Is this treason?
Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein from California released the Intelligence Committee’s report on the treatment of detainees. An important question is, was the release treason? In my opinion it is. Sec. 3 of the U.S. Constitution defines treason as: “levying War against [the people of the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
Just because Feinstein is a Senator and chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee is no shield from her treasonous act. Releasing the information dragged our nation down into the muck of negative public opinion and exposed CIA operatives and our troops to even more hostile reaction from out enemies and provided them aid and comfort. They are comfortable knowing the Democrats in the Senate are their unseen allies.
Although many of Feinstein’s ilk, ie liberal, progressive Democrats, applaud her actions, I see it as a purely political, treacherous act of hostility toward our nation and our military. She should be tried for treason.
Some of the torture techniques revealed in the report include; mock executions, waterboarding, detainees stripped and chained to a concrete floor, others deprived of sleep for up to 180 hours. Wow! That really competes with the treatment Americans are subjected to at the hands of our enemies including the threat of decapitation.
Ask any survivors of the notorious Hanoi Hilton what torture really is.
Some may think a trial for treason is too harsh a judgment for Feinstein, but ponder for a few minutes what our government has done to others in similar cases. Others such as Julian Assagne who also released documents some said were harmful to the United States and some of our allies. Vice President Joe Biden called Assagne a “terrorist.” Four people, including Tom Flanagan, a former aide to the Canadian prime minister even called for his assassination or execution.
Edward Snowden, an Australian, became famous when he revealed himself as the source of the 2013 news that the National Security Agency (NSA) had a wide-ranging surveillance operation in the United States and elsewhere – that the federal government was gathering data from citizens without their consent.
Snowden was driven from country to country and finally ended up in Russia in order to escape the wrath of the U.S. federal government. He was given asylum for one year and has since applied for Russian citizenship. He is currently living in Ecuador and has been given political asylum there.
I’m sure glad Feinstein wasn’t a Senator during WWII when we were trying to keep secret our invasion plans for Normandy, France, and the details of the nuclear bomb drops on Japan.
Dianne Feinstein deserves treatment at least equal to that given Assange and Snowden. They were outsiders looking in. She was an insider trusted with secrets, some of which should have been kept secret. She is no friend to America.