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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Edward Snowden still in airport, signals no extradition
cbs ^ | June 25, 2013, Updated 2:30 p.m. ET

Posted on 06/25/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by Red Steel

NAANTALI, Finland Russian President Vladimir Putin bluntly rejected U.S. pleas to turn over National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday, saying he is free to travel wherever he wants and insisting that Russian security agencies haven't contacted him.

Snowden is in the transit zone of a Moscow airport and has not passed through Russian immigration, Putin said, meaning he is not technically in Russia.

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A high-ranking Ecuadorean official told The Associated Press that Russia and Ecuador were discussing where Snowden could go, saying the process could take days. He also said Ecuador's ambassador to Moscow had not seen or spoken to Snowden. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: 0pansification; bho44; bhorussia; machomachoman; putin; snowden; snowdenrussia
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1 posted on 06/25/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

why should he, they wanted Soros and we never turned him over and hwo are we to give demands right now and Snowden told us all how Obama. and his goons have bene spying on us all


2 posted on 06/25/2013 12:07:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Russia wanted Soros? did he screw them over too?

I would LOVE to see what they would do to him...


3 posted on 06/25/2013 12:09:21 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Red Steel
Putin methinks, is gonna make 0bama cry.

5.56mm

4 posted on 06/25/2013 12:09:54 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Red Steel

that settles it ... no ride.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 12:13:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Red Steel

if I was this guy , I would ( at this point) fly straight in to a New York City airport , there to met by a group of ACLU lawyers and 80% of the media in NYC and turn myself in . Face the music straight on , and take the Obama spying administration to the mat . If you can’t hide it , hang a bell on it . Forward to the foe . Charge !…..


6 posted on 06/25/2013 12:18:48 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Red Steel
Somebody call that man a cab ...


7 posted on 06/25/2013 12:20:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Red Steel

Actually, since the State Dept. has invalidated Snowden’s passport, he could not get past Immigration of any US airport. Sorry.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 12:20:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red Steel

Snowden is helping the underground Left and underground terrorists more than anyone else, whether or not that was his aim.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 12:20:57 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Red Steel

Snowden (case) is helping fools everywhere post rubbish from their heads on Internet forums.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 12:22:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red Steel

Putin gives the Candy-Striper a hearty spanking.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 12:23:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: Red Steel; Osage Orange; smoothsailing; SE Mom; AuntB; Arthur Wildfire! March; Tennessee Nana; ...
FREEPER ALERT---Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044

A high-ranking Ecuadorean official (speaking on condition of anonymity) told AP that Russia and Ecuador were discussing Snowden's destination.

NO SURPRISE NSA leaker Snowden seeks asylum in corrupt Ecuador---taxpayers know sap-happy Ohaha wont queer that deal---b/c O needs Third World latinos to keep dems in power.

(Wiki leaker Julian Assange is staying at Ecuador's embassy in Britain---his group is financing fellow-leaker Snowden)

BTW, the US has no diplos in Ecuador---they threw out the one we had b/c our diplo squealed on their corruption and heroin drug-running.....but Ecuador still gets some $35 million foreign aid from the US........PLUS tax dollars illegal Ecuadorians living here send back home.

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The stranglehold corrupt Third Worlds--like Ecuador--- have on the US was never more apparent than with the immigration reform atrocity.

A GLARING EXAMPLE---The corrupt Dominican Republic depends on the $$BILLION US tax dollars PER YEAR its illegal populations in the US send back home to the impoverished Third World hellhole.

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FREEPER ALERT Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044

MESSAGE TO CONGRESS: "I'm a legal American citizen, I pay taxes, I vote, and I don't like this bill. Most of all I don't like my govt using legislative power to scrounge for illegal voters to stay in power."

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FREEPER ALERT---Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044

MESSAGE TO SENS GRASSLEY, SESSIONS, AND CONG TREY GOWDY: Taxpayers demand to know the total tax dollars illegal Ecuadorians living here send back to the corrupt country which plans to harbo individuals undermiining US ntl security. And how did corrupt third world countries--- like Ecuador---- influence the "reform bill" to solidify THEIR interests on the backs of US taxpayers.

12 posted on 06/25/2013 12:25:28 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Thanks Liz ... A timely reminder!


13 posted on 06/25/2013 12:30:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Rollin’ back ...


14 posted on 06/25/2013 12:34:31 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: manc
why should he, they wanted Soros and we never turned him over

Are you sure about that?

