Cumberland Times-News

June 29, 2013

If these countries were our friends, they’d send him back

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— In light of recent affairs with the foreign countries who claim to be friends of the United States, it’s evident they are not, by not returning the traitor Edward Snowden.

By their actions it makes you wonder what they really knew about the events of 911 prior to it happening and just allowed it to occur.

It also makes you wonder how many countries were hiding Osama bin Laden.

 These countries are showing their true colors when the security of the United States is compromised, they just don’t care, they just allow a fugitive to hide within their borders and protect them. If the shoe were on the other foot they’d demand that the U.S. do the right thing and return them for justice or at least be tried.

 Sure the sounds of “The NSA” eavesdropping on all people’s conversations doesn’t quite give you the warm and cozy feeling of not being watched, but if it prevents a major disaster from happening it’s done its job.

I think people freak out at the mere sound of what they’re saying behind closed doors can be exposed but if you’re not doing anything wrong, then what the heck.

It’s not like the NSA is calling your wife and saying we heard your husband last night on the phone and he’s having an affair with y­our sister, it’s a matter of national security. I don’t think the NSA cares what you do in your everyday life.

These countries allowing a fugitive from law (that’s what the U.S. government calls him) to move on is nothing more then a slap in the U.S. face. Let one of these countries get into a bind and the U.S. is the first place they turn to for help.

I truly understand about your business being your business, but if you’re going to cause disasters and loss of life, then it should be everyone’s business.

Jim Dolly

Ridgeley, W.Va
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