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Or maybe the U.S. is the only country with anything as pervasive the NSA. If the world was on equal footing then this would be a non-story.
reply to post by colddeadhandsSnowden was and is a traitor.
Are we to believe the guy has no access to information about the underhanded activities of other nations, despite all the surveillance the N.S.A. have been doing? Or that the big, bad U.S. of A and her allies are the only groups on this entire planet engaging in spying?? Paranoid proletariat, please...
Think about it, Do you think he would tell on the people that are giving him security. Asylum.
Did that not come to mind in your quest for answers.
Is Snowden a Found Father type? Oh hell no...and I don't suggest that.
...Why does Edward Snowden not release ALL the espionage information he has, including stuff that implicates and may (or may not) reflect poorly on the likes of Russia, China and co.? Why is it he only targets Western interests?
The question, however, presumes information that we can only speculate on.
First - the presumption that he had "espionage information" that would implicate &/or reflect poorly upon the other nations.
Second - the presumption that he "targeted" anyone.
Your presumptions may be accurate - they may not.
...The heads of the 'big three' in the U.K. - MI5, MI6 and GCHQ - all just had to face the public in a Murdoch-esque inquiry into their eves dropping dealings.
...They stated that all these Snowden leaks have done is aid and embolden the West's enemies; for they now have an insight into how the civilised world keep tabs on them.
...If the information Snowden is privy to was really limited only to American civilian communications, the likes of these non U.S. intelligence bodies would not have to efface themselves before the very people they're in place to protect.
You see "effacing" - I see "posturing".