Edward Snowden is reportedly seeking asylum in Russia. He "may" have lots of secrets and documents to share with them that haven't yet been revealed. Should the US have him killed?
Hell no! He is a hero even if you don't like him for exposing government violations you should let him have his right to a trial as to avoid a secondary government violation of our constitution.
This is a toughie. If it can be proven that he actually has spilled the beans and turned over vital security information, then perhaps.
But there's no proof at this point that he's done that, so killing him would be a violation of his Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
If we have to. I'd much prefer to see him abducted and made to stand trial.
If we have to......come on
"If we have to", expanded definition: If he has sensitive intelligence he may yet share with enemies of our nation, and cannot reasonably be expected to be vulnerable to live capture and removal to the US.
I'm pretty sure Russian intelligence has already thoroughly interrogated him.
The 5th Amendment says "No person shall... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law". This clearly answers the question.
Republicans don't give two shîts about that rag unless they're trying to get elected.
Really rebel? I call bull. Look at results.. it's consistently a minority, and many polls the smallest minority of the groups.
He's a wanna be no one wants. He's not worth a thought let alone the effort.
WHAT? No way, he like every human being, is entitled to a fair trial.
I just have a gut feeling that China didn't help him for nothing. As for Putin, he probably has what he wants or Snowden would be dead. If Putin would risk relations stealing a SB ring, imprison Pussy Riot & others, Aid Sryia he'd do anything he can.
No man, or group of men, has the right to determine who has or does not have the right to life. I don't care what rule anyone broke. If you murdered half the planet, you have the right to life. *hinds behind desk*
I'm not in the habit of suggesting anyone be killed, even child rapists as seems to be the vogue these days, but certainly not a near-hero like Snowden.
No it is like sheering a piglet. A lot of sheering and little wool.
Just being him hear and let him testify in court
It's not you I'm pretty sure it partly SOH I'm trying way to hard to type and almost is correct.
What he's revealed thus far wasn't anything anybody didn't already know and I'm suspecting he doesn't know squat about anything else. I think he's an attention seeker. Nothing more.
I want to know what else he plans on saying.
Dude got exactly what he was after. Fame. I said so the minute the story broke.
Now he has presidents in 2 dozen countries referring to him by name and he's a world-known person.
All he wanted.
Oh come on
I don't disagree with your assessment. He had this planned for a long time.
Yeah sure Livefree.
You act like you know the guys when all you are really doing is imbibing government propaganda.
+2 points for the good word usage.
I always said you were smart. Just a little misguided.
Snowden has had plenty of time to share whatever he has with whoever he wants. Killing him wouldn't make whatever he took with him any more secure.
Unless he's holding it until his situation is properly negotiated.
I doubt he's released much and so far much of what he's released in actually unclassified.
Whatever he has is a bargaining chip.
Notwithstanding the PR impact and the pros and cons of killing him, I believe this is exactly the textbook scenario where a CIA hit is appropriate. This particular case, however, is too high profile in the media for Mr O to authorize it.
I'll agree to this
Now that you've explained it better
Okie: yeah the government has already violated every American's fourth amendment rights, why not tap it off with violating Snowden's right to a fair trial. An ironic end to the hero's life.
I think we will get him! He is in Russia and John Kerry is there! He should just kiss his goodbye!
John Kerry's there? What does that have to do with anything?
He is trying to bring him back to stand trial.
He reportedly has info that we spied on the EU. No way this guy was an average NSA worker. He was a plant. He planned on doing this from day one. Don't kill him at first....
You'd be surprised what a person with a TS/SCI at the NSA can gain access to.
Although, he was a plant. He purposely sought out employment with intent to steal and distribute classified information.
You surprise me. Didn't think you thought that way.
That was for djitl.
Proof or it didn't happen live
Just google "snowden sought employment"
He admitted it himself to a Hong Kong journalist and the guardian confirmed.
Open your eyes dude.
And didn't release secrets, in secret, to foreign governments for profit...he released secrets to the people about what's being done with him.
I'll get the rope.
Okie, I'm passionate about traitors. Gallows for him. Throw America under the bus, and you should have a nice meal of chefs salad with creamy arsenic dressing.
He threw the govt under the bus. Are you really so in love with Uncle Sam that you overlook the assaults on personal freedoms that are going on?
I think his buddy Putin will "handle" it. And by handle it, I mean, milk him for all he's worth and he will either disappear from the face if the earth or magically step off a plane from Russia. Compliments of his comrades.
He should be extradited (or extracted) and tried in public. When found guilty he should spend life without parole.
Hunting him down and eliminating him would do far more harm to our image at home and abroad than anything.
But killing him is a justifiable option even if it's not the one you prefer, right?
It would make him the martyr that every crazy wants in this country to try and overthrow the government or force a violent revolution.
I know your arguments against it live, but isn't it killing him a justifiable action?
Despite his despicable treason, we don't need more outlandish revolution talk in America.
No, not for the image it creates.
At this point.
Doing so a week after the story broke, yes.
Live, most Americans appreciate knowing what atrocities the govt is up to. You would have no friends during the revolution, hope you're aware what side of freedom you're on. Keep marching comrade.
I just heard a can of worms get opened.
Rebel, if you think a revolution is coming then you are even more immature, psychotic and delusional then I thought.
On the other hand, if you're actively trying to overthrow the government, I hope to watch your hanging on TV.
I'm ashamed that we wore similar uniforms.
You are everything that's wrong with America.
I'm gunna stay on the side with the big budget and aircraft carriers.
An uprising is coming. I hope it's peaceful but am prepared for it if its not.
I swore the same oath as you, I'm just a little more clear where my priorities and loyalties lie and its not with crooks in DC.
Sorry, I can't handle your goose stepping anymore. You're just obnoxious in your non stop Uncle Sam blowjobs. Drape it in the flag and cry terrorism and live free will vote for it, constitution be damned.
I thought he'd handed out everything to the press, but the press is staggering its releases of the information.
Either way you and I both know he deserves trial by jury.
I don't think it's really appropriate to kill someone who "may" have some classified information. Even if we knew for sure that he did have info like that, I don't think we're justified to kill him.