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Originally posted by jimmyx
1st...Snowden made 120k a year, he worked for a private company, he was not a government employee, also Hong Kong has one of the busiest airports in the world, many ocean going ships and local boats, plus it has overland highways. American dollars can get you anything there, with no questions asked...i'm not making excuses for the guy, what he did was illegal.....but compared to the disasterous destruction of intel and sources brought on by the Valerie Plame outing, the covert CIA operative who had a world wide organization of operatives, this is mostly embarrassing rather than destructive...do you really think terrorists haven't known for a long time about phone and internet spying?...these are not stupid people.