Top-Secret America

Many people talk about the growing government in terms of debit, deficits, and programs regulated. However, there is a world unbeknownst too many inside and outside the government. A world, which has grown two-fold, since September 11, 2001. A world where there are 850,000 workers with top-secret clearance, 1271 government organizations, and 1931 private organizations in 10,000 places across the U.S responsible for programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence. This is a world, in which, 1.7 billion e-mails, phone calls and other types of communications are intercepted and stored everyday. This is a world, since 2001, that has grown monetarily and structurally every year, hindering communication and creating redundancy. This is a world created in the name of “national security”.

And today, this top-secret America, has been brought to the forefront by investigative reporters, Dana Priest and William M. Arkin of the Washington Post. If you are going to read anything today, tomorrow, or the next day, I suggest that you take the time to read about the ‘true’ American government–one built on secrecy.

Now for reactions to Top-Secret America read Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic Magazine.  And for the most in-depth analysis, as also, read Glenn Greenwald’s, “The Real U.S Government”.

This is just the intro, there is more to come in the following days.

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Published in: on July 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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