Former CIA Chief Woolsey: Electrocution Too Good For Snowden, Hang Him! – OpEd


Former Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey has discovered who is really behind the Paris attacks. The blame does not really fall on ISIS, nor on Gulf States that have financed ISIS. Certainly there is no blame on the United States for its decision to destabilize Syria thereby providing fertile breeding ground for Islamist extremists.

No. The fault for Paris falls directly at the feet of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It was Snowden’s revelations about NSA spying that tipped off the ISIS attackers to the need to use encryption in their communications. Thus, argues Woolsey, they could not be tracked by intelligence and were able to commit the heinous act undetected.

“The blood of a lot of these French young people is on his hands… because of what he turned loose,” said the former CIA chief.

Because of all this, Snowden is an accomplice to mass murder in addition to being a traitor, argues James Woolsey, and must be put to death immediately. But nothing “humane” like electrocution is good enough for Woolsey. No. Woolsey would “prefer to see him hanged by the neck until he’s dead rather than merely electrocuted.”

There is one big problem with Woolsey’s claims: none of it is true.

In fact, the Paris attackers used no encryption at all. The failure to apprehend the perpetrators and thus prevent the Paris attacks falls squarely with French intelligence and law enforcement. At least three of the attackers were known to French authorities, who were still not able to prevent the attack. Additionally, as we did learn from Snowden, the NSA is busy monitoring the French — particularly French presidents — but it too seemingly was unable to help prevent a large terrorist conspiracy where the perpetrators communicated out in the open.

Remember that next time they tell us they need more access to our encrypted communications.

We should keep in mind that after the Woolsey finished up at Bill Clinton’s CIA he went on to head up what is (wrongly) considered the premier human rights organization, Freedom House. He re-emerged when President George W. Bush was elected, ending up as a key part of the neocon team that crafted Bush’s wildly successful foreign policy — the one with such brilliant achievements as invading Iraq on a neocon lie and thereby contributing to the creation of al-Qaeda and ISIS in the area.

Come to think of it: If materially contributing to ISIS’s rise — and ability to carry out such attacks as the one in Paris — subjects one to being “hung from the neck until dead,” there is probably someone much more culpable than Snowden…. James? Are you there?

This article was published by RonPaul Institute.

Daniel McAdams

Daniel McAdams is the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-Producer/co-Host, Ron Paul Liberty Report. Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense/intel policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

3 thoughts on “Former CIA Chief Woolsey: Electrocution Too Good For Snowden, Hang Him! – OpEd

  • November 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    How on earth could such an unfortunate creature, whose unstructured mental processes were, no doubt, a useful tool to serve the needs of the prejuduced neohawk Bush Cabinet of high ranking officials just when the US Government at that time was itching to create their now admitted illegal war-for a potentially profitable regime-change?????

    Ah yes… to have JW in place to distort, be creative…or maybe to simply confirm a given opinion as though it was an “established fact”… or to report appropriately whatever those neocons decided would serve or validate their nefarious intentions.

    This stooge (JW) now come out of his box and in effect, shouts “Fire!” while pointing towards Snowden.

    All Snowden has really done, so it appears, is to cause some mild embarrassment to the US Administration of the day, on account of the accessible to the rest of a very grateful World, the disclosure of the shamefully long list of lies, fiction, distortions, revelations that expose acts of spying on friend and foe alike…

    If a more appreciative Presidential incumbent were to re-evaluate to alleged damage caused by the ‘leakages’ then America could have benefitted from some subsequent, honest, transparent and open dealings in the world., and not the stuff of the secretive TPP “Agreement” that will bite the ass of every signatory to its toxic detail.

    I would honour Snowden with a total Pardon.

    (Maybe a ‘notional $1 fine)., and some State reward/Award for his courage and integrity plus the proper restitution of his U.S. Passport in recognition of the civil conscience he exercised when his Government was failing its people and (and its foreign victims), in so many ways.

    What to do with the recidivist JW?

    Either sentence him to servitude for life on some Bushwhacker property and take lessons in mock sincerity from the Master, (his former Boss) or….. allow Snowden to suggest an appropriate sentence…as long as this involves keeping an effective and permanent tight lid on this neo-con,… the War Hawks’ former rubber stamp, that should never have been in Office in the first place.

    One day, even Mr Obama will learn to appreciate the good that Snowden accidentally or otherwise has done, in allowing a former rogue US to re-establish itself as a force for good… among all peace-loving citizens of the world., simply by letting the world see exactly how a former greedy and reckless Cabinet were wilfully deceiving friend and foe alike, in their ultimate interests of enriching themselves and their friends in their impeachable quest for personal enrichment of an almighty-but-corrupt dollar.

    In the interests of climate change, if Woolsey denounces anyone, ever., please gag him as unpleasantly as you know how. The air was already toxic enough without his whinge-ing.

  • November 22, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Correction to 4th paragraph, line 2, delete the words ‘the accessible’.
    In the same paragraph, following the words….’on account of’, insert the words ‘creating the accessibility’…. etc etc

  • November 22, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    @robert hooper: Yes, well, we’ve known about Woolsey for some time now. Don’t know why he’s still being heard or given column inches….


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