Archiv: whistleblower


02.10.2019 - 01:35 [ John Kiriakou / Consortium News ]

JOHN KIRIAKOU: What was this CIA Officer Thinking?

The second thing that interests me is the officer’s hiring of Mark Zaid to represent him, rather than one of more than a dozen A-list national security attorneys at three or four major law firms in Washington. Zaid is literally the worst possible choice for any whistleblower in national security.

31.08.2019 - 22:50 [ The Intercept ]

The Best Movie Ever Made About the Truth Behind the Iraq War Is „Official Secrets“

On March 1, the U.K. Observer threw a grenade into this extraordinarily fraught situation: a leaked January 31 email from a National Security Agency manager. The NSA manager was demanding a full court espionage press on the members of the Security Council — “minus US and GBR of course,” the manager jocularly said — as well as non-Security Council countries who might be producing useful chatter.

31.08.2019 - 22:36 [ Truthdig ]

The Whistleblower Who Almost Stopped the Iraq Invasion

Two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is known for being in “period pieces” such as “Pride and Prejudice,” so her playing the lead in the new film “Official Secrets,” scheduled to be released in the U.S. on Friday, may seem odd at first. That is until one considers that the time span being depicted — the early 2003 run-up to the invasion of Iraq — is one of the most dramatic and consequential periods of modern human history.

26.07.2019 - 12:24 [ WSWS ]

Chelsea Mannings Anwältin weist Verschwörungsvorwürfe gegen Julian Assange zurück

Die WSWS wird eine Kritik der zweiteiligen Sendung „Four Corners“ veröffentlichen, sobald nächsten Montagabend der zweite Beitrag gezeigt wurde. Doch Hollanders Äußerungen sind bereits jetzt ein schwerer Schlag gegen die Trump-Regierung, die eine Auslieferung Assanges wegen Verstößen gegen den Espionage Act herbeiführen will. Wegen der bisher eingereichten Anklagepunkte droht Assange schon jetzt eine Haftstrafe von 175 Jahren.

17.05.2019 - 06:38 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

Julian Assange. In his own words: The Media, Propaganda and You.

17.05.2019 - 06:17 [ Chelsea E. Manning / Twitter ]

** Today, Chelsea was not only put back in jail, but Judge Anthony Trenga ordered her to be fined $500 every day she is in custody after 30 days and $1,000 every day she is in custody after 60 days. This is unprecedented.

17.05.2019 - 06:17 [ ORF.at ]

Ex-WikiLeaks-Informantin Manning wieder in Haft

Die Whistleblowerin hatte sich zuvor erneut geweigert, zum Fall von WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange auszusagen.

15.05.2019 - 18:43 [ Youtube ]

Karen Kwiatkowski Receives 17th Sam Adams Award Dec. 8th, 2018

Sam Adams award ceremony of Dec. 8, 2018 honoring Karen Kwiatkowski. Includes Col. Larry Wilkerson’s keynote, the presentation of the Sam Adams ‘Oscar’ by John Kiriakou, Karen’s acceptance speech, and Q&A. The award ceremony itself was preceded by a showing of the Rob Reiner film “Shock and Awe,” which depicts Karen’s courage in trying to expose Pentagon dishonesty before the 2003 attack on Iraq.

15.05.2019 - 18:37 [ Zeit ]

Das Prinzip Ofenrohr

30.10.2003

Ein Geheim-Büro im Pentagon schrieb Horrormeldungen über das irakische Waffenarsenal zusammen. Sie landeten direkt beim Präsidenten. Die CIA steuerte politisch maßgeschneiderte Analysen bei. Zum ersten Mal berichten Zeugen

09.05.2019 - 20:36 [ NBC News ]

Former Air Force intelligence analyst charged with leaking Obama-era drone secrets

A grand jury indictment said Hale met the reporter at an April 29, 2013 book tour event in Washington, which started several months of conversations between them, in person and through an encrypted messaging app.

The FBI said while working as a contractor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Hale printed out 11 secret or top-secret documents describing U.S. counterterrorism operations overseas under the administration of President Barack Obama.

