A political commentator believes the United States government operates under a veil of “secrecy” and “manipulation” on the pretext of national security concerns.
“The question is about national security and secrecy, and it goes to the heart of how an empire functions and how a national security state and a police state functions,” Daniel Patrick Welch told Press TV on Thursday.
“Scrutiny is anathema to the elites who actually run things behind the scenes,” he added.
“The American people have no idea what their government is doing, and to the extent that they do, their consent is manufactured by all sorts of media manipulation, false stories, fear mongering, these false low level terrorist attacks that are foiled because they are actually FBI plots,” the antiwar activist noted.
Welch, who is an outspoken critic of the US government, made the comments when asked about a ruling by a judge on the US District Court of Colombia to block the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) efforts to obtain secret records on CIA torture program.