Assange Responds To CIA Director That "Produced al-Qaeda, ISIS, Iraq, Iran & Pinochet"

Tyler Durden's picture

After being blasted by new CIA Director Mike Pompeo yesterday as a "hostile non-state intelligence service," Julian Assange has decided to respond by trolling the CIA, the "state non-intelligence agency," over its own roles in producing “al-Qaeda, ISIS, Iraq, Iran and Pinochet.”

"Called a "non-state intelligence service" today by the "state non-intelligence agency" which produced al-Qaeda, ISIS, Iraq, Iran & Pinochet."


Assange's Twitter trolling was prompted by Pompeo’s attack on WikiLeaks yesterday which appeared to be in response to an op-ed Assange wrote in the Washington Post on Tuesday which referenced President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell speech, in which he warned of the dangers of the influence of the military industrial complex. Assange said the speech is similar to WikiLeaks’ own mission statement.

On his last night in office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a powerful farewell speech to the nation — words so important that he’d spent a year and a half preparing them. “Ike” famously warned the nation to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”


Much of Eisenhower’s speech could form part of the mission statement of WikiLeaks today. We publish truths regarding overreaches and abuses conducted in secret by the powerful.


Our most recent disclosures describe the CIA’s multibillion-dollar cyberwarfare program, in which the agency created dangerous cyberweapons, targeted private companies’ consumer products and then lost control of its cyber-arsenal. Our source(s) said they hoped to initiate a principled public debate about the “security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.”


The truths we publish are inconvenient for those who seek to avoid one of the magnificent hallmarks of American life — public debate. Governments assert that WikiLeaks’ reporting harms security. Some claim that publishing facts about military and national security malfeasance is a greater problem than the malfeasance itself. Yet, as Eisenhower emphasized, “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

For those who missed it, below is our note on Pompeo's comments from yesterday.

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And so Donald Trump flips on yet another issue.

One day after the President reversed his core stance on a broad range of policies including the US Dollar, interest rates, the futures of Janet Yellen, the Ex-Im bank, the obsolescence of NATO and whether China is a currency manipulator, on Thursday afternoon he took aim at Wikileaks and Julian Assance, when CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, in his first public appearance since taking the top intel post in the Trump administration, called the whistleblower organization a "non-state hostile intelligence service" abetted by state actors like Russia.

"It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia" Pompeo said.

"WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service," Pompeo told an audience at a Washington think tank, adding that Russia's GRU intelligence service had used the anti-secrecy group to distribute hacked material during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Pompeo took aim at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden during his first major public appearance since leaving Congress to serve in the top intelligence post in Donald Trump’s administration.

He also said that disclosures by Assange and Snowden have done "great harm to our nation’s national security and they will continue to do so in the long term."

And to think that just 6 months ago, Trump, i.e., Mike Pompeo's boss, said he loved Wikileaks...

On Thursday, Pompeo cited the intelligence community’s January report concluding that the GRU, Russia’s foreign military intelligence unit, went through WikiLeaks to released hacked emails from the DNC to influence the presidential election.  The report concluded that Russia’s state-controlled media outlet RT actively collaborated with WikiLeaks in the influence campaign against the election.

Pompeo called Assange "a fraud, a coward hiding behind a screen," skewering him for exposing information about democratic governments rather than authoritarian regimes.

Which is ironic for Pompeo to say when just last July, Pompeo was quite keen on using the information disclosed by this "fraud and coward" for his own political purposes, when he was sharing Wikileaks documents on his Congressional Twitter account less than a year ago

Pompeo also accused Snowden of committing "treason" by leaking top-secret National Security Agency files, adding that his disclosures have made it more difficult for U.S. intelligence agencies to track terrorists and given them tools to hide in "digital forests."

“He was no whistleblower," Pompeo said.

Trump's latest reversal means that any hope Julian Assange may have had of being pardoned despite - at least according to Hillary Clinton and now the CIA - winning the election for Trump, is now officially gone, and should Assange ever be evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, his fate will be anything but pleasant.

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LawsofPhysics's picture

The truth is treason in an empire of lies.

greenskeeper carl's picture

I knew this would happen, Im surprised it took these hyenas this long to turn on him. The trump regime and right wing talk radio couldn't get enough wikileaks during the election. Now, back to being traitors and criminals. Pathetic.

CuttingEdge's picture

Whats really laughable, other than Assange and Wiki being the primary reason Mike Pompeo has his job, is that he accused Julian of treason. Last I heard, you have to be a US citizen to commit treason against the USA. Someone should tell him Assange is an Aussie. The man is a twat.

He is right about one thing though. Wikileaks is a hostile intelligence service. Only it is hostile to the Deep State vermin on the side of and for the benefit of the people they treat like shit.

