WikiLeaks Reveals Obama Protected Bush:

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    In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects. A "confidential" April 17, 2009, cable sent from the US embassy in Madrid to the State Department—one of the 251,287 cables obtained by WikiLeaks—details how the Obama administration, working with Republicans, leaned on Spain to derail this potential prosecution.
    Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe | Mother Jones

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    The principal purpose of prosecuting criminal actions is deterrent. The inevitable effect of interfering with the prosecution of crimes is assurance that the same crimes will be repeated in the future.

    Obama's actions in this matter show him to be just another deceitful politician who serves the same masters as did the predecessor he'd protected. Obama cannot be trusted.

    This is one reason why they're out to get Julian Assange! Just one!
     
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    And this surprises you?
     
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    The handoff of economic policy from Paulson to Geithner was seamless. So why would Obama go after Bush? Why doesn't Bush criticize Obama?
    After all, they're just two sides of the same coin.
     
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    Effective deterrence requires "getting ahead of the curve" of upcoming disasters/opportunities. Just imagine how much more economic elites will hate Julian Assange by next Memorial Day if his upcoming release of 5GB from one executive's hard drive takes down Bank of America next spring the same way emails demolished Enron.

    "Ever modest, when asked about the impact the impending 'megaleak' may pose, Mr. Assange told Forbes, ' It could take down a bank or two.'”

    If one or two of the currently existing "too big to save" banks goes the way of Lehman Bros. next year, and, yes, that's a huge IF, there will never be a better time to SHOW Americans the common criminality Republicans AND Democrats wallow in.
     
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    I'm more concerned with bernanke and the fed sacking the treasury than someone revealing days of our lives gossip...revelations that everyone knew anyway.
     
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    The Fed and US Treasury apparently serve Wall Street megabanks first and foremost regardless of which party controls the US Government.

    There are only six (?) megabanks left standing.
    All qualify as too big to fail (save?)
    If Wikileaks has gossip that induces one of these financial giants to imitate Enron, where will the next bail-out come from?

    Think back to the Fall of 2008 with members of congress promising martial law if that bail-out was denied a second time.

    It CAN happen here.
     
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    BINGO!

    The current MASTERS calling the shots of this economy?

    Ken Chenault -American Express
    Ken Lewis - Bank of America
    Robert Kelly- Bank of New York Mellon
    Vikram Pandit - Citigroup
    John Kowskinen - Freddie Mac
    Lloyd Blankenfeld -Goldman Sacs
    Jamie Dimon - JP Morgan Chase
    John Mack - Morgan Stanley
    Rick Waddell - Nothern Trust
    James Rohr - PNC
    Ronald Logue - State Street Bank
    Richard Davis - US Bank
    John Stumpf - Wells Fargo

    These guys are far more powerful than any Senator, Congressman or President, folks.

    THEY are your masters, not the government.

    Our government exists at their pleasure.

    Where did I get this list?

    These are the guys who met with Obama when he took office.

    These are the guys who called the shots which decided which banks were going down and which were going to be the BIG WINNERS who took over the customers of the banks that were not controlled by the INSIDER PARTY.

    You idiots can keep imagining that the Rs or Ds are in charge, but those aforementioned MOTU (masters of the universe) are really the power behind the POWER.
     
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    If B of A or JP Morgan Chase goes the way of Enron or Lehman Bros and US taxpayers make it clear there WON'T be another bail-out, just how loud can the MOTU's make the American economy scream?

    In 2008 the were predictions of 20% - 25% unemployment levels if congress did not pass the bail-out.

    Do you think a Depression of that magnitude could happen if the banksters don't get their way?
     
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    If we didn't let the banksters get their way by bailing them out, yeah we'd suffer like hell BUT we'd send the fed and the banksters to hell in a handbasket. The people would eventually come out stronger and in control. We had those bastards right where we wanted them a couple of years ago and then congress bailed their ass out.
     
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    I am pretty sure that President Obama personally has a good deal of admiration and respect for President Bush. They really seem to like each other.
     

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