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Opinion: Snowden, Never confuse friendliness with who are your real friends

Steve Lombardi
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1/26/2014
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Edward Snowden's biggest concern shouldn't be that the United States of America wants to prosecute him; his biggest problems will come about the day the U.S. says it no longer wants him. Time is not on his side because every day information he has gets a little older and in the future there is a point in time where that information, being no longer relevant, becomes stale and useless. When that day arrives and what he possesses is no longer useful to us or the Russians then his only value to the Russians is to use him as a pawn. There is a day in the not-too-distant future when his only value to the Russians will be as an exchange of his body for a Russian spy that we hold. If he becomes worthless and then more of a liability to the Russians, he'll simply be eliminated as just another worthless liability.

And today, that should be his number one concern. "Which day in the future do I become worthless to the Americans and a therefore a worthless liability to the Russians?"

In Russia they would simply say, "Nobody knew anything." or ????? ?????? ?? ????.

Can you hear that clock ticking in your head?

  • Tick Tock,
  • tick tock,
  • tick tock,
  • tick tock ...

... that is the sound of an alarm clock that has no snooze button.

You'd be wise to study history and the identity and cause of death of the late Edward Lee Howard and Lionel Crabb. You'd be wiser to start looking for American lawyers to represent your interests, not Wikilegal Eagles. 

The FBI never let up on the chase. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Congress also took up the matter, threatening to curtail American aid to Russia unless Edward Lee Howard was brought to justice in the U.S. But the Russians never gave him up, standing by him to the end.

Or did they?

In 2002, the Russian news agency TASS reported that Ed had died in a drunken fall—and with a broken neck, another source said—at his KGB-owned dacha in the woods outside Moscow. On July 23, 2002, the New York Times reported: " 'The [U.S.] embassy has received reports that Edward Lee Howard died on July 12th,' said Richard A. Boucher, the State Department spokesman, confirming his death. Another official said the department had confirmed the death with Mr. Howard's next of kin. Mr. Howard's death remains as mysterious as his life." By Robert Stone

For what it's worth, the world is a complicated place with every country spying on every other country. It is not a question of if, but one of, to what degree? Terrorism has considerably complicated the area of human rights. The United States is no worse than any other. You're not a hero and you certainly didn't wake up America to some new idea. We all knew it was going on. We didn't need to be awaken to what was going on. Frankly I doubt anyone really cared enough to lose sleep over what we assumed was happening the world of spying. There will be no paradigm shift. You are simply naive and now ... at best.... a traitor; a traitor is a person who is not loyal to his own country; a person who betrays a country by helping or supporting an enemy.  

Face facts, you painted yourself into a corner and now the only question is whether you get out alive.

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