Skip to comments.Russia Rejects US Demand for Snowden's Extradition
Posted on 06/25/2013 2:48:26 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
MOSCOW Russia's foreign minister has rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice.
Sergey Lavrov said that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border and insisted that Russia has nothing to do with him, his relations with U.S. justice or his travel plans.
Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, he angrily lashed out at the U.S. demands for the extradition and warnings of negative consequences if Moscow fails to comply.
Lavrov said that accusing Russia of "violation of U.S. laws and even some sort of conspiracy" with regard to Snowden is "absolutely ungrounded and unacceptable."
Edward Snowden's stop-and-start flight across the globe appeared to stall in Moscow as the United States ratcheted up pressure to hand over the National Security Agency leaker who had seemed on his way to Ecuador to seek asylum.
In Ecuador's most extensive statement about the case, the foreign minister hailed Snowden on Monday as "a man attempting to bring light and transparency to facts that affect everyone's fundamental liberties."
The decision whether to grant Snowden the asylum he has requested is a choice between "betraying the citizens of the world or betraying certain powerful elites in a specific country," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters while visiting Vietnam.
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The Russians are making mincemeat out of Obama and his team...
That is what happens when you have a lack of leadership.
Snowden should write a well-researched novel..."fiction" isn't an act of treason yet, is it?
I think the Russians never believed in the use of “soft-power” or leading from behind...
Patino sure has the Washingtonians number
Sounds like a polite way to tell the lawless police state in DC to go scratch themselves
The only leadership tool Obomba has at his disposal is the race card. Putin, however, doesn’t accept that card.
Who is paying for his hotel and meals? I mean, when he flies into Cuba before Ecuador, is he a guest of the Cuban government and they pay for everything?
Snowden is not a guest of any government. He likely won’t even leave the airport.
Well this is certainly Change.
I can’t even get angry. Obama bought this on himself. Show weakness to ruthless countries and they won’t respect you.
Cowboys were feared. Leftwing “Intellectuals” not so much!
Heh. What goes around comes around.
The U.S. refused Russia’s request to extradite George Soros for criminal currency manipulation. In 2000, Soros nearly destroyed the Russian economy by selling the Rouble short and deflating its value from $0.166 to $0.033, almost overnight.
An investigation led to to the 2005 raid by Russian police on Soros offices in Moscow. Unfortunately, the pig Soros wasn’t there. They asked the U.S. to extradite Soros. The U.S. told them to pound sand, since we don’t have an extradition treaty with Russia.
The question to pose to the White House press spokesman is if they cut off his Visa and Master Card access. The answer is likey to be....we will get back to you on that. He’s probably running up a $40,000 tab and doesn’t intend to pay.
The WikiLeaks folks are likely covering some of his bills now. Course, eventually....you’d get around to asking how they make any money. The CIA might want to take some time and analyze the money-laundering ability of WikiLeaks.
The Chicago mob is no match for the Russian bear. Maybe Rahm Emmanuel can head over to Moscow and dance the Nutcracker Suite in his tutu.
Why am I rooting for a traitor?
Why are you rooting for Obummer? Just kidding.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.