Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Well, what a surprise

We must get that "terrible traitorous whistle-blower Edward Snowden" for the crime of informing people what their government does. Meanwhile,
Former JPMorgan Chase employee Bruno Iksil will not be prosecuted by the Justice Department, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing a person close to the situation. Iksil is the so-called "London Whale" at the center of the trading scandal that lost JPMorgan, the country's biggest bank by assets, some $6.2 billion in 2012.
If the government isn't careful we might start to suspect a double-standard. Or is it a triple-standard?
In response to the information released by Edward Snowden and resulting public outrage, President Obama has decided to set up an intelligence review panel to assuage fears that the government is abusing its surveillance authority. Unfortunately Obama has chosen General James Clapper, who misled Congress under oath about the NSA, to set up the panel.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

While Obama's choice of fox to investigate the henhouse doesn't quite rise to the level of outrage deserved by Bush for appointing Henry Kissinger to head the "independent" 9/11 commission, it's still amazingly self-serving and stupid.

Greg Palast was right on target when he said, "never make a politician your hero."

As for the DOJ and Bruno, it sure sounds as if ol' Bruno has some mighty potent juice against Lord Jamie, the administration's BFF.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall during the conversations between Iksil and the Feds. I have little doubt that he promised to litter the courtroom with Mr. Dimon's entrails, metaphorically, of course.

Anonymous said...

With Zer0bama, it's O standards; whether accountability, decency Or HUMANITY.

pansypoo said...

i am not buying the gnews media hysteria they should have had in 2006. there should have been MEDIA pitchforks for the banksters. sadly the fiix was started by goldman suxs + finished by goldman suxs.