US Whistleblowers — Test your ‘Spy’ knowledge with our quiz!

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Here are ten quotes from/or about these people. Can you identify them? [HINT: Each person is only quoted once!] Click on the right answer and it will appear in GREEN. If your choice pops up in RED, try again… Good luck!

The Espionage Act of 1917 makes it a crime to disclose information “relating to the national defense.”

Prior to the Obama administration, there had been only three known cases resulting in indictments in which the Espionage Act was used to prosecute government officials for leaks. (Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo 1971, Samuel Morison 1985 and Lawrence Franklin 2005. There is a similar case dating from 1945.) The Obama Administration added seven cases to the list: Thomas Drake, Shamai Leibowitz, Chelsea manning, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, Jeffrey Sterling, John Kiriakou, and Edward Snowden.

1. “For an American to be patriotic is to be loyal to the principles of our Constitution, and the First Amendment. The truth is that the policies of the government is sometimes in conflict with that. In our country, patriotism should not be defined as obedience to an authority. ”
 Daniel Ellsberg 
  Lawrence Franklin 
 Edward Snowden
John Kiriakou 
2. “Well, my first day on the job was 9/11. And it was shortly after 9/11 that I was exposed to the Pandora’s box of illegality and government wrongdoing on a very significant scale. So, you had the twin fraud, waste—you know, the twin specters of fraud, waste and abuse being committed on a vast scale through a program called Trailblazer, a multi-billion-dollar program, when in fact there was alternatives that already existed and fulfilled the requirements of Trailblazer, even prior to 9/11.” 
  Thomas Drake
 Lawrence Franklin  
 Edward Snowden
 John Kiriakou
3.  “I see him as an American patriot and a whistle-blower, and I’d like his actions to be seen in that context. What really concerned him at the time was the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran, which he thought would be damaging to both Israel and the United States.”
 Shamai Leibowitz
 Samuel Morison  
 Stephen Jin-Woo Kim
 Jeffrey Sterling
4.  “There are just too many opportunities – and an increasing number of them – to hide systemic, institutional wrongdoing behind legal veils, legal theories, and arbitrary exemptions. I hope that we can start to chip away at this, but it sure looks like society is still sliding in the opposite direction. ” 
 Chelsea Manning 
 Lawrence Franklin  
 Edward Snowden
 John Kiriakou
5. “I cannot seemingly affect change from within … and so perhaps it is best to do it from the outside. Call me idealistic or radical but I refuse to play this game that deeply undermines our national security. I am confident enough to call these people out as idiots who know nothing about Korea or Asia. If there is an opportunity, I will leave. …”
 Stephen Jin-Woo Kim
  Samuel Morison 
 Jeffrey Sterling
Daniel Ellsberg 
6. “I reached out to the Senate Intelligence Committee. I gave them my concerns about an operation I was involved in, and I thought it could have an impact, a negative impact, on our soldiers going into Iraq.” 
 Jeffrey Sterling 
 Samuel Morison  
 Thomas Drake
Shamai Leibowitz 
7. “Even if torture works, it cannot be tolerated — not in one case or a thousand or a million. If their efficacy becomes the measure of abhorrent acts, all sorts of unspeakable crimes somehow become acceptable. I may have found myself on the wrong side of government on torture. But I’m on the right side of history. There are things we should not do, even in the name of national security. One of them, I now firmly believe, is torture.” 
 John Kiriakou 
  Samuel Morison 
 Stephen Jin-Woo Kim
 Jeffrey Sterling
8. “The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.” 
Edward Snowden 
 Jeffrey Sterling  
 Daniel Ellsberg
 Thomas Drake
9. President Clinton pardoned him on January 20, 2001, the last day of his presidency, despite the CIA’s opposition to the pardon.
 Samuel Morison
 John Kiriakou  
 Stephen Jin-Woo Kim
Jeffrey Sterling 
10. “My objective was to halt the rush to war in Iraq—at least long enough to adopt a realistic policy toward an Iran bent on doing us ill, not to leak secrets to a foreign government.”  
 Lawrence Franklin
 Stephen Jin-Woo Kim   
 Jeffrey Sterling
Shamai Leibowitz 

 

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REFERENCES

Espionage Act of 1917 — Wikipedia

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