Instead of pissing and moaning on a web forum, how about this:
If you are a US citizen, vote, protest, write your elected officials, or run for office.
If you are not a US citizen, get your own house in order before complaining about anyone else.
In either case, you sound like a little kid that teases a chained up watch dog - nothing will happen to you, but it makes you feel like a tough guy.
I am not sure which Slashdot you have been reading, but like every other public forum on the internet it is full of conspiracy nutjobs. Any story that involves the US, politics or the military draws them like flies from both sides. Why consider simple coincidence as an explanation when a complex conspiracy theory will do instead? Just think of all the time and brainpower wasted coming up with a lot of this crap. The internet has turned into an international soapbox for nutcases, little more than a rumor mill.
But, that's enough of my yackin' --- let's boogie!
Artificial intelligence has the same relation to intelligence as artificial flowers have to flowers. -- David Parnas