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John Kiriakou will discuss his firsthand experience of being tried in the “Espionage Court” in the Eastern District of Virginia and what Assange will actually face if extradited. Plus Ray McGovern and Fidel Narvaez, And the Shiptons.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 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 […]