As I commented yesterday, it’s just a matter of time before someone in aporrea.org claims that Snowden is still a US agent.
Today Oscar Heck presents an interesting argument: since espionage by the NSA is not a secret, and most countries know all about it, it’s hard to understand why so many are making such a big deal of the Snowden case.
“Snowden, and even the political-diplomatic reaction of the affected countries, is a show, it has to be,” thinks Heck
The purpose for this show would be “among other things, a military exercise, I mean, an exercise in war propaganda designed to measure the military capacity of media reaction by Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, and any other country willing to give Snowden asylum, any country ‘enemy’ of the USA.”
It’s not exactly clear from the article how media reaction allows the US government to “measure” the military capability of those countries. But Heck adds another hypothesis: perhaps the “media strategic military show” serves a different purpose. He did a quick Google search and found out that the US is currently testing a new aircraft carrier for drones. The whole Snowden affair could be a cover operation for this military test.
Heck finishes his article with a quote from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: “All wars are based on deception.”