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FBI's abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation

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"...that a well-placed Washington source confirms that Libyan militiamen were being held at the CIA annex and may have been a possible reason for the attack. Multiple intelligence sources, she also reported, said 'there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.'"

Though the CIA denies that "the agency is still in the detention business," it certainly should be investigated to determine whether the CIA is maintaining off-the-books detention facilities in Libya.

(2) I've long noted that Michael Hastings is one of the nation's best and most valuable journalists; to see why that is so, please watch the amazing 8-minute clip from last night's Piers Morgan Show on CNN embedded below, when he appeared with two Petraeus-defending military officials (via the Atlantic's Adam Clark Estes). When you're done watching that, contrast that with the remarkably candid confession this week from Wired's national security reporter Spencer Ackerman on how he, along with so many other journalists, hypnotically joined what he aptly calls the "Cult of David Petraeus."


(3) I gave a 40-minute speech this summer on the Surveillance State and the reasons it is so destructive, which can be viewed on the video below; Alternet transcribed the speech here:

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"  it certainly should be investigated to det... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:53:53 AM
FBI should not do international, CIA should not do... by Steven G. Erickson on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 9:47:25 AM
Broadwell's public comments about Libyan prisoners... by molly cruz on Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:36:42 AM
I doubt people realize how common this is. Th... by Ian MacLeod on Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 9:38:25 PM
Will share with others.... by Laura Stein on Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 10:44:33 PM