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The “State Secrets Privilege” – How the Military Intelligence Complex Retains Control

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February 16th, 2017

By Makia Freeman

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

State Secrets Privilege is a device used by the Military Intelligence Complex (MIC) to shield information from the judicial branch of Government, giving it undeserved legal immunity, unchecked Executive power and total lack of accountability.

The Secret Privilege by Which the Military Intelligence Complex Retains Control - 1

President Eisenhower famously referred to the Military Industrial Complex in his outgoing speech, but these days, the dark heart of the Deep State or Shadow Government would better be called the Military Intelligence Complex. This entrenched system cannot change with the election of Trump or a new leader, unless many determined steps are taken to dismantle the sprawling MIC monster that surrounds us. The MIC has unprecedented and highly consolidated power in its hands that comes from the monitoring and surveillance of almost every person in the world. Even when it is challenged, the executive branch of the US Government (to protect the MIC) invokes state secrets privilege to prevent legal cases being heard in court.

What is the State Secrets Privilege?

First of all, definitions – What exactly is state secrets privilege? The Center for Constitutional Rights defines it as follows:

“The state secrets privilege (SSP) is a common law privilege that allows the head of an executive department to refuse to produce evidence in a court case on the grounds that the evidence is secret information that would harm national security or foreign relation interests if disclosed.”


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