NSA hacks China, leaker Snowden claims
Now this man has gone from Hero standing for the Rights of all Americans, to Criminal. The NSA has at least these two things; a Nondisclosure Agreement, and an Affirmation of loyalty of some sort in which the employee promises to protect the Country.
It is one thing to disclose what the U.S. Government is doing to its citizenry, a completely different thing to tell a foreign government what we are doing to their Country. And, to do so while seeking asylum in that Country brings this young man from “Hero” to “Zero” real quick. This young man is now a “traitor” to the USA. He is now disclosing information to foreign governments and by doing so may threaten the world in its entirety. And, what he says does not even have to be true at this point. This story about China may very well be true, but Snowden was obligated by law to maintain this information secret. Breaking this law in defense of privacy of U.S. Citizens violates the same laws, but if he is right, it will also relieve him of this wrongdoing. But, breaking that same law to disclose information publicly or in private to a foreign government is “treason” which paints a far different picture of Mr. Snowden.
Is he really so stupid to believe the Chinese people care to decide his fate. If they decide to entertain his fate it will only be by his disclosure of information that would certainly threaten the safety of the U.S.. Even then, were they to grant his asylum, their Government, and most citizens in China would look upon him a “traitor” and he would hold no status higher than that of a traitor. What does he plan on doing? Anybody that befriends him in China will be looked down upon won’t they?