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Ron Paul: Iím worried that the government might kill Edward Snowden with a drone
The Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 06/11/2013 5:02:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO AT LINK)

During an interview with FOX Business, former Rep. Ron Paul explained that he was concerned about the well-being of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

“I’m worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile,” Paul explained. “I mean we live in a bad time where American citizens don’t even have rights and that they can be killed, but the gentlemen is trying to tell the truth about what’s going on.”

Paul added that there were no signs of Snowden defecting to a foreign country, which meant that he was not really a threat.....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drones; edwardsnowden; lping; murder; nsa; obama; paul; randpaul; ronpaul; snowden
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1 posted on 06/11/2013 5:02:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No one has seen him for a while so maybe it has happened already.
2 posted on 06/11/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

special tips on umbrellas might also be a problem for Mr. Snowden....


3 posted on 06/11/2013 5:04:52 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Revolting cat!

These are not the drones you are looking for.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 5:05:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His tin foil cap is getting so tight that it is cutting of all oxygen from getting to the little brain he has left.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 5:05:30 PM PDT by John D
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He may be a loon on some issues but this time I’m not laughing. I don’t put anything past obama. If he turns up dead under any circumstances we need look no further than obama. People are dropping like flies since he entered the WH.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 5:05:53 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m more worried that people will take the Paul’s seriously.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 5:06:15 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And that would definitely be murder.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 5:06:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish they would just roll out what all Snowden has, instead of the drip, drip.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 5:06:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s compile a list of Traitors currently active in Fed. Gov’t and see where Snowden ranks.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Jim Robinson
And that would definitely be murder.

But all three branches of government would agree, so it's OK!

Do I need a sarc tag?

11 posted on 06/11/2013 5:08:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s unlikely they would use a drone. However, that doesn’t mean the US government wouldn’t use a proxy to kill him or perform an assassination.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 5:08:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be a freak accident if he were to suddenly lose his hair and die of thallium poisoning, but it’s been known to happen.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 5:10:26 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

in the old days traitors were shot...would not mind seeing the practice revived..lot cheaper than a drone


14 posted on 06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

If you were alive during the revolution, you’d probably consider George Washington a traitor as well.

Our government is tyrannical. They need to be exposed. Snowden is a hero.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 5:13:34 PM PDT by RB156
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To: ptsal

Or polonium


16 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:20 PM PDT by Viennacon (Universalist Unitarian Church - It's like the DNC, except with more booing of God)
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To: ptsal; oblomov

Why get fancy or subtle? A silenced .22 pistol has been the go-to method for almost 100 years now.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: montanajoe

So the shooting would start in DC, correct??


18 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:32 PM PDT by yadent
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To: John D

Sounds about right.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:44 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: RB156

I have a buck on him being a drug addict and they find him with the needle still in his arm.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:48 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: John D

Really? You mean obama has never, ever had any Americans killed who he even considers to be enemies? Never?


21 posted on 06/11/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But I believe ‘silencers’ in this country are illegal, no??......:)


22 posted on 06/11/2013 5:17:23 PM PDT by yadent
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To: RB156
Good point.

George Washington did run away and hide in China.

You sure know your US history!

23 posted on 06/11/2013 5:17:30 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: yadent

Yeah, because the people who do that follow all the rules. BTW, it is said that George Barris (The Gong Show) and Steven Segal both used to do that for a living.


24 posted on 06/11/2013 5:19:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the meantime, I've figured who should play Snowden in the inevitable TV docudrama...

Arthur Darvill, from "Once, the Musical" and, of course, "Doctor Who".

25 posted on 06/11/2013 5:20:08 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 06/11/2013 5:21:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: wideawake; RB156

To be fair, General Washington had an army at his back. Where is Mr. Snowden’s army?


27 posted on 06/11/2013 5:21:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: ptsal

More likely he’ll get a Breitbart nite-cap...


28 posted on 06/11/2013 5:21:39 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: a fool in paradise

29 posted on 06/11/2013 5:22:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he’s worried about that too Ron. Thats why he disappeared. Good idea.


30 posted on 06/11/2013 5:22:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: wideawake

Keep drinking the Obamao/MSM/DiFi/Maxine Waters/Boner kool aid. Any American who still cares about freedom recognizes PRISM is a massive violation of the 4th amendment.


31 posted on 06/11/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT by RB156
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Usually Id say that Ron Paul is the whackiest of whack jobs but in this case, considering how bad Snowden makes Obama look and there are people out there that are willing to do anything to protect Obama, I wouldnt be surprised if Snowden gets taken out, not by a drone, but killed by some other means, it might already have been done


32 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Assuming he is what he says he is, it may as well be a drone strike that gets him.

Whether it comes by a button being pushed or a phone call being made, if he is what he says he is, he'll be disappeared and the person who wants that done won't get their hands dirty making it happen.

It's primitive, to be sure. Maybe in a few years, they won't need drones. They'll just drop a tungsten rod from space. But for now, tyranny is as tyranny does and will have to make do with what is available.

33 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:39 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’m concerned that they will NOT take him seriously. This is not a joke and could very likely happen. We’ve stepped into a political sci-fi novel.


