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He -- to the coming collapse of China.
And your slow -- on Forbes dot com and -- one of the main reasons that -- great in this topic is where do we find snowed in today Hongkong China.
Yes and this is really interesting because.
If you are running from US justice you do not go to a jurisdiction which has an extradition agreement with the United States which Hong Kong has.
And that means you know Hong Kong authorities have been very -- working very well with the US.
They've been turning over people to us.
So obviously -- believes that there is some reason why Hong Kong won't turn -- over and the only reason I can think of is that China will prevent it and the only reason why China will prevent it is because -- is going to give them some information that is valuable to Beijing.
Now I don't know -- since no one's mind but clearly he has done everything possible to put himself in a position to trade information.
On the United States to China for his own refuge he says he's neither trade in your hero he's an American but he's an American who -- -- If friend Paula that -- would as a bully pulpit these -- -- -- Paul hey I've supported you here's my problem take a look at this program.
At which time they come up with a strategy.
Which was some reason he's a politician but this is true -- his character is believes don't come forward and then you could say you know what.
I was the guy I'm -- the US government to live with the voice my concerns.
But instead he reached his top security clearance.
And in doing so has now exposed a program because he didn't like it.
Yeah and you know there have been an essay whistle blowers in the past those guys stayed in the US and this that should have been the model mean.
I think he was misguided but the point is he now is starting to look like a traitor because.
As he complains about surveillance he is gone to the most serve -- society on earth.
And and actually Snowden himself -- told the guardian that the reason why he went to Hong Kong is because it is one of the few jurisdictions in the world.
That has both the willingness and the capability of resisting the US.
Hong Kong on its -- can't resist the US and in fact doesn't the only reason why -- would think that Hong Kong would help -- is because of Beijing.
I mean this is just an objective fact and I think that the real problem here is that there are some ominous signs Gordon Chang you also have a connection.
The connection is you watching and a reported CNN.
And this reporter was being interviewed.
From the Washington Post who -- report should -- this story.
And at that time he revealed -- about the timing of this story and requirements to write it yeah there's a Washington Post reporter who is in contact with -- he was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer.
And wolf asked him.
What was going on and the Washington Post reporter said look we didn't do this because -- insisted that we've sent our story that we release our stories.
Just before the summit between Chinese presidency -- drink and President Obama last Friday and Saturday so.
Clearly snow wouldn't want to have -- into effect that summit and it's very interesting because -- and has told the guardian.
That American hacking is no better or worse than Chinese -- but that's clearly not true from any number of very important perspectives.
Clearly he wanted to help China's position in that summit when hacking was going to be the number one subject.
I'm sorry but this really looks like an attempt to help Beijing there's a lot here that suggests that -- is gonna -- -- the united state.
One of the reasons do you believe that they're not overtly -- in aggressively going after him.
Is because they wanna see how how what's -- gonna do with his hand as he can do even more damage to -- -- revealing additional secrets.
And keys to the -- this program.
We don't even know how much he knows what it is also interest -- to Russia to China -- to Iran.
But what I also find interesting is that it.
He comes forward.
As insisted he made -- 120000 to a success OK he's exaggerating salary but according to Michael Hayden.
And who is about the NSA for five years and fully backs his program as you know he read the CIA for bush.
They -- to -- what do you find about this the frustration says it's amazing for someone at this level.
To have that this type of access as insisting he should not at this type access.
He leads me to believe as an outsider.
That someone's helping him from higher up or he's packed into the prison program to get access he had no business getting.
-- I think that's clearly the case its its interest saying that in the guardian video in which -- -- talks to the guardian reporter from.
-- talks about things that he has he says he knows the name of every NSA employee everyone in the US intelligence community.
Every foreign station of the US every foreign operation that the United States is now running and its purpose.
Well what he's saying is basically to China wars I suppose any place else this is what I can do for you.
Now I don't know if Snowden who's telling the truth maybe he has maybe he isn't but it's clear that he's trying to market himself and so therefore.
This is this is going to be I think the main issue going forward it's it's of course what Snowdon has done but it's question is what is -- -- gonna do in the future.
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