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One Year Ago — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified [CIA & Torture]

“These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times : “Congress is rushing to make the CIA less accountable”

“You’re exactly right. Barbara Bush perpetuated the lie that Philip Agee’s revelations led to Dick Welch’s murder. It wasn’t true, and Agee successfully sued Bush and got a retraction. IIPA was passed based on a lie.” Former CIA officer John … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Hollywood and the CIA : A peek behind the curtains (July 15 2016)

“I would regularly bump into a parade of Hollywood types, including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. I often wondered why these actors were allowed to walk around a top-secret facility. Because he’s going to be playing a CIA guy in a … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Intelligence Identities Protection Act (June 23 1982) [UPDATE : CIA wants new “covert agents” definition]

“The legislation ultimately will harm, not help, our national security interests (…)  If left to stand, it will curtail legitimate journalistic scrutiny of a particularly important and sensitive area of government, creating the possibility that wrongdoing or wrong-headedness could flourish in … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Intelligence Identities Protection Act (June 23 1982)

“The legislation ultimately will harm, not help, our national security interests (…)  If left to stand, it will curtail legitimate journalistic scrutiny of a particularly important and sensitive area of government, creating the possibility that wrongdoing or wrong-headedness could flourish in … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former CIA John Kiriakou : “Doing Time Like A Spy”

“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 … Continue reading

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US Whistleblowers 2019 — Test Your Spy Knowledge With Our Quiz!

“It is Snowden who decided, at great risk, to honor his oath to defend the Constitution against ALL enemies foreign and domestic – and NOT the timid politicians whose cowardice Snowden exposed.  Naïve souls still inclined to give credence to … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Responds To President Trump

“This is not something you can do without legal support, congressional support and public support, and that support does not exist.” John McLaughlin — Deputy CIA Director “Torture is the weapon of the bully, the coward and the fool, and … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Obama’s Crackdown on National Security Leaks

“Leaks related to national security can put people at risk. They can put men and women in uniform that I’ve sent into the battlefield at risk. I don’t think the American people would expect me, as commander in chief, not … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — 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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