"The American Public Should Be Deeply Troubled" - CIA Issues Statement On Wikileaks Hack

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On Wednesday afternoon, one day after the release of over 8,000 pages of documents revealing the extensive hacking infrastructure established by the CIA to allow it to penetrate the privacy of virtually any US citizen, the CIA's Dean Boyd, Director at the office of public affairs, issued a statement in response to what Wikileaks has dubbed the biggest publication of confidential CIA material in history. In short, while the CIA does not deny that the documents are authentic, it defends itself by saying that its "mission is to aggressively collect foreign  intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists,  hostile nation states and other adversaries. It is CIA's job to be innovative, cutting-edge, and the first line of defense in  protecting this country from enemies abroad. America  deserves nothing less."

It also adds that "that CIA is legally  prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans, and CIA does not do so." Of course, the NSA said the same thing, most famously when James Clapper came to Congress,  only for it to be revealed afterward that he lied. This time will probably not be any different.

It concludes by saying that "the American public should be deeply troubled by any  Wikileaks disclosure designed to damage the Intelligence Community's ability to protect America against terrorists and  other adversaries."

The irony in that statement hardly needs any commentary.

Full statement below:

We have no comment on the authenticity of purported intelligence documents released by Wikileaks or on the status  of any investigation into the source of the documents. However, there are several critical points we  would like to make:

 

CIA's mission is to aggressively collect foreign  intelligence overseas to protect America from terrorists, hostile nation states and other adversaries. It is CIA's job to be innovative, cutting-edge, and the first line of defense in  protecting this country from enemies abroad. America  deserves nothing less.

 

It is also important to note that CIA is legally  prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans, and CIA does not do so. CIA's activities are subject to  rigorous oversight to ensure that they comply fully with U.S. law and the Constitution.

 

The American public should be deeply troubled by any  Wikileaks disclosure designed to damage the Intelligence Community's ability to protect America against terrorists and  other adversaries. Such disclosures not only jeopardize US  personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries  with tools and information to do us harm.

 

Dean Boyd
Director, CIA Office of Public Affairs

As an aside, here is a comparison of the Samsung SmartTV privacy policy compared to the text of "1984"

And as a further aside, here - courtesy of Wikileaks - is a reminder what the CIA does with its hacking capacity: "Hacks Senators to remove reports on CIA torture", or as the CIA would call it, "protect America against terrorists and  other adversaries."

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gmak's picture

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Croesus's picture

Yeah, we are. We live in an Orwellian dictatorship, courtesy of government shitheads.

Sure Dean,I believe Everything you say...it's not like you guys have a history of lying or anything...

auricle's picture

CIA is legally  prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home

 

Yah, but that doesn't prevent you from doing it. Since when do any .gov agencies follow the law? What a joke of a statement. The revelations specifically point to you using technology to spy inside the US. 

philipat's picture

Since when did any of this have any connection to "protecting the American people"?

froze25's picture

And now that they made a statement time for wikI leaks to make another dump that contradicts it and further incriminates them.

tmosley's picture

Build a wall around Langley. Let none escape. Let none survive.

Tarzan's picture

We're deeply fucking troubled alright!

J S Bach's picture

"the American public should be deeply troubled by any  Wikileaks disclosure designed to damage the Intelligence Community's ability to protect America against terrorists and  other adversaries."

I don't think I've ever read a more twisted Orwellian statement.  These nosy deceiving bastards always try to cloak themselves as our benvolent protectors when in fact, they are the sowers of perpetual war, drug trafficking and a myriad of other nefarious activities.

The Management's picture

Funny how Samsungs SmartTV and all other exploitable hardware are for sale in the USA ... Though the CIA just said they would NEVER use it. Oh no not them!

#totallyhonestspies

So i guess only foreign powers will wake the devices ports to watch their favorite american shows huh...

#butallthecoolkidsaredoingit

BullyBearish's picture

Hell, if they weren't lying they wouldn't be doing their job...the problem rests with the idiots who believe them (I mean the idiots who are not paid to believe them)

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) The Management Mar 8, 2017 11:48 PM

CIA is deeply troubled, at what comes next.

How does anyone get 1 million pages without getting caught?

