Standard tradecraft red herring stuff. Putin will see him safely on a jet to Iceland that is full of his operatives. The CIA won’t get near that airplane.
That’s why he went to Hong Kong instead of to Japan or Europe or South America. Anywhere the CIA has a fairly free hand, he would have been rolled up in a carpet and carried out to a waiting van on Day One.
This boy may be many things, but stupid he ain’t.
does anyone have any further info on that laptop, from NASA, that was delivered to china? Was this one a rumor?
It only means that they cant do it out in the open. At this point, Snowden has caused enough harm that jurisdiction should not be an issue for the CIA. Bang the hornet’s nest enough, you will get stung.
The sooner he faces the music in US hands, the better. When he decided to break his oath - especially amongst countries hostile to the United States, he lost any sympathy there was to be had.
When he is captured by the US, they need to make an public example of him. The example would be that you dont leak secrets to hostile countries(never mind him breaking his oath), no matter what administration exists. Then do the same to his enablers. It is not a pleasant thing to do, but he decided that his judgment was worth more than the harm caused by his actions.
It’s a shame that this isnt a Reagan administration that would have had no issue with grabbing Snowden at his first stop.
I don’t believe he’s headed for Venezuala either, unless he was just naïve that he was backed into a corner by whoever is helping him.
If he was a traitor and in in for the money, why would have have gone so public? He could quietly have sold secrrets for years and then faked his own death and moved somewhere else if he thought he’d been caught. The fact that he went public with his own name causes me to still believe he was just trying to call attention to what our government was doing to us (and what was really no secret except to low info voters in all countries).
I too believe and hope that Venezuela is just another disinformatijon story, and we’ll hear from him in some other country completely.I’m guessing Ecuador.
My theory that I think is least probable, but still possible, as as someone else said, he is actually a plant working for Obama to basically tell Americans “Big Brother is watching you” (especially any Senators/Congressmen who don’t already know) and to show Americans how powerful Obama is already, and to strike more intimidation into us.
I don’t really believe that though. Just the way he went all about this I think he really is trying to bring this who mess to the attention of the world at great risk to himself.