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Snowden Asylum Irks Administration
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Aug 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 08/02/2013 10:03:28 PM PDT by John Semmens

Russia’s decision to grant a temporary one-year asylum to NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden was described as “unfortunate” and “extremely disappointing” by Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney.

Carney contrasted “Russia’s uncooperative stance with FDR’s extraordinarily accommodating attitude toward the repatriation of millions of unwilling refugees from the Soviet Union after World War II. FDR knew that these refugees didn’t want to go back. Many faced torture, imprisonment in the Gulag, and execution. He could have balked for humanitarian reasons. But his personal sense of obligation to Stalin overrode his qualms.”

“Now with the roles reversed, Stalin’s heirs won’t even return one man to us,” Carney complained. “Where’s their sense of honor? We tried to make it easy on them by promising not to torture or kill Snowden. It’s as if they don’t trust us. It’s a slap in the face to the whole ‘reset button’ strategy initiated by this Administration.”

Gaining permission to remain in Russia is considered a major setback for the Obama Administration’s efforts to settle accounts with Snowden. It is one of the few places where the Administration would likely be reluctant to exercise its option to order him taken out via a drone strike. However, Snowden’s possible removal via covert extraction or assassination is an option that cannot be ruled out.

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2013/08/03/snowden-asylum-irks-administration/


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: nsa; russia; satire; snowden

1 posted on 08/02/2013 10:03:28 PM PDT by John Semmens
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2 posted on 08/02/2013 10:04:47 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

If we had a real president, Snowden would be back in our hands by now. However ...


3 posted on 08/02/2013 10:05:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: John Semmens

Obama has become Putin’s fly on the window sill .... Putin has just begun pulling off his wings.


4 posted on 08/02/2013 10:05:58 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: John Semmens

I wonder if we’re going to reset the reset button?


5 posted on 08/02/2013 10:10:37 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: John Semmens

Funny, but even funnier is how transparent Obama is whenever his dander is up. Just like with Palin, he proclaims Snowden isn’t worth getting excited about - “relatively insignificant” is I think how he described it. Yet at the same time, his people are out talking about how damaging Snowden is, whining like Carney here about how mean Putin is for not returning him, making threats....

They get all wee-wee’d up over things they say aren’t very important (like the Tea Party, and a former Governor of Alaska)...


6 posted on 08/02/2013 10:12:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: John Semmens

Obama Administration irks sane Americans.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 10:12:30 PM PDT by South40
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To: doc1019

Agreed...but as said....However...


8 posted on 08/02/2013 10:12:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: John Semmens

Satire. Calm down.


9 posted on 08/02/2013 10:14:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: John Semmens

What happens after a year?


10 posted on 08/02/2013 10:15:06 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: stars & stripes forever

i wish putin was speaker
why does boehner have such small balls??


11 posted on 08/02/2013 10:17:07 PM PDT by genghis
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To: John Semmens

Wonder What Snowden knows of Benghazi??????????


12 posted on 08/02/2013 10:17:18 PM PDT by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: MissMagnolia

13 posted on 08/02/2013 10:17:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: genghis

Too much alcohol.


14 posted on 08/02/2013 10:18:43 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: John Semmens

Not bad, but it was on Truman’s watch, not FDRs, although Roosevelt’s minions were still running the show.


15 posted on 08/02/2013 10:20:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

It was FDR at Yalta who agreed to forcibly repatriate these refugees.


16 posted on 08/02/2013 10:32:31 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

But Truman who delivered them.


17 posted on 08/02/2013 10:36:50 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: stars & stripes forever

I don’t know this is what would happen..but I read that a lot of countries that Snowden applied for asylum said he had to be in their embassy before granted.

Maybe he will eventually try to get to one.

Just my conjecture...but hasn’t that Assausge guy been in an embassy for a couple of years. Probably more comfy, and protected than the airport.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:58 PM PDT by berdie
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To: doc1019

“If we had a real president, Snowden would be back in our hands by now”

If we had a real President, Snowden wouldn’t have had to inform the American people of his treasonous ignoring of the 4th Amendment and his creation of an internal Stasi.


19 posted on 08/02/2013 11:00:27 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: John Semmens

Good. Let them feel what they generate in the population.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 11:04:37 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: John Semmens
You've seen them use the Reset button.

Now they are forced to use the History Eraser Button!!!


21 posted on 08/02/2013 11:11:19 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: stars & stripes forever
What happens after a year?

Nothing at all, unless Snowden wants to leave and is able to. He is one of most geniune asylum seekers. I think Snowden gets a job in Russia, marries, and after that why should he go anywhere? Any first world country will extradite him; he would be abducted from any 2nd and 3rd world country, even if he is willing to live in [squalor of] Venezuela. A well educated man with high IQ and talent for languages will have no problem finding a job in Russia, especially when there is political will to offer such a job to him.

If you say that he became a pawn... yes, he is a pawn now, moved here and there by high ranked players. What did he expect? Approval of his asylum application does not change that at all. He still could be abducted by the USA, or by affiliated groups, or even personally by Putin. The game goes on, and this pawn is still useful. He should be well aware of that.

22 posted on 08/02/2013 11:26:45 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: John Semmens
However, Snowden’s possible removal via covert extraction or assassination is an option that cannot be ruled out.

Snowden is obviously ill, and must therefore be returned to the United States to receive state-mandated medical treatment administered by his Obamacare death panel.

23 posted on 08/02/2013 11:49:36 PM PDT by TChad
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To: John Semmens

Vlad Putin obviously not the White Guilt Liberal the Obama Admin is used to dealing with...


24 posted on 08/03/2013 1:11:57 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: John Semmens

Just a thought......how many Russian spies have defected to the U.S. and we refuse to send back?


25 posted on 08/03/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: John Semmens
"Snowden Asylum Irks Asministration"

Good!
I hope it irks the hell out of them.

26 posted on 08/03/2013 5:12:23 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: True Grit
Excellent point.More than you can imagine.
27 posted on 08/03/2013 6:51:17 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: doc1019

Slim chance to none but real president would downplay this comedy and send real diplomats to solve a problem.


28 posted on 08/03/2013 6:54:35 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: John Semmens
Funny historical segway reminding us what a commie pinko sycophant FDR was, and what we've become.
29 posted on 08/03/2013 6:57:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: John Semmens

Why don’t I ever read the byline FIRST??? Tho, it does make it more fun to get roped in, THEN realize it’s Semmens Semi=Semi.


30 posted on 08/03/2013 8:50:23 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: John Semmens

Someone should suggest that the Just Us Department should file civil rights charges against Snowden. He’s obviously a racist because he has embarrassed O’Bama.


31 posted on 08/03/2013 9:34:15 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: John Semmens
Barry Obama is indeed starting to look like the Flavor Flav of Washington D.C...
The poster boy of the black community and as serious as a heart attack..

32 posted on 08/03/2013 10:01:09 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: saganite
I wonder if we’re going to reset the reset button?

Well, we're certainly overcharging things with them [that's what the Russian word actually meant]...


33 posted on 08/03/2013 10:11:15 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: John Semmens

BS


34 posted on 08/03/2013 2:16:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: John Semmens

This adminstration irks me every freaking day, big damn deal!


35 posted on 08/03/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: doc1019

If we had a real president, there wouldn’t have been any problems for Snowden to reveal in the first place.


36 posted on 08/03/2013 2:49:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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Haven’t posted in a while. Wanted to come on and say that an obama boot licker called me an idiot not long ago when I said the government is using FB to spy on citizens. I wonder if he has read about the NSA. Probably has but still denies it. Talk about an idiot!


37 posted on 08/04/2013 10:25:21 AM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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