How can NSA whistleblower Snowden be guilty of treason if the NSA claims it isn’t spying on you after all?
by Mike Adams
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
All across the mainstream media, you’re hearing Republicans and Democrats accuse Edward Snowden of “treason” for blowing the whistle on the NSA surveillance scandal. Feinstein, Boehner, Bolton and others are all joining in the chorus of the absurd by screaming about how Edward Snowden is a “traitor” to the United States because he betrayed the nation by disclosing highly sensitive secrets.
But at the same time, the NSA claims it isn’t spying on you at all. National intelligence director James Clapper says, “The notion that we are trolling through everyone’s emails, and voyeuristically reading them, or listening to everyone’s phone calls, is on its face absurd. We couldn’t do it even if we wanted to, and I assure you, we don’t want to.”
So then how is Edward Snowden guilty of treason if everything he leaked isn’t true?
See, treason can only apply if Snowden’s leaks are factually correct. So by claiming he’s guilty of treason, people like Sen. Feinstein are actually admitting his leaked PRISM slides are, in fact, correct and true. That’s why they’re so angry about it…
Because someone can’t be guilty of treason for making up their own fictional slides and handing them to the Guardian. That’s not treason… that’s just a prank. And according to the NSA, Snowden is engaged in nothing more than a giant prank. James Clapper and everyone else in the intelligence apparatus denies the government is spying on you at all. Therefore, Snowden can’t be engaged in “treason” because the information he leaked isn’t real.