posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 10:06 AM
Guaranteed whistleblowers are being persecuted for their voice. Better get prepared for it. Know your rights if you decide to blow the whistle.
One of the things you cannot do, even if you know it really really bad, is to reveal who is a CIA agent. You can keep the secret to yourself, you can
say that Mr. So-and-so did a crime like this and that, but you can't reveal that So-and-so is in the CIA. Okay, well, you can tell the world, if
you're an idiot and like lawyers and lawsuits, and big money fines that you can't pay off in a lifetime unless you are a multi-millionaire and have
20 years of spare time to spend in jail.
It's just one of those taboos that the CIA wrote into the system, where they get to be wealthy and take the perks and fame but their identity is as
secret as Batman, because if it gets blown, so does their edge in the international political games that they are playing. It has something to do
with their trade craft, because if you were a meanie, you could take that intelligence to another country and disclose identities, and so when Covert
Agent So-and-so visits a country as a tourist, he gets killed by the natives because you told them he was a spy.
Then it gets uglier for you because there are international courts. Maybe after that, a USA attorney wants to have you arrested for acting as an
unregistered agent of a foreign country, a violation of the FARA, or Foreign Agents Registration Act.
It's unfair. How come neighbor Jack gets to tell whoever he wants that he's in the CIA, but then you are pressured by law to not reveal things the
same way Jack does? It does feel like a break of the freedom of speech.
Oh the irony, revealing identity to a freelance reporter, who kept it to himself. I imagine that the reporter, in theory, has the potential for being
a CIA agent too, which may have been the reason why Kiriakou chose that reporter to talk to in the first place.
What is the big surprise? I think the CIA is the biggest national employer of sociopaths. Normal doesn't occur in a group like that.