Iceland Kick FBI Out Of The Country

by Baxter Dmitry

Iceland kicked the FBI out of the country after learning they were only there to gather information about WikiLeaks.

Iceland kicked the FBI out of the country after learning the United States authorities lied to them about the purpose of their visit and were only there to gather information about WikiLeaks.

Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland’s former minister of the interior, says he received an urgent message from the authorities in the United States saying that “there was an imminent attack on Icelandic government databases” by hackers, and that they would send FBI agents to investigate.

However upon their arrival it became apparent that there was no imminent attack and the FBI agents were only there to secretly gather intelligence on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. “Eight or nine” FBI agents were then ordered to leave the country.

WikiLeaks has many members in Iceland, a nation of activists that has swept the anti-establishment Pirate Party to the verge of forming government with similar non-mainstream parties this weekend.

Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Pirate’s nominal leader, is a former WikiLeaks member who worked with Assange on the release of Collateral Murder in 2010.

 

The FBI has form when it comes to investigating WikiLeaks via Iceland. In December 2010, the US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia requested Twitter account information for Jonsdottir. The subpoena cited a specific conspiracy provision that may have been aimed at those thought to have assisted Private Manning.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament and former WikiLeaks associate.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament and former WikiLeaks associate.

Herbert Snorrason, a former WikiLeaks member once close to Assange, wrote on his websitethat he had been provided orders, unsealed on May 2, including a search warrant served on Google for “all e-mail associated with my GMail account, every shred of information they had on my identity, and anything I’d uploaded to a Google service.”

Snorrason says the reason for the search warrant was “because I had a conversation or a few with a white-haired Australian guyThese kinds of orders have been served on more of the people I know than I really care to think about.

Another young activist, Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, told a closed session of Iceland’s Parliament in 2013 that he had been cooperating with United States agents investigating WikiLeaks.

Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson (known as Siggi) with Julian Assange in London.

Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson (known as Siggi) with Julian Assange in London.

He was at the time going back and forwards going to meet Julian. They were trying to get him to go there wearing a wire,” Jonsdottir said in an interview.

Ordering the FBI agents to leave proves the self-sufficient island nation does more than pay lip service to ideals of transparency and freedom. It is also a powerful display of sovereignty that suggests they will be true to their word regarding plans to grant citizenship to Edward Snowden.

When asked by reporters if they are worried that granting a haven to the NSA whistleblower might rile their NATO ally, the United States, Jonsdottir said, “Well, we have done things that don’t make other nations happy before. Sometimes it’s a case of doing what is right versus what is easy.

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  • Occams

    ANYONE who has ANYTHING to do with such a lying, classless outfit is a fool. The FBI is a tool shed of fools who do the bidding of whatever lying crook occupies the president’s chair.

    Whores (no disrespect to the prostitute industry, an honorable profession).

  • MoonSnack

    They fly a different flag than the USA but when I look at the people’s faces, I see no discernible difference from them and us. We are all one and the same. We all love our country, our freedoms, and our families. Also, it’s quite beautiful what they’ve achieved; I’m very proud of them.

    • gmatch

      Yes, for the love of humanity we should keep all American rascals where they belong: Britain, USA, Canada.

  • doodaa

    LOL…..The FBI wanted to give Iceland their “cooties”.

  • Citizen Quasar

    My personal experience with the FBI has been that they are nothing but criminals and they are such cowards that they hide behind the badge of the state rather than commit crime as men.

    • gmatch

      FBI is the new GESTAPO! No civilized country should work with this US institutions.

  • amuncat

    The arrogance of the US!!! This is one place they don’t own!

  • L Garou

    Who let them in in the first place?!
    Well, anyway, three cheers for you!

    • Nibs Niven

      Didn’t you read the very first paragraph of the article?

      • L Garou

        My dear Nibs.
        Twas merely a rhetorical prelude to a heartfelt three cheers for them!

  • gmatch

    Watch out for American tourists – those could be US government terrorists! Keep you countries free of insane Americans. Most Americans are mentally disturbed: they are murderers or pedophiles or thieves.

  • Sink Chicken

    I would guess that the CIA is still there.

  • Anarchy Bunker
  • Knowles222

    Unfortunantly for Snowden backers, one he will never be allowed to leave Russia by the Russian government, he far to big of a bargaining chip to lose, 2 I suspect Snowden doesn’t want to leave Russia.