I'm not sure I have any thoughts I could usefully add regarding the whole Edward Snowden situation, apart from noting that a few people would now have every right to say "I told you so."
So I'm just going to link to this article, because it would seem to mark the exact moment it tipped over from tragedy into farce. Though I suspect it'll tip back again all too soon. Please read all the way to the end. If you can't manage that, just the last couple of paragraphs will do.
Look, just read the final sentence, will you? Then maybe find a quiet corner for a nice little weep.
For extra credit, here's some reading on crustaceans.
This has nothing to do with any of the above, but I feel it may be of interest and deserves as wide an audience as possible -