Long live Julian Assange, and fuck you Pompeo, you Trump-appointed swamp rat vermin.

Ignatius's picture

Nice kick to the nuts by Assange.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The irony is no one of above average intellect believes their lies so projecting strength makes it look as though they're grasping at straws from a weak position.

Manthong's picture

If I was Julian I would have included Libya, Congo, Uganda and a few more.

HowdyDoody's picture

Another day, another reversal in Trumpistan.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

All these guys are very inteligent. The question is: Do they realy believe what they are saying or they are following orders?

You need to be a sociopath or psychopath or both to believe that stuff.

Is wistleblower a hero or a vilain? If you ask, they will never answer. Atack the messenger (ad hominem) is their M.O 

scoutshonor's picture

It looks and smells like desperation because it is desperation.  If it looks like a rotten fish, if it smells like a rotten fish, and it floats upsided down on the top of the lake like a rotten fish: it's probably a rotten fish.

JRobby's picture

The MIC obviously did not like Eisenhower. He wasn't "Puppet" enough. But an easy win after the war.

JFK, they blew his head off. In LBJ, they found an almost perfect accomplice. Nixon went "off the reservation" so they fist fucked him. Etc., etc., etc.

The Wizard's picture

Eisnehower was puppet enough during his tenure since he valued his life. It wasn't till the end, when few were listening that he revealed the truth. The same can be said of Wilson when it came to the FED.

Interesting one by Cernovich. His popularity may be producing some disinformation or is he on to something.

The Real Story on Jared Kushner

BullyBearish's picture

i'm seriously afraid that the longer this lying c*(ksu*(er $hitshow goes on, the better obummer might look...then you KNOW we're in deep bandini...

tripletail's picture

It's all the same shite show, as you put it. Nothing has changed with POTUS --- and that's the point. The deep state still rules!

Winston Churchill's picture

Whose average intelligence?

And don't forget half the population, by definition, is below that mean.

Watters world , on the street interviews, make it certain that average US IQ

has been rigged along with all stats in the USSA.

At least when I was in the old USSR, everybody knew the govt. was lying all the time.,even the retards got it.

Crash Overide's picture

If the United States government and it's intelligence agencies didn't abuse their power, they wouldn't have to comment on Wikileaks releasing their dirty laundry.

Fuck the deep state and all their little troll minions.

TheReplacement's picture

The REAL irony is that there are so few with above average intelligence.

Paul Kersey's picture

Once again, Donald Trump and his Deep State swamp rats have turned on a dime. If Assange really has the goods on Trump, then perhaps now, before Trump and his war profiteers commit America to WWIII, is the time to show that information to the world. Americans could be riding in the caboose of a runaway train.

samsara's picture

Don and the Deep State Swamp Rats


I like that....  Bears repeating

J Jason Djfmam's picture

DJ Trumpety-Trump and The Deep State Swamp Rats.

new game's picture

assage imho needs a serious highly trained security detail. although I know he has contingency plans in place, i sincerely fear for his life and about 10 moar truthers...

it is that bad imo. be carefull what one says, here and there and everywhere...

just sayin

eyes in the skys, walls listening, peepers, fuksticks, tattletails, turncoats: know your enemy, almost everyone...

DuneCreature's picture

New meme = Dump The Trump

Make it go viral and he's outta here. .... His head will EXPLODE!

Live Hard, I Hate Deliberate Liars, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

new game's picture

dumpty the trumpty, no fuking wall for you, eat your peas...

DuneCreature's picture

Learn to spell 'fucking'.

Live Hard, Ifn Yer Knot Chicn, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

tripletail's picture

Dude, new avatar? Not that I don't like a fine pair of ... but the old avatar was you, man.:)

MEFOBILLS's picture

He is right about one thing though. Wikileaks is a hostile intelligence service. Only it is hostile to the Deep State vermin on the side of and for the benefit of the people they treat like shit.


Can anybody explain to me why wikileaks is seldom critical of Zion?  Is it that that mossad's agents and their sayanim are so locked down they won't leak?

My view is that Wikileaks receives information from leakers who have a moral conscious... they are whistleblowers who are doing it privately.  For example, Snowdens leaks showed NSA vectoring email traffic to Israel, to then avoid American law.  But, we seldom have any leaks implicating Zion, even though it is crime central.

serotonindumptruck's picture

The expression "limited hangout" has been used as a reference to Edward Snowden, where supposed whistleblowers only reveal partial truths, or those truths that had been previously designated as belonging in the realm of conspiracy theory.

The criticism of Assange and Snowden have largely centered on what you correctly identify as the purposeful omission of relevant facts that might cast the nation of Israel, and its clandestine agency Mossad, in a negative light.

