Has Snowden's actions and Ron Paul's speculation (about someone in the US government killing Snowden) put Snowden's life at risk?
Ron Paul may have planted a seed in the minds of Chinese intelligence.
If Snowden is murdered now, the Ron Pauls and conspiracy theorists (far right and far left) throughout the world will be convinced that the USA did it. This belief, even inaccurate and not true, will do harm to the interests of the USA.
Chinese intelligence or the Chinese military or other powers may figure -- why not?
Snowden is in a part of the world - and out of the public eye hiding - where he could be killed in a dark alley or even in the light of day and no one would ever be able to figure out the real facts regarding his killing.
Ron Paul's ruminations may have put Snowden's life at risk.
I hope and pray it does not happen, but foreign powers have done worse things over the years to shed a negative light on the USA.