posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 06:03 PM
Having kept up with the Snowden point of news the following can be stated:
Snowden is not a traitor. If he gave the information to another government, or to a foriegn power currently engaged in hostile/armed conflict with
the US, that causes the US to lose territory or resources, then the Traitor aspect would be valid. Of all of the crimes that can be done, Treason is
the only one that is outlined in the US Constitution with very specific guidelines and definition as to what is and is not the act and how a person
may be convicted of such.
But Snowden is a criminal, he did break the law, and will have to pay for that crime. But now there is a glitch, in the RT report, that is not taken
into consideration. It is too public, the federal government can not simply make him disappear without the public knowing about it or crying foul,
and giving the people more to grumble about. There is a powder keg that is smoldering, and the Federal government currently is trying to stoke up the
flames, rather than let it die down.
But there is one other aspect not mentioned in this entire article and that is the 3 players in who has say over Snowden. The US wants him back to
face charges, Hong Kong has him and China is flexing its muscles stating it has jurisdiction. The US can not remove him with out Hong Kong agreeing
to such, and ultimately China as well, and something tells me that China is not going to be so willing to let him leave out of their grasp so readily
without something big in return.