Don’t you find it ironic that Edward Snowden, the guy who blew the whistle on the government’s spying on all of our public communications (cell phones, computers, etc.), was able to disappear for several days? Didn’t he have to fill out an application & go through a security check to get the job? How come the National Security Agency (NSA) can tell when I make a 900 call, but for several days couldn’t find somebody who works for them? Maybe they should have hired Maxwell Smart to track him down…
Ed has now revealed his location…Hong Kong, although nobody knows exactly where. He is quoted as saying, “I have had many opportunities to flee HK, but I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, because I have faith in Hong Kong’s rule of law.”
Really? Maybe Ed doesn’t know Great Britain pulled out of Hong Kong and it is now under China. This is a country that used to drown girl babies and built a giant wall to keep foreigners out.
He may not have to worry about going to trial or being expedited back to America. According to Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), the government might use a drone missile to take him out. “He’s a traitor,” said John Boehner, the Speaker of the House. The USA has been known to hang traitors in the past. Heaven help him if he decides to release the rest of the secret information he took on that jump drive.
Some people feel Snowden did the right thing by revealing this massive government surveillance effort to catch terrorists. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Obama administration over the NSA’s program of collecting phone and internet records, and is demanding the Obama administration end the program, and purge all the records collected.
So, good luck buddy. Remember, you signed away your rights to talk about your work when you took that job…and now you have broken the law. Suggest you phone home, E.T., and do it quick. I think I hear a plane overhead…
Richard Allan Jones is the author of the novel, “Drafted,” and the soon to be released, “Party Favors.”