Edward Snowden zou amnestie moeten krijgen?
Snowden denkt dat hij beter in Poetins Rusland kan blijven, dan in een Amerikaanse cel te belanden.
Zijn er in de geschiedenis meer van dit soort 'gevallen' te vinden? Ja, en je mag stellen dat Russische spionage - zeker onder leiding van oud KGB-directeur Vladimir Putin - duurzaam is.
Russian espionage is sustainable, it didn't change since the Cold War areaA study
into "The Capture and Execution of Colonel Penkovsky" related to
https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2010-featured-story-archive/colonel-penkovsky.html is bringing up this question: "Is Edward Snowden THE 2013 black propaganda agent handled by the Rusians"?
Black propagandaSnowden is not just a traitor or leaker, but also a black propaganda agent, handled by the Russians. Purpose is to weaken the international relationships amongst Western Countries. And it worked.
Snowden was with the CIA and the NSA and grew disillusioned with PRISM activities by the USA. According to Snowden, his "sole motive" for leaking the documents was "to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them." Or was he recruted on Hawai?
No return, no amnestyDuring the period that Snowden was hiding in Russia, he could have passed information to the KGB, although (who believes him) denied by President Putin, ex-chief of KGB. However, the information National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has revealed so far is believed to be just a fraction of what he has. In fact, he has so much, some think it is worth giving him amnesty to get it back.
Do you think this ex-CIA-agent will trust 'his' American authorities any longer and will come 'home' voluntarily?