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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“why did he leave Hong Kong and not battle it out in the courts, instead choosing to flirt with this countrys enemies?”
He wouldn’t get a fair and public trial. He would get a secret trial in a secret court, without a jury. Why ? Because they don’t care about the constitution. The only way to survive is to flee into a independent country that has no extradition treaty with the US. That drastically reduces the number of places where he could go to.
That’s just the point where the brits come into the game.
The NSA is allowed to gather data about us citizens. They’re not allowed to examin that data. BUT: The NSA is allowed to forward ALL gathered information to the british MI5. The MI5 examines that data on demand by the NSA. The perfect legal loop hole ....
Yep..and with Assange calling those shots. Snowden is soooo in over his head...the only thing he can do is continue as is planned for him by Assange....who obviously has much to gain by using his “puppet”.
Hastings was much more dangerous than Fast Eddie.
All the information that Fast Eddie has is most likely operational information about how we spy.
Hastings was dangerous because he was looking into botched shipments of American arms out of Benghazi that most likely ended up in the hands of Syrian rebels who were not from Syria.
This is highly embarrassing stuff for our first African American POTUS and our soon to be first female POTUS.
Part of the cover-up was bloodlessly taking down the Director of the CIA the old-fashioned way with a sex scandal.
If Snowden knew the secrets that Hastings was attempting to find but most likely had not gotten his hands on, he would have been a dead body discovered in a Hong Kong hotel room with a suicide note.
That Law “quickly” passed Friday....convenient uh?
Your Tin Foil hat be heavier than mine. I have got to get me some of that heavy duty Reynolds Wrap.
I agree that Assange may now be his puppet master, but I cannot give Assange the credit from orchestrating this from the beginning.
Snowden has to “pay to play” in Assanges ball park.....exposing Britains Security Program was Assanges poke in the face of London not allowing him to leave the Ecuador Embassey there....Snowden had to give him that documentation.....others as well which Assange will use when he wants to intervene in International Affairs.
Snowden is nothing but a computer nerd who now sees he’s running for his life in a Geo-political game that he had no clue of the powers that would come to bear....but he’s learning!
From the reports I’ve seen he flew commercial on each leg of the trip. Probably a smart move as making a private jet go away wouldn’t bother Obama.
Either or...Assange saw an opportunity to be front page again...it’s working...and the revenues are once again pouring into Wikileaks and he’s got the stage...Snowden’s just the pawn he’s moving on the gameboard.
However...it is possible Assange located Snowden early on...which would explain Snowdens “Short” employments at CIA and other International travels he had. I don’t sy that happened...but it’s certainly possible they were in contact early on. Snowden “followed” Assange.
Congressman Larry Macdonald was on that plane. The Japanese continue to claim the Sakalin 4 islands the sovs still hold as not being part of the 1951 treaty when they renounced sovereignty. The sovs did and still do (the old sovs anyway) claim that plane was a spy plane.
Understand your point.
Mine was there were no repercussions for killing 269. While the US has never admitted responsibility or apologized to Iran for Vincennes shootdown of IranAir flight— we did pay compensation.
The soviets were not particularly interested in KAL 007 and purposely misdirected the search for the wreckage, found the flight data recorders and hid that fact, finally letting the flight data recorders be examined (mysteriously both tapes stopping 1:44 minutes after the missile hit). Classic lying sovietskis, and incompetent at the same time.
A bullet for whom? The govt workers who were illegally spying on Americans? The pols who allowed it to happen?
The question is: Where should he go to instead ?
How many threads do we need on this? Geez. You joined today to post this? This is being discussed here already!
Ecuador - where the concept of a free press is increasingly under attack !
As someone posted elsewhere, it’s interesting that Wikileaks, Manning and now this guy only attack Western democracies then hide in near dictatorships.
Unfort, there are those here that, knowing Congress VOTED to allow the abuse of the 4th, let alone 9th/10th, would still vote for those with an (R) after their names come election time.
‘National security’ (against???..’cuz I see the S. border, Boston bombing, etc. sieves) seems to trump all other Rights.
This is fox hunting not chess. Fox hunting is for elitists.
You be rooting for the fox hunters.
I am a nothing. I am a nobody. I be nothing more than some stupid serf who pays the bills for Big Brother and the NWO Big Brotherhood.
I be rooting for the fox.
Fast Eddie being played by most everyone.
But sometimes the Fox hunters overplay their and the fox escape, living free and dying a natural death.
Fast Eddie being played but it too early to tell who wins.
He was ?
Having looked into it, I would not do that unless one of you speaks fluent Spanish.
And what happens when those governments change? Correa isn’t going to be in power forever - if he doesn’t die in office, he could deposed in a coup or there may even be an uprising or revolution.
Suppose Snowden does indeed go to Ecuador, as seems likely. Five years from now, the Correa government is replaced - one way or another - by a pro-American government, or at least one that’s non-hostile to the US.
I guess then Fast Eddie goes on the run again, or risk the new government deporting his ass back to the USA.