Can we compare the Snowden saga to the old kids' fairy tale, "The Three Little Pigs"?
Snowden left China (with the acquiescence of the Chinese government, apparently). Now he is in Moscow (with the OK of the Russian government), waiting to fly to South America.
In both cases, the US government has been huffing and puffing and sounding sanctimonious, and demanding that Snowden be returned. And of course, it is in neither Russia’s or China’s strategic interest to do so, they ignore the US.
To me, the 3 little pigs parallel comes into play when the US is saying “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in” to each of these countries… when it turns out that each of those countries has built brick houses that resist the threat from the big bad wolf.
Is there any better fairy tale that describes this saga? Is Snowden more like Little Red Riding Hood?