Comment: I think it was planned

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I think it was planned

and they were either waiting for some one to come along, or more likely, have "handled" Mr Snowden into being a patriotic whistle blower, whilst at the same time using him as an unwitting Geo Political Pawn.
Here's my take on it; Julian Assange the enigmatic "poster child" for Wikileaks, Bradly Manning, the "deterrent' and Edward Snowden, the "pawn".
I have done a complete 360 degree turn on Wikileaks....I don't trust them at all, and feel that it is a covert CIA operation.