Sunday, June 23, 2013
All you hear about lately on the news lately seem to be about a man called Snowden. Who is he anyway? I can tell you what he was, and the world will eventually portray him of what he is now. He's now on the run facing espionage, leaving everyone he ever knew behind so not to face a life in prison in the United States. He is now running away from one of the most powerful governments in the world, and I believe regardless of where he goes, he will always have to look behind his back and accept the fact that he will eventually be caught.
He was a former technical contractor who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, who leaked details of classified NSA mass surveillance programs to the press. They included interception of US telephone metadata, and a surveillance program called PRISM. To some, that may not seem much, but there are programs that are done in secret by the US and most other countries that help keep everyone safe. These programs used by NSA were programs that never should have come to light in public. Because of what he has done,as quoted in a June 23rd CNN article by Catherine E. Shoichet, "He's going to be facing serious consequences no matter what happens. He had a life in which he was living in he United States. He was an American citizen his whole life. He had a long-term girlfriend in Hawaii, a stable, lucrative career -- all of which he gave up in order to bring to light what he believed is serious wrongdoing on the part of our highest political officials. And he's now -- no matter what, at best -- going to spend the rest of his life on the run from the most powerful government on earth."
Snowden left everything behind, as just mentioned, even his long-term girlfriend in Hawaii. Her name is Lindsay Mills pictured immediately below....
A write-up about her which also contains photos can be found RIGHT HERE
Originally, he fled the US, where his destination was Moscow, then Hong Kong. and now it is believed that he is seeking asylum in Ecuador. He is trying to find a place where the United States cannot reach him to have him extradited back to the U.S. and then tried for espionage.