I haven't been able to find much information on George Soros being charged with anything in Russia, let alone the US receiving an extradition request for him.

The only place I know of in which he has been convicted is France.

hwo are we to give demands right now

The US is a sovereign nation and is entitled to execute warrants for US citizens, certainly, and for others who have violated its laws.

Are you saying that the US should, alone among nations, never dare to request extradition?

15 posted on 06/25/2013 12:35:47 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

today I had to turn my heart away.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 12:36:57 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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make up something quick!


17 posted on 06/25/2013 12:39:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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maybe the real thing doesn’t do nothing, quick, I’ll see you again. Smile Again!


18 posted on 06/25/2013 12:41:21 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Whisper-Gate!


19 posted on 06/25/2013 12:42:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
today I had to turn my heart away.

Don't leave it in San Francisco! :0)


20 posted on 06/25/2013 12:42:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

what is this about Chicago? yep, he lied!


21 posted on 06/25/2013 12:44:40 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Revolting cat!

Snowden is traveling on a Refugee Document


22 posted on 06/25/2013 12:45:59 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: M Kehoe
Putin methinks, is gonna make 0bama cry.

Boneher too, I bet...

23 posted on 06/25/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: wideawake

“Are you saying that the US should, alone among nations, never dare to request extradition?”

We don’t have an extradition treaty with Russia, which in my view is an unfortunate legacy of the Cold War. So, our “requests” for extradition do not have any standing.

We have many common interests with Russia in the fight against Islamic terror, but we have allowed old habits and suspicions to get in the way of cooperation on these matters. This started during the Clinton administration when we chose the wrong side in the Balkans conflict. We have now got ourselves in a box where we cannot admit that Russia is a natural ally in the war on terror.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Mr. K
Russia wanted Soros? did he screw them over too?

The Nazi collaborator Soros engaged in a wee bit of currency manipulation, crashed the Ruble from .16 to the Almighty Dollar to .03.

25 posted on 06/25/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

so should we think about it? What truth? Can I feel the hands tightening around my throat?


26 posted on 06/25/2013 12:53:00 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: LeoWindhorse
...fly straight in to a New York City airport , there to met by a group of ACLU lawyers

ACLU lawyers would never help him. They are all pro-communist, pro-Obama, anti-American slimes.

27 posted on 06/25/2013 12:53:00 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: null and void

smooth sail FRiend! I Love Ya!


28 posted on 06/25/2013 12:54:09 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
Awwwwwwwww! *blush* Thankyew...
29 posted on 06/25/2013 12:58:27 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

Everything makes Boehner cry, so it’s no great accomplishment if Putin makes him.


30 posted on 06/25/2013 1:03:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: wideawake

>>>>I haven’t been able to find much information on George Soros being charged with anything in Russia, let alone the US receiving an extradition request for him.<<<<

AFAIK, Soros is charged in Russia for giving some 10 million dollars to Ahmed Zakaev - a Chechen separatist representative in Europe. Charges include being an accomplice in “murdering over two persons”, “killing a law-enforcement or military officer”, “establishing or participation in illegal armed formation”, “organizing, assistance or participation in illegal armed revolt”.
He is also a person of interest in cases of currency manipulation believed to be a reason of ruble crash in 1998, a former Yukos CEO - Khodorkovsky (who was a head of Soros’s Russian “Open fondation” branch) case, a case of methadone distribution to addicts via his NGOs (which may count as illegal drug distribution under Russian criminal code).


31 posted on 06/25/2013 1:11:23 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: wideawake

let me ask this.

If lets say Soros or anyone left Russia and Russia started to give threats then would you say Russia has a right to threaten America?

Obama wants Snowden because of him ratting out the Govt on how they were spying on us all


32 posted on 06/25/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Mr. K

Russia already charged some of Soro’s pals but Soros escaped, he did the same to the UK , France and I bet he manipulated the markets before the 2008 election under Bush


33 posted on 06/25/2013 1:13:41 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: cunning_fish
AFAIK, Soros is charged in Russia for giving some 10 million dollars to Ahmed Zakaev

As far as I know, he was never formally charged by any Russian court with anything.

The charges you enumerate are leveled against Zakaev, not Soros.

34 posted on 06/25/2013 1:21:59 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Well, maybe. I learnt it from media, it might be wrong.

Soros is not a friend of Russian government for sure, anyway.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 1:41:43 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: manc
If lets say Soros or anyone left Russia and Russia started to give threats then would you say Russia has a right to threaten America?

