Skip to comments.Edward Snowden asks Ecuador for asylum
Posted on 06/23/2013 10:42:54 AM PDT by SgtBilko
Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who leaked classified documents revealing US internet and phone surveillance, has asked Ecuador for asylum.
The request was confirmed by Ecuador's foreign minister on Twitter.
Mr Snowden had fled the US for Hong Kong but flew out on Sunday morning and is currently in Moscow.
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Wonder if obama will send fighters to intercept and force it to land here?
Wouldnt be surprised.
Ecuador is great. Exotic locations should increase the film rights that he will get for his story.
Oliver Stone is a bit disappointed however, he was hoping that Venezuela stuff was true.
On the side of strict protection of privacy are people like Sens. Lee and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Matt Drudge, and liberal figures like filmmaker Michael Moore and Glenn Greenwald, who has broken many of the stories relating to the leaks.
The other side those defending surveillance practices is President Barack Obama (he shifted his stance as president) John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Joe Klein, Jeffrey Toobin, Charles Krauthammer.
Is a white Ford Bronco involved in this chase yet?
Waste of money. One bullet would do it
I thought that he said he didn’t care what happened to him? If his revelations about domestic spying were really based on principle, then why did he leave Hong Kong and not battle it out in the courts, instead choosing to flirt with this country’s enemies?
Ecuador is not anybody’s enemy.
Tomorrow’s headline: “Plane heading for Ecuador goes down in storm.”
Ecuador is not anybody’s enemy.
It’s likely he didn’t feel he’d get a fair shake. From what I’ve seen lately it’s certainly not inconceivable he wouldn’t.
I would, if I were the pilot, with a bunch of people on board in addition to Snowden, with no beef with the USA, just play chicken. They might radio to him, they have gone hot, “turn around, you will be shot down”, but Obama hasnt the b*lls to do it and he knows he risks impeachment for pulling such a stunt such as shooting down what will probably be a commercial airliner filled with other passengers. Nope, as the pilot, I would just keep on my sweet way to Quito and flip them the bird. In international aviation there is not a thing they can do about it. Obama would never issue the order.
Wife and I are looking into retiring there in the next year or so.
Bad news to say he has laptops with him with lots more info. No doubt even Ecucador would like to mine those for useful propaganda.
Maybe he has more than one possible destination to confuse any intercept.
Tell that to KAL 007. What happened to the soviets? zip.
Just like the IRS can't -
I hear Iceland is really nice, but - it’s not called Ice Land for no reason. I can see Ecuador, especially up in the mountains.
Snowden may not find “freedom of the Press” as much as he hopes.... as of Friday the Ecuador Legisters passed a bill curtailing that...
“The law creates a Superintendency of Information and Communication, with the power to”
- regulate the news media
- investigate possible violations
- impose potentially hefty fines
It creates a five-member Council for the Regulation and Development of Information and Communication, led by a representative ‘of the president’, to oversee the news media.
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