Personally I don't think it was somone inside, it was outside.

And I think it was a woman.

I had this feeling so I did a chart for the Vault 7 release and damn if I ain't right.

Eris tight conjunction with Uranus  along with Mars/Venus in Aries 12th house of secrets/leaks

part of Grand Cross with Pluto, Jupiter, Moon.

Black Moon conjunct Lucifer 7th Sagittarius, could be a honeypot/hooker/mistress/wife of someone big in government.

Maybe a woman that works with a man (mars/eros)

The Grand Cross now is (in this chart) is 12th (spy/deception/lies) 3rd (media/emails) 6th (people, only sign represented by human form) 9th (religion/seek truth/ government)

So we can surmise the leak is about deepstate/government control of the media which is lying to the people.

Run lady run, in an old car.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Sam Clemons Mar 9, 2017 12:32 AM

My people understand me.

I have a following of like minded souls.

we study the art of the truth.

sorry

The leaker is a woman, she is a sexual partner of a powerful man inside. She may be foreign.

She had a capsule in her mouth she transferred it to him while kissing him.

He most likely has Venus in Cancer conjunct Mars. He was drugged or died.

I better stop here.

I didn't ask for this ya know.

No I do not want to work for the CIA, or anything like that.

Stay away from me.

Lore's picture

That scenario seems unrealistic. Such a big and coherent leak necessarily involves time, trust, planning, and deep knowledge of the organization, likely at a senior level.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Lore Mar 9, 2017 1:34 AM

I just report what I see.

But there is a woman involved in this, 100% sure.

 

wangshui's picture

Fellow astrologer here. Yep, I beleive you, the charts don't lie. And it's amazing what you can get out of them.

TheEndIsNear's picture

"Stay away from me."

Better yet, why don't you and all the other nutcases stay away from ZH?

IndyPat's picture

Chindit says they just create the hax0r t00lz for the lulz.

Not for ubiquitous use on us, he says. Cuz snoops are patriots and trump has no filter.
Never mind that the hax exploit every single American household item right down to your babies binky.
Chindit's also a horrible, horrible cunt.

Secret Weapon's picture

Langly is nothing more than a blackmail factory for the supression of political dissent.

SgtShaftoe's picture

And propaganda machine to keep the public stupid as to the nature of a US Airliner shoot-down over the Atlantic. Just research TWA flight 800.

glenlloyd's picture

And I would agree, just because the CIA is prohibited by law from doing something doesn't mean they don't just do it anyway. Since when do they have to worry about being pursued in a court of law by average citizens? Like never.

Lying is a way of life for these people. We lie we get punishment, they lie and nothing happens.

logicalman's picture

They lie - they get promoted.

IndyPat's picture

That was such a dickless lie.

They should have just owned that one. It was a horrible mistake and they could have tried to make it right.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

Bingo. I mean OUCH!! You hit the nail right on the head, dammit!

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prime american (not verified) i poop pink ice cream Mar 9, 2017 6:45 AM

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Giant Meteor's picture

Yeah, disturbed is a good description, just not in the context that THEY are using it.

Those folks ARE deeply disturbed, like batshit crazy disturbed ...

Hold on, my phone and tv are acting up, theres a knock at the door .. be right baaaa,

Holy Shit!

Save_America1st's picture

So if they aren't doing any of this shit to American citizens illegally then they have nothing to hide, right?  And if it isn't true then they also have no leakers to go after because you can't "leak" untrue information.

check mate, bitchez

nmewn's picture

When the DoJ, CIA, NSA, Dept of State and EPA got filled to the gills with Hillary supporters.

Budumpa!

Thank you! Thank you very much! I'll be here all week. Try the crab! ;-)

evoila's picture

CIA is prohibited? True, but nothing is stopping from GCHQ or Germany or australia or new zealand from doing it, and then passing the info back and forth. that's the way it works. Remember Echelon? 

Citizen_x's picture

 

Excellent point,   They contract/outsource the task   giving them plausible deniability.  And we taxpayers are sent the bill. 

For lack of a better definition  the CIA is a dictatorship and the first Tuesday in November is illusion of democracy.  But, Hey, Smile, it only cost us $20T.