Rather than the imaginary charges against Soros, let's talk about the real conviction of Viktor Bout, the Russian arms dealer and associate of the FSB, who is doing time in the US.

Russia has demanded that we return Bout to Russia because they do not recognize our conviction of him as legal and do not acknowledge our jurisdiction over him.

Russia threatened the US over this: just as Kerry said that there would be "consequences" for Russia if they do not turn over Snowden, Russia's Prime Minister has called for the arrest of American law enforcement personnel and judges for arresting and convicting Bout.

Russia is in no position to complain, at all.

Obama wants Snowden because of him ratting out the Govt on how they were spying on us all

He gave information about US intelligence operations against Red China to Red China.

I personally don't care how the President feels about Snowden or why he feels that way. His feelings have no value.

Objectively Snowden needs to answer for his actions.

36 posted on 06/25/2013 1:44:18 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: cunning_fish
Soros is not a friend of Russian government for sure, anyway.

I'm sure you're right.

However, it is illogical to argue that Russia should ignore a real extradition request from the US because a fictional extradition request which was never made to the US by Russia was never enforced.

37 posted on 06/25/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Revolting cat!
Snowden (case) is helping fools everywhere post rubbish from their heads on Internet forums.

You got that right!
38 posted on 06/25/2013 1:54:40 PM PDT by kenavi ("Beware of rulers, for they befriend only for their own benefit." Gamliel)
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To: wideawake

no you don;t care about what obama has done , OK ,


39 posted on 06/25/2013 1:59:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: wideawake

hell we don’t even have extradition with Russia so who are we to give threats and again how would you feel if Russian made those threats like Kerry and the other goons


40 posted on 06/25/2013 2:00:42 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Red Steel

The old KGB is going to be sweating over Obama and Kerry. No.

I think Putin knows most of our citizenry does not trust Obama.

I hope Snowden has more proof to release in of how corrupt this government is. The leadership repubs are too weak and are co-conspirators.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 2:46:50 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: manc
no you don;t care about what obama has done , OK ,

Barack Obama and the United States are two different entities.

When the Russian Republic harbors an American spy who has broken US laws, this is a matter that concerns the United States.

42 posted on 06/25/2013 3:02:01 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

and when we have no extradition then we don’t give threats and you know though you won;t admit it that if the shoe was on the other foot then you would be saying screw you .

We spy on them they spy on us and our Govt spies on us, the first two have been going for decades so this is not new


43 posted on 06/25/2013 3:05:39 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
hell we don’t even have extradition with Russia so who are we to give threats

Russia does not have an extradition treaty with us, so who were they to threaten us over Viktor Bout?

Every statement you utter begins with the assumption that Russia is saintly and the US is evil.

I don't accept that assumption as either correct or rational.

and again how would you feel if Russian made those threats like Kerry and the other goons

As I pointed out, Russia has already made more aggressive threats over Viktor Bout.

How does that make me "feel"?

It makes me "feel" that Russia has absolutely nothing to complain about.

44 posted on 06/25/2013 3:08:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

you’re still fighting the cold war.


45 posted on 06/25/2013 3:10:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
and when we have no extradition then we don’t give threats

Why not?

and you know though you won;t admit it that if the shoe was on the other foot then you would be saying screw you

I certainly will admit it, and here's why: I prefer the United States to Russia.

I think my country is better than their country.

We spy on them they spy on us

So?

and our Govt spies on us

And their government spies on them.

That has no bearing on whether the US is free to demand that Snowden be turned over.

It is free to make such a demand whether you or Putin like it or not.

46 posted on 06/25/2013 3:19:05 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: manc
you’re still fighting the cold war

Do you really think that Vladimir Putin's geopolitical goals are different now from the ones he worked for when he was a KGB supervisor of the Stasi in Berlin?

Could you be that naive?

47 posted on 06/25/2013 3:21:34 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

we don’t give threats when we can’t back them up and as for if Russia were to give threats you’d be singing a different tune.


48 posted on 06/25/2013 3:27:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: wideawake

You have a problem with Snowden and want Obama to get his man ,OK.


49 posted on 06/25/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: wideawake

I think Putin does what is good for Russian, and obama does what is good for him and his lefty pals who keep calling Snowden a traitor , oh yea like spying on us all which you seem not to upset with


50 posted on 06/25/2013 3:29:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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