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Is it what may -- we think he has.
It's free of foreign affairs analyst Gordon Chang is author of the book the up coming collapse of China.
I mean he's 29 years old.
He shouldn't have all this access given what his status was -- this doesn't make sense on the surface of it so there must be something else undoubtedly there's something else.
Another narrative that makes much more sense much more consistent with the facts is that there other people and -- -- -- who've been supplying immaterial.
And essentially that stone was a Dropbox but Dropbox that he was someone who is gonna collect the material and then leave the US.
That has not been confirmed but nonetheless that makes much more sense because after all Snowden was a 29 year old.
-- been in out of the US intelligence community didn't have that great access and the question is how to do get the thumb drive why was he allowed to use it how did he get away with it.
That's a big story.
If it is Iraq itself like what you're suggesting is maybe he's working for the Chinese.
That's a possibility or you could have been working alongside the Chinese or the Chinese saw that because of his postings on which were sometimes anti government.
That may -- he was someone that they could turn.
I'm so clearly this is makes much more sense than -- is a whistle blower I don't believe that paradigm I think that because of all -- -- -- to help China and he's done quite a lot because in that south China morning post article on Wednesday.
The post revealed that -- turned over documents to the paper which detailed the the -- servers that the NSA was using.
To -- spy on China and Hong Kong how would he note that -- how would be no doubt but also this is information that has nothing to do with the narrative of being whistle -- this is information which is technical which is detailed.
In which is valuable only to Beijing security services.
And his fate.
You've written is really now in the hands of the Chinese well clearly he's in Hong Kong of the Politburo standing committee which is the apex of political power gets to decide whether he gets asylum or whether he gets extradited back to the US.
But so clearly right now he is a creature of China -- trying to -- him.
And his thumb drive and is laptops are our relationship with China is not what we would like it to be and you wonder if he's not.
I just sitting right there on the apex.
Well it's very uninteresting that Snowden insisted that his initial disclosure occurred just moments before the summit between President Obama and his Chinese counterpart -- and -- What's -- did was he changed the global narrative from Chinese hacking American networks.
To NSA surveillance that was enormously beneficial to -- in -- and so we've got to ask why did he won it at that particular time.
Feels like we're getting played.
Absolutely Gordon Chang thank you.
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