Former CIA director Mike Pompeo, who could not stop thinking about how to kill Assange | Photo by Gage SkidmoreThere were no criminal prosecutions for anyone in the Central Intelligence Agency when they operated
(Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: public domain / Wikimedia)[Editor's Note: To mark the 20th anniversary of the rise of the American security state after the September
The CIA once again was allowed by a court to neither confirm or deny the existence of records on sensitive operations. History suggests such secrecy could have deadly consequences.
"In addition to it being completely illegal, installing microphones at this scale would be discovered for sure," Witness #2 told the British magistrates' court. It would be a "crazy act."
"Without dedicated and brave exposure of the state secrets in question, what happened to me would never have been acknowledged and understood," El Masri declared.