Articles by John Kiriakou

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The Curious Case of PayPal and Consortium News
John Kiriakou | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

3 May 2022 – The independent news website has been banned from taking donations on PayPal without so much as an explanation. The reason might be as simple as it is chilling.

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Sex Crimes of the CIA—Unreported, Unrepented, and Unpunished
John Kiriakou | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

27 Dec 2021 – The CIA rivals the Vatican in covering up sex crimes against children and then protecting the members of its organization who commit them.

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Biden’s Nominee for CIA Director
John Kiriakou | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

11 Jan 2021 – If there must be a CIA, I feel better with Bill Burns being in charge of it.

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Before You Give Your Computer to the Geek Squad
John Kiriakou - Reader Supported News, 11 Jun 2018

8 Jun 2018 – We all know that we live in a surveillance state. Now we have something else to worry about. The question remains whether Geek Squad employees are secretly working for the FBI. It appears that they are, and this would be a violation of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment guaranteeing due process.

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The CIA and Hollywood, an Unlawful Alliance
John Kiriakou - Reader Supported News, 30 May 2016

CIA employees taking gifts from Hollywood producers for giving them, in the case of Zero Dark Thirty, classified briefings on the bin Laden raid is bad enough. The CIA director leaking classified information to the producers is worse. Therein lies the problem with the relationship between the CIA and Hollywood. There’s little-to-no oversight. And when rules and laws are broken, nobody has to pay the piper.

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The Unrepentant Torturers
John Kiriakou - Reader Supported News, 2 May 2016

A policy of torture, a policy of holding people incommunicado in secret prisons, a policy of rendering people to third countries to undergo even more brutal torture, does nothing but serve as a recruiting tool for terrorists. Torture doesn’t prevent terrorism, it causes it.

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Obama’s Abuse of the Espionage Act Is Modern-Day McCarthyism
John Kiriakou – The Guardian, 12 Aug 2013

Shame on this president for persecuting whistleblowers with a legal relic, while administration officials leak with impunity. In early 2012, I was arrested and charged with three counts of espionage and one count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. (I was only the second person in US history to be charged with violating the IIPA, a law that was written to be used against rogues like Philip Agee.)

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