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Edward Snowden asks Ecuador for asylum
BBC ^ | 23 June 2013 | BBC

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asylum; benghazi; constitution; ecuador; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; nsa; snowden; snowdenrussia
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To: apoliticalone

“Katrina had private contractors taking firearms from LA citizens.”

Really? I hadn’t heard that. What private contractors participated in that? I might be up on a repeated criminal mischief charge had I been on the receiving end of those contractors BS.

Were they somehow deputized? If so, by whom?

81 posted on 06/23/2013 1:51:01 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: txrefugee
According to all the “experts” in the msm and government, this stupid high school drop out can’t outsmart the CIA, FBI, DOJ, NSA, DHS, etc etc....right???

They're lazy government employees, so maybe that will answer your question.

82 posted on 06/23/2013 2:20:26 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: sean327

The US is currently run by a Socialist clown in the same vein as Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

83 posted on 06/23/2013 2:34:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Drug abuse is not a victimless crime ... look at what Obama is doing to the country!)
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To: hoosierham

Enjoyed your post and your speaking from your heart.

84 posted on 06/23/2013 2:57:04 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SgtBilko

If he goes to any of our enemies (and Ecuador *is* our enemy,although not an important one) then he becomes a filthy Communist scumbag to me.If he comes here I might be willing to put him back into my “could be a hero,could be a scumbag” column.

85 posted on 06/23/2013 3:15:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: SgtBilko

I think he’d be safer in Ecuador’s London embassy.

86 posted on 06/23/2013 3:17:43 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: hoosierham

I agree. Besides, doing the whistleblower thing the ‘government’ way doesn’t appear to work out all that well and I’m thinking that there are cases that we will never know about because the blowers are dead.

87 posted on 06/23/2013 3:37:55 PM PDT by relentlessly
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To: Timber Rattler

You know this how? Reported in our free, liberty loving, constitution revering press? Oh, ok it must be true then.

88 posted on 06/23/2013 3:54:33 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: caww

I don’t think Assange has orchestrated this whole thing. He is sitting in an Embassy while Snowden is on the move in a complicated maneuver.

Assange may be the front man for this Move Snowden operation but he is not a principal.

Leak after Leak after Leak and I doubt the leaks are done for Obama.

Before we knew the name Snowden many felt that it could be the CIA behind the many leaks as payback.

It still could be.....

I doubt we ever see the really good stuff. He is probably using it as leverage to keep himself alive.

89 posted on 06/23/2013 3:54:49 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Timber Rattler


One of Obama’s brothers has lived in China for many years -

Valerie Jarrett - the invisible advisor to “Flexible Hoser” Obama - was born in Iran -

- and you are worried about the Russkies and Chi-Coms being a huge threat to Americans now as Obama pours weapons into the bloody hands Al Qaeda in Syria?


90 posted on 06/23/2013 3:54:55 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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To: Timber Rattler
I thought that he said he didn’t care what happened to him?

Oh, I don't think he gave up his desire to stay alive.

And he doesn't matter in this anyway. It's what he told us that matters. Our government is collecting our personal data -- this comment on this post, for example. I'm glad he told us.

Given the information I have of him now, I wish him well.

91 posted on 06/23/2013 4:29:18 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The Eurozone policy might best be described as "Laurel and Hardy Carry a Piano Upstairs.")
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To: RummyChick; caww

I wonder why he chose to become public as he could have remained anonymous like so many others. I ask that even after seeing his past profile (and emails) in the UK Daily Telegraph where he displays the characteristics of self-aggrandizment/ narcissism.

92 posted on 06/23/2013 4:31:31 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: SgtBilko

Snowden’s quality of life looks like it might be taking a turn for the worse.

93 posted on 06/23/2013 4:43:37 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Bshaw

They might look like police but they were tyrants.

94 posted on 06/23/2013 4:52:08 PM PDT by apoliticalone (When banksters want what you own they'll use eminent domain. But first they want your firearms.)
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To: metafugitive

If old Chavez had not kicked the bucket, he would gladly let him in.

95 posted on 06/23/2013 5:37:25 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: SgtBilko

This kid is going to be excoriated by the press. By the time it is all over the sheeple will have forgotten that he revealed just how much NSA is spying on innocent people. It will only be remembered that he was a misguided traitor.

So sad.

Surely our end is near.

96 posted on 06/23/2013 6:09:36 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Timber Rattler

Because he wouldn’t be able to win or prove anything in court. He’d be assassinated first.

97 posted on 06/23/2013 6:09:48 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

What makes you so certain Obama wouldn’t have a commercial airplane shot down in another country’s sovereign airspace?

98 posted on 06/23/2013 6:10:57 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: PA Engineer

The information he gave the Chinese and Russians was not about spying on Americans, but about spying on them, and real damage was done.

“Do you have a link?”

a link for what, misinformation? Are you really going to believe a news source today. OMG he sold out the US to the Ruskies (AP).

PA Engineer, I could send you hundreds of links stating clearly a racist white guy stalked a scrawny, scared, skittle eating preteen and shot the kid in cold blood. Credible news too.

And this is not directed at you PA, just a general statement. All the clowns here who harp on “leak the info through proper channels and work it thru the system”.....meditate on George Zimmerman and tell me about honest legal means under this regime.

All will obey; the military, MSM, DOJ, your local law, etc. Quiet war going on. pick a side folks.

99 posted on 06/23/2013 6:16:09 PM PDT by roofgoat
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To: wastedyears

I trust the men and women in the cockpits of our fighter aircraft that would adjudge it to be an illegal, unwarranted and unconstitutional order from the Commander, and in adherence to both our US Constitution which supercedes, and standard international laws and protocols, would refuse the order and return to base to face the consequences. I do believe there are still those in our US military who put the US Constitution over and above Obongo and his stupid orders and would never accept an order to shoot down a fully loaded civilian commercial airliner in international airspace. Elements of the US military might also be in support of this. We would probably have a split in our government if it came to that and an attempted or successful coup d’etat as such a command being the last straw.

100 posted on 06/23/2013 6:34:32 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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