Ed Snowden, NSA leaker. Honest man. Doing what was right. Bravo.
That still doesn’t preclude the possibility that, unknown to him, he was managed by people to put him the right place to expose NSA secrets.
Snowden’s exposure of NSA was a righteous act, because that agency is a RICO criminal. But that doesn’t mean we have the whole story.
How many people work in classified jobs for the NSA? And here is one man, Snowden, who is working for Booz Allen, an outside contractor, but is assigned to NSA, and he can get access to, and copy, documents that expose the spying collaboration between NSA and the biggest tech companies in the world—and he can get away with it.
If so, then NSA is a sieve leaking out of all holes. Because that means a whole lot of other, higher NSA employees can likewise steal these documents. Many, many other people can copy them and take them. Poof.
If the NSA is not a sieve, it’s quite correct to suspect Snowden, a relatively low-level man, was guided and helped.
Does that diminish what Snowden accomplished? No. But it casts it in a different light.