Skip to comments.Ex-CIA director: Snowden should be ‘hanged’ if convicted for treason
Posted on 12/22/2013 10:04:24 PM PST by WilliamIII
Former CIA Director James Woolsey had harsh words Tuesday for anyone thinking about giving Edward Snowden amnesty, and argued the NSA leaker should be hanged if hes ever tried and convicted of treason.
Woolsey, along with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton, spoke Tuesday in Washington in an interview with Fox News.
I think giving him amnesty is idiotic, Woolsey said. 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."
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Yes, cannot have those dastardly Freepers knowing that we watch their every post!
These people are sick control freaks. Snowden deserves thanks for exposing the Orwellian state we live in, regardless of the not-so subtle methods he used. I hope he marries a nice Russian girl and they are never caught by Obama’s thugs.
Any word on how Woolsey feels about the people who were wholesale spying on innocent American citizens?
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.”........................................ Hmmmm? Judge Isaac C. Parker lives! Why not just try him now, and when he comes back you hang him at the airport. Will we do that to everyone who commits Treason, or just Snowden? s/ I’m sure we can come up with a list of individuals who we’d like to hang for treason, ask any Viet Nam Vet. and I’m sure Snowden won’t be the first name they come up with.
If the American People are the enemies of The United States, then Snowden is a traitor.
so he wants snowden hanged for exposing that the goverment is committing treason. He should look in a mirror to see a traitor that should be hanged
Honesty is the best policy which the US government doesn’t understand for the past 100 years.
If you can’t trust a disgruntled ex-spook, who can you trust?
No, Snowden revealed operational techniques and classified/confidential sources, meetings, etc.
While some of the NSA programs are out of wack, and need to be curtailed, reformed or abolished, others are lifesaving and need to be kept. However, secrecy is the most important part of intelligence operations and Snowden destroyed that advantage we had.
Nobody gives a damn about your phone conversations. I had to tell hardcore communists that 40 years ago. They were paranoid beyond belief. Small fry are usually not important in subversive operations unless you track them to the big boys (been there, done that).
The damage that Snowden has done to America’s security will cost us lives in the future. Our enemies never sleep and they are always looking for chinks in our armor through which to attack us. If 9/11 taught us nothing else, it is that they were watching, for years, found the chink, and killed 3,000 people, brought down 7 major buildings, 4 planes, and damaged the Pentagon only because they couldn’t see the White House or the Capital.
That plane literally passed within less that a mile of my house and the explosion of it hitting the Pentagon shook it.
If they are reading this or listening to my phone, fine. They can also pay for the pizza I ordered a while ago. That is the least they can do to keep me happen.
The US government think they are all little angels but they make the mafia look like choir boys!
I’ll take my liberty over security.
I was reading on Citizen Wells that a bill is being pondered about removing the death penalty for treason. Congress putting in a loophole “just in case”?
Still batting a .1000
John Fn Kerry?
BHO, Jr (aka Barry Serotoro, or whatever he goes by now)
Trust the gubmint? Not a chance.
What has been the price of Obozo’s Treason?
In lives, property & money?
But, unfortunately, your sound reasoning will not get past the filter created by the tinfoil hats so many people wear. Snowden didn’t just tell Americans that the NSA was listening to phones, emails etc, he told America’s enemies how its done.
Shouldn’t the same sentence be enacted for known traitors like John Kerry?
Since obamas a liar then what is the us government?The 2nd coming?
That "intel" is supposed to be classified.
Anyone who believes anything but that ALL of the telecoms caved and allowed ALL of their cusomters' phone calls to be bugged is naive.
Anyone who believes that Poindexter's programs were ever turned off is also naive.
So what intel did Snowden reveal that anyone with commonsense can't figure out from the little bit of info we already know?
I understand he served in NAM and threw other folks medals over a fence.
Secretary of State? The hell you say.
Snowden is letting everyone know which CIA agent said that. A rope has two ends.
if snowden hangs for treason, obama should be hanged for treason.
He took a piece of rice in the ass to get the purple.
mafia can’t claim sovereign immunity.
there are lots of folks that deserve hangin , but Snowden is not one of them .
Personally , I can hardly wait for that time to come .
