Skip to comments.Washington Warns Snowden May Only Travel to The US
Posted on 07/08/2013 5:02:13 PM PDT by drewh
EL UNIVERSAL Monday July 08, 2013 03:37 PM The White House warned on Monday that former CIA staff Edward Snowden may not be allowed to travel to any other country but the United States.
The statement came after the US citizen was recently offered asylum by Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia.
The US Government keeps in touch through relevant diplomatic channels with all countries Snowden could travel across or choose for his final destination, said White House's spokesperson Jay Carney, EFE reