Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed not only broad surveillance against the American public, but hacking attacks against several foreign countries, many of whom now owe Snowden a debt of gratitude.
Long-standing resentment against US policy, bolstered by the latest revelations, have dramatically complicated US efforts to capture Snowden, and their hostility toward everyone involved in Snowden’s escape doesn’t seem to matter to anyone.
Indeed a growing number of nation are willing to play a part in Snowden’s travel into asylum, and the Obama Administration’s threats of damaged relations for nations that don’t play ball seems to be more than offset by the goodwill they can accrue from helping him escape politically-motivated prosecution.
Any nation that does go along with US demands to hand over Snowden is also likely to experience a major backlash from everybody else, as the whistleblower enjoys broad support around the world.
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