Tag Archives: John Kiriakou

Chelsea Manning and the New Inquisition, by Chris Hedges

The corporate state hardly intends to stop with Manning and Assange. The target is the press itself.

John Kiriakou | If Hillary Clinton Gets a Pass on Espionage From President Obama, so Should Whistleblowers

Most senior Democrats—all of whom were silent as the Obama administration waged war on whistleblowers—have sought either to defend Clinton or downplay the importance of what she did.

VIDEO: Mnar Muhawesh | Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou Takes Us Inside The Saudi Terror Factory

Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally, is supporting many of the same terror groups the United States claims to be fighting in its so-called “war on terror.” By Mnar Muhawesh  Mint Press News  September 23, 2015    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, at Al-Salam […]

Peter Maass: Petraeus Plea Deal Reveals Two-Tier Justice System for Leaks

 As The New York Times noted today, the deal “allows Mr. Petraeus to focus on his lucrative post-government career as a partner in a private equity firm and a worldwide speaker on national security issues.”   BY PETER MAASS  The Intercept  March 3, 2015 David Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director, admitted today […]

▶ John Kiriakou: CIA whistleblower says Edward Snowden would not get fair trial in US

I do not believe that he will get a fair trial in the United States, especially in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he’s being charged or where he has been charged. I think the deck is stacked against him, as it is against any whistleblower, and if the government has its way, Ed Snowden […]

Rebecca Gordon|Saying No to Torture: A Gallery of American Heroes 

“No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability, or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.”

▶ Democracy Now! Freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says “I Would Do It All Again” to Expose Torture

Kiriakou: “My case was never about leaking, my case was about blowing the whistle on torture.” Published on Feb 9, 2015 In 2007, John Kiriakou became the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the agency’s use of waterboarding. In January 2013, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Under a plea deal, […]

Mint Press, Sacrifices In Journalism and Whistleblowing: A Tribute to Truth-Tellers

Whistleblowing was the buzzword of 2013 and 2014. Snowden and Assange are the big names splashed around headlines, but they’re not the only ones going to great lengths to preserve the Fourth Estate and, in doing so, saving democracy. By Frederick Reese  MintPressNews.com   December 22, 2014 Barrett Brown Photo: Nikki Loehr Occasionally, there are situations […]

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Knowledge Is Crime

Too Big to Jail?  Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington  By Tom Engelhardt   April 20, 2014  TomDispatch.com How the mighty have fallen.  Once known as “Obama’s favorite general,” James Cartwright will soon don a prison uniform and, thanks to a plea deal, spend 13 months behind bars.  Involved in setting up […]

Noted Whistleblowers Speak Up for Edward Snowden

Blowing the whistle on powerful factions is not a fun thing to do, but it is the last avenue for truth, balanced debate and democracy By Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Katharine Gun, Peter Kofod, Ray McGovern, Jesselyn Radack and Coleen Rowley, Guardian UK  14 December 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org    t least since the aftermath of September […]

Glenn Greenwald> Drone attacks continue, the FBI killed an unarmed witness, and Obama aides cash in

A video informally titled “the care and feeding of a young imperial bureaucrat” viscerally conveys the rot that is Washington Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Sunday 2 June 2013 11.05 EDT (updated below) The combination of extensive travel and being quite consumed with a story I’m working on has prevented me from writing for the last couple of days. […]

Peter Van Buren> The Campaign Against Whistleblowers in Washington

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise Posted by Peter Van Buren    February 09, 2012 One thing is obvious.  No one ever joins the government in order to be a whistleblower or leaker.  Whistleblowers are created, not born.  To offer an example, as Peter Van Buren is happy to […]

Andrew Rosenthal> Justice Department Charges Kiriakou With Dislcosing Classified Information

Justice Department Charges Kiriakou With Dislcosing Classified Information Get the Whistleblowers By ANDREW ROSENTHAL    January 26, 2012    The Loyal Opposition, NYTimes.com There was an article on the front page of the Times on Wednesday that stopped me cold. It reported that the Justice Department has charged a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, John […]

Rules of American justice: a tale of three cases

Rules of American justice: a tale of three cases BY GLENN GREENWALD   TUESDAY, JAN 24, 2012   Salon.com John Kiriakou and Jose Padilla  (Credit: ABC/AP) Developments in three legal cases, just from the last 24 hours, potently illuminate the Rules of American Justice. First, the Justice Department yesterday charged a former CIA agent, John Kiriakou, with four felony […]