Snowden simply waltzes out of hong kong as if USA had not filed anything with hong kong authorities requesting to arrest him or hold him via international law guidelines
He is now heading to parts unknown with a pocket full of cash and free plane tickets supplied by the good people of Hong Kong (lets assume he is heading to Russia now or Maybe Cuba
) to teach them all he may know regarding our Governments dirty lil' secrets.
Lets face facts here... USA got caught doing what they should not have been doing (whether you believe it was wrong or not) USA is not supposed to be wire tapping any and every phone across the world it feels like. Snowden merely made us aware of what USA should not have been doing so haphazardly and without consent and awareness of congress. Now USA says "were going to arrest you and lock you up, shut you up and hold you down for 50 years because you ratted on us" (USA would have been a lot better off if they simply said "Snowden, your correct that some of things being done were plain wrong and we acknowledge that, your going to get a free pass and at this point need to shut your mouth please)... at least then they would have had the hope of not loosing him to each one of the very people/Governments the USA was spying on! As I said in my previous post Hong Kong wont do anything to this man (he is a national hero in their eyes)... Russia damb sure wont do anything to him and you can bank on the fact Cuba wont give 2 shyts about any request of the American Government to extradite him to USA.
bottom line USA messed up and got caught, now USA is messing up again by handling this man wrong and putting us at more risk and certainly more costs over the long haul.