Ron Paul: "Will Congress And Trump Declare War On WikiLeaks?"

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Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed its Intelligence Authorization Act for 2018 that contains a chilling attack on the First Amendment. Section 623 of the act expresses the “sense of Congress” that WikiLeaks resembles a “non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such.” This language is designed to delegitimize WikiLeaks, encourage the federal government to spy on individuals working with WikiLeaks, and block access to WikiLeaks’ website. This provision could even justify sending US forces abroad to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange or other WikiLeaks personnel.

WikiLeaks critics claim that the organization’s leaks harm US national security. However, these critics are unable to provide a single specific example of WikiLeaks’ actions harming the American people. WikiLeaks does harm the reputations of government agencies and politicians, however.

For example, earlier this year WikiLeaks released information on the CIA’s hacking program. The leaks did not reveal any details on operations against foreign targets, but they did let the American people know how easy it is for the government to hack into their electronic devices.

For the last year, most of the news surrounding WikiLeaks has centered on its leak of emails showing how prominent Democrats worked to undermine Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. In order to deflect attention from these revelations, Democrats, aided by their allies in the media and even some Republicans, promulgated a conspiracy theory blaming the leaks on Russian hackers working to defeat Hillary Clinton. Even though there is no evidence the Russians were behind the leaks, many in both parties are still peddling the “Putin did it” narrative. This aids an effort by the deep state and its allies in Congress and the media to delegitimize last year’s election, advance a new Cold War with Russia, and criminalize WikiLeaks.

If the government is successful in shutting down WikiLeaks by labeling it a “hostile intelligence service,” it will use this tactic to silence other organizations and websites as well.

The goal will be to create a climate of fear to ensure no one dares publish the revelations of a future Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning.

Some have suggested that criticizing police brutality, the surveillance state, the Federal Reserve, or even federal spending aids “hostile foreign powers” by weakening the people’s “trust in government.”

This line of reasoning could be used to silence, in the name of “national security,” websites critical of the welfare-warfare state.

By labeling WikiLeaks a “hostile intelligence service” and thus legitimizing government action against the organization, the Senate Intelligence Authorization Act threatens the ability of whistleblowers to inform the public about government misdeeds. It also sets a precedent that could be used to limit other types of free speech.

President Trump should make it clear he will veto any bill giving government new powers to silence organizations like WikiLeaks.

If President Trump supports the war on WikiLeaks, after candidate Trump proclaimed his love for WikiLeaks, it will be further proof that he has outsourced his presidency to the deep state.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, along with notable whistleblowers, foreign policy experts, and leading champions of peace and liberty, will be addressing this important issue at my Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s conference on Saturday, September 9 at the Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel in Dulles, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. You can get more information about the conference and purchase tickets at the Ron Paul Institute.

 

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WTFRLY's picture

Joominati gonna joo

Syrin's picture

The swamp drained Trump.  The MAGA cause is bigger than Trump.

ne-tiger's picture

Go Ron Paul! The orange one, are you too retard to know this?

Swampster's picture

congress will do whatever the 'nazi jew owned FED tells them to do....

 

 

....ever since the globalist 'nazi jews shot Kennedy

Luc X. Ifer's picture

The aristocrats/the human cattle owners will ostracize and try to kill anyone/anybody trying to expose the trickery and awake their cattle to the reality.

Perimetr's picture

Freedom in the lawless US means

the Federal government is free 

to fuck anybody over

now that the Constitution has been destroyed.

DWD-MOVIE's picture

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Bes's picture

the answer is an unequivocal YES if he doesn't speak against it

the ORANGE one is a RETARD if he signs it

a zio-goldman-neocon

police-state MIC-loving

retard

and he did not get drained. He dove in head first and is loving it.

Winston Churchill's picture

The whole country,with a few exceptions, is the swamp.

Everybody wants it drained except their piece of it.

NIMBY.

liverdiefree's picture

Are you insane or just reallllly stupid? I know, you're too dumb to understand the difference but make a guess.

Chupacabra-322's picture

"If the government is successful in shutting down WikiLeaks by labeling it a “hostile intelligence service,” it will use this tactic to silence other organizations and websites as well."

Forget "hostile."

I can name 17 Criminal Intelligence Agencies.

