James Woolsey, a former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), blames the recent terror attacks in Paris that killed 129 people on Edward Snowden, the hero who blew the whistle on systematic government constitutional violations involving unlawful spying on all Americans.
“I think the blood of a lot of these French young people is on his hands,” says Woolsey. Snowden should be convicted of treason for leaking confidential government information in 2013, he argues. “It’s still a capital crime, and I would give him the death sentence, and I would prefer to see him hanged by the neck until he’s dead, rather than merely electrocuted,”
In short, according to Woolsey, there would have been no terror attacks in Paris or elsewhere if only Edward Snowden had kept his mouth shut about unconstitutional and criminal activities in the U.S. government intelligence agencies.
Snowden is the scapegoat who ought to be sacrificed to atone for the sins of the U.S. government. “Unauthorized disclosures such as the Snowden leaks have made it much more difficult to track down terrorists, “explains current CIA Director John Brennan.
“It remains our view that Mr. Snowden is accused of leaking classified information and that he faces felony charges here in the United States,” White House spokesman Carney said last week.
Meanwhile, U.S. federal District Judge Richard Leon, a George W. Bush appointee, observed in a preliminary ruling that: "I cannot imagine a more 'indiscriminate' and 'arbitrary invasion' than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing it without prior judicial approval.”
The reality of this matter is that agents, bureaucrats and employees of the U.S. government are the culprits who have and are committing treason against the American people. They are the traitors who have violated their solemn oaths to uphold the Constitution. They are the felons who should be convicted for their crimes and hanged by their necks until dead.
If President George W. Bush authorized the constitutional violations, he should be convicted of treason and hanged by his neck until dead. If Woolsey, Brennan, James Clapper, or any other government operative carried out those constitutional violations, they should all likewise be convicted of treason and hanged.
Edward Snowden deserves a first class ticket to New York City paid for by the U.S. government. He should enjoy the honor of a ticker tape parade down Broadway and a memorial for his selfless service to Americans on the Mall in Washington D.C., next to the Jefferson memorial.
The time has come for the U.S. government to stop scapegoating our hero, Edward Snowden