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
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.