The Return of Edward Snowden

I am not speaking of the Edward Snowden who for recent weeks sat married to a lounge chair in the Moscow airport. He sat alone, we are told, without the warm companionship of any FSB or Russian military agents. The Russians say they are not interested in whatever secret US data Snowden carries in his head, laptop, thumb drive, or carryon. So claimed the Chinese when Snowden first graced Singapore with his presence. Vladimir Putin described Snowden as an “unwelcome Christmas gift.” I think our clever, old KGB leader Putin peeked inside his “gift.” The fate of this unremarkable, self-centered person of little world experience, and even less judgment, has sealed his own fate. He is history. I am talking about the next Edward Snowden (him or her), the one we haven’t yet met. Continue Reading