In his first interview to a US daily since his exile in Russia, Edward Snowden claimed victory on what he set out to do.
“For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” the Washington Post quoted him as saying, after months of revelations on the massive, global surveillance operations of US and UK intelligence agencies.
The newspaper said it spoke to Snowden over two days in Moscow and published new pictures of the former NSA contractor.
Here are some interesting quotes from the interview:
“For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished. I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”
“All I wanted was for the public…
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