Edward Snowden is a triple agent.
Are you guys tired of seeing this same picture of Edward Snowden over and over? Yes? That's exactly what the man wants you to say! The NSA whistle blower has captured the public imagination, as people involved in espionage-y things often do, and some great conspiracy theories have resulted. Alex Seitz-Wald gave a great rundown of the Snowden schemes that have already surfaced over at Salon. Our favorite theory offers some real James Bond shit.
Webster Tarpley, a radio host, known to toss out some 9/11 truther theories now and again, believes that Snowden is a triple agent. The radio host advanced his theory as only a crackpot could when he said, "Then at bottom, where is his bread really buttered? CIA. At the bottom, he's a CIA agent all along." This, and pretty much every other Snowden theory is extremely flimsy. One theorist used the fact that Snowden's girlfriend "happens to poledance" as part of her evidence that Snowden is a government mole.