The Snowden story is endlessly fascinating to me, because it’s hard to come away from it with a black and white perspective. Yesterday a federal judge comes out with a ruling that the surveillance Snowden revealed is probably unconstitutional — and, interestingly, confers standing on the plaintiffs in part because of Snowden’s revelations. Score one for Snowden! And then, today . . . this:
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he would be willing to help Brazil investigate NSA spying on its soil, but could not fully participate without being granted political asylum because the U.S. government “will continue to interfere with my ability to speak.”
In a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” obtained on Tuesday by The Associated Press, Snowden also commended the Brazilian government for its strong stand against U.S. spying.
Snowden that he’s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency documents, and that the NSA’s culture of indiscriminate global espionage “is collapsing.”
Kinda sounds like what a traitor would do, no? Protect me from the USA and I’ll give you their secrets.
It’s all shades of gray, isn’t it?