Killing Snowden, why 70% of americans are pill-poppers, funding the Taliban

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on comments made by anonymous Pentagon and NSA officials expressing their desire to see Edward Snowden dead. Abby then calls attention to the epidemic of prescription drug addiction in the US, speaking with filmmakers Sasha Knezev and Dr. Gregory Smith about their documentary “American Addict,” exploring the roots and effects of America’s deadly addiction to prescription narcotics. Abby then calls out Obama’s long-awaited speech regarding NSA surveillance, dissecting aspects of the speech that suggest no real change to global surveillance policies. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Douglas Wissing, journalist and author of “Funding the Enemy,” discussing the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Kabul, and the US government’s mismanagement of taxpayer dollars that has led to both direct and indirect funding of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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