Starting with the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA.

chunga's picture

For about the 100th time, if congress and trump ignore or denounce the meeting between Rohrabacher and Assange than I can, and will, reasonably conclude that they are all perverts, pedos, criminals and depraved scumbags. Every single one of them.

Rohrabacher: Assange Info Will Have ‘Earth-Shattering Political Impact’

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/rohrabacher-assange-russia-earth-s...

what happened's picture

Ending with Department of Children and Families.  Let us help ourselves to your children for a profit, or if we violate your civil rights, we will take a bribe to give them back.

VWAndy's picture

War on all truths. Wikileaks is small potatoes.

tmosley's picture

I thought Ron Paul drowned when the levy broke with the rest of Brazoria County?

Are we sure this isn't a zombie pretending to be Ron Paul?

Chupacabra-322's picture

"Some have suggested that criticizing police brutality, the surveillance state, the Federal Reserve, or even federal spending aids “hostile foreign powers” by weakening the people’s “trust in government.”

Trust in a Criminal Fraud UNITED STARES, CORP. INC. "Posing" as a functional "Government" of the people, for the people & by the people.

Trust? Your Coprpate Entity is absolutely, completely, open in your Face

Tyrannically Lawless.

Trust. Would believe the gall of these Psychopaths?

Consuelo's picture

 

Yes, I would believe the gall.

 

In fact, if one observes the play book and the actions thus carried out, it should not only be believed, but expected.    

There can be no going back.   You have to be bold in your Lying 'convictions' - and show the commensurate level of moral indignation, otherwise the public will either not believe you, or doubts will soon emerge.    Marx, Lenin,  Rules for Radicals & so on.

 

 

Akzed's picture

http://tinyurl.com/y9bmzcfo

 

FBI says lack of public interest in Hillary emails justifies withholding documents

 

Too bad the FBI doesn't have like, a chief executive officer or something, who can guide it in the performance of its mission statement. Oh wait, the playbook takes precedence over the mission, sorry.

Soph's picture

I'm surprised the Deep State has not moved quicker on trying to ban Wikileaks. It is a direct threat to the secrecy of governments, and the maintenance of the power that stems from that.

Swampster's picture

Deep State = Globalist neocoM jew world order

venturen's picture

well we tried the democratic way....I guess it is up to the people to take their government back

yaright's picture

Sorry to inform you but that’s not going to happen.  You see we are in a slow boil the water is not hot enough for the fat lazy stupid zombie average American to care yet. FB Twatter TV Internet has them all fooled into a zombie state.  Unless they feel some pain nothing changes except our slow descent until all freedoms are gone then it’s too late.

kolanu's picture

Incredible as it seems, crooked Hillary still thinks she can have her chance.  Trump promised to lock her up its all on him now. 

Alchemedes's picture

Why not? The most belligerent country in the world since WW2 declares war on everyone, anything, anytime. It's just business.

Individual's picture

The US hasn't declared war on anyone since WW2.

Now if are talking about waging war.......yes......for my entire life of 45 years. Sad thought indeed.

NidStyles's picture

Wikileaks doesn't harm anyone. The crap these idiots pull is what harms them...

dietrolldietroll's picture

Free speech has gone the way of The Constitution. Just words written by dead white guys. We'll see many more dead white guys before the idea reemerges.

NumbersUsa's picture

 

So True: "If President Trump supports the war on WikiLeaks, after candidate Trump proclaimed his love for WikiLeaks, it will be further proof that he has outsourced his presidency to the deep state"

The "deep state" are/is jew supremacists-zionists-(israeli surrogates), & most every one of them hold dual citizenship with so-called israel.

It should be required by law that no office or employment with the U.S. government can be held by an individual holding dual citizenship & allegience to a foreign power. This is insane, but works for the jew supremacist to hold their power within the U.S. government.

You dumb Americans ever wonder why your sons & daughters die for the jew supremacist wars?

 

Chupacabra-322's picture

Pedophilia is the last gate to go through to get accepted into the satanic ruling cult. It's the threat of exposure that is the fear glue that keeps it all going. If one goes down, they all go down. Which is why there is no effort by the feral bureau of investigation to bust the pedo ring. 

It's a Global Massive Sex Compromised Intelligence Operation ring run out of the Deep State headquartered in Israel by the ZioNeoConFascist.?

SEARCH:

The Yinon Plan
Operation Talpiot.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lKe32JerYws

Operation Talpiot (Mossad) is a 40 year plan of full spectrum domination of the information telecommunication industry..worldwide.

