U.S. officials dream of murdering Edward Snowden

Buzzfeed reports: Edward Snowden has made some dangerous enemies. As the American intelligence community struggles to contain the public damage done by the former National Security Agency contractor’s revelations of mass domestic spying, intelligence operators have continued to seethe in very personal terms against the 30-year-old whistle-blower.

“In a world where I would not be restricted from killing an American, I personally would go and kill him myself,” a current NSA analyst told BuzzFeed. “A lot of people share this sentiment.”

“I would love to put a bullet in his head,” one Pentagon official, a former special forces officer, said bluntly. “I do not take pleasure in taking another human beings life, having to do it in uniform, but he is single-handedly the greatest traitor in American history.”

That violent hostility lies just beneath the surface of the domestic debate over NSA spying is still ongoing. Some members of Congress have hailed Snowden as a whistle-blower, the New York Times has called for clemency, and pundits regularly defend his actions on Sunday talk shows. In intelligence community circles, Snowden is considered a nothing short of a traitor in wartime.

“His name is cursed every day over here,” a defense contractor told BuzzFeed, speaking from an overseas intelligence collections base. “Most everyone I talk to says he needs to be tried and hung, forget the trial and just hang him.” [Continue reading…]

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2 thoughts on “U.S. officials dream of murdering Edward Snowden

  1. Christopher Hoare

    These goons have shown the extent of their unsuitability for the intelligence agency of a democratic society. It was always my understanding that professionals do not act out their own personal problems. Every one of these individuals who can be identified should be fired.

    Obama should explain how he will deal with this rank subordination.

  2. Norman

    This shows exactly what’s wrong with Military people, General officers especially, running the show. Either you think, act, support what the are, or you’re a traitor. Talk about projection, today we see that in almost every facet of our Government. There are just too many Generals om service today, which like every other bloated Government entity, from Local to the Federal, there are just too many chiefs with little braves around.

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