Alright guys, let’s hear what a hero he is. There is no gray area here, exposing secrets about our espionage involving other countries is TREASON.
This guy is acting based on ego and self-interest. He’ll tell every secret he knows in exchange for favors from the Chinese.
The emotional investment in Snowden’s heroism is pretty deep.
David Burge @iowahawkblog 9 Jun
Nothing says "patriotic commitment to civil liberties" like threatening to defect to China.
Let me ask you this. Do you think those in charge of THIS country are your allies?
It’s increasingly looking like the average American doesn’t have ANY allies. Least of all in DC.
Just because you think the Chicoms are your enemy (and the elite chicoms likely are), don’t think the elites in THIS country aren’t ALSO your enemy.
“This guy is acting based on ego and self-interest. “
So, putting the middle of your forehead squarely at the intersection of the crosshairs of the most powerful government entities on planet Earth is “self-interest”?
I’m not buying it.
As for ego...I really didn’t pick up any of that vibe watching the interviews; he seemed pretty dispassionate about it all. There was a distinct lack of self-championing going on.
Did you watch the interviews? If not, you need to; you’ll have a much better take on the guy’s attitude and motive.