Monday, February 14, 2011
Glenn Greenwald runs down the concerted effort of the Pentagon, Department of Justice, Bank of America, and Chamber of Commerce to destroy Wikileaks by any means necessary. Unconcerned with violating the law in order to bring the whistleblowers down, the corporate/government consortium that committed the crimes revealed by Wikileaks, observes Greenwald, has no compunction committing further crimes as revenge. As Greenwald concludes, the federal government's power has been privatized, leaving government agencies to cover up corporate crimes. In essence, he says, we are now a banana republic.