July 9, 2013
Osama Bin-Laden, Lies, Classified Videos, Deleted Files, Black-Holes & Cover Ups
How can you prove something that doesn’t exist? Let’s pose this in other words: How can you disprove something that doesn’t exist? Now let’s go ahead and answer this question, pretending you are the government of the United States: Well, you just classify it and make it top-secret; forever, and ever. See, it is not that difficult, ey.
The simple process of secret-making and classifying, and doing so as the sole authority not accountable to any one or power, gives our executive branch the power to claim anything, including the existence of the nonexistent. Now that’s some power! They can come out and say they have proved that the earth is a cube, but all the evidence and proof has been stamped classified and secret forever. Done. What do you do or say to that? If you are an American: nothing. After all, the US government’s simple word (claim) is perceived as good as or even better than gold.
Here is an excellent recent example of this American reality:
Military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout have been purged from Pentagon computers and sent to the CIA, where they are less likely to ever be seen by the American public. The secret move, ordered by the nation’s top special operations commander and described briefly in a draft report by the defense department’s inspector general, appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act.
The acknowledgement by Admiral William McRaven of his actions was quietly removed from the final version of an inspector general’s report published weeks ago. A spokesman for the admiral declined to comment.
Secretly moving the records allowed the Pentagon to tell the Associated Press that it couldn’t find any documents inside the defense department that AP had requested more than two years ago, and could represent a new strategy for the U.S. government to shield even its most sensitive activities from public scrutiny.
McRaven’s directive sent the only copies of the military’s records about its daring raid to the CIA, which has special authority to prevent the release of ‘operational files’ in ways that can’t effectively be challenged in federal court. The defense department can prevent the release of its own military files, too, citing risks to national security. But that can be contested in court, and a judge can compel the Pentagon to turn over non-sensitive portions of records.