs.” Was this sincere or a cop-out? Why is Mikulski passing the buck? The current Republican Supreme Court is corrupt and will not defend the Constitution. One of the leading Republican lights, as dimly lit as he is, Justice Antonin Scalia, truthfully said that concentration camps are a likely future reality for Americans and that the Supreme Court would not do anything about the tyranny should the executive branch think it necessary.
Senator Ron Wyden told the Five Criminals, “I don’t think this culture of misinformation [that the Five Criminals represent] is going to be easily fixed.”

Nothing will be fixed until the Five Criminals are arrested and put on trial for treason and until Congress defunds the illegal wars and states firmly, backed up with the threat of impeachment, that there is no such thing as “the unitary executive” who is above law, Constitution, Congress, and the federal courts. The Supreme Court will not protect us. Congress must put the executive branch on notice that it is not above the law and the Constitution.

Americans have lost the rule of law. Unless Congress quickly restores it, the country is lost.

This article first appeared at Paul Craig Roberts' website Institute For Political Economy.  Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.

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Anonymous said...

People thinking we're beholden to the constitution and law is also part of the problem. @#$% them both as well. That's the next paradigm shift people have to get over. However, most can't even see past the false left/right paradigm let alone "law" and the "constitution".

Anonymous said...

"RT is the best English language news source available to Americans"? BS.

only 5 evil people, huh?

Paul Craig Roberts = 1/2 truthin shill.

Activist Post sure does promote a lot of shills.

Anonymous said...

Eliminate the rothschilds, the morgans,federal reserve, eliminate the government.

HenryB said...

It might have been nice for Mr. Roberts to actually list the names of the 5 criminals. He only mentions two of them by name.

Anonymous said...

The country is lost! How is it not? We have millions of laws controlling everything we do from the moment we wake up, till we go to sleep at night! More laws than the NEXT 3 COUNTRIES COMBINED! HOW IS THAT FREEDOM AND LIBERTY?

We have a government that at every single level subverts and ignores the Constitution! Every single amendment in the bill of rights is now routinely ignored. Not just at the federal level which is horrible enough, but at the state level as well!

We have a government which appears to be preparing for something big! Creating imaginary laws for the imaginary event that will be so catastrophic that marshal law will have to be instituted and the country divided into 10 FEMA zones with 10 leaders as appointed by the supreme leader! Just what kind of catastrophic event short of nuclear war (where we are all basically dead and nothing will matter after that), are they planning for? An economic collapse? Will we accept marshal law because the economy collapses? It's just an excuse to do what they want to do!

So, we have a government that claims we are a country "ruled by law" after creating millions of laws! And we all shout "freedom and liberty!" They send our fathers, husbands, sons, (and now mothers, sisters, and daughters) who shout the mantra "we fight to protect your freedoms back home" to fight wars these corrupt leaders create while ignoring our freedoms and liberty back home!

All while we sit around the house watching the latest reality show for stupid people! And, follow our favorite teams in our favorite sport. And, view the final match, while being pumped full of freaky halftime entertainment! All of which is followed by rioting in the city whose team won!

How is the country not lost! History is laughing at us! How can it not be laughing at us! We are a joke!

Anonymous said...

Supreme Court would not do anything about the tyranny should the executive branch think it necessary????.///// THE Supreme Court??? NO the real people (and you know who you are) will take care of the criminal elite when the time come and the SUPREME COURT will be on that list with the rest of them.

profnasty said...

Dr. Roberts is a well respected scholar with an important difference; he has a conscience, and, patriotism. He stands head and shoulders above his peers who kowtow to Wash/Wall Street.// If he says RT is the best source of news in america today- then it is.

Anonymous said...

RT is the controlled opposition media transition from Infowars shedding the bombastic stigma of the latter, right? Now Larry King is on RT, how more obvious can this charade get?

Don't forget, Technocrat royal highness none other than Larry Summers (Trilateralist, former Treasury Secretary, and Goldman exec, etc.) went to Russia when its economy imploded to "advise on the privatization" of state assets to oligarchs, seven of the eight being Jewish (ethnicity relevant in the extreme centralization of capital in a unique group).

Russia's economic and political power players have been captured by the same forces that captured ours decades ago. Anti-establishment types and pretenders who claim Russia is the counter force to the western globalist baddies in a new multipolar world are seriously deluding themselves, blind to the emerging Orwellian superstates theme being engineered by the apex globalists.

We have the long time CIA asset / puppet Washington Post running raw exposure articles on the surveillance police state to control the flood of Americans shifting away from the mainstream and gatekeeper media. Of course, TPTB are trying to keep the American public from getting their information form truly independent sources. This tells us we have been successful in forcing the establishment to admit to much or most of what they have been doing and thus they must shift gears again to control the spin, desensitize, and direct the conceptual frames - extreme limited hangouts and manufactured dissent are the only ways to accomplish this right now.

Obviously, as Brandon Smith recently pointed out, these quick "solutions" such as arrests of mid-level minions are intended as distractions and useless venting. If Congress doesn't act the US is doomed?? = LEARNED HELPLESSNESS We already KNOW congress, the executive branch, and SCOTUS no longer serve our interests or rule of Constitutional law. It is up to all of us to begin the process of rejecting the system destroying our health, economic security, and fundamental rights.

Anonymous said...

PCR didn't say there are ONLY five traitors, and RT is arguably the best English language news outlet---if not #1, it's surely in the top three original content sources. Let's also stipulate that PCR himself is a national treasure.

Anonymous said...

I've read extensively pointing to Snowden being a disinfo (wittingly or unwittingly) agent for controlled opposition. My intellect tells me this is correct, but the revelations are real, the damage is real (though no punitive actions have sprung from the news). There is so much bs being floated, it is difficult to wean the wheat from the chaff; the truth from the lie. And what is 'truth', anyway? So many definitions of that it is nuts.

Anonymous said...

When I started following Craig Roberts several years ago, it was exasperating to read seemingly endless limited hangouts on 9/11 as blowback, and general corruption along with "incompetence" being the major problem we face rather than a high stakes level conspiracy being run by a global elite with international banksters at the helm. Making matters worse, Roberts went with the extreme doomer presentation format, in line with A. Jones et al, never offering encouragement for a solutions based approach, and never using his prominence to out psy ops or educate the freedom and truth movements on how to understand and battle the elites' n-dimensional chess game.

Roberts even endorsed Obama as the logical and best choice for president for his first term despite the fact that it was clear both political parties and the US government, in general, are in a state of deep capture (how else the 9/11 false flag attack?) and our only choices are puppets.

These deliberately created blind spots are suffocating us and those who embrace gatekeeper myopia are only making our task of reaching a tipping point of public enlightenment all the more difficult, if not downright impossible. It's high time we remove the blinders and distorting lenses.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, the irony of it all. Our fearfull rulers develop the net in part to spy on us all and we turn around and use it to spy on them!! Consequently never before have so many of us been so well informed, including me. And no we have not fallen down a rabbit hole, we've climbed out of it. Welcome to the real world.

canobs said...

_ Interesting article__Five criminals, but there was three before them, never to be condemed, champs for lies, legalizing corruption, destroying citizens rights (with the Patriot act) and allowing torture rape murder in many countries, named the BushCheneyRumsfeld trio (four as I forgot Blair the Brit) __ Read more at - -

Anonymous said...

Rope is cheap, and, it can be reused.

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