Snowden: U.S. Wants to Kill Me

In a move that is sure to further endear Edward Snowden to Americans, the former NSA contractor claimed on a German television show that the U.S. government actively wants him murdered. "These people, and they are government officials, have said they would love to put a bullet in my head or poison me when I come out of the supermarket and then watch me die in the shower," Snowden said. He also stoked German tensions, saying "I'd say that it's not very likely that anyone who was watching the German government was only watching Merkel—and not her advisers nor other government officials nor ministers, heads of industries, or even local government officials."