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The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 1, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/julian-assange-the-cia-director-is-waging-war-on-truth-tellers-like-wikileaks/2017/04/25/b8aa5cfc-29c7-11e7-a616-d7c8a68c1a66_story.html?utm_term=.fd03793fd12a

All this speech to stifle speech comes in reaction to the first publication in the start of WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” series. Vault 7 has begun publishing evidence of remarkable CIA incompetence and other shortcomings. This includes the agency’s creation, at a cost of billions of taxpayer dollars, of an entire arsenal of cyber viruses and hacking programs — over which it promptly lost control and then tried to cover up the loss. These publications also revealed the CIA’s efforts to infect the public’s ubiquitous consumer products and automobiles with computer viruses.

Pompeo demonstrated a remarkable lack of irony when he suggested that WikiLeaks “focus instead on the autocratic regimes in this world that actually suppress free speech and dissent” — even as he called for a crackdown of such speech.

Pompeo liked WikiLeaks when he perceived it was publishing material revealing the shortcomings of his political rivals. It was only when our publications touched Pompeo’s rice bowl that WikiLeaks became his target. Pompeo subsequently deleted the tweet, but he is learning that in the digital age, the truth is hard to hide.

The Key phrase is  publishing evidence of remarkable CIA incompetence and other shortcomings.

The number one rule of government agencies is don’t tarnish the image.  This is especially true of the FIB FBI and CIA.

The state of the world today indicates how many government “shortcomings” have to be suppressed.  It is a big job and organizations like Wikileaks cannot be tolerated.

Truth is the enemy.

People who dare to speak truth are the enemy.

Liberty is the ultimate enemy.

The world cannot afford, and the Constitution does not permit, a muzzle placed on the work that transparency organizations do to inform the American and global public.

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