Whistle blower Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, said, among other things:
'I do not expect to see home again'.He also said:
"...My primary fear is that they will come after my family, my friends, my partner. Anyone I have a relationship with …Snowden has no regrets about blowing the whistle. Rather, his goal seems to be to prevent tyranny.
I will have to live with that for the rest of my life. I am not going to be able to communicate with them. They [the authorities] will act aggressively against anyone who has known me. That keeps me up at night."...
I DOUBT HIS SINCERITY:
If he hates tyranny he wouldn't be living in China now; China is a tyranny; and an enemy; and they've been hacking the crap out of us.
Putin and the Mossad would know what to do with this TRAITOR and they'd make it known they did it to send a message.
THERE'S A SIMPLE REASON WHY THE GOVERNMENT COLLECTS DATA ON EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN:
AMERICA IS CURRENTLY TOO DANG POLITICALLY CORRECT TO PROFILE AND TARGET THE REAL ENEMY, THE ISLAMISTS.
WE'D HAVE A LOT MORE FOCUSED AND EFFECTIVE COUNTER-ATTACK ON THE ENEMY IF INSTEAD OF HAVING THE NSA LISTEN TO EVERY DANG PHONE CALL AND READ EVERY DANG EMAIL AND ANALYZE EVERY DANG GOOGLE WORD-SEARCH, THEY WENT AFTER ISLAMISTS.
DATA-MINING ALL THE CRAP THEIR DATA-MINING IS LIKE FEELING-UP AND PATTING DOWN EVERY DANG PERSON WHO BOARDS A PLANE.
Data-mining everything from everyone wastes resources and time.
And it need MORE oversight.
But this leak was NOT about improving our defenses or restoring our liberty and more than Manning's was. (And this Snowden traitor LOVES Manning.)
This leak was abut hurting our defenses.
I wonder how much China paid him. They may have offered him a choice: be exposed for something or leak and live in HK as a king.
Bottom-line: the secrets he leaked hurt us as they inform the enemy how to avoid detection. Avoid digital and telephonic communication.
It is now more likely we will sustain an horrific attack.
That's not a good thing and the scumbag who made it so cannot ever be considered noble or a hero.
He is a traitor.
UPDATE FROM RELIAPUNDIT: John Bolton agrees with me.