HOT BLAST: The world according to Edward Snowden
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Former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow on Oct. 13. Snowden was awarded the Sam Adams Award, according to videos released by the organization WikiLeaks.
Former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow on Oct. 13. Snowden was awarded the Sam Adams Award, according to videos released by the organization WikiLeaks.
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Edward Snowden's break in silence, courtesy of this story in The Washington Post, is a treasure trove of information for those interested in the former National Security Agency employee and his case.

The Post story, published online earlier this week, is way too long to explain fully in this space. But consider these comments from Snowden:

"For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.

“All I wanted was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed,” he said. “That is a milestone we left a long time ago. Right now, all we are looking at are stretch goals.”

-- Phillip Tutor

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