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-- -- Ecuador grants and the -- should we stop handing them.
The cash the US shelling out -- 121 million dollars this year to the Latin American nation.
On top of another eleven million dollars requested for next yeah.
National security analyst Aaron Cohen says cut them off if they cut this guy a break that's what you do -- just cut and run off -- that.
And I think we need to to take a look at a couple of hard facts Stewart -- -- Ecuador.
I don't think many people are aware but the fact is we don't even have an Ecuadorian ambassador in the US and the reason why is because in April 2011.
A secret classified cable was leaked by our -- ambassador in Ecuador which had significant.
Proof and information.
That there was such an extreme amount of corruption in Ecuador.
And so they ended up tossing him out in so effectively ended up tossing.
The ambassador here in the US out as -- -- don't tell it to reciprocated so the fact is is that we're giving millions and millions of dollars.
To this country right now who may potentially be harboring.
Somebody who could have been responsible for one of the most massive intelligence leaks in the history of the -- private contract being.
And -- espionage world that which could affect the national security of the threat level for us on a very.
Hi macro level as it pertains to terrorism so we've had trouble with these guys for a long time.
-- their hall style to us do we have that much leverage but if we suggest will take away that -- 21 million dollars.
If you give him asylum is is that much leverage for people already hostile to its.
I it is a good question I think that twenty million dollars is a lot of leverage to a country.
That faces as much corruption -- Ecuador does -- remember that Ecuador's a country that.
Is one of the -- the largest countries involved with money laundering which is a key element to terrorism and it's also.
One of the hubs for processing wanted to -- who are critical -- chemical elements.
In cocaine and they also allow those drugs to be able to.
Be moved freely and while they claim they want to clean up their country the fact is is that.
There's very little proof of that and so I think taken away those funds will actually deliver.
Significant enough -- hit.
For those people if in fact government to go hey wait a second here.
Maybe we need to have a closer look at our policy regarding US security interest particularly with -- spy.
Business as it relates to terror this is serious stuff.
-- national security analyst in your opinion.
Is it likely that Snowdon has already given whatever information he can to China and Russia.
I think dead -- that's a good question I think dead we have to assume that that whatever information Snowden had.
On his little martyr.
Escapade which is really what this is right now -- attention seeking bizarre thing that's happening.
I believe that we have to treat this particular case is if all of the information that he may have -- to was leaked.
And treated as such and look at him.
In the court system as such until we can prove exactly what information he gave up -- what we didn't but really I would put the security layering in Frans.
Assume everything -- potentially being given out and work backwards there but the fact is that guy came out he said hey this is what we've been doing.
There's billions and billions of terabytes of information that we've been using which we need in order to gain intelligence.
And so I think that's the best way to frame this until we can figure out exactly what he's talked about what he's not broke don't get him back we're not gonna know exactly what he's given to -- okay.
Aaron talent such a much.
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