We've never seen revelations on this scale before—a Global scale—so it's hard to imagine what the motivations of Snowden may be. However, he set out on his last position with the intent to gather information to eventually make public, so his organization and well-spoken manner is to be expected. I'm no intelligence officer but I often find that when I speak of matters close to me, the words flow effortlessly and in a continuous stream of consciousness that often passes the hours like minutes.
I always appreciate and encourage healthy scepticism while making sure not to dismiss all possibilities, even ones that may be genuine. Maintain a neutral view until enough information is available to draw to a conclusion. It's far easier to fall back on familiar, conditioned negative views on these events, than it is to see the Truth underneath them. THAT is what is new to us and something we must always push towards.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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