regardless of what I think of what the NSA is doing, in terms of them getting the meta data dump, maybe now we might see
a. why snowden went to Hong Kong
b. why the world meta-data dump should be searched to see if there is some big bank account somewhere with his name on it
China has been looking for a long time for something to take the world geopolitical heat off it as the world’s biggest cyber hacker.
I don’t know if, for pay, snowden became involved in that effort, but if correlation alone was proof (it is not) it could start to look that way.
>> I dont know if, for pay, snowden became involved in that [China] effort
In the vein of conspiracy, it’s unpopular to prosecute a “national hero” for Snowden’s sake.
But for the moment, I’m dubious about the China connection.
That one's easy. He went to Hong Kong because it's highly unlikely that obama is going to order a drone strike on Chinese territory.
He could be a Chinese spy that decided to expose the NSA’s domestic spying as a means to appear to be legitimately seeking asylum in China.