I have only seen the movie & I thought it portrayed him in a very good light. My observations are that he saw massive cover ups, miss treatment, lies etc all "in the name of the country" & he blew the whistle on it!!! it was a shocking movie in that regard & this should not be happening!! Its a pity there are not a few more people will to do what's right!! Were that not happening I feel sure more of what is going on (in the way of this sort of thing) would not be happening because they would fear accountability, which currently is sadly lacking in massive amounts!
If you (someone) was asked to "turn a blind eye" to what illegal acts your country was doing how would you react? How can there be any credibility when this is going on?
In the movie "Snowdon" is sent to supposedly interrogate (or oversee it) a terrorist leader. They use waterboarding (which is illegal) & in the end Snowdon says that this person was not even a leader anyway yet look what they did to him!!
By definition then if you do not stand with Snowdon they one can only assume that you are "ok" with what our government are doing?
Canada has granted asylum to a woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs, a refugee rights association said on Monday.
Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana were scheduled to arrive in Toronto later on Monday on a flight from Hong Kong, the non-profit organization For the Refugees said.
Rodel was among a group of people who sheltered Snowden, a former CIA employee and US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, putting him up in her apartment in 2013 while he was in Hong Kong on the run from US authorities.
His leaks of highly classified documents revealed the existence of global surveillance programs run by the NSA in cooperation with Australia, Britain and Canada.
Snowden, who now lives in Russia, was charged in June 2013 in the United States with espionage and stealing state secrets.
Canada granted Rodel, a Philippines national, and her daughter asylum in January but it was kept secret for security reasons, according to For the Refugees.
Five other people who helped Snowden have also requested asylum but remain in Hong Kong awaiting a response, according to the daily National Post.
The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, declined to comment on the development.
“Because this is a situation regarding a specific case,” he said, “it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.”
Canada’s immigration ministry also declined to comment but said that in “exceptional circumstances” requests for asylum can be accelerated.
Radio Canada said Rodel was under pressure from Hong Kong authorities and faced a risk of deportation to the Philippines.