... and not one goddam comment to use them on.
That surprises me.
Where is the observation that the fucking CIA has a special, tiny, secret cubbyhole where they store this shit and hundreds have access to it?
Apparently, the gubmint learned not one fucking thing from Manning and Snowden.
And, for fuck's sake, don't use the word "treason," when it's "espionage."
Treason has two major components that are missing in this context:
1.) A United States Citizen declaring war on the United States. Where's that goddam manifesto? The last time that happened was the Civil War when the Confederacy committed treason.
2.) Aiding the enemy. The United States does not have a list of enemies. The gubmint considered a list of enemies years ago, but it got complicated. There are guidelines, policies, procedures of law that go into effect for an official enemy.
Some of those enemies are allies of our allies. Also, "enemies" is a moving target. Also, any United States company who did any sort of business with an "enemy" would be charged with treason.
Obviously, America has morphed from a Republic to an oligarchy, and global business supersedes all other considerations.
The last list of enemies was World War Two.
Don't come at me with Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.
We are not at war with any country.
We are at euphemistic police actions or peace-keeping with those countries.
Thank you very much.
I'm moving on to another Slashdot thread where some contributors need my help in getting the attention the readers deserve.