Tarzan's picture

These rogue Agencies are run by the Deep State, and the Deep State has no borders.  They're an international cabal who operate above the law.

It's high time the States rise up, take back the power they handed over, and drain the DC swamp for good. 

But we sleep under the spell of bread and circuses, and will only arise, when our bellies are empty, when we turn on each other, and America burns.

Citizen_x's picture

 

I, as a moron ask a question aloud to all who are more learned than myself...

            Is the CIA the enforcement arm /private army of a central bank ?

Allegedly, JFK wanted to issue US Treasury dollars and well...history books tell us the outcome.

No_More's picture

They've also outsourced ethics & their souls. For a lot less than $20T each (what is spook pay like these days anyway?). But how long before it's okay to bug anyone anywhere for any reason or no reason at all?

JuliaS's picture

I'm in IT and we get weird network behavior and illogical trace paths to outside content periodically. A colleague told me that government agencies do this sort of thing to avoid issues with legal jurisdiction. They track metadata locally, and when special conditions are met, then they hook the data pipe to some repository in Israel, where they decrypt and disect every bit.

Israel is the Gitmo for internet content.

Croesus's picture

"Israel is the Gitmo for internet content."

That comes as no surprise...I'm sure that anyone who's ever said anything bad about Jews is in a Mossad d-base, for future use.

I remember being given an "Attitudes About Race" survey in my 11th grade English class. Put out by the ADL...and all the fucking thing was, was a thinly-disguised psychological profile.

IndyPat's picture

Gonna have to do a search for that survey.

Interesting. Wonder why that would go out in English class?

SMG's picture

They can do whatever they want, stamp it secret, and whay they did never sees the light of day.  No accountability to anyone.  This needs to change.

nmewn's picture

Thats the thing right there.

The whole thing is predicated on people with ethics & morals working inside a bureaucracy that pays them to find whateverthfuck on whoeverthefuck for whateverthefuck reason.

Its like the ole Star Trek series where "bad Captain Kirk" had a device in his cabin that vaporized his enemies or those who were conspiring against him.

Zap!

Problem solved.

DuneCreature's picture

Yep! Precisely, SMG.

Live hard, Yep, Yep, Yep, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

mvsjcl's picture

It appears as if the CIA is our biggest adversary. Who the fuck do they work for?

True Blue's picture

Exactly: "damage the Intelligence Community's ability to protect America against terrorists and  other adversaries."

Newsflash Corrupt Incontinent Asshats -you are the terrorists -and we all know it.

The Management's picture

Short answer : Themselves.

ReZn8r's picture

They work for themselves. We pay them and other people pay them hush money,they blackmail and extort people, we provide the cocksuckers everything they ask for and need, then they rip us off. Not really they FUCK the daylights out of us then LIE to us just like this statement. These lowlife motherfucking satanic pedophile assholes work for THEMSELVES.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

They work for the global banking cabal.

lincolnsteffens's picture

If people employed in US government security agencies conspired with others outside the US of A to spy on the people inside the US of A then this would amount to Felony Treason.  Just because the CIA may not have directly spied on us if they encouraged or did a tit for tat to get others to spy on us and then transmit the info to the CIA then others were acting as agents at the behest of the CIA.

Conspiracy by Felony Treason. Might be a capitol offense.

Secret Weapon's picture

Tell that shit to the family of Michael Hastings.  The CIA murdered him. 

SoDamnMad's picture

You mean the Michael Hastins who died in the fiery car crash where the CIA overrode his car's black box and goosed the accelerator to full throttle.

SoDamnMad's picture

What I would like is the names and addresses of all CIA employed or contracted personnel so that if I had questions I can ring them up and get the facts straight rather than have there be some confusion.

Citizen in 1984's picture

Now we know why there is so much malware, virus's and other things screwing up our computer's and devices on a daily basis.........instead of harding American Devices and Computer equipment AGAINST evil people and criminals they don't tell anyone about the Zero day hacks and by doing so ENABLE way more harm to come to the public...................Since when have they REALLY caught very many of these hackers and bust the one's making the malware??

Could it be the that THEY the CIA/NSA are ACTUALLY the evil virus and malware makers?????? Most definitely yes.....