Hypocrite: CIA Director Who Delighted in Wikileaks DNC Release Threatens Julian Assange

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Via The Daily Bell

The CIA should be thanking Wikileaks for revealing vulnerabilities in their department. If you run the supposedly best, most expansive and powerful spying agency in the world, shouldn’t you be able to stop leaks revealing your secret hacking tools?

But instead CIA Director Mike Pompeo threw a hissy fit Thursday and called Julian Assange “a  fraud–a coward hiding behind a screen.”

Pompeo said, “Assange is a narcissist who has created nothing of value.”

But this is actually an interesting turn around for Pompeo. Last July Pompeo sent out a tweet, which has since been deleted, that gloated over the proof released by Wikileaks of corruption at the Democratic National Committee. He seemed to find their information valuable.

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So Pompeo apparently enjoyed Wikileaks when it was publishing information that helped him and hurt his political opponents. The organization basically helped elevate him to his current position by damaging the image of the Democrats before the election. But now that he has the power, he certainly doesn’t want to be held accountable!

Pompeo even went so far in his speech to criticize the Wikileaks release of the hacked DNC emails about which he once gleefully tweeted! Did he think deleting the tweet scrubbed it from the internet?

Since Wikileaks has revealed the inability of the CIA to keep their information under wraps, Assange doesn’t rub him the right way anymore.

Pompeo claims that Julian Assange and Edward Snowden only leaked documents to make a name for themselves, seeking to “make a splash” at the expense of national security.

Pompeo even suggested that free speech has limits.

We have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us…

To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.

He even brushed against comparing Assange to a Nazi, saying that if he were alive during World War II, he would be on the wrong side of history.

Another bit of irony about Pompeo’s remarks are that he claims it would have been safer and a more effective use of his sources if Assange took own oppressive regimes instead of damaging democratic nations.

Yet Pompeo clearly thinks Assange is a treasonous criminal… so it doesn’t seem so safe after all. This basically shows the CIA’s hand: Assange went after them because they do try to suppress free speech. And now they find citizen’s support of Wikileaks equally “perplexing, and deeply troubling.”

 

Media: No Big Deal

The Vault 7 leaks of CIA documents containing details of their hacking tools and capabilities came as little surprise to many. It had long been suspected, especially since the revelations about NSA data collection, that the CIA was using people’s own devices to spy on them.

But does that mean that the tools used by the CIA are no big deal, as the media seems to brush it off?

Experts have largely described the contents of the periodic document releases as unsurprising, and evidence that the CIA is doing its job. Nevertheless, they have renewed the debate around privacy and intelligence community spying and also raised questions about the source of the leaks.

“Obviously, this hurts when other people know where you have been, what you have been thinking,” said former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who said that the documents show no abuse of the agency’s powers.

Wait, what? Is the former CIA director seriously complaining that he feels uncomfortable knowing his organization was being spied on? That seems like a big dose of his own medicine.

The CIA is basically whining, we were trying to be super secret and Wikileaks keeps ruining it!

And the media comes in with, okay guys, you had your fun, but we gotta let the CIA do their spying thing.

If the CIA doesn’t want leaks, it should be a better spy agency.

Depending on which side of the debate you are on, the leaks either confirm that the CIA is using tools they should not be using in a way that violates individual freedom, or that the CIA is properly doing its job… except for that whole issue about being too incompetent to keep its secrets… secret.

So what is Wikileaks?

Pompeo’s CIA considers it “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.”

Or is Wikileaks simply another arm of the press that is guaranteed free speech in the Constitution?

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MrBoompi's picture

Pompeo is now officially a swamp creature.

prymythirdeye's picture

Holy projection Batman

ebworthen's picture

"Those are our jets now!"

R.I.P. Ron Silver.

DistortedPictures's picture

Everyone in Government is a bastard. 

Aristofani's picture

pompeo that's the plural for pompous isn't it ?

Boofhead is the noun.

LOL123's picture

Secrecy to protect a nation or it's citizens is one thing secrecy to imprison it 's citizens for "future" litigation is another.  And corruption is corruption under any other name. 

The cloud data base held on hold until further use by prosecutors is just plain "entrapment" and is illegal under the constitution as it stands.... At least until that right is also taken away under the guise of security.

monad's picture

How much is it worth to have a clear conscience? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2KiUnWA6IE

DuneCreature's picture

Speaking of a narcissist that has never created anything of value who is a lowly coward in hiding,...........anyone seen Barry lately?

Well, here's an interesting tidbit of legal trivia for you.

Barry is probably on an very extended vacation in the South Pacific.

Lucky duck. ......... Twice lucky if he read the fine print on the French extradition treaty with the US before he scooted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jExwswqgSTg

I'll bet there's even a golf course on the island of Tahiti now.....But the caddies still won't let Barry drive the cart if they're real smart. .... BO still doesn't have a valid cart operatin' license. .. Hell, his birth certificate is pretty shaky too. .. Passport? Who the fuck knows if he has one of those? .... A Passport to Hell is sewn into his speedo in case he has to swim.