It's an ongoing operation since the 70's and they have kill switches everywhere. The treasonous and corrupt US .gov has transported all the technology industry to Tel Aviv.

I don't give a flying fu#k that they are possibly watching me. I know who the enemy is, that's all that counts.

NumbersUsa's picture

You are So-Right Chupacbra, and we are sure that WikiLeaks has a treasure Trove of captured info on this topic and the connections. That IS why the Deep State ( aka jew supremacists/zionists) want to bring JA down.

Tel Aviv is THE pedophile capital of the world. All the worlds pedophilia roads appear to lead directly to Tel Aviv.

Crazy Or Not's picture

Declaring war on a guy locked in an Embassy because of POTUS's predesseor .....
Is not going to Make America Great... it's a banana Republic measure, should give him a fucking amnesty.

johnnycanuck's picture

The Empire Strikes Back..pt 2

YUNOSELL's picture

All this is having the intended effect of teaching more and more people who might otherwise become future whistleblowers that 2+2=5

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Snowden, Wikileaks, Leaks on Leaks,

leaks about leakers.

Let it pour.

All info is good info,

the more the better.

Let it flow.

Allow the Great Speculum of History

to scrutinize and judge.

We are all better for it.

 

Bes's picture

the trumptards around here would disagree

any leak about trump is treason

he is sacrosanct

what says you?

sacredfire's picture

I consider myself to be a conservative, both politically and socially, however, for far too long our government has lied and or withheld vital information from its citizens. I believe Wikileaks has provided truthful info to the public that the public has a right to know about.

Mike Masr's picture

Why isn't Fox News reporting on this?

Why, because Fox News is now a Weather Channel. 

 

Dragon HAwk's picture

Everyone is afraid of the Truth.

hola dos cola's picture

IF, I wonder if it will be Trump.

Just read this article from politico and eventhough the author doesn't state it, the logical conclusion seems to be Trump is forced outof office by chubby and the ones behind him.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/29/north-korea-missile-tr...

Truthseeker20's picture

I thiñk assange is controlled opposition.

1. He was supposedly in ecuador embassy. Ecuador uses US dollars. When u control a countrys money, u control them.

2. MSM gives him a lot of attn. Real ones get ignored or killed.
3. He hasnt told us anything we didnt know. Tell us abt 911.
4. I saw him holding a UN Human rights book. His purpose is to make uN look good. Make america look bad so they will c UN as a salvation.

NumbersUsa's picture

The war on WikiLeaks is conducted by the same underlying provocateurs as antifa,- The jew supremacists.

The jewish ANTIFA was originally a creation of Leon Trotsky the marxist jew supremacist that was responsible for the wholesale slaughter of millions of Christians in Russia & Ukraine. Known as the Holodomor, was the extermination of millions of Ukranians at the hands of their self appointed murderous jewish supremacists.

The almost wholly exagerated and patently false claims of the holocaust is just that- a jew extremist inspired propaganda lie, that the jew historians, media & hollywood has cast over the world. A pure delusion created to cover their own factual genocide of millions and millions of white Christians.

Just try to get a book published through the jew owned publishing houses that will actually tell the documented truth (regarding the jew supremacist influence) about the history of the past one hundred years. The jew wont allow it. Private publishing houses have thank God been publishing the works but the jew supremacist owned press will not mention them, amazon bans them, critics ignore them, so they are pushed to the margin. The public at large are never aware that they even exist.

The supremacist ethnocentric jew is the problem-Period. In history they have been removed from place after place because of their ethnocentric "to hell with the goyim" ways. Claudius Ceasar threw them out of Rome, King Ferdinhand & Queen Isabella threw them out of Spain, King Edward I threw them out of England. There are 106 other well documented cases of these pernicious anti-societal jew supremacists being expelled-all for very legitimate reasons.  

Thank God for Men & Women Authors of extremely courageous hearts such as Ernst Zundel, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Revilio P. Oliver, David Irving, E. Michael Jones, Andrew Carrington Hitchcock, Alison Weir, Arthur A. Butz, Benton L. Bradberry, M.S. King and many, many, many, others.

