Skip to comments.Venezuela's Maduro offers asylum to Snowden
Posted on 07/05/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT by mandaladon
(Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has petitioned several countries to avoid capture by Washington.
"In the name of America's dignity ... I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to Edward Snowden," Maduro told a televised military parade marking Venezuela's independence day.
The 30-year-old former National Security Agency contractor is believed to be holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport.
WikiLeaks said on Friday that Snowden had applied to six more nations for asylum, bringing to about 20 the number of countries he has asked for protection from U.S. espionage charges.
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Ortega from Nicaragua also offered asylum. Just announced in the local press.
Communists protect their own.
Guess I have another new hero. Western “ democracy” pussies are too weak to stand up to the corrupt U.S.
How long before Joe Kennedy Jr. does a “free heating oil” commercial with him? Something like...”SnowedIn? Stay warm.”
While I despise the evil scum bags for spying on innocent Americans, I did not immediately call Snowden a hero. I wanted to wait and get more information. The more totalitarian/communist countries that offer him asylum, the more I am thinking, this guy is no hero. I work with 2 nurses, both born and raised in China, and staunchly anti communist, who think he is a chump, because he went to the commies in China first.
Be sure to buy lots of Toilet paper Snowden.... (or you might just want to do it near a tree somewhere...
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He went there first because he had to collect his check for services rendered.
This is what four more years of bad foreign policy does. We are not respected in the world. We can’t get back a single man. All of the other nations laugh at us for requesting his extradition.
I would take jail before THAT.
>>Be sure to buy lots of Toilet paper Snowden....
LOL. It’s almost funny how so many of Comrade Snowden’s generation Xbox peers are evidently completely unaware of the lines for such common commodities that were typically endured in the “former” Soviet Union’s worker’s paradise... which of course NEVER spied on its own McPeople.
Idiot, Useful; 1 generation each.
I suspect Venezuela will have to pay Putin some major bucks, or do a big favor for Russia in order for Snowden to make it out of the airport,,if he is indeed still there.
Yeah, how’s that generation boomer doin’? Didn’t generation boomer just ram gay marriage down America’s throat?
They’re too stupid to know you can wipe with paper towels, too? And make them last twice as long by de-plying them?
That so many countries refused is evidence that Obamanoids are applying pressure behind the scenes, making credible threats, which is their SOP (vide John Roberts & Obamacare), all that while some “patriots” refer to Snowden who’s done us all a big favor as “Comrade”.
That isn't "laughing at us" - that is a serious intervention on our behalf.
Snowden cheerleaders are becoming increasingly detached from reality.
His father has retained US counsel specializing in federal criminal law to advise his son, but every time they try to make contact Assange or a member of his cult says that Snowden is not available.
Who is this "our" you, Obama and Clapper?
The United States. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.
Maybe so, maybe so. I still want more information, however. As I said, I despise the Odumbo administration and all his minions, but I want to know more.
More or less, yep.
Sounds like like a 3 way deal..... Ven takes the heat off of Russia, Ed gets what he wants, and Ven gets some benies from Russia. Triple win-win.
since you said I am then i am
The guy is calling out wrongs our government is doing. The left for the first time in decades is siding with the constitution and this is bad?
No, noooo. It's completely the other way around....Ven is doing a big favor to Russia in getting him outta there, and Ven will get some benefits from Russia for Ven offering him asylum and getting him outta Russia.
What has Freerepublic become?
Passing secrets to Red China is the real event.
The left has been complaining about the surveillance authorizations under the PATRIOT Act since it was drafted. This also is not new.
Well, they’re your parents.
“The more totalitarian/communist countries that offer him asylum, the more I am thinking, this guy is no hero. I work with 2 nurses, both born and raised in China, and staunchly anti communist, who think he is a chump, because he went to the commies in China first”
Only countries independent of US influence will offer asylum.
What has Free Republic become when a Communist spy is swarmed by fanboys?
I do find the Freeper Stasi clan to be quite amusing.
I must assume that you regularly cash a check from the Obama administration, and are orgasmically happy to put your boot upon the necks of your fellow citizens in pursuit of your own self interest.
This whole affair just really gets to you, doesn’t it?
China has certainly made copies, Russia certainly has done the same.
Venezuela is effectively offering to buy the information, which comes with an inconvenient Snowden attached to it.
I’d sooner be a Snowden ‘fanboy’, which I’m not, that an NSA->Obama a$$ licker, it’s a simple as that, not to mention that there is no evidence of Snowden being a ‘Communist’.
Nobody has the balls to take this guy he’s running out of options.
I go a step further and state that any pol who says the guy is a traitor is an enemy of the people of the United States. Which is a good chunk of the republican establishment.
I’ve never been more awake, you ought to try living up to your username.
Snowden and Bwadley Manning are both Quisling reflections of the inbred, self-worshiping, TSSCI-LIFER technocracy that failed to vet them during their manufacturing process.
He is a traitor on an Aldrich Ames/Robert Hanssen level.
I can't believe this many FReepers are this gullible.
I’m an American. I’ don’t like treason or traitors.
Snowden’s father expressed the essence of the matter when he said that Snowden he did not betray the people of the United States but only the government.
What information could he have pass?
He claims he didn't and if he did he would still be in China.
Is he a Maoist? .. maybe. frankly I don't care what he believes he is outing wrongs the left doesn't have a clue about and waking up the left a little
No one does. I believe he is the traitor too the traitors.
In other words you are pointing at the wrong traitor
“Communists protect their own.”
What do you think is sitting in the Oval Office? A muzzie loving Commie.
They need to give Snowden a medal. I for one am glad to know the extent of the police state. Maybe there is still time to do something about it.
Its time for everyone to wake up and get a clue. The United States is now the tyrant. We live in a frightening and horrific situation where all 3 branches of govt are conspiring together to erect a totalitarian dictatorship. So far its coming along nicely.
Quit wasting your ire on Snowden and aim it at the real criminals. The govt of the USA.
“All of the other nations laugh at us for requesting his extradition.”
All those other countries would shot this traitor had he been one of their own on sight...
The laughter you hear is from those nations celebrating the triumph of the fellow travelers claiming this traitor is a hero..
He sold America’s military secrets to Red China.
He is a traitor on an Aldrich Ames/Robert Hanssen level.
I can’t believe this many FReepers are this gullible.
Do you have evidence Snowden sold military secrets to China or is that your opinion?
Btw, Snowden is the “shiny object”. The real traitors are those in this Regime who approved the unConstitutional re-direct of the Patriot Act and spied on Americans not engaging terrorists overseas.
Its truly sad that neither major political party is upset with all the data collection-spying on every American.
More reason for me to not be tied to the GOP.
When will some elected official stand up and say that the spying must stop????????
The silence ...............................