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Kennia Franco


Domestic Terrorism

4 April, 2014

There is an unavoidable issue which continues inconclusive, whether Edward Snowden is a whistleblower, or a traitor. Those who support him call him a hero, a man protecting the people. Others view him as nothing but a traitor or defector. The people agree that his actions were unjust and are considered domestic terrorism on the United States. Snowden signed a contract under NSA, which he agreed to keep their secrets but he broke the contract by leaking information to the public. This was an enormous concern to political officials because that information leaked can be used by enemies of the United States.

Snowden duty was to keep the secrets of the U.S as a technical contractor at the CIA and the NSA. He was obligated to do as he was told by his superiors, even if he disagreed. As a result of his disagreements he betrayed the very organizations that are keeping the citizens of the U.S.A

safe. An example was the U.S.A monitoring foreign countries, now they now we can see and watch them so they will try to come up with a way to sneak around so they cannot be heard or seen by the U.S.A. Americans are now exposed to the danger of online terrorist and incredibility damages national security. Since this event, the job of United States Government to protect its citizens has been harder.

Few people that worked in the same facility as Snowden felt a bad vibe given to them about. According to Zachary Keck, The Diplomat, "The reason why I believed from the beginning that Snowden was a traitor was not because of the information he had been leaking but the manner in which he had done it". Keck uses Snowden way of...