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
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, Snowdencan’t be engaged in “treason” because the information he leaked isn’t real.
In other words, the two statements that “Snowden is a traitor” and
“the information he leaked isn’t true” can’t both be accurate.
Treason doesn’t apply to Snowden even if the information is true