Barry, Mic and the Rent-a-Kids could slip right down to his bunker in New Zealand from there as well.

This doesn't look at all good from my seat in the bleachers.

Live Hard, The Dog Gone Done And Made Good His Escape To The Peachy Beaches Bitchez, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

cui-bono's picture

Truth is a heartless bitch.  Pompeo will be bitch slapped into the foreseeable future.

seataka's picture

My 1861 unabridged Webster's  Definiton #2:

APOCALYPSE:

WHEN ALL SECRETS ARE REVEALED

Kalymnian's picture

When the leaks suit their agenda its all good  but when your own self is open to scrutiny its all just a load of crap.

What was exposed is  the CIA vulnerabilities.Now the world knows that they are a fraud and not all that theyre cracked up to be.

So what are we paying them for and where had this money gone ?

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

In answer to your question, look at all the shit going on.

stitch-rock's picture

"So what are we paying them for and where had this money gone ?"
Just blow anther line of yayo and meditate on that...

iamerican4's picture

True Americans fear only God Almighty, the Creator of the universe: America's named and only Sovereign - the Author of all Truth and Justice - by which we are ruled in the New Secular Order.

Satan's followers - pedo homo Organized Crime - fear Truth and Justice.

Pompeo, first in his class at West Point is not a moron and knows the Roman Catholic CIA killed JFK, led by Bush and Nixon, for Vatican banker-intermediaries Rothschild and Rockefeller to keep us as papal catspaw in Indochina after our president ordered us out, and to restore the FedScam he had ended by issuing debt-free U.S. Notes. The same faction killed Dr. King and did 9/11 with Mossad.

As his speech and manner confirm, he is nothing but a mobster, without moral authority or Honor, a traitor to God, the sovereign People, and The Constitution.

Reaper's picture

The enemy of my Constitutional rights deprivers is my tool.   Pompeo has nothing to fear, but truth.

DuneCreature's picture

It is starting to look to me like Pompeo needs a jail cell right next to Brennan, Clapper, Comey and Barry.

Live Hard, It Appears They Gave Mikey The Password To Fire Up THE HAMMER And He Saw What They Had On Him And What He Could Get On Everyone Under His User Level And Decided To Join In The Pounding Fun, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Northern Flicker's picture

As I said earlier:

Now that successive US governments and (consequently) CIA bosses have insisted that WMDs, chemical weapon, etc. MUST exist, the intelligence "groundlings" have learned to deliver the only story their bosses want to hear. The whole "intelligence" community is believing their own lies, based on what they've taught the system to deliver. There is no integrity at all left. Any 10 year old, with a little time, could see the chemical attack in Syria was fake news. The bosses have got to go back to scratch and demand objective intelligence, otherwise these intelligence organizations will just keep producing FAKE NEWS.  It's bound to get us all in trouble before long. Thank G_d for Wikileaks - some real news.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The False Flag Operation of 911 was the biggest Psychological Operation to be conducted upon the Psyche & Mindset of the Global Masses.

These Pure Evil War Criminal Deep State Psychopaths have even Blurred what the original Scripted False Narrative of Al CIA da attacking us was & the subsequent "War on Terror" Narrative.

The Criminal Fraud UNITED DEEP STATE, CORP. INC. now openly arms, funds & train the exact same I CIA SIS Terror Organizations they claim to protect The American People from.

There are profits in Treasonous Pure Evil War Crimes. That pipeline is the Profit Motive as well as continued Criminal US Hedgemony of Vassal States & survival of the Ponzi Criminal US Petroleum Dollar.

Installing Central Banking, Killing Christians, Speading Sunni Extreme Wahhabism & spread of the Callifate is an added bonus.

Akzed's picture

To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.

 

Our "great Constitution" allows you to surveil our every move? Howsabout if THAT ends now you bloody hypocrite.

Hannibal's picture

Trump Blocks Visitor Logs as Kosher-Nostra Takes Up Residence in White House

As VT is hunkering down for a new cyber attack from Trump, we will mirror key articles at www.ntelvets.com

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/04/15/trump-blocks-visitor-logs-kosher...

swmnguy's picture

Pompeo is a great specimen of the type who don't understand there can be a difference between being a Conservative and being a fucking dick.  He's firmly of the weasel/dick school of thought and action, where really nothing is beneath him if he thinks it will bring him advantage.

Zorba's idea's picture

Pompeo, another masterful bigly stupendous piece of the 45th's deception. No doubt he'll make the agency proud.

holdbuysell's picture

To borrow generously from the movie, Wall Street: not only would Pompeo sell his own mother, but he'd send her COD.

People like him are the truly deplorable ones.