As long as it remains popular to silence any legitimate criticism of Israel with accusations of racism or "antisemitism", then we will never know for certain if people like Assange or Snowden are the real deal, or if they are in fact, limited hangouts, who might be used to identify and persecute political dissidents.

Implied Violins's picture

...and you can add Alex Jones and Paul Craig Roberts to that list.

No mistake about it, the elite know that there are those in Plato's cave who will look away from the shadows towards the light, so they prepare their own 'special' knowledge for them, too.

The only TRUE knowledge lies with those projecting the shadows onto us, or those few who somehow escaped the cave.

tripletail's picture

Snowden and Assange deal in concrete not abstract intelligence. That's why there is no mention of the ZOG in their releases. The ZOG has cultivated a ubiquitist yet abstract presence. Only we in the know --- know of the ZOG.;)

HRClinton's picture

Pompeo makes you think of AI or Gefilte Brains. 

Artificially intelligent, brains pickled a particular way.

Consuelo's picture



"...and right wing talk radio couldn't get enough wikileaks during the election."

Thank you for that highly accurate observation.   I have been a 'casual' listener to all of the prominent 'major players' in the AM talk-radio sphere for many years.   Well long enough to observe the rank hypocrisy and wet-finger-in-the-political wind politics to see just how fast they'll turn ya if it means 'going with the flow' and maintaining ratings.

Fucking Scumbags, every last one of them.

What sours me the most of these Two-Faced Bastards is their 'Fake' loyalty, honor and respect for all things 'Constitutional', as long as it fits their agenda.   A Smörgåsbord approach to Liberty I like to call it.   These Cocksuckers know absolutely NOTHING about Liberty and worse, could care less as long as the 'EIB' radio network greases their $200 million dollar contracts...    Thankfully, like the Republican party they shill for, they're on the fast track to irrelevance.

LasVegasDave's picture

The only problem with Pinochet is that he didnt have enough helicopters



tmosley's picture

Didn't he? Chile is still capitalist today.

sgt_doom's picture

You are an evil, evil asshole.

Are you one of the former Pinochet regime types who now works at Cato Institute?

sgt_doom's picture

Effing A to the max!

This dood Pompy served in the all-volunteer military, which has about as much loyalty to any such democratic precepts as the French Foreign Legion --- note all the former spec ops types now serving as bodyguards over the past 20 years or so to blood dictators around the planet!

Eveyone involved in the pogrom against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange was financially connected to the Bonnier family of Sweden (essentially the Rupert Murdochs of Scandinavia) and it was their publication which first attempted to corral Assange, when he first went to Sweden from Iceland where he was obviously being surveilled, with exclusive right to publication, which of course Assange didn't go for!

And Anna Ardin, who went to the police (coaxing Sofia Wilen to accompany her, Ms. Wilen would later contradict the official story and withdraw completely from this psy op/honeypot op) never ever filed a criminal complaint --- ergo, NO HUMAN has filed a criminal complaint for WikiLeaks' Assange for the grounds for his extradition --- therefore there are NO grounds for his extradition!

But when the money masters/overlords are calling all the shots . . .

CuttingEdge's picture

Mike Pompeo tattoos the words "I am a cunt" on his own forehead.

Jim in MN's picture

Get the secrets out

Prosecute our domestic corrupt elites

USA out of Eurasia

Let's get it done people

illuminatus's picture

Yeah Jim, any suggestions? More talk maybe? Whinning, bitching?

HRClinton's picture

Just get off your ass and get organized. 

Oh yeah, you're too comfy or too scared of the Gov.

new game's picture

what i will say is this; seek and ye shall find...


Jim in MN's picture

Whining and bitching doesn't do anything.  Changing the information field and peoples' minds does do something.  I do a fair share of both.  For example, I coined a new name for President Trump today, and released in on several platforms....


I am well versed in nonviolent resistance, and have practiced various forms in my life.  I am not planning on going away quietly or 'bugging out'.

I proposed a New National Party some time back here on ZH, which would combine the 1954 Democratic and Republican platforms with certain updates as required.

I was one of the ZH community that went over the Podesta emails with a fine tooth comb.

I was active in the ZH Fukushima disaster analysis and have a 20-page summary available online; folks stumble upon it regularly.




At the moment the American public is in a muddle.  What to rally around, or against, how, where, when?   All is unclear.  But this is a temporary condition.  Action will be forthcoming.

emersonreturn's picture

thanks jim, i am indebted to you for your fuku coverage, as well as the podesta emails.  

Omega_Man's picture

Mericans should be deported from all nations, CIA executed... the entire planet should attack merica and crush it. along with israel

TheLastTrump's picture

You're wet dreaming out loud again.


America has kept the entire world from falling under the dominion of communist or fascist forces for right around 100 years now....this year.

VWAndy's picture

 Dang! You just keep setting the bar for stupid.