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reply to Krisnatharok

Re: "They are just storing it"

said by Krisnatharok:

... And certainly helping an oppressive government that is busy propping up Venezuela, Syria, and Iran is a logical course of action for this person who believes his own government is going to... what, kill him? How do you think that would look?

Right, but whatever. It's now OK to betray your own country. Up is down, evil is good, and all that. Carry on.

If what Binney asserts is correct, which is worse: to betray the political engines and their operators that he believes are actually betraying the citizens of the nation, or to betray the citizens by quietly submitting to the oath he took in better times and burying what he knows? Who then is the patriot? That is the core dilemma for a whistle-blower in such a situation.

As far as what his own government might do to him, you truly have no idea! There are many things worse than death, with respect to making one's life a living Hell. edited to add: To the honest whistle-blower, their only real hope is that via publicity, the issue will erupt into a full-blown scandal such that the wrongs get righted and the people behind the wrong-doing get removed from their positions of authority. Only then can they find any hope of relief from the threat of personal repercussions.
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“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” A. de Tocqueville