Thursday, October 17, 2013

Edward Snowden's Father: My Son Has More Secrets To Share

Edward Snowden Has More Secrets To Share, Father Says After Russia Visit -- Reuters

(Reuters) - The father of Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that the former U.S. spy agency contractor has more secrets to share and should stay in Russia "to make sure the true story is told."

Father Lon Snowden spoke at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York shortly after returning to the United States from a weeklong visit with his son in Moscow. It was the first time they saw one another since Edward Snowden, an ex-National Security Agency contractor, was given temporary asylum in Russia earlier this year after leaking sensitive data on U.S. security agencies' operations.

Asked what he told his son during the visit, Snowden told reporters: "To stay, but that's my advice. It's not necessarily what my son will do. He's comfortable. He's happy. And he's absolutely committed to what he has done."

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My Comment: Edward Snowden's father holds back no punches .... and I suspect that he is probably right.

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