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Cryptome:Huffington Post Spying Game

 

30 September 2010. Add dissimulation from Keith Thomson and Cryptome response.

29 September 2010


The Huffington Post Spying Game

Cryptome was interviewed by telephone today by Keith Thomson, a reporter for The Huffington Post. After a bit of palaver Keith said a confidential source claimed a Chinese spy agency had given Wikileaks $20 million. What did Cryptome think about that?

We said that kind of money is usually given by spy agencies to publications like The Huffington Post rather than an offbeat like Wikileaks. Could be, though: according to reports Wikileaks has joined with major publications to provide the kind of information for which spies would pay $20 million.

Also, now that there are billions of dollars being distributed around the world by spy agencies for which $20 million is a small sum, it is possible that such a contribution could have been made to Wikileaks alone, if not to the illusory Wikileaks, then to an legitimate financial agent of the venture -- of which Daniel Schmitt said there are several. This would fit claims by Julian Assange to have raised over a million dollars recently, and just yesterday Wikileaks Tweeted that money was no problem.

Keith said what would you do if someone sent Cryptome a million dollar donation, a check. We said we would publish the check as a sting operation. Nothing like that can be kept secret, the recipient might try to keep it secret but it will come out, usually by someone within the receiving group aggrieved at being short-changed.

Keith said this discussion is off the record. Cryptome said it does not do off the record interviews. We publish accounts of them.


Some email exchanges:

Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:33:17 -0500
Subject: Keith Thomson, Huffington Post columnist here...
From: keith thomson <kjthomson[at]gmail.com>
To: ny[at]natsios-young.com
Cc: jy[at]jya.com

John:

I admire your work. I'm eager to ask either of you a couple of quick
Crytpome questions—analog preferably—for a story I'm working on. Please advise.

Best,
Keith Thomson
http://huffingtonpost.com/keith-thomson

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:07:17 -0500
Subject: Re: Keith Thomson, Huffington Post columnist here...
From: keith thomson <kjthomson[at]gmail.com>
To: John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com>

John:

Thanks for your reply. I'm currently doing book research in an area largely
inhospitable to cell phones, but I expect to be back in the 21st Century late
today or tomorrow and will call you.

Best,
Keith
http://huffingtonpost.com/keith-thomson

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 5:44 AM, John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com> wrote:
Keith,

It will be a pleasure to speak with you when convenient.

Best regards,

John Young and Deborah Natsios

212-873-8700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting   212-873-8700 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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From: kjthomson[at]gmail.com
To: John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com>
Subject: Re: Cryptome E-Gold Donation
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:41:55 -0500

John, thanks. K

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 29, 2010, at 9:29 AM, John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com> wrote:

Keith,

The E-gold contribution file:

http://cryptome.org/cryptome-gold.htm

As I said in our telephone talk, no other donation like this
has come our way.

BTW, donations to Cryptome are reported by me as taxable
income, trivial as they customarily are.

Regards,

John

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Added 30 September 2010, 6:42AM:

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:25:34 -0500
Subject: Re: Keith Thomson, Huffington Post columnist here...
From: keith thomson <kjthomson[at]gmail.com>
To: John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com>

John, read the following on your site.

<<Keith said a confidential source claimed a Chinese spy agency had given
Wikileaks $20 million>>

That a Chinese spy agency has given Wikileaks $20 million is news to me;
I didn't say that, and wouldn't. The only time we discussed dollar amount
was in hypothetials. Not sure where you got this.


Darkbird18 is always looking for Good Information on the Internet because what they are not telling us is something to watch. Wikileaks is a great website that have information on leaks form governments and corporation that they don’t want anyone to know but Cryptome.com digs deep to find the truth about what this all means and the why this information is being turn upside down. Read about Chinese Spy Agency and $20 Million donations. So read on to get the hold story……………………


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