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CIA & Torture — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified (UPDATE: Detailed Chronology Released)

“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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United States — 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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CIA Director Nominee — “As the Haspel Nomination Looms, the World Is Watching”

“In the interest of transparency, I must tell you that I know Gina Haspel and Jose Rodriguez personally. I don’t like them and they don’t like me. Indeed, after my conviction for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program, … Continue reading

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One Year 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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Former CIA John Kiriakou: “She Tortured Just for the Sake of Torture”

“We did call her Bloody Gina. Gina was always very quick and very willing to use force. (…) Was it moral, and was it ethical, and was it legal? I think the answers to those questions are very clearly no. But … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Former CIA Jeffrey Sterling Released from Prison [Op-Ed from John Kiriakou]

“Still, overall Jeffrey’s transition is a good thing, not just for him, but for the country. That’s because Jeffrey Sterling will no longer be silenced.  He’ll have the ability, if he so desires, to speak his mind.  The District Court … Continue reading

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One Year 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 January 28 2017 — On Wednesday (25 January 2017), it was revealed  that the … Continue reading

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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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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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One Year Ago — Former British Diplomat Craig Murray Barred From Entering The US

“I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.” Ambassador Craig Murray “This attempt to prevent … Continue reading

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