In a statement that conjures images of the middle ages, former CIA chief and all round globalist neocon James Woolsey said on live TV Tuesday that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should be hanged for treason.
“He should be prosecuted for treason. If convicted by a jury of his peers, he should be hanged by his neck until he is dead.” said Woolsey in an interview with Fox News.
The conversation surrounded Snowden’s offer to help Brazil investigate NSA surveillance of its people in return for asylum. US officials have also suggested providing an amnesty for Snowden to the US in return for an agreement to end the intelligence leaks.
“I think giving him amnesty is idiotic,” Woolsey, a prominent Council on Foreign Relations insider, noted.
Woolsey has previously refused to be drawn on the documented role of the spy state in controlling and manipulating the lives of the American people, opting instead to play dumb on programs such as ‘Operation Mockingbird’, the CIA’s historically established program to control and influence the media.
Woolsey’s latest comments echo those of fellow arch-neocon, Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, who said this week that Snowden should “swing from a tall oak tree” as punishment for exposing NSA spying.
“I must say absent some other important piece of information, it has to be one of the dumbest things that I’ve seen in a long time, to be speculating about it publicly, even if they are contemplating a deal with Snowden some kind of amnesty,” Bolton added.
Given that the last public hanging occurred in the 1930s, it shows you where the mind set of these neocons is still firmly rooted with regards to anyone who challenges or seeks to expose the inner workings of the shadow government and the surveillance state.
Even while federal judges rule that the NSA spying is most likely unconstitutional, these disgusting elitists still defend the program and maintain that anyone who attempts to expose it is a traitor.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration is currently conducting a phony dog and pony show to convince the American people that it is really doing something about NSA overreach. The 304-page report released late Wednesday by Obama’s special review commission DOES NOT advise that the NSA should be stripped of the power to bulk collect Americans’ communications data.
As reported by Nextgov, The “bottom line” of the report translates to “Don’t give up the crown jewels of America’s surveillance program, including bulk collection of telephone data, but add enough new transparency and legal restrictions to fulfill the public’s right to privacy and civil liberties.”
The Obama administration’s position on Snowden, and thus whistleblowers in general, also remains constant.
“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 Press Secretary Carney said.