Did Snowden actually plan a 'way out' considering that his only real chance of escaping the long arms of US government, why didn't he just directly go to one of the South American countries that would have offered him asylum in the first place. I think it's a bit strange as to why he choose Hong Kong, then went to Moscow and now is planning on have temp asylum in Moscow.
His pattern of behaviour doesn't seem to indicate very well his thinking of the consequences of what he has done.
Just a random pondering.
Edit: It would seem it's too early for my fingers to work.