Author Archives: L

One Year Ago — Obama’s Crackdown on National Security Leaks

“The current state of whistleblowing prosecutions under the Espionage Act makes a truly fair trial wholly unavailable to an American who has exposed classified wrongdoing. Legal scholars have strongly argued that the US Supreme Court – which has never yet … Continue reading

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Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Spying for China

“The disclosure [of this information] could have caused exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States.” Anonymous FBI investigator “Some former officials who reviewed the evidence described the case against Mr. Lee as strong but circumstantial, not bulletproof. Some … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — No Presidential Pardon for Ex-CIA Jeffrey Sterling

“At the same time that Mr. Obama commuted the sentence of Ms. Manning, a low-ranking enlisted soldier at the time of her leaks, he also pardoned James E. Cartwright, the retired Marine general and former vice chairman of the Joint … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg to Direct ‘Pentagon Papers’ Film — UPDATE : Film Review

“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 … Continue reading

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LOCKERBIE — Dirty Tricks & Tribulations in Senegal

“The [official] story of the Senegal timer is simply out of an American serialized novel.” Jean Collin —  Secretary-General to the Senegal Government and Minister of State 1981-90 “After the recent interview of Collin, it is now more clear than … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — PUTIN : “Trump Dossier is Utter Nonsense”

“I find it hard to imagine he [Mr Trump] ran to a hotel to meet our girls of ‘low social responsibility’… though they are of course also the best in the world. But I doubt Trump took that bait.” Vladimir … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Zimmermann Telegram (January 17 1917)

“No account of the stirring episodes leading up to our entry into the World War can be considered complete without at least a reference to the one in which the Zimmermann telegram played the leading role.” 1938 study by the … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Former CIA Jeffrey Sterling Released to a Halfway House

“We welcome the forthcoming release of Jeffrey Sterling into a halfway house, but hope that he can be reunited with his family soon. His conviction was a breach of First Amendment protections. Simply being in contact with a journalist does … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (20 January 1960 – 13 January 2017)

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.” Dr. Udo Ulfkotte: German … Continue reading

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Book Review — “King of Spies” : The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea

“Harden’s stated purpose is more ambitious than telling the story of one man. He uses this lens to explain the larger role of the United States in Korea under Syngman Rhee, expose human rights violations during this period and add … Continue reading

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