Why Snowden’s Passport Matters

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:15 pm

Cancelation of the passport wasn’t just an effort to prevent the whistleblower from getting to a country that might grant political asylum. It was also a declaration that the U.S. government can nullify the right to travel just as surely as it can nullify the right to privacy.

 

Ex-Government Official Says CIA Scapegoating Whistleblower John Kiriakou to Protect One of Its Own Torturers

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 8:50 am

A former government official has come forward to tell Firedoglakethat the government is prosecuting whistleblower John Kiriakou on the charge of revealing an identity of a “covert CIA officer” because the CIA was “totally ticked at Kiriakou for acknowledging the use of torture as state policy.”

According to the official, the “covert CIA officer” — referred to in the indictment as Official A — was “responsible for ensuring the execution” of the worldwide RDI program.

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