While awaiting asylum, Snowden has spent the past 6 weeks in an airport cell, and to him that is better than returning to the United States. Snowden has requested asylum in Russia because he fears being tortured in the United States. That’s fair enough.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has stated that Snowden will not face the death penalty for the crimes he’s been charged with, including espionage, and that he will have a civilian trial.

Honestly, I would do everything in my power to stay away also. However, there’s also a gut feeling that there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.