posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 12:30 PM
Normally I would say never trust an intelligence agency to keep their word, but I am thinking that IF they gave him amnesty, and IF he returned to the
US, there would be enough public attention regarding the fact that he is not to be touched, therefore if he was arrested or something, it would be a
precarious situation. But he could just "disappear," and nobody could prove that the NSA or CIA was behind it, even though they probably would
But the truth is that they more than likely have at least discussed assassinating him, but probably have shelved the idea due to the fact that if they
did this, he likely would have secured means to release all the documents that he still has. And I highly doubt that he would have to be on US soil to
be assassinated. The CIA could easily make an attempt on his life in ANY country in the world. They likely would attempt to make it look less
suspicious, preferably like an accident or suicide.
Then there is the possibility they could contract such a job to a foreign intelligence agency. MOSSAD comes to mind, as they are, in my opinion and to
my knowledge, the most experienced in carrying out assassinations, whether on friendly, neutral, or hostile soil. It doesn't matter, and it just
takes a different approach depending on the location.
But since Snowden is in the spotlight, they probably do not want to go that route. I think what they are doing now is just preparing to do damage
control, since they have an idea as to what he could potentially release in terms of secret information. I believe that Snowden still has some very
damning documents, whether related to government spying or to something else.
I do agree though that it would be quite irresponsible for him to come back to the US, no matter what the government states regarding prosecution. He
is still not safe on neutral territory, and he knows very well that his life could be in danger. And then there is the possibility that even IF they
allowed him amnesty and he returned to the US, some right-wing nutter could make an attempt on his life, because, you know, conservatives seem to have
this belief that the government, or at least republicans within the government, are always right, and that anyone who opposes them (republicans) is
wrong, and therefore even if Snowden's actions were beneficial to the people and democracy in general, they won't see it that way.
And the truth is that yes, he did break the law. But, the government was breaking the law in the first place. Therefore why is everyone getting upset
with him, when the truth is that illegal activities should be outed as soon as possible. I believe that any contract he had with the government was
negated when he realized that the government was performing illegal actions. Sort of like how a soldier does not have to carry out an illegal order,
and cannot be prosecuted for not doing so.