Cheney Calls Snowden A "Traitor", Says Spy Regime Might Have Stopped 9/11

Just something to think about, if you've bought into the fascist critique against Edward Snowden, perpetrated by so many alleged liberal media heads and politicians this week. If you're on the same side, articulating the same rhetoric as Dick Cheney, then either you're ALSO evil, or you just might be confused on the talking points and their meanings.
Lining up, not in any way surprisingly, on the pro-fascist side of the NSA-spying debate, former Vice-President Dick Cheney said today on Fox News Sunday that he thinks NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden "is a traitor" who "has committed crimes".

Defending the spy regime put into place by President George W. Bush, Cheney explained that the Bush administration used the excuse of being at (perpetual) war to ignore Fourth Amendment rights and establish the widespread surveillance of all Americans as normal practice.

According to the Fox News website, Cheney also alleged that if the enhanced spying programs, such as NSA's PRISM, had been in place before 9/11, that event which precipitated the Terror Wars of Bush-Obama might have been avoided.

This raises a question and a big red flag:

The question—Would the expanded domestic spying regime have stopped 9/11? George W. Bush paid no attention to a threat assessment put on his desk on August 6, 2001, entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.", which described the Qaeda leader's desire to hijack airplanes in terror attacks, and Bush received that warning and then went on vacation in the weeks leading up to the 9/11 attack. Prior to this, one of the intended hijackers had been arrested! And intelligence regarding his activities plainly pointed to his training to use airplanes for a terrorist action. So there were definitely dots to connect.

What did Bush do?

He went to Texas to chop wood, while Qaeda's A-team was getting ready to defeat the United States of America with box-cutters. It is the very definition of presidential malfeasance.

And why did Bush not take the intelligence reports on Osama bin Laden seriously? One report from the New York Times in 2011, gives a suggestion about the answer:
"An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told [the Times reporter] in interviews that the neoconservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the C.I.A. had been fooled; according to this theory, Bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein, whom the neoconservatives saw as a greater threat"
In other words, the George W. Bush regime was predisposed to IGNORE any intelligence reports on threats to the USA from Osama bin Laden, no matter how specific, because Bush's neocons wanted to go to war with Saddam Hussein—which they disastrously did eventually.

The red flag—if one takes as convincing Cheney's argument, that if only we had the spy regime in place, 9/11 might never have happened, you are saying the spy regime should never have a sunset date, and should be continued and expanded forever. After all, the equation the fascists want Americans to believe is spying=security. Of course, this conveniently ignores the fact that US government spying on Americans is a DIRECT THREAT to their security.

What has been most interesting, and disturbing in the past week, are the large number of alleged liberals (especially) who, in the interest of defending Barack Obama's part in pushing the fascist agenda, now find themselves affirming the war and expanded surveillance arguments of Dick Cheney and the Bush regime.

If that does not give you pause in your pro-spying hysteria, what could?

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