Snowden is either narcissistic, naive, and stupid, or he’s on a deliberate mission to undermine U.S. security.
Should he decide to go from whistleblower to traitor, he could provide the enemy with a roadmap of our surveillance network, revealing the specific details of how we use electronics to spy. The trouble is, the NSA has no idea how much or exactly what kind of material Snowden took on his way out of the country.
First he fled to China, then Russia, and now possibly Cuba or Ecuador, where the traitorous little fop Julian Assange has been holed up since Britain charged him with a series of sexual assaults. Assange is abetting his flight.
I’d like to know why he chose Communist China and other countries with less-then-democratic regimes. His claim about China and free speech was bullshit on stilts. There’s another motive, it’s just not clear right now.
By the way, there are many countries he could have flown to which don’t have extradition treaties with the U.S.
Samoa’s on the list. Why didn’t he go there?
From Fox News.
The U.S. government has asked Hong Kong to detain National Security Agency classified-document leaker Edward Snowden after filing a sealed criminal complaint against him, the Washington Post reported late Friday, citing federal officials. Snowden, 29, is reportedly being charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property after disclosing information about top-secret surveillance activities at the agency. The information was subsequently reported in the newspapers the Guardian and the Washington Post. The complaint was reportedly filed in Virginia, where Snowden’s then-employer and NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. is headquartered.
An Icelandic businessman is offering to transport Edward Snowden to the island nation aboard a chartered jet if Iceland’s government grants asylum to the man who exposed the National Security Agency’s massive harvesting of Internet and phone records.
“Everything is ready on our side and the plane could take off tomorrow,” DataCell executive Olafur Sigurvinsson told Iceland’s Channel 2 television station, Agence France-Presse reports.
“We have really done all we can do. We have a plane and all the logistics in place. Now we are only awaiting a response from the [Icelandic] government,” he said. “It would be stupid to come here only to be extradited to the United States. In that case he’d be better off where he is.”
We realize that national security involves surveillance but when that power is abused by individuals who are entrusted with the nation’s security, they should be held accountable for their actions. Note to Snowden: Stand and face the government when it violates the rights of citizens. If your principles and integrity are solid, don’t flee the country; it only raises questions about character and credibility.