Some like David Irving, Ernst Zundel & Alexandr Solzhenitsyn paid dearly for speaking the truth. They were hunted down like dogs around the world and imprisoned by none other than the jew supremacists- for speaking the unadultuarated TRUTH. The jew supremacists cry out in pain at the TRUTH. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hneVEmzg36E 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBoQ7_yDBq4

Consuelo's picture

 

 

What you speak of is about to make a turn.   Don't ask me to explain it - I can't.    It's a 'gut-hunch'.    I do not envy these types for the time when the gimlet gaze of inquiry turns towards them.

pine_marten's picture

From your lips to God's ear.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Number, drum roll please......

The 'Holocaust' For Dummies

Various Internet Sources - 6-11-2009

1. In 1939, there were officially nearly 15,700,000 Jews in the world.(1) After the Second World War, that number had risen to over 18,000,000 Jews.(2) What this means is that of the 15,700,000 original Jews on the planet, 6,000,000 were allegedly gassed, leaving only some 9,000,000-plus Jews on Earth. However, the world Jewish population somehow rebounded - and doubled - to over 18,000,000 in less than nine years-an astronomical feat.

2. From the beginning, there was always the 'SIX MILLION' of which 4,000,000 were allegedly gassed at Auschwitz. Then, in 1990, it was discovered that only 1.5 million were supposedly gassed at Auschwitz, a difference of 2.5 million less. Yet, the sacred Six Million figure remained untouched and unchallenged, even though no instant replacement for the 2.5 million was ever found.

3. During this time frame, the Director of the Auschwitz State Museum, Dr. Franciszek Piper, announced that the so-called gas chamber there had been fabricated by the Soviets AFTER the war (as a propaganda device to keep the world focused on the evils of Nazi Germany while the Bolshevik communists continued to consume as much of Europe as they could). Dr. Piper's statement is on videotape.

4. But there's more. The International Red Cross, formally and officially reported that less than 300,000 internees of all nationalities in the German camps died of all causes, including old age. And of these, barely more than half were Jews. Most of these died in several severe typhoid epidemics caused by wartime conditions, which claimed many lives throughout Germany - including those of doctors, nurses and camp administrative personnel. (3)

5. Even these deaths were too much for the German authorities. On December 8, 1942, Heinrich Himmler, chief commandant of all detention facilities, issued an order stating categorically: "The death rate in the camps must be reduced at all costs."

6. In all of German-occupied Europe there were 2.4 million Jews. After the war, 3.8 million Jews claimed "survivor" benefits from the German government.

7. It was a miracle. According to The New York Times of Sunday, January 4, 1987, celebrated survivor Elie Wiesel recalled "the day the Soviets arrived at Auschwitz." However, in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington D.C., reported by the Jewish Telegraph Agency on April 11, 1983, he had a different recollection. (4) He noted that he was "one of the survivors liberated at Dachau by the U.S. Army" on April 15, 1945-and thus became the only prisoner of war to hold the distinction of being liberated from two different camps in World War II.

8. Not to be outdone by The Wiesel, famous "Nazi-hunter" Simon Wiesenthal died serenely at age 96, knowing that, according to BBC News, he had personally survived no fewer than 12 Nazi "death camps."

9. In 1948, a story appeared about a hapless Jewish girl who was done in by the Nazis. It was written with a ballpoint pen, something that did not appear on the market until after the war. It was called "The Diary of Anne Frank." This document remains highly controversial to this day.

10. So, where did this 'SIX MILLION' figure come from? For that, we must go back to one Ilya Ehrenburg (5), chief Soviet propagandist during the Second World War who later died in Israel. It was Ehrenberg who first coined the mystic number on Dec. 22, 1944 long before tens of thousands of Jewish internees in German camps, given the choice of staying to be 'liberated" by the Communists or fleeing West with their German captors, did not hesitate to choose the latter option.

You are encouraged to do you own research on these and scores of other questions relating to World War 2 and the German concentration labor camps.

Notes
1- The American Jewish Committee cites a figure of 15,688,259.

2- The Jewish-owned New York Times for Feb. 22, 1948, uses a figure of 18,700,000.

3- When the Red Cross interviewed thousands of freed camp inmates at the end of the war, asking whether they had witnessed alleged "gassings," the response was universally negative. According to IRC document #9925, June, 1946: "The detainees themselves have not spoken of them."

4- In his book Legend of Our Time, New York, 1982, The Weasel explained: "Things are not that simple, Rebbe. Some events do take place but are not true; others are - although they never occurred."

