WTF on the Wikileaks Crackdown? The CIA Agrees

Many of us have questioned some of the response targeting Wikileaks and the dangers that they pose to journalists and free speech on the Internet. The CIA, it appears, agrees: naming its effort the “Wikileaks Task Force” or WTF.

Fortunately, with the re-naming of the Wisconsin Tourism Federation, the name is now available.

The agency will now have WTF staffers working overtime to deal with Assange and those who want to get this material to the public.

This reminds me of the old section in the Environmental Division of the Justice Department Leaking Underground Storage Tank office or LUST office. There was even a LUST fund controlled by Justice in 1986. The Reagan Administration so to it that it was called UST out of concerns that lawyers were introducing themselves as LUST specialists working for President Reagan.

Source: Guardian and Post

Jonathan Turley

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  2. From today’s Wikileaks headlines:

    WikiLeaks Begins Posting Internal Emails of Private Intel Firm Stratfor

    The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun publishing what it says are 5.5 million emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a private U.S.-based intelligence gathering firm with about 300,000 subscribers. The emails were reportedly obtained by the hackers cooperate, Anonymous. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports some of the leaked emails suggest Israel may have sent commandos into Iran, perhaps with the assistance of Kurdish fighters or Iranian Jews, to carry out operations to destroy Iranian nuclear installations.

  3. WTF? Are these the same guys who found WMD?

    If you really want to experience the CIA … be related to someone who works for them. You’ll be saying WTF! at least once a week.

  4. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday that a US government effort to prosecute him should serve as a warning to journalists in the United States.

    Assange, in an interview with the MSNBC television network, said there has been a “quite deliberate attempt to split off our organization from the First Amendment protections that are afforded to all publishers.”

    The WikiLeaks founder said he considers himself a journalist and “we all have to stick together to resist this sort of reinterpretation of the First Amendment,” which guarantees the right to free speech.

    “We have seen these statements, that The New York Times is, you know, also being looked at in terms of whether they have engaged in what they call ‘conspiracy to commit espionage,'” he said.

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