"Snowden has enough information to cause [more] harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had," Greenwald said in an interview in Rio de Janeiro with the Argentinean daily La Nacion.Oh, my. Pretentious little drama queen, are we, Glenn? But Greenwald, as always, outs his moronic self: if his statement is true, he is telling the world that Snowden did in fact take information that would cause grave "harm to the U.S." That, of course, would basically prove the case against him on espionage, and would likely give the government grounds to try him for treason.
"The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare."
I don't know how "I'm-Mr-Lawyer" Greenwald missed it, but, here's the legal definition of treason:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treasonIf what Greenwald is saying is true, it easily meets the standard of giving our enemies aid and comfort.
Under Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution, any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the United States, such as furnishing enemies with arms, troops, transportation, shelter, or classified information. If a subversive act has any tendency to weaken the power of the United States to attack or resist its enemies, aid and comfort has been given.Greenwald basically said exactly that - that the information Snowden has stolen has the potential to harm the United States beyond imagination (more than any other person ever has, revelation of which informaion would be our "worst nightmare). Greenwald just accused Snowden of treason.
This isn't moral harm Greenwald is talking about. Why should the government be praying on its knees that these things don't come out? Because if they did, that would be its "worst nightmare" and "cause [more] harm to the US government in a single minute than any other person ever has." This harm is obviously to our readiness to respond to threats (or to maintain our own) from our enemies - whether armed or otherwise. It would quite literally "weaken the power of the United States to resist" its enemies. Classic aid and comfort. Congratulations, Glenn Greenwald, on making the case that charging Snowden with espionage might actually be going too easy on him.
Not to mention at the very least (as has been pointed out in the comments), he just put a target on Snowden's back by anyone wanting to harm the United States. At the very least, he just told rogue actors and rogue states that if they want to gravely injure the United States, they should kill Snowden.
Oh and you know what? Go ahead and release it and give the US government a reason to treat Snowden as a full on terrorist suspect and pursue military routes to arrest and return him home so he can be tried for treason. And you better pray on your knees that we don't find evidence of your involvement in the stealing of that information, or you both can be charged with sedition and conspiracy.
Unless of course, you are exactly what I said you are - a drama queen - and are blowing a bunch of smoke up your own behind. Which I kind of suspect what this is about. But then, you wouldn't want us to find out that the Great Glenn Greenwald is just a paper tiger throwing tantrums like a 6-year old (apologies to six-year-olds), would you?