03.05.2019 - 01:51 [ Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity / Antiwar.com ]

Extradition of Julian Assange Threatens Us All

MEMORANDUM FOR: The governments and people of the United Kingdom and the United States
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPs)
SUBJECT: Extradition of Julian Assange Threatens Us All

On April 11, London police forcibly removed WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange from the embassy of Ecuador after that country’s president, Lenin Moreno, abruptly revoked his predecessor’s grant of asylum. The United States government immediately requested Assange’s extradition for prosecution under a charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

Former U.S. Government officials promptly appeared in popular media offering soothing assurances that Assange’s arrest threatens neither constitutional rights nor the practice of journalism, and major newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post fell into line.

(…)

The great American writer Henry David Thoreau wrote, “It takes two to speak the truth–one to speak and one to hear.” Today, it takes three to speak the truth–one to speak, one to hear, and one to defend the first two in court. If the US Government has its way, there will be no defense, no truth.

For the Steering Groups of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence:

William Binney, former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA; co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.)
Richard H. Black, Senator of Virginia, 13th District; Colonel US Army (ret.); Former Chief, Criminal Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, the Pentagon (associate VIPS)
Marshall Carter-Tripp, Foreign Service Officer & former Division Director in the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (ret.)
Thomas Drake, former Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service and NSA whistleblower
Bogdan Dzakovic, former Team Leader of Federal Air Marshals and Red Team, FAA Security (ret.) (associate VIPs)
Philip Giraldi, CIA, Operations Officer (ret.)
Mike Gravel, former Adjutant, top secret control officer, Communications Intelligence Service; special agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps and former United States Senator
Katherine Gun, former linguist and Iraq War whistleblower in UK’s GCHQ (affiliate VIPs)
James George Jatras, former US diplomat and former foreign policy adviser to Senate leadership (Associate VIPs)
Michael S. Kearns, Captain, USAF (ret.); ex-Master SERE Instructor for Strategic Reconnaissance Operations (NSA/DIA) and Special Mission Units (JSOC)
John Kiriakou, former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and former Senior Investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Karen Kwiatkowski, former Lt. Col., US Air Force (ret.), at Office of Secretary of Defense watching the manufacture of lies on Iraq, 2001-2003
Clement J. Laniewski, LTC, US Army (ret.) (Associate VIPs)
Linda Lewis, WMD preparedness policy analyst, USDA (ret.) (Associate VIPs)
Edward Loomis, NSA Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)
Annie Machon, former intelligence officer in the UK’s MI5 domestic security service (affiliate VIPs)
Ray McGovern, former US Army infantry/intelligence officer & CIA presidential briefer (ret.)
Craig Murray, former British diplomat and Ambassador to Uzbekistan, human rights activist and historian (affiliate VIPs)
Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East & CIA political analyst (ret.)
Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)
Coleen Rowley, FBI Special Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel (ret.)
Peter Van Buren, US Department of State, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) (Associate VIPs)
J. Kirk Wiebe, former Senior Analyst, SIGINT Automation Research Center, NSA (ret.)
Larry Wilkerson, Colonel, US Army (ret.), former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State; Distinguished Visiting Professor, College of William and Mary
Sarah Wilton, Commander, US Naval Reserve (ret.) and Defense Intelligence Agency (ret.)
Robert Wing, former US Department of State Foreign Service Officer (Associate VIPs)
Ann Wright, US Army Reserve Colonel (ret) and former US Diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War

18.04.2019 - 05:18 [ WSWS ]

Unsealed affidavit demonstrates US seeking to prosecute Assange for his journalism

An affidavit unsealed by US prosecutors on Monday has underscored the unlawful character of the Trump administration’s request that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be extradited to the US in the wake of his illegal expulsion from Ecuador’s London embassy and arrest by the British police last Thursday.

The affidavit was made by Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) special agent Megan Brown on December 21, 2017, in support of two charges which had been secretly filed against Assange, under her name.

05.04.2019 - 07:36 [ Mrs. Christine Assange ‏/ Twitter ]

#ProtectJulian There are spare tents set up for anyone wishing to do a shift in the 24/7 Embassy Vigil Watch to #ProtectJulian from Embassy Expulsion. There is a very real fear of a covert @CIA rendition raid if no-one is watching/livestreaming. Please retweet/share widely

05.04.2019 - 07:31 [ John Pilger ‏/ Twitter ]

WikiLeaks reports that Julian Assange is on the verge of being expelled from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Please fill the street outside the embassy and protect him, and show solidarity with a courageous man, whose struggle ought to touch us all.

