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Putin Says Snowden Is Still In the Moscow Airport, and Won't Be Extradited
The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 25, 2013 | Dashiell Bennett

Posted on 06/25/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior

While on a trip to Finland today, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that wanted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden is still in the transit area of Moscow's airport, and thus, technically not on Russian soil. He also confirmed that Russian law enforcement will not arrest him or extradite him to the United States, saying he is "a free man," but the sooner he chooses his final destination, the better.

Putin also deployed one of the better similes we've heard in a while: "In any case, I would like not to deal with such issues because it is like shearing a pig: there's lots of squealing and little fleece."

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: finland; shear; snowden

1 posted on 06/25/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

2 posted on 06/25/2013 9:07:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Freelance Warrior

3 posted on 06/25/2013 9:08:00 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Freelance Warrior
Finally some information that is believable.
4 posted on 06/25/2013 9:09:27 AM PDT by DManA
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To: bgill

Let’s see if the ego-maniac has our jets force an Aeroflot plane to land at a NATO air base in Germany.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 9:09:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: dfwgator

AWWWW MOMMYYYY!!!! Putin does not want to hand over Snowden Waaaaaaa!!!!


6 posted on 06/25/2013 9:09:54 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Freelance Warrior

I’m a little surprised they haven’t called Putin a racist yet.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 9:11:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Freelance Warrior; RummyChick
Putin also deployed one of the better similes we've heard in a while: "In any case, I would like not to deal with such issues because it is like shearing a pig: there's lots of squealing and little fleece."

Translation: Putin knows that Snowden doesn't have intelligence of any value to him or Russia so he's not going to bother with him.

To me this confirms my suspicions that if Snowden had anything of "value" beyond showing how the US Government is spying on its own citizens, he'd have been "disappeared" by now.

Snowden's got nothing of value to offer to any foreign country, other than the opportunity to mock and ridicule the Obama Administration (which many are now doing.)

8 posted on 06/25/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
Snowden's got nothing of value to offer to any foreign country, other than the opportunity to mock and ridicule the Obama Administration (which many are now doing.)

Ayup.
9 posted on 06/25/2013 9:14:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: usconservative

I agree with your assessment.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 9:17:17 AM PDT by sport
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To: cripplecreek

I’m a little surprised they haven’t called Putin a racist yet.


I can picture Putin with one of his -hit eatin’ grins if he heard that. LOL

He’s enjoying watching sissy boy Obama squirming.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 9:20:03 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: usconservative

Never thought I’d say this but, I’m rooting for the Russians on this one! Anything to make Odumbass look even weaker than he is!


12 posted on 06/25/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: cripplecreek

> I’m a little surprised they haven’t called Putin a racist yet.

No point in it.

Putin’s reply would be something like, “And your point is ...?”


13 posted on 06/25/2013 9:24:36 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: usconservative

Confirmed by the fact that the Chinese let him go.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 9:26:52 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Freelance Warrior

This is great!

“”In any case, I would like not to deal with such issues because it is like shearing a pig: there’s lots of squealing and little fleece.”

I will use that as a new tagline.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 9:28:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Circle_Hook

So it’s OK with you that a traitor skates if it embarrasses a politician you disagree with? You’re quite the patriot, aren’t you?


16 posted on 06/25/2013 9:29:51 AM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

The more I read about this the more I am convinced that Snowden doesn’t really exist. He is a figment of the RATS imagination that is being used to shift focus away from the real scandals and new legislature that will screw us royally.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 9:30:31 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I wish people would get their heads out of their butts and their noses out of everyones business)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL....

Just wait....Obamaster Admin will accuse Putin of being an accomplice of George Zimmerman....and order Putin to turn himself in


18 posted on 06/25/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Freelance Warrior
For his part, Kerry tried to dial back the rhetoric on Tuesday, saying there's no need for a heated confrontation between the two countries. However, he probably should have told John McCain before the Arizona Senator went on CNN and called Russian President Vladimir Putin "old KGB colonel apparatchik that dreams of the days of the Russian empire."

How many nuclear wars would we be fighting right now if this man had won in 2008?

19 posted on 06/25/2013 9:33:19 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Did anybody else notice our Sissy Boy Kenyan was just Biatch Slapped by the manly KGB Agent? :))))


20 posted on 06/25/2013 9:34:43 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: stormer
So it’s OK with you that a traitor skates if it embarrasses a politician you disagree with? You’re quite the patriot, aren’t you?

Obama and his band of Socialist Statist are a lot more danger to our freedoms, than Putin. You don't read much do you?

21 posted on 06/25/2013 9:39:45 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Sounds like ol’ Pooty-Poot knows a thing or two about shearing pigs!


22 posted on 06/25/2013 9:40:54 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: Grampa Dave

Enjoy!


23 posted on 06/25/2013 9:42:13 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Feckless
Did anybody else notice our Sissy Boy Kenyan was just Biatch Slapped by the manly KGB Agent? :))))

If there was such a thing as an International Respect Meter we are probably at the lowest point since the 1820's or 1830's.

24 posted on 06/25/2013 9:43:08 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Take that, you university dweebs. Putin is making fun of the Obama cult big time.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 9:48:15 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: stormer
Confirmed by the fact that the Chinese let him go.

Yes. That's when I first asked the question "if this guy had anything of value, would the Chinese have simply let him walk away?" I don't recall which of the dozens of threads I asked that (or a very similar) question on, but it's struck me since the beginning that if Snowden had anything of real value, he'd have been "disappeared" by now.

Putin's statement this morning was (to me ...) confirmation that my original theory was correct.

So now the next question: Exactly how does the Obama Administration expect to Indict, Convict and Incarcerate Snowden on the "National Security" grounds they've been claiming?

I'd think even the low information voters would be questioning Obama and Holder on that one ....

26 posted on 06/25/2013 9:49:35 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Freelance Warrior

I hoping this flushes out the real power brokers (Valerie Jarrett and friends) and causes them to say something disagreeable (and stupid) about Putin.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 9:56:49 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Obama’s handlers are going to have to up the dose of happy pills they have been giving their wimp.

There has always been a threat that the Russians would come, but I never dreamed they would come as the cavalry, so to speak. LOL


28 posted on 06/25/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Vlad makes me smile. He has a sense of humor and is a strong leader even if he is a commie....... Wish we had a strong leader.


29 posted on 06/25/2013 10:03:28 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” - Orwell)
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To: catfish1957

Don’t forget the Carter years....


30 posted on 06/25/2013 10:04:35 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: READINABLUESTATE
"Vlad makes me smile. He has a sense of humor and is a strong leader even if he is a commie....... Wish we had a strong leader."

Well, we got a commie, anyway.

31 posted on 06/25/2013 10:07:07 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: stormer

Anyone that even remotely supports the jackass in chief is a traitor. Your remark could be construed as such.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 10:55:07 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Freelance Warrior

I will enjoy my new tag line.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 12:07:08 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: stormer

First off, I disagree with most politicians as they are all liars! Secondly, for you to call out my patriotism is BULLSHITTT! Anyone who exposes the blatant violation of our constitutional rights is a hero in my book! I don’t even think you know what patriotism is! Maybe you can take a course from Nancy, Chuck or McCain! Sounds like you fit right in with that crew!


34 posted on 06/26/2013 2:55:16 PM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: Freelance Warrior

Hmmmm....which side to take, the America hating communist, or Putin? Think I’ll just sit back and enjoy watching the fraud get beotchslapped.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Circle_Hook

Snowden is your “hero”? Very interesting in light of his admission that he only took the job in order to expose national security operations.


36 posted on 06/26/2013 8:16:09 PM PDT by stormer
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