Edward Snowden claims to be a whistle blower but he went to the press, without going through the proper channels. He knows his rights, but chosen not to exercise them. It's just a tip of an iceberg, I suspect he's carrying a "dead pack," which meant he left behind more damaging secrets. perhaps with Wikileaks, with instructions that it its classified content to be released in the event of his capture. He's a threat to our national security, damaging our reputations aboard. It's like being on a ship, stuck in the ocean, not able to dock anywhere, a man without a country.