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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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.
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.