Moscow (AFP) – The Russian lawyer of Edward Snowden said Tuesday that the fugitive US intelligence leaker has feared for his life since reading of explicit threats against him by unnamed Pentagon officials.
I can’t imagine why:
“I would love to put a bullet in his head,” a former special forces Pentagon official told BuzzFeed. “I do not take pleasure in taking another human being’s life, having to do it in uniform, but he is single-handedly the greatest traitor in American history.”
“In a world where I would not be restricted from killing an American, I personally would go and kill him myself,” an analyst for the NSA said in the report. “A lot of people share this sentiment.”
“His name is cursed every day over here,” according to a defense contractor’s account on the website. “Most everyone I talk to says he needs to be tried and hung, forget the trial and just hang him.”
Yep, that’s the mindset of the guardians of our national security. Fuck the law, fuck the trial, just put a bullet in his head.
And a lot of people are, for some inexplicable reason, perfectly happy with that notion.