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Coming on the heels of the all hype and little substance State of the Union Address in which President Barack Obama once again established himself as the nation's preeminent con artist Americans on Wednesday were offered up the theater of the absurd of a seasoned liar engaged in standard fear-mongering. Obama may have been devoid of shame when he cynically trotted out wounded Army Ranger Cory Remsburg to a thunderous roar of bipartisan support for the perpetual warfare state but as has always been the case for our fine Director of National Intelligence James Clapper he is in a league of his own when it comes to sheer dishonesty and waving the bloody flag to support his own agenda even to the point of perjury.
Mr. Clapper, appearing in front of a Senate Intelligence committee was basking in his own standing on the smoking rubble with a megaphone moment as he dodged responsibility for the illegal NSA surveillance programs and then went on offense. You have to give it to the man, in addition to his set of stones he has zero scruples nor loyalty to the Constitution but when it comes to lying to Congress and playing the fear card he has few peers. The Clapper used the forum to lambaste former government contractor turned NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden - a man whose revelations would in a decent land where the law still applies would have sent James Clapper to prison - was in rare form. He picked up the ball from where it was left by Mike Rogers, DiFi, Peter King and others far more crude who are practically masturbating over their fantasies of the murder of Snowden and rammed it down the throats of the members of a legislative body whose popularity rating is somewhere in between pedophiles and genital herpes.
He decried Snowden and "his accomplices" -- being of course journalists such as Glenn Greenwald and others who at great risk to their careers and lives have been shining a light into the teeming next of cockroaches at Fort Meade. Brashly calling for Snowden to return all of the purloined documents immediately the man had the look in his eye of a cornered animal -- likely knowing fully well that what is in those documents could well result in even the quisling Congress holding him and his "accomplices" in the American Stasi pay for play racket accountable for the myriad of crimes that are likely contained within. I am betting that it is a lot more than data-mining Angry Birds that has Mr. Clapper on the attack, not the least of which are Snowden's assertions during a German public TV interview on Sunday that the NSA is also in the business of industrial espionage. When the Director was asked about such a thing according to The Guardian:
Clapper also declined to answer a question about European surveillance involving US businesses, and possibly upon them, in an open hearing.
The iron bar hotel is beckoning because if the Snowden documents aren't returned to the scum running this country's intelligence machine as it has already been revealed that industrial espionage has been conducted against foreign interests (including Brazilian oil company Petrobas) what is still out there promises to rock the national security state in all of its resplendent rottenness to the very core. Think blackmail, market manipulation, providing cover for drug money laundering, political fixing, assassinations and God only knows what else. Were I personally in Snowden's shoes, given his probably limited time left on the planet with numerous extrajudicial murder plots likely already being assessed I would just post it all on the internet -- ALL OF IT. Because this would be the only way to get these fascists, thugs and killers under control. There is no negotiating with these people and despite his nomination for the Nobel Peace prize (far more deserving a recipient than the war criminal who resides in the White House) he is a dead man walking and really, the best way to deal with thugs is to get them first. The entire NSA is now much like the spaceport Mos Eisley in Star Wars as described by Obi-Wan Kenobi : "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy". This of course could apply the entire government of that perverse parasite that has sucked the very essence of all that was good about the once greatest country in history The United States of America that is "The Homeland", an evil empire of which James Clapper is a product.
The most disgusting aspect of all of this is that Clapper and his ilk continue to cry 9/11, a day for which the National Security Agency should have been dismantled for missing existing intel that could have shut down the entire plot. In the standard post Septermber 11, 2001 world of providing excuses for tolerating the evisceration of the U.S. Constitution to preserve their dirty little spoils system Clapper and his fellow gangsters pulled out an imminent threat to "The Homeland" today. According to this pack of swine there is currently an Al-Qaeda faction in Syria (one that we were arming?) that is hellbent on attacking America in the near future - perhaps this can finally be the one that the NSA Stasi is able to stop given their dismal return on investment to the American taxpayers who have been getting fleeced by these flim flam men for over a decade now and have nothing but their own enslavement, crumbling national infrastructure and looming hyperinflation to show for it.
The only thing that would have made Clapper's bottom feeding today worse would be if he were to have rolled out Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg as a stage prop to justify the illegal wars abroad and usurping of the Constitution at home that the poor bastard and so many others have been sacrificed for.