The title of a recently released Fox News article is “Capitol Hill voices bipartisan support for formal charges against Snowden” (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/22/capitol-hill-voices-bipartisan-support-for-formal-charges-against-snowden/).
“Congress is showing bipartisan support for the Obama administration officially charging American Edward Snowden in connection with leaking secret information about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs” to CHINA.
“Federal prosecutors announced this weekend (June 22-23, 2013) that they filed a criminal complaint June 14 (2013) against the former NSA CONTRACT EMPLOYEE, charging Snowden with the theft and communication of classified intelligence, then giving the information to an unauthorized person” in the CHINESE government.
“Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a LIBERTARIAN, suggested before the charges were disclosed that Snowden was in fact a “civil disobedient”, saying he only revealed a program about which everyone knew”. As we know Paul is a member of the hated TEA PARTY.
“Paul told Fox News Channel on Monday (June 24, 2013): “I think IF he had revealed a computer program that showed how we eavesdropped on people who are enemies, THAT WOULD BE A VERY SERIOUS CRIME”. This is another/the latest “if”. “We had famous ones in our career. Some of them only had to serve like one day in jail. Martin Luther King served 30 (days) in jail (Web-site/URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.)”.
“Snowden risks spending DECADES in jail (in THE UNITED STATES of course) if found guilty of the charges” AS EXPECTED. In other words, Snowden is EXPECTED to be “found guilty on all charges” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
Finally, “On Friday (June 21, 2013), Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who had also accused Snowden of TREASON, backed the formal charges”. WHOA. “treason” in many countries is punishable by DEATH/THE DEATH PENALTY. “I’ve always thought this was a treasonous act. Apparently so does the U.S. Department of Justice. I HOPE (that) Hong Kong’s government will take him into custody and extradite him to the U.S.” This is UNLIKELY to occur because CY Leung (Leung Chun-ying’s nickname) is a CHINA loyalist and SNOWDON IS ALSO A CHINESE LOYALIST now as he has now sold US military secrets to China.
We can come up with TWO conclusions here. First Fox News is a REPUBLICAN/GOP-leaning channel and Republicans still think that they have the edge when it comes to NATIONAL SECURITY issues and Republican-leaning IS NOT “bi-partisan”. On top of this, spying is always a DANGEROUS/RISKY game because one country (the country that benefits from the spy’s activities) will consider the spy A HERO while the country that is being spied on will consider the spy AN ADVERSARY/ENEMY.