It’s safe to say that now, Snowden is a traitor, at least in this situation.
This revelation of course, comes on the coattails of the original NSA scandal, where Washington was found to be bugging everyone and anything. This is done all the time. But where Snowden steps into it this time, is revealing US operational information. He is in fact a de facto traitor.
An Obama administration leaning over backwards to the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia and looking like that they’re ready to live in a world where Iran has nuke weapons, must have been a sign to J’lem, that for now, that their traditional relationship with the U.S. has changed somewhat.
NOTE: What’s also not being discussed here, is that the U.S. also has spying division camped permanently within Israel.
Leaked documents reveal US sees Israel as a spying threat (Video)
The Obama administration views Israel as one of the top spying threats facing its intelligence services, leaked documents reveal.
A secret budget request obtained by The Washington Post from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden lumps Israel alongside U.S. foes Iran and Cuba as “key targets” for U.S. counterintelligence efforts. The document suggests Israel does not believe U.S. assurances that its interests are aligned with Israel’s on crucial issues such as Iran and peace talks with the Palestinians.
“To further safeguard our classified networks, we continue to strengthen insider threat detection capabilities across the Community,” reads the FY 2013 congressional budget justification for intelligence programs. “In addition, we are investing in target surveillance and offensive CI [counterintelligence] against key targets, such as China, Russia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and Cuba.”
The White House and the Israeli Embassy did not respond to requests for comment.