I’d like to have a vote if Snowden or James Woolsey swings by a rope.
They have no clue. I will purple both his eye sockets right now.
Come get me.
I mean literally. His boat took some fire, and they had rice bags on the boat, and a piece of rice got ricocheted into his butt.
That’s how he got his purple medal he threw over the WH fence.
Before 911 intelligence was much more compartmentalized. After 911 we were told that we could have stopped it if we had "connected the dots" through a central data warehouse.
Well we got our wish. Now our enemies have one-stop shopping for all of our secrets.
And with the lax security that allowed Snowden deep access who is to say that the NSA didn't also let in a deep cover Chinese and/or Russian and/or jihadi spy?
Maybe this whole Snowden thing is a cover for the NSA realizing they had inadvertently given access to all of one or more of our enemies and wanted to pin the blame on some low level figure rather than pointing their fingers at themselves.
Ed Snowden is an NSA creation. With such lax security this was bound to happen. The NSA honchos are idiots who only have themselves to blame. They should be up on treason charges for Russia and China getting our NSA secrets.
If it was so easy for Ed Snowden to acquire all this NSA intel then prolly others have been doing it for years. But keeping their mouths shut and getting paid off by Russia and China for the intel. How many foreign nationals (like born in China or Taiwan or Russia) are working at the NSA or for NSA contractors? There’s your answer. We don’t want to discriminate do we? Political correctness is deadly to a nation.
(sorry but Taiwanese can be turned to work for China)
You get it!!! Please read my post #34
"Oh you're a refugee from Iraq and claim to be a victim of al Qaeda and can read and speak Arabic? Well then here's your high level security access to the NSA. Welcome to the team!"
Dennis, you are correct on who is responsible. The NSA is responsible. Heads should roll on this breach.
\Snowden on the other hand understands what was given and sold out his Nation. Hiding in Communist Russia or Marxist Brazil is not acceptable.
He is a traitor first and foremost.
So what value to place on Snowden revealing the scope of NSA domestic spying?
“Hiding in Communist Russia or Marxist Brazil”
Huh? Russia is far more of a capitalist country than we are now so this statement is just silly.
As far as heads rolling, get serious. Heads never roll for those in charge. Things will continue as before, sure they may come out with some window dressing but that’s about it.
Good question. I think we all know the answer.
It did not have recorded conversations or the text of emails, although the FBI could obtain warrants and subpoenas based on NSA data.
Most people only have three major “privacy” issues in their lives.
Money, health, and romance (real and imagined).
I don't care who knows about those things in my life.
Money - I'm lower middle class, mainly because I was a day trader and went bust in penny stocks after the 9-11 catastrophe.
Health - Lifelong runner with Atrial Fib, thinning hair, and 4 skin cancers after growing up in south Florida.
Romance - At age 63, more imaginary than real.
I also don't care who knows where I am, so I don't care about surveillance cameras, either.
I care a little bit about my political privacy, since I'm a Conservative, and I don't want harassing emails, phone calls, or letters.
But, bottom line, if you are a law abiding citizen, almost no one in the world cares about what you do or what you think.
You consider Russia a “Capitalist” Nation even after Putin has disbanded the media?
what info has Snowden revealed...
that was not already widely suspected.?
Secretary of State? The hell you say.
Arnold was Washingtons finest battle commander, but he was very-much disliked by lousy generals and politicians. Arnold was therefor financially screwed by Congress in that they wouldnt cover his personal financial battle expenses; his records went down with his ship in his victorious battle at Valcour Bay... and (like Sarah Palin today) Arnold wasnt liked by "professional" politicians. If it were not for Arnolds actions during the Revolutionary war, America would have very-very likely lost that war.
George Washington was Arnolds protection; but Washington couldnt hold Congress off Arnolds case ... so Arnold was broke and he left town ... after hed won the war for America.
Not only look in the mirror-—but look in the White House and Congress.
to post 43
zee, tell your story to someone
involved in a divorce dispute,
and ask what they think.
Arnold’s history is a rough one. He did turncoat at a point by giving up knowledge of our War College but I would never compare Snowden to that.
Snowden shall be used like a pawn. We are getting to a point that ALL communication is known. As Americans we will feel the effect.