05.04.2019 - 06:03 [ defend.wikileaks.org ]

Timeline: A record of some of Wikileaks’ key document releases and some aspects of Julian Assange’s persecution

2010

April: WikiLeaks releases Collateral Murder, a classified US military video showing a helicopter gunship slaying eighteen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad, including two Reuters journalists and their rescuers, thus documenting a war crime.

July: WikiLeaks publishes the Afghan War Logs, a collection of over 75,000 documents, revealing information on unreported killings of hundreds of civilians by coalition forces, increased Taliban attacks, and involvement by Pakistan and Iran in the insurgency.

August: during his visit to Sweden, Julian becomes the subject of sexual assault allegations. The case was investigated and the most serious allegation was immediately found to be baseless. However, the case was later re-opened by another prosecutor.

October: WikiLeaks publishes the Iraq War Logs, exposing numerous cases of torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners by Iraqi police and soldiers, as well as proof of the US government’s involvement in the deaths and maiming of more than 200,000 people in Iraq. The War Logs showed the true number of civilian deaths in Iraq and is the most detailed record of war to date.

November: Wikileaks begins to publish Cablegate, now the Public Library of US Diplomacy, a growing collection of 3,326,538 diplomatic cables from 274 consulates and embassies from 1966 to 2010. PLUSD documents 50 years of US diplomatic relations across the globe, its activities, its component corporations, its allies and its enemies.

December: Following the release of the first batch of US diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange are denounced as “terrorists” by several politicians and media commentators. Former US vice-president Joe Biden branded Julian a “high-tech terrorist” while prominent Republican Sarah Palin called him “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands”, urging his immediate capture by any means necessary. Fox News commentators called WikiLeaks a terrorist organisation, asking the US government to move immediately and aggressively against it. In an interview with CBC, Professor Tom Flanagan suggested President Obama have WikiLeaks director Julian Assange assassinated, saying, “Obama should put out a contract and use a drone, or something…”

December: Julian is arrested at a London police station on 7 December 2010, following a European arrest warrant from Sweden relating to sexual allegations. He appears in court the same day, saying he intends to fight his extradition to Sweden in order to avoid extradition to the US where he would be prosecuted. Julian is denied bail and remains in custody until 14 December, when he is released on house arrest.

05.04.2019 - 05:09 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Ecuadorian embassy live stream. Will the Ecuador-US-UK governments delay, or accelerate, their plan arrest Assange due to 24/7 media coverage?

05.04.2019 - 04:49 [ WikiLeaks ‏/ Twitter ]

BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within „hours to days“ using the #INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext–and that it already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest

01.04.2019 - 07:09 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

(12.9.2014)

I assumed a role in which people are called “targets”, and those people who really interest us are in no sense terrorists, but rather generally normative people – who interest us because of their roles, so that we can obtain more intelligence and achieve greater access. We take advantage of the capabilities that we have over these people in order to put ourselves at ease. We take advantage of the impact that we have on their lives. Sometimes it involves truly harming a person’s life, or their soul. I mean extortion whereby they must hide things from people around them. It can really screw up their lives. It made me feel omnipotent.

23.11.2018 - 22:13 [ Philip M. Giraldi / antikrieg.com ]

Assanges Verfolgung zeigt die Gefahren für die Pressefreiheit und die freien Medien

Wenn das Scheunentor mit einer Verurteilung geöffnet wird, wird dies zweifellos zu einem großen Schaden für die Meinungsfreiheit und freie Medien führen. Man kann heute die New York Times oder die Washington Post öffnen und eine Reihe von Geschichten lesen, die nicht identifizierten oder vertraulichen Quellen in der Regierung zugeschrieben werden. Wenn Assange verurteilt wird, wäre die Regierung in der Lage, den Präzedenzfall auszunutzen, um im Geheimen auf allen Ebenen zu operieren, während Reporter und die Medien, die sie vertreten, um Geschichten von öffentlichem Interesse zu suchen, Gegenstand rechtlicher Schritte durch das Justizministerium wären. Wenn das geschieht, würde eine freie Presse, so begrenzt sie auch sein mag, wie es derzeit im Mainstream der Fall ist, nicht mehr als eine Erinnerung sein.

