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  1. 10 Jun '13 19:19
  2. 10 Jun '13 19:28
    Well that's where he ran off to after giving up America's secrets.
    He's now asking China for help...
    good luck to the traitor
  3. 10 Jun '13 19:30
    It's possible, although it is also possible that anyone saying this is simply trying to spin the situation.

    Even if he did this as part of China's plan, this does not negate what he released. It simply calls into question the timing.
  4. Standard member sasquatch672
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    10 Jun '13 19:34
    Originally posted by Eladar
    It's possible, although it is also possible that anyone saying this is simply trying to spin the situation.

    Even if he did this as part of China's plan, this does not negate what he released. It simply calls into question the timing.
    The whole point about being a spy would be to not get caught, wouldn't it? It's really not fun being a convicted spy, or so I understand. On the prison food chain, they fall somewhere between rapists and child molesters.
  5. 10 Jun '13 19:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    [b]The whole point about being a spy would be to not get caught, wouldn't it?
    Not really. The shelf life of a spy can be varied.
    Some last only a few months while others may
    be undetected for years. They all know this
    and therefore usually have a plan of escape.

    When they think that their cover is about to be blown
    then they tell their handlers it's time to push the eject
    button. The handling country usually has an escape
    route already laid out if necessary. I've no idea if the
    NSA suspected him but he ran anyway, before the story
    broke.

    You have to weigh up too what he left behind.
    A girlfriend, family, a good job, over $200,000 a year.
    A good life in Hawaii. All gone.
  6. Standard member sasquatch672
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    10 Jun '13 20:19
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Not really. The shelf life of a spy can be varied.
    Some last only a few months while others may
    be undetected for years. They all know this
    and therefore usually have a plan of escape.

    When they think that their cover is about to be blown
    then they tell their handlers it's time to push the eject
    button. The handling country usually ...[text shortened]... A girlfriend, family, a good job, over $200,000 a year.
    A good life in Hawaii. All gone.
    Mmm...for me, this bird doesn't quack. Makes a different sound.
  7. 10 Jun '13 20:59
    i didn't want to live in a world where everything was monitored .... says the numbnut who took a job at the NSA...
  8. Standard member sasquatch672
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    10 Jun '13 21:01
    Originally posted by e4chris
    i didn't want to live in a world where everything was monitored .... says the numbnut who took a job at the NSA...
    Ha! Post Of The Day.
  9. 10 Jun '13 21:07
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Ha! Post Of The Day.
    Agreed, thumbs up to e4chris.
  10. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    11 Jun '13 02:58
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Well if he makes it out of there with all his body parts without revealing
    anything, we can debate that.
    Kelly