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 Former CIA agent John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst and case officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former counter-terrorism consultant for ABC News, blogger for Huffington Post, and author.


He is notable as the first official within the U.S. government to confirm the use of waterboarding of al-Qaeda prisoners as an interrogation technique, which he described as torture.

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Donald Trump may have cost himself any chance of winning the state of Ohio after he condemned and attacked the state Republican party chair for criticizing his behavior towards women.

According to former CIA analyst John Kiriakou, the release of the emails was intended to create a major shock wave in the US, but Assange ruined his own plan by being too open about it, as well as by publicly expressing his disdain for Hillary Clinton.
John Kiriakou (who was given our Patriot Award in 2016) was given a three year prison sentence for confirming that the United States was using torture with the full approval of the executive branch.
Sterling's treatment is all too common within the prison system according to John Kiriakou, another CIA whistleblower and friend of Sterling, who said, "I don't think they're doing this just because he's Jeffrey Sterling.

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who served a prison sentence at a federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, joined Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola to talk about the case of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, which they have both followed ...
intelligence Agencies Are Gathering Information Against You in Case of Your Dissent THOMAS HEDGES, TRNN: The Sam Adams Awards are given out annually to people within the Intelligence Community who've stepped forward to blow the whistle on ...
intelligence Agencies Are Gathering Information Against You in Case of Your Dissent THOMAS HEDGES, TRNN: The Sam Adams Awards are given out annually to people within the Intelligence Community who've stepped forward to blow the whistle on ...
"You have serious players like [CIA Director] John Brennan saying that if they got orders to re-institute torture policies then they would refuse to follow them," notes John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer who turned against waterboarding and paid the ...
Unlike others who have been charged with leaking under the Espionage Act and have stayed in the US to stand trial -- including former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who served nearly two years in federal prison for disclosing the agency's use of "enhanced ...
We would pardon Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, Jeffrey Sterling, Julian Assange and other whistleblowers." Trump: "I think Snowden is a terrible threat.
The U.S. government gives free passes to offiCIAls who commit war crimes but imprisons whistleblowers who tell the truth, a fate that befell CIA's John Kiriakou for disclosing torture. But he was honored by some ex-intelligence officers, reports Ray ...
John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer who in 2002 led the team that located Abu Zubaydah, alleged to be a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda.
(http://www.democracynow.org/appearances/rev_chris_antal). Tackling torture began these annual Armistice Day forums last year with successful events at Hamline Univ.
I've written a couple of articles recently, here and here, about CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling and his battle to get adequate medical care while incarcerated in the Federal Correctional institution at Englewood, Colorado.
Becker speaks with John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst and case officer, and Dr. Douglas Weeks, he is a counter-terrorism expert and Visiting Research Fellow at the London Metropolitan University.

