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‘Bearing witness involves being truthful and as factually accurate as possible, regardless of what sort of consensus is operative in the corridors of power. In a biased media and a political climate that is orchestrated from above, the objectivity of bearing witness will itself be challenged as ‘biased’ or ‘one-sided’ whenever it ventures onto prohibited terrain. In actuality, the purpose of bearing witness is to challenge bias, not to perpetuate it, but in our Orwellian media world, it is bias that is too often presented as balanced, and truth witnessing that is either ignored or derided.’
Well said Mr. Falk.
Check out his blog Citizen Pilgrimage

Drones Overseas Lead to Drones at Home

I highly recommend this article by Philip Giraldi: http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2012/07/11/drones-overseas-lead-to-drones-at-home/
Giraldi, according to his bio is a counter-terrorism specialist and former military intelligence officer who served in the Near East region. The article examines the use of UAVs (read drones) within the borders of the United States. This is troubling for a variety of reasons, Giraldi smartly acknowledges the ‘universal truth’, ‘that once a new technology is developed, it will be used and a legal framework will quickly be devised to enable that to happen.’ The use of drones within the United States under the guise of protecting our national security is likely to infringe on our basic rights as United States citizens. It is especially troublesome to see something which has been practiced by our military and intelligence services on foreign nationals being brought home.
Lets hope the American people can see the illegality and immorality of using our drones for extrajudicial killings abroad and organize against such practices before we are faced with a security state which uses the same technology and similar practices against us at home.