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The Whistleblower's Tale: Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA -- and Lost Everything


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA, James Risen, discrimination, Obama, politics )

Nancy
- 1191 days ago - firstlook.org
SterlingâEUR(TM)s battle against the government had begun more than 15 years earlier, when he was still at the CIA. After he lodged a racial discrimination complaint, he was fired by the agency and filed two federal lawsuits against it, one for retaliation...



   

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Kathleen M (211)
Friday June 19, 2015, 1:35 pm
This is a flaming outrage! Damn the CIA, damn the so-called Department of Justice and damn whomever or whatever is responsible for this effing war on whistleblowers! Thanks for sharing, Nancy. Makes me mad as hell, but it's important to know what heinous acts our government is perpetrating on innocent people at home and abroad. Sheesh! What a flaming nightmare!
 

Animae C (506)
Friday June 19, 2015, 5:08 pm
Noted
Thanx Nancy
 

Craig Pittman (52)
Saturday June 20, 2015, 4:59 am
I would donate generously to a fund that supports and encourages people of courage to come forward in this way. I agree with Kathleen, damn the CIA and the Department of NO Justice. These two groups sure as hell do not represent the average decent citizen. Thanks for bring this story forward Nancy.
 

Ben O (140)
Saturday June 20, 2015, 7:03 am
"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it"
(George Orwell)
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 10:53 pm
Shared on facebook and twittersphere.

Would one expect anything different from a large powerful organization intent on protecting itself and its image?
 

Lona G (67)
Monday June 22, 2015, 8:08 am
What a terrible tale of vicious vindictiveness by the CIA. They destroyed a man's life and that of his family because he dared to stand up to them and blew the whistle discriminatory practices, and did all that just because they could and still keep their facade intact. Both these tactics and what the CIA keeps hidden with it disgust me.
 

federico bortoletto (44)
Monday June 22, 2015, 12:40 pm
Grazie Nancy.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 22, 2015, 5:08 pm
Noted. Thanks so much for posting, Nancy.

Yes, what happened to Mr. Sterling is a tragedy. I'd read about him previously and was angry to see him found guilty and sentenced to any time at all. As the article stated, this has worsened since the President I voted for 2ce has been in office. Not too hard to understand why Snowden remains in Russia and Assange in London at the Ecuadoran Embassy. Looks like the CIA is running the whole show. Very depressing......
 

Edith B (146)
Monday June 22, 2015, 9:03 pm
Thanks, Nancy, this was something I had not read before. It seems this man was convicted with a pitiful lack of evidence against him. I, too, voted twice for Obama, now I am seeing he is not the man I thought he was, with this action and others that sound more like Bush. The TPP is another thing I totally disagree with, but it seems it will go forward. The CIA is not supposed to spy on US citizens, I think we all know that they do.
 

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 12:36 pm
I'm sure this has happened to many, many people who tried to do the right thing while working for the government. We just never hear about most of them. It's a sick organization now, truly.
 
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