Not since DB Cooper commandeered a Northwest flight in Portland and jumped out of the plane over south Washington and made off with $200K in the fall of 1971 has a manhunt intensified to the point that it has made a laughingstock out of American leadership. The hunt for Edward Snowden continues from continent to continent with no cooperation from countries such as Hong Kong, China, Russia, and Venezuela.
Facing 30 years in prison, plus fines, Snowden has been charged with violations of the Espionage Act, according to Scott Bomboy of the National Constitutional Center. The fugitive has been charged with embezzlement for the theft of government property; unauthorized communication of national defense information; and willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person. The case is an active investigation, Bomboy points out, and more charges are expected to be filed.
President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to pass the Espionage Act during World War I to curb treasonable activities by agents of and sympathizers with enemy governments. In this respect, it seems that Barack Obama and most of Washington should be charged with the Espionage Act. The act outlawed the collection, on government property, of data, pictures, and other material with the intent to use them to injure the United States of America or to be of advantage to any foreign nation. Barack Obama and his cronies have definitely injured America domestically and on the world stage and have given aid and comfort to the enemy. I believe that’s treason.
Snowden is being touted by many as being a hero in defense of the Constitution of the United States. Others view him as a traitor to the nation. When you compare Snowden’s alleged infractions to the Obama administration’s infractions, who’s really the traitor?