Documents Detail CIA Crimes — But US Media Won’t
Hats off to our so-called free press
By Paul Kaiser
our pragmatic worldview, the western media
consistently performs well below our already
extremely low expectations.
been roughly 24 hours since Wikileaks released more
than 8,000 documents detailing the CIA's "global
covert hacking program".
the leaks (known as "Vault 7") haven't even finished
yet. As the Independent
notes, "when taken
together, Vault 7 will make up the biggest
intelligence publication in history."
Considering how much the U.S. media loves to gossip
about spies and hacking, you would expect
around-the-clock coverage and analysis of these
After all, they detail how:
CIA has espionage division more
powerful than NSA with no checks and balances.
CIA’s secret hacking division
produced a huge about of weaponized malware to
infest iPhone, Android phones — and lost control
CIA loses control of entire
cyber weapons arsenal due to negligence.
Obama’s CIA built most powerful
cyber attack arsenal, costing U.S. taxpayers
$100+ billion. Lost it due to negligence.
CIA illicitly hoarded “zero
day” attacks, putting business and government at
Obama admin used their advanced
cyber attack arsenal against private citizens.
CIA inserted CIA coders in
major U.S. tech companies to implement backdoors
CIA can turn smart TVs, iPhones,
gaming consoles and many other electronicc
devices into open mics.
CIA can spy on you through your
CIA can turn all
internet-enabled consumer electronic devices
into listening devices.
CIA has backdoors to every PC
Skype voice conversations are
converted into text and stored in CIA spy cloud.
CIA has backdoor access to
basically anything produced by Microsoft, Apple,
Cisco and Google.
CIA can remotely control cars,
planes, and hospital devices — a useful
technique for assassinations.
CIA malware is used to spy on
journalists, discover sources of leaks.
U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is
a covert CIA hacking center.
CIA uses Russian malware,
leaves fake “fingerprints” to “misdirect
attribution” of cyber attacks.
The documented criminality is quite extensive.
And yet, here are some screengrabs we took early
this morning (Moscow Time) — around 18 hours after
the leaks were released.
Unless you look hard, you would never know that
we are witnessing a historic public disclosure about
an intelligence agency's vast criminality:
Well done, Fox. The only mention of the leaks is in
the form of "how do we punish leaks?" That's
MSNBC took a similar route. A former CIA director
says that CIA leaks showing CIA crimes are
NPR was too busy reporting on Hitler's cocaine
use. (They have an article about the leaks, if you
scroll down past their latest scoop on the Dakota
CNN WINS! CNN
actually alluded to possible wrongdoing by the CIA!
Nothing surprising here. Why would the CIA want to
report about its own crimes?
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