34 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:46 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So I guess a few ‘silencers’ here, a ‘little’ 4th Amendment violation there, an occasional US citizen assassination without due process wherever, it’s all good cuz the ends justifies the means. The system has been corrupted. Those in power ignore laws. Why ANYONE still obeys any law is a wonderment....


35 posted on 06/11/2013 5:30:52 PM PDT by yadent
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To: RIghtwardHo

Sorry, I do take it seriously...in like NDAA “belligerent” act seriously...

This is where the NDAA of 2012 comes back to haunt us. Well, under the NDAA all it takes is to commit a “belligerent” act. Who defines what that is? The President of the United States. http://www.belligerentact.org/

Congress is taking up the issue of Snowden today. Will he be deemed a whistleblower or traitor. Feinstein has already tipped their hand. The argument is if by revealing what the NSA is doing did Snowden commit a ‘belligerent act?’ Did he compromise the security of the United States? If the President says he did...then he is an enemy of the state and subject to the provisions under the NDAA.


36 posted on 06/11/2013 5:33:56 PM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: montanajoe
in the old days traitors were shot...would not mind seeing the practice revived..lot cheaper than a drone

Okay, so exposing the fact that the NSA is doing domestic spying is traitorous?

Please explain how Snowden is "aiding and abetting" the enemy?Or, did you mean use the drones on D.C.?

As I see it, the evil left and the GOP-e are the true enemies of our beloved Constitution.

37 posted on 06/11/2013 5:36:30 PM PDT by sand88
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To: John D

He has been proven right more times than not.


38 posted on 06/11/2013 5:38:55 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Disappeared” being the operative word. Isn’t there a tape someone made of a couple of NSA guys saying, “he needs to be disappeared”?


39 posted on 06/11/2013 5:39:06 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t that what drones are for?


40 posted on 06/11/2013 5:42:46 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: sand88
“Please explain how Snowden is “aiding and abetting” the enemy”

He was hired by the NSA and given access to information and national security secrets that folks far above his pay grade have deemed to be in our national security to be keep secret.

He violated that trust he is a traitor pure and simple.

41 posted on 06/11/2013 5:43:28 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes if the Constitution means anything.


42 posted on 06/11/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t agree with ANYONE all the time...so I certainly take issues with some of Dr. Paul’s stands...but on this I agree. I do NOT think Dr. Paul would make such a statement if he was not concerned for Snowden’s safety. We NEED more pols (current and former) to do the same heavy lifting that Ron Paul just did. It is REPREHENSIBLE that Boehner once again aligned himself with the very Administration BREAKING the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment, and JUST THE MILLIONS WHOSE DATA WAS CAPTURED, NOT GRANTING SNOWDEN DUE PROCESS!!!

G-d help us all!!!


43 posted on 06/11/2013 5:47:01 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (G-d be with and keep safe Edward Snowden!)
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To: RB156

Sorry. Snowden is a traitor just like Manning, though perhaps not as bad as Manning... Inasmuch as he seems to have exaggerated both his own résumé and the capabilities the government was supposed to have.

I’m saying tuned a bit more before I flip the switch. This Snowden guy gives me the creeps. Heroes don’t run to China to do their thing. There’s still nothing-— nothing-— in his allegations that even appears to be illegal.

I’m still waiting on this... I’m not sold.


44 posted on 06/11/2013 5:50:08 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Way to trivialize the surveillance of conservatives, CINO.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


45 posted on 06/11/2013 5:50:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: montanajoe
He violated that trust he is a traitor pure and simple.

LOL you are beyond naive. The evil left has turned the NSA towards domestic spying. I am sure it's the tip of the ice berg on just what evils humans in our government are undertaking at the direction of the Obama and his Marxist cohorts.

If you have a chance, please listen to Levin's opening of his show tonight. Levin clearly explains how unconstitutional it is for the NSA to be turned towards domestic spying.

Snowden has done Liberty a valuable service by bringing to light the evils of this regime.

P.S. The simple fact that most in D.C. are calling him a traitor convinces me that Snowden the the proper and honorable thing.

46 posted on 06/11/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT by sand88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Ron Paul: I’m worried that the government might kill Edward Snowden with a drone"

Gee, ya think? I'm saying a prayer every night for Edward Snowden. John Bolton may disagree, but this man is a hero.

47 posted on 06/11/2013 5:52:13 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: montanajoe

He violated that trust he is a traitor pure and simple.

methinks we might have dueling traitors..who lied and betrayed US first? Is it traitorous to unmask a traitor by the only means possible? If we had a fair and just government I might agree with you, but in the course of human events....which I think we are nearing at breakneck speed from an out of control government sometimes options are limited. What happened to fast and furious? Benghazi? IRS? Reporters records being taken under false pretenses? who has gone to jail or even been reprimanded and not promoted?


48 posted on 06/11/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: sand88
Hard to believe so many so called conservatives have already forgotten what another agency (IRS) can do in this administration.

Naive doesn't even tell half the story.

49 posted on 06/11/2013 5:54:28 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: catfish1957

yes his actions need to be tried in the context of everything happening now in our country not as a separate act..but as a response.


50 posted on 06/11/2013 5:56:05 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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