This has fortified my suspicions that Snowden is a Russian spy. Regardless of whether or not the NSA did or did not have the right to do what they did Russia wants to embarass us. He’s given plenty of aid and comfort to our enemies.
Precisely. Conservatives are going to look foolish for championing Snowden. History will not look well on the conservative movement. Reminiscent of how badly the isolationists looked in the GOP prior to 911.
Who are our “enemies”? I don’t think they are the same as the NSA’s “enemies,”
It's very possible. Snowden said he became disillusioned with the CIA while working for them under diplomatic cover in Switzerland about six years ago. He was stationed in Geneva where he would have come into possible contact with others in the diplomatic community including Russians. He may have been recruited by the Russians at that time and steered toward employment with the NSA.
Snowden left the U.S. and made his first revelations in the Guardian just a few days before Obama was scheduled to meet with the Chinese head of state. At that meeting Obama was supposed to confront Hu Jintao about Chinese cyber attacks on the U.S. Just before that meeting Snowden publicly claimed that the U.S. had conducted cyber espionage against China.
While Snowden was in Hong Kong Putin reached out to him through the news media offering him refuge in Russia. I think this entire event may have been a charade orchestrated by the Russians to embarrass Obama and create controversy and public paranoia in the U.S. However, prior to Snowden’s public declarations he may have supplied the Russians with priceless information on the NSA and CIA.