Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Only ten people in American history have been charged with espionage for leaking classified information, seven of them under Barack Obama.  The effect of the charge on a person's life -- being viewed as a traitor, being shunned by family and friends, incurring massive legal bills -- is all a part of the plan to force the whistleblower into personal ruin, to weaken him to the point where he will plead guilty to just about anything to make the case go away.

-- John Kiriakou, Op Ed in The Guardian, 6 August 2013

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