February 7, 2014
Edward Snowden's Deception
At the moment I'm odd man out on the left. I see Snowden not as a hero but as a criminal. I agree with Edward Lucas, senior editor at The Economist, who says Snowden may well be an unwitting agent of Russian intelligence, and that that would be the most favorable possible interpretation of his actions. Snowden, indeed, has been laying his doubletalk not only on the U.S. government but on the public. His story, to be blunt, does not add up. For details you really should read — with an open mind — Edward Lucas' just published ebook, The Snowden Operation: Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster (99¢ at Amazon). With thirty years journalistic experience, including coverage of espionage, cyber-security, and Russian foreign and security policy, Edward Lucas is a sensible soul. Total runtime thirty minutes. Satis ēloquentiae, sapientiae parum.