Ten years ago Katharine Gun leaked a secret email from the U.S. National Security Agency ordering her and others in her section at the U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to spy on diplomats resisting efforts to support a UN resolution in favor of an attack on Iraq. It cost her her job and her career but nearly averted the Iraq War.
In a military court on February 28, former Army intelligence officer Bradley Manning confessed to sending a record number of secret documents to Internet whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, but denied he had leaked any information to the enemy.
Without any authority from Congress or the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration announced this week that, in coordination with other Western governments and Arab dictatorships, U.S. taxpayers will provide yet another $60 million in direct aid to the Syrian “rebels” — a broad coalition of foreign Islamists, mercenaries, Muslim terrorists including al-Qaeda, and other forces. Since the war broke out, the president has already spent close to half-a-billion taxpayer dollars propping up the “revolutionaries,” who have strong support from the highest ranks of the global establishment. Tens of thousands have already died in the conflict.