I agree they don't want him back on U.S. soil but disagree on what they will do. Any mode of transportation used to bring Snowden to the U.S. would suffer a terrorist attack from the villain of the day and the crew would be commemorated as heroes. Snowden becomes an asterisk as part of the reason for the attack.
When my kids were younger they played Maple Story. Then someone discovered how to run private servers where you could set your own levels etc... some were hard, some easy, some silly. The kids loved them.
Then Nexon went after all the sites that had anything at all about private servers. Their weapon of choice...copyright. It didn't take long until most every site folded up shop.
There were no lawyers, because just like this case, the people that would hire them to fight do not have the bottomless pockets that Nexon and Nintendo have.
"Yeah so? It's not the government's job to protect your investment. Otherwise I want the government to protect me if I lose money in the stock market. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. You don't get a government that protects your business model unless you are a member of the MAFIAA"
Now we know that anything by George Mobley could be tied to Getty, so people that read this story instead of thinking of him being an awesome photographer and all around swell guy, will think he is money grubbing and sue happy and will just move on to someone perceived to be friendlier.