23.11.2018 - 22:09 [ Philip M. Giraldi / Strategic Culture Foundation ]

Assange’s Persecution Highlights Dangers to the Freedom of Speech and Free Media

If the barn door is opened with a conviction, major damage to freedom of speech and a free media will undoubtedly ensue. One can open The New York Times or Washington Post today and read a number of stories that are attributed to unidentified or confidential sources in the government. If Assange is convicted, the government would be able to exploit the precedent to operate in secret at all levels while reporters and the papers they represent seeking public interest stories would be subject to legal action by the Justice Department. If that happens a free press, even as limited as it currently is in the mainstream, would become nothing more than a memory.

20.11.2018 - 02:01 [ NDR ]

Whistleblower-Suche: Straftat oder Wohltat?

Für manche ist er ein Mann, der gegen Windmühlenflügel kämpft – für andere einer der entschiedensten, aber friedfertigsten Rüstungs- und Atomwaffengegner der Republik: Der 54 Jahre alte Hermann Theisen aus Heidelberg muss sich am Dienstag vor dem Amtsgericht Celle als mutmaßlicher Straftäter verantworten. Das Kuriose daran: Eine andere Behörde, das Zollfahndungsamt in Hamburg, bittet ihn in einem ähnlich gelagerten Fall genau wegen seines Vorgehens um Unterstützung.

13.09.2018 - 09:37 [ Radio Utopie ]

Taktik des Terrorkrieges: Der „Leak“ und die „Whistleblower“

(8.6.2017) Zusammenfassung der Taktik „Leak“

Variante 1: Lass den Gegner oder die populäre Presse deine Lügen oder Manipulationen streuen. So erscheinen sie glaubwürdig.

Variante 2: Wenn Du zutreffende, geheime und / oder private Informationen hast bzw sie geraubt hast und ihr Bekanntwerden in Deinem Interesse ist, lass den Gegner oder die populäre Presse diese veröffentlichen. So kannst du sie elegant bekannt werden lassen und Presse und Gegner durch deine eigene Intrige zusätzlich beschädigen.

Variante 3: Lass den Gegner oder die populäre Presse deine Pläne veröffentlichen, warte die Reaktion ab, lass die Erregung abebben, beschwichtige und setze dann einfach um wovon alle wussten, aber nichts dagegen unternahmen.

Variante 4: Lass den Gegner oder die populäre Presse über deine illegalen, kriminellen oder verfassungswidrigen Aktivitäten berichten und eventuell unbedeutende Teile davon (sukzessive) veröffentlichen. Dann warte die Reaktion ab, lass die Immunisierung wirken und das Fieber abebben, beschwichtige, streue Gerüchte, lass die Leute sich daran gewöhnen, kaufe eventuell ein paar Schlüsselfiguren ein oder stelle sie ruhig. Interpretiere. Verdächtige Gegner, die entsprechenden Informationen selbst veröffentlicht zu haben, beschädige diese und spioniere sie aus. Anschließend legalisiere wovon nun alle wissen, aber nichts dagegen unternehmen. Argumentiere, dass es ja alle auch wollen, weil sie nichts dagegen unternehmen. Falls Verfassungsklagen drohen, sorge dafür dass ihre Erhebung ebenso verschleppt wird wie das Verfahren. Wenn alle Fakten geschaffen sind, argumentiere mit deren Unumkehrbarkeit. Dann fang von vorne an.

Weitere Varianten sind beliebig aufzählbar.

20.07.2018 - 21:24 [ RT ]

Ecuador to hand over Assange to UK ‘in coming weeks or days,’ own sources tell RT’s editor-in chief

The Times report comes just weeks before a visit to the UK by the newly-elected Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno, who has labeled Assange a “hacker”, an “inherited problem” and a “stone in the shoe.”

07.05.2018 - 09:23 [ DailyDot.com ]

What is Black Cube, the Cambridge Analytica-linked intelligence firm?

(7.4.2018) In his testimony last month to the U.K. Parliament, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie threw an Israeli private intelligence firm known as Black Cube under the bus.

Wylie claimed that Cambridge Analytica hired Black Cube to hack Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari.