Snowdon clued the terrorists in on Zero, but clued the rest of us in a lot
The claims of all the folks Washington is trotting out to call Edward Snowdon guilty of treason and ‘endangering Americans’ is really laughable. I mean, does anyone believe that the terrorists out there don’t know that the government is trying to track them and get evidence against them through their phones and internet activities? They’d have to be pretty frickin’ stupid if they didn’t. The government has, after all, come out and burnished their nails while proudly proclaiming that they got this dude with a drone strike after locating him via his cellphone and bringing up internet postings and email contact with terrorists as the basis for going after that dude. The govt, for instance, admitted that they were aware of the fact that Nidal Hassan (you know, Mr. Workplace Violence) had been in email contact with Awlaki and that they knew that before he ever decided to go kill a bunch of American military men and women (they just didn’t foresee that communicating with a leading terrorist, justifying jihad publicly to his fellow servicemen, and demonstrating the proper way to behead someone in a classroom show and tell might lead him to being violent in the workplace).
Snowdon isn’t guilty of tipping off the terrorists. Snowdon is only guilty of tipping off you and me that the government is spying on you and me and nearly everyone else on the planet.