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The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy

 

Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the CIA had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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‘Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee. News of this decision—which concerns one of the most significant constitutional breaches in modern American history—was barely reported in the establishment media and prompted no significant response from any section of the political establishment.

The Obama administration’s decision and the acquiescence of the rest of Washington underscore the reality, behind the trappings of democracy, of de facto rule by an unelected and authoritarian military-intelligence apparatus. The military and intelligence agencies that preside over a vast global enterprise of violence and deceit operate in secret without any accountability or restraint, no matter which party controls Congress and the White House.’

Read more: The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy: Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the CIA had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.


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