If I was going to take the conspiracy angle on this one...
It would be as a Soft disclosure, a way to soften the full impact of whats being done, with pre-screened and targeted terminology.
The reasons more is not out there? Because, what snowden has been allowed to take (he could be a complete patsy with no knowledge of his place in the
game) Was deemed acceptable to breach.
Things that Most assumed, things that had an infrastructure and back bone that where becoming hard to hide, companies where involved, and the threat
of lawsuits and treason only went so far.
So You find someone, Say someone who had a history of complaining about the violations, or who had voiced discomfort.
You play him, you allow him to think he is being clever, you give him things that foreign intelligence either knows for a fact, or strongly
Just saying, since this is ATS and all.
Just to be clear, I believe the above, far more than this conniving traitors what ever crap people try to pull, Patriotism is the first recourse of a
charlatan trying to sell something.
I will say this, hes no hero, he just did what everyone who swore an oath to Protect the constitution should of,
So No hes not a hero, he just did what he swore to.
Much more than many who take their oaths do, say, in congress.
edit on 18-4-2014 by benrl because: (no reason given)