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article imageOp-Ed: US Government will eventually get Snowden

By Gibril Koroma     Jun 21, 2013 in Crime
The United States Government will eventually get Edward Snowden, the now world famous whistle blower seen as a hero by some Americans while others see him as a traitor.
According to the Associated Press the Obama administration officially filed a complaint against Snowden today and laid down several charges including Epsionage and theft. Epsionage alone carries a prison sentence of 10 years, according to the AP report.
What should worry Snowdon and his supporters is the mistake he made to go to Hong Kong which he thinks will not extradite him to the US because of its "cultural values" meaning it's a liberal and democratic, free market country, forgetting that the same Hong Kong is now under the People's Republic of China, a country whose values are hard to define, to put it mildly.
So would Hong Kong, sorry, the People's Republic of China extradite Snowden or deliver him into the hands of US state agents? I will say yes because China has a very good relationship with the US; both countries' economies are currently intertwined and interlinked. Also the Chinese leaders have nothing to lose and more to gain by handing over this young man they had never heard of to Obama's men.
Hong Kong itself, a highly capitalistic country with many economic ties with the US, will not hesitate to get rid of Snowden. I am sure the Hong Kong police are now watching the building Snowden is hiding in to make sure he does not make a dramatic escape out of the country.
Snowden's situation, like that of Julian Assange, is extremely hopeless. It was a sad mistake for him to go Hong Kong.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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