WikiLeaks: Hostile is as hostile does

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“‘It is the sense of Congress,’ according to the annual Intelligence Authorization Act now working its way through the US Senate, ‘that WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks resemble a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such a service by the United States.’ US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) was the lone dissenting vote on the bill, which was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee in late August. Wyden is on board with Congress’s general anti-Russia/anti-WikiLeaks hatefest, but worries that the bill’s ‘novel’ phraseology might be ‘applied to journalists inquiring about secrets.’ That’s a valid concern as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. Simply put the US government’s problem with WikiLeaks — the basis for its claim of hostility — is that WikiLeaks tells the truth about the US government.” (08/26/17)