Edward Snowden and Russia May Have Been in Cahoots
Since June 5, 2013, every news outlet across the world has been not only providing coverage of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks, but also security “specialist” after “specialist” has been called upon to analyze this situation. Should Snowden be labeled a “whistle blower hero?” Is Snowden an international spy? Is Snowden working for the Hong Kong government? Should Snowden be put in prison? Question after question has been asked and analyzed, with the most recent of which questions whether Snowden had help from Russia since he took asylum there after he “outted” the NSA.
Mike Rogers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman, is convinced that it wasn’t just pure luck that Snowden ended up in Moscow after becoming buddy-buddy with FSB (Russian Intelligence Service).
“Let me just say this. I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of a FSB agent in Moscow. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.”
Is Rogers a bit bitter? Perhaps, but with good reason…I think, anyway, even though Snowden said there was “zero-percent chance” that Russia had received any documents because he had given all documents to journalists from media outlets, including the Guardian, before leaving for Hong Kong.
Even if that was the case, I find it peculiar that Snowden stole more than just metadata files. Testifying that he released NSA documents in an effort to protect American citizens, it’s really odd that Snowden also stole documents containing government matters. I mean, if he was just out for the good of the American citizens, wouldn’t the metadata files, the files that store what the NSA was looking at, be enough? Why take government-related documents, unless he had intention on sharing with other governments?
While the whole truth may never be discovered, I welcome your opinion, thoughts and comments related to the NSA and Edward Snowden.
Do you think Snowden was working in cahoots with the Russian government? What about other governments? Hong Kong? Brazil?
And, if Snowden was indeed trying to be the American citizens’ “privacy hero,” why didn’t he simply release the metadata files only?
Posted by Ginger Hill on Jan 21, 2014