Last March, WikiLeaks began its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), code-named “Vault 7,” which is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.
This March, Julian Assange announced even more mind-blowing information about the CIA: it’s agents are running as Democrats in the 2018 Election. Sound too crazy to be true? That’s what people thought about the government spying on them through their phones and cars.
But then Wikileaks released thousands of pages of documents about the CIA’s global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and the microphones of Apple iPhones, Google Androids and Microsoft Windows, and Samsung TVs. As described by Wikileaks:
By the end of 2016, the CIA’s hacking division, which formally falls under the agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI), had over 5000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses, and other “weaponized” malware. Such is the scale of the CIA’s undertaking that by 2016, its hackers had utilized more code than that used to run Facebook. The CIA had created, in effect, its “own NSA” with even less accountability and without publicly answering the question as to whether such a massive budgetary spend on duplicating the capacities of a rival agency could be justified.
This is not a joke, and to date, no information produced by Assange has been disproven. In fact, Assange has exposed some of the greatest national security blunders in U.S. history.
Now, Assange is promoting a three-part article produced by the World Socialists Website that details how CIA agents are running as Democratic candidates in the 2018 Election. The author of the report, Patrick Martin, writes that “Democratic Party leaders are actively recruiting candidates with a military or intelligence background for competitive seats where there is the best chance of ousting an incumbent Republican or filling a vacancy, frequently clearing the field for a favored ‘star’ recruit.”
The highlights are mentioned in this 13-minute video:
CIA Agents Running As Democrats In 2018 Electionshttps://t.co/N82kizoS1X
— Assange Defence (@AssangeDefence) March 12, 2018
Assange attests that the CIA is the world’s most dangerously incompetent spy agency. As a result, it’s not surprising to learn that federal prosecutors have been considering whether or not to press charges against WikiLeaks members for conspiracy, theft of government property and violating the Espionage Act.
However, the Washington Post notes that WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” series published “evidence of remarkable CIA incompetence and other shortcomings.” It adds,
This includes the agency’s creation, at a cost of billions of taxpayer dollars, of an entire arsenal of cyber viruses and hacking programs — over which it promptly lost control and then tried to cover up the loss. These publications also revealed the CIA’s efforts to infect the public’s ubiquitous consumer products and automobiles with computer viruses.
Assange maintains that Wikileaks publishes “truths regarding overreaches and abuses conducted in secret by the powerful.” He wrote,
Our most recent disclosures describe the CIA’s multibillion-dollar cyberwarfare program, in which the agency created dangerous cyberweapons, targeted private companies’ consumer products and then lost control of its cyber-arsenal. Our source(s) said they hoped to initiate a principled public debate about the “security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.
And he points to a warning from former President Dwight Eisenhower: “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”