quote: Government employees should not be free to leak whatever information they feel like the media should know to the media.
quote: Would you intervene if you saw someone repeatedly stealing from a co-worker or stealing someones work or beating an animal or fellow human? How would you benefit from intervening?
quote: Regardless of how low today's social morals fall, everyone inherently knows right from wrong. How long would you allow the abuse to continue?
quote: Yes I DO know right from wrong, which is why unlike Snowden, I don't WORK for the NSA in the first place...
quote: Simple, you go somewhere where they cannot reach you.
quote: He compromised the security of 25+ individuals in order to blatantly steal Government data.
quote: He didn't go to a Senator or an oversight committee to present his findings. He just flew off to China, then Russia, giving them who-knows-what kind of information.
quote: from the moment he stole data that wasn't his to steal, he ended any chance to come home a free man
quote: part of him had to know he was doomed the moment he stole documents and fled
quote: But part of him had to know he was doomed the moment he stole documents and fled. There's just no coming back from that.
quote: My representatives Congress and Senate were not allowed to know of the program either.
quote: let's SecureDrop all sensitive materials straight to Russia!
quote: He requested to extend his Russian visa earlier this month, since it expires at the end of July. But the U.S. wants Russia to send him home to face criminal charges for the NSA leaks.
quote: I think Snowden has become a "sacrificial pawn" and will be on an outbound flight very soon.
quote: Putin has no need to cut any deal w/the US.
quote: After the leaks, Snowden went to Moscow, Russia for safety.