Apr 14, 2017
Demonstrating how the Washington establish absorbs former conservatives and turns them into establishment hacks, CIA Director Mike Pompeo took the opportunity in his first speech as director to blast Wikileaks as a purveyor of intelligence hostile to the US. Pompeo used to be a fan of Wikileaks until he became an insider. Now he’s a defender of all the CIA secrets including its numerous illegal dark side operations.
“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Mr. Pompeo said. To support his assessment, he cited how the group had encouraged followers to join the C.I.A. and steal secrets, and how “it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from antidemocratic countries.”
Sadly, Popeo fails to admit that Wilileaks attacks the US because it lies so often about its pure motives and adherence to law. Not one of the leaks released by wikileaks has been done with the purpose of hurting legitimate secrets of the CIA, but the leaks expose the epidemic of illegal hacking our government does, its interference with other countries elections and its links with terror groups and drug cartel. It is the CIA that is working against American values, not Wikileaks.