Sounds like a non sequitor, but think about it.
Harvard international relations professor Stephen Walt offers the best assessment I've seen of what current revelations portend:
Go read it all.
All of that is fun, sells papers and increases web hit counts, but it is a distraction. The story is what the NSA and its political enablers are doing. The other stuff is tabloid candy, a treat we are be offered to get our attention off the real issues.