This guy is no hero.
So the fact that he's got some mediocre IT skills gives him the right to go to a foreign country and start yelling into a microphone about clandestine U.S. spying programs that he knows next to nothing about?
I'm calling B.S. on this guy right now.
It's one thing to decide that you want to play the hero and tell everybody that there's a super scary data mining program that could potentially target every U.S. citizen.
OK, for the moment, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on that one.
They'll be plenty of congressional hearings to sort that out in the coming months.
But when you flee to another country and start revealing state secrets, then it gets just a bit messier.
I know it may be hard for many people here to swallow, but some of the spying we do may really have valid national security purposes.
And if it's not kept secret, it's probably not going to be very effective and might end up getting people dead on our side.
You can't have it both ways.
If you think that spying on other sovereign nations (and their citizens) is sometimes, unfortunately necessary, then you have to conclude that in those instances WE HAVE TO KEEP SHIT SECRET!
And right now, this joker is running around hong Kong bloviating Bill O'Reilly style into every open microphone that's stuck in front of his big mouth.
He's got absolutely no clue what it is he's trying to do, and he is endangering our security.