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This could also be a line spun by the NSA to detract from the damning revelations.

I had a long talk with Vlad about this very subject, in discussing whether or not Snowden is a traitor/hero or not. VI agree with Vlad, we can’t jump to conclusions ( Diana West’s view as well) we have to wait until all the facts are in.


Edward Snowden: Whistleblower or double agent?

Published June 14, 2013

While some initially championed Edward Snowden, the 21st century mole holed up in Hong Kong, as a martyr, there also appears to be a growing backlash against the former NSA contractor. And as the story slowly unfolds, one key question stands out: is Snowden the heroic whistleblower he claims to be or something more sinister?

During one of his first newspaper interviews, when he spilled national security secrets, Snowden called himself “just another guy who sits there day to day in the office.” But now some are questioning his motives and wondering whether claims that he wanted to right a perceived wrong are true — or whether he could be a modern-day double agent, cleverly hiding his actions and painting himself as a victim of the U.S. government while working as an agent for the Chinese.

Gordon Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” thinks there’s a strong possibility Snowden could be playing for both sides.

“The first clue is that he goes to Hong Kong and they have an extradition agreement with the U.S. and a tradition of close cooperation of law enforcement,” Chang told Fox. “That means, the only thing that stands between him and a lifetime in a super-max prison is Beijing.”

Chang also says the timing of Snowden’s disclosures are suspect.

“He changed the global narrative of China hacking into the U.S. to the American government going after one of its own,” Chang said.

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4 Responses

  1. Whatever reasons one may attribute to Snowden – whistle blower, genuine patriot who is defending the constitution or traitor, is neither here nor there. What is totally unacceptable is that America is spying on everyone, within and without the USA. This is specially so as America claims that it is the guardian of civil liberty.

    America was once proud of its civil liberties. Now, it is the state that is first to the Orwellian state. Using terrorism from a source it is too afraid to name, it has been force top spy on everyone. Which mean that it has become an image of enemy. The Jihadis have won a victory of a magnitude, that never in their dreams had hoped to achieve.

  2. think he;s a triple agent. if he was a double agent for the commie reds, he wouldnt have gone to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is as reactionary, and right wing as they get. the west frequently uses hong kong as a tool to play against the mainland. it;s a staging area for destabilisation AGAINST China

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