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Columnist -- Gordon Chang author of the book the coming collapse of China.
The accusation here in this Chinese newspaper.
Is that he didn't go to this contractor job at Booz Allen too and didn't realize -- -- what's going on I have to expose it.
He wanted to expose -- we got a job -- could it.
Yeah I wouldn't distance -- I wouldn't be surprised because a lot of people have been saying that -- used either Chinese intelligence or working alongside Chinese intelligence.
And so -- that would be a perfect job to do what he did.
And essentially he had contact with other NSA employees who had been turned by the Chinese who gave their information to Snowden who then took it to Hong Kong.
So this fits in with everything that we've been hearing for the last couple weeks and now this chase -- its really quite extraordinary that you've been able to get all this done.
Well he's -- a lot of help.
You know the Chinese not only -- -- -- -- they'd be encouraged him to do so you know we've learned in the last day that Albert Ho who was his lawyer in Hong Kong the very famous legislator.
Albert -- have been contacted by intermediaries who were working on behalf of Beijing.
And those intermediaries told Albert Ho to tell his client Edwards -- that -- should leave Hong Kong.
So this is a question of Beijing really stage managing this.
Perhaps in connection with Russia as well I wonder what his ultimate destination is it in -- best case scenario for it snowed.
Yeah I don't think it's Ecuador because his human -- -- talked about wanting to go to Iceland and that makes sense from a number of different perspectives.
But I think that he's on the run Ecuador right now because the new Icelandic government is quite friendly to the US and might not actually grant asylum.
Assange knows that Assange has been talking to the new -- -- government and so I think what they decided was at least as a stop -- measure they would try to get to Ecuador.
Gordon -- thank you thank you at.
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