Loud & Clear radio host Becker was joined on Monday by John Kiriakou, the CIA analyst-turned-whistleblower who exposed the US torture program at Guantanamo, and Dr.
Their names are Stephen Kim, Jeffrey Sterling, John Kiriakou, and Thomas Drake. All of them were government officials who talked with journalists and were charged under the Espionage Act for disclosures of information that were far less consequential ...
Nope, the two years in penitentiary went to John Kiriakou, a CIA official who once leaked the name of an undercover agent to a journalist.
From Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou to army war crimes resister Chelsea Manning and others, the Obama administration has repeatedly demonstrated that those who expose government crimes will be punished ...
Julian Assange of Wikileaks is the most prominent example, but there are many others. Ask Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning or Thomas Drake or John Kiriakou, among countless others. But even allowing for what we have come to regard as normal, ...
Julian Assange of Wikileaks is the most prominent example, but there are many others. Ask Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning or Thomas Drake or John Kiriakou, among countless others. But even allowing for what we have come to regard as normal, ...
The Guardian released the second and third installments of its inside chronicle of the struggle between the CIA and the Senate over the Select Committee on intelligence's 2014 report on torture.
She argued that the Obama administration has been one of the most stringent enforcers of classified information in recent memory, citing the cases against Former CIA agent John Kiriakou and former CIA director David Petraeus. Kiriakou was sentenced to ...
If elected president I will immediately pardon Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou for their important work in exposing the massive, systematic violation of our constitutional rights.
I recently had an opportunity to ask a trio of America's bravest whistleblowers - John Kiriakou, Jesselyn Radack, and Tom Drake - to explain why the president came into office like a civil liberties lion and has behaved instead like a national ...
Bryan Nishamura. John Kiriakou. You mention Petraeus. Yeah. He got a slap on the wrist. Look at the case of Stephen Kim. He went to prison for telling a journalist -- a journalist he was encouraged to talk to by the State Department -- that "North ...
We owe a debt of gratitude to courageous whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou and others, who have stripped the veil of secrecy from the US torture, drone and surveillance programs.
The award has previously been given to journalists Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Charles Bowden; Glenn Greenwald and documentarian Laura Poitras; Hugh Hefner; and former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who went to prison after leaking information ...
We owe a debt of gratitude to courageous whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou and others, who have stripped the veil of secrecy from the US torture, drone and surveillance programs.
Editor's note: John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant for ABC News.
The United States wasted the sympathy and support of many other nations by using the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to launch an era of aggressive warfare, whistleblower and former CIA analyst John Kiriakou said on Friday. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) ...
I have been refused entry clearance to the USA to chair the presentation of the Sam Adams Award to CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou and to speak at the World Beyond War conference in Washington DC. Like millions of British passport holders I ...
Murray was forced out of the British public service after he exposed the use of torture by Britain's Uzbek allies. Murray is scheduled to chair the presentation of this year's Sam Adams Award for Integrity in intelligence to CIA torture whistleblower ...
John Kiriakou: We're talking about a British diplomat. A highly respected internationally respected British diplomat. A whistleblower in his own right, an exposer of torture who has traveled to this country dozens and dozens of times and then for ...
Murray is currently scheduled to present the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in intelligence to CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou at the end of September. He also is supposed to speak at a conference planned by World Beyond War around the same time.
Hij zou de Sam Adams-prijs uitreiken aan CIA-klokkenluider John Kiriakou en zou spreken op de World Beyond war-conferentie. Murray tekent aan dat hij, ondanks zijn kritiek op het Russische bewind, het verval van burgerlijke vrijheden aldaar en de ...
Murray is currently scheduled to present the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in intelligence to CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou at the end of September. He also is supposed to speak at a conference planned by World Beyond War around the same time.
And they secured John Kiriakou - the CIA agent who blew the whistle on torture - two and a half years in prison. These actions - more befitting Stalinist Russia than a Nobel peace laureate - may draw to mind Noam Chomsky's famous observation that ...
To this day, only one individual has been jailed in connection with the CIA's torture programme: whisteblower John Kiriakou, the first person to confirm the agency's use of waterboarding in 2007. No other prosecutions have been pursued. Search for the ...
This was untrue, according to John Kiriakou, who led the joint CIA-FBI team that caught Zubaydah. Kiriakou confirmed that Zubaydah did not help plan the September 11, 2001 attacks.
To this day, only one individual has been jailed in connection with the CIA's torture programme: whisteblower John Kiriakou, the first person to confirm the agency's use of waterboarding in 2007. No other prosecutions have been pursued. Search for the ...
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker talks with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, the only man who went to prison for the U.S.
This is as close to justice as he will get, says John Kiriakou, CIA analyst-turned-whistleblower who holds the dubious distinction of being the only man who's been sent to prison in connection with the US torture program, which he had a hand in exposing.
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker talks with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, the only man who went to prison for the U.S.
Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in January 2002. The facility was used as a makeshift detention facility and closed after a few months.
"These are my friends," he told The Independent about whistleblowers like Ellsberg, Sterling, and former CIA officer John Kiriakou. "These are the guys that have revealed to me the lies and injustice." FCI Englewood is a low-security prison that Forbes ...
It wouldn't help maintain America's power and in fact, according to John Kiriakou who was in the CIA at the time when I interviewed him, he told me that there was a morning phone call of the heads of the Pentagon.
On this episode of "Watching the Hawks," Tyrel Ventura & Tabetha Wallace are joined by Ray Mcgovern and John Kiriakou for a panel discussion on Mike Morell and his statements on Charlie Rose this week. Tabetha Wallace delves into the hypocrisy of ...


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