5-The monstrous lies of this Jewish psychopath succeeded in creating a climate of rabid, anti-German hate which led to the death of millions. Here is a typical example of the genocidal daily fare served up to Soviet troops, taken from an Oct. 1944 leaflet to the Red Army: "Kill! Nothing in Germany is guiltless, neither the living nor the yet unborn. Follow the words of Comrade Stalin and crush the fascist beast in its lair. Break the racial pride of the German woman. Take her as your legitimate booty. Kill, you brave soldiers of the glorious Soviet army!"

"Regarding Anne Frank, evidence proves that the official folklore surrounding her diary is patently false and that she incidentally died of typhus. In depth research has also proven that Zyklon B was a disinfectant used to control massive epidemics."

"The elite Zionists engineered the holocaust, in addition to their means, motives and agenda. The Zionist dark side includes their cooperation with the Nazis via the Transfer Agreement. In a very real sense, the original perpetrators of a holocaust were the Jews themselves."

"These elite Jews crafted their own 'holocaust' of approximately 100,000 Jews---their own people---at the end of WW II so that the facilitation of a new homeland would be guaranteed. The finger of blame for the blood of these dead Jews can only be pointed in one direction---at the Jews themselves."

The Holocaust Hoax Exposed: Debunking the Twentieth Century's Greatest Lie.

http://www.wingtv.net/holocausthoax.html

Benito_Camela's picture

The ballpoint pen myth has long been debunked. That's all that really jumped out at me here. I agree that the numbers cited are simply impossible. 

Individual's picture

The truth is treason in an empire of lies

DuneCreature's picture

When you start hiding evidence sometimes you have to hide a LOT OF DIRTY LAUNDRY with it because everything you touch gets tainted.

Like cleaning bubble gum off of your bright white sports shorts with your MAGA headband after sliding into the wrong booth at McDon's without drawing attention to yourself from the nice looking Amish couple across the aisle because you are reaching really far between your legs with something red and slightly stretchy. ........ Then you realize all you've done is make the glob bigger, stickier and got some of it under your fingernails. .. AND you've just knocked your Big McDon Burger off of its bun, mustard, ketchup and all and onto the seat next to the wayward Double Bubble that you just know belonged to the Amish kid, if there ever was one, and are dieing to cuss the little brat out but the Amish couple forgot to bring him along so you just have to smile and pretend you don't know anything about the mess you're wearing or how it got there.

At least wash your hands before you try and salvage the Big McDon Burger by wiping away the condiments on your shirt, Mr. President.

~~))).... The US Legal System Has Been Hijacked (By Muslims with Boxcutters) ....(((~~

George has Imran and Debbie backed into a corner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5AEW5My9AE

Mr. Webb is pressing home the investigation into the 'Awan Brothers Spy Ring' sucking intel (allegedly) out of the offices and committee rooms in the US Congress.

Let's be sure everyone understands what 'sucking intel' means.

It means stealing US defense and security secrets. ... Plans, blueprints, communications, classified documents, defense secrets and sensitive details about the US military.

THAT could easily cost US service men and women their lives.

THAT could cause enormous money damages to the US defense establishment and defense contractors. (Avionics for the F-35 fighter, satellite technology, electronic warfare details and counter measure specifications, bio-weapons project details, etc.)

THAT puts US overseas covert operatives in personal danger.

THAT can be utilized to cover for illegal arms trade, drug running, human trafficking and US national resources thefts.

THAT can be used to blackmail members of Congress, judges and law enforcement.

Spying in Congress is no trivial matter. ........ Especially spying that has been on going for 14 years.

Is the court paying attention to this case of espionage and treason?

You bet,.......................and they are using every legal trick they can dream up to pretend the Awan Brothers Spy Ring doesn't exist and that Imran, Headscarf Wifey and Debbie are just pinching a little 'party cash' out of the Congressional Credit Union till.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfHHcwJu1o0

Live Hard, Awan Nor Debbie Will Spend ONE Night In Jail If The Court System Is Compromised By The Spy Ring (With Boxcutters...Again) It Refuses To Acknowledge. ..... Case Dismissed, Die Free

~ DC v7.4

Anunnaki's picture

This fuckhead Trump will pardon Debbie and Hellary before any of them spend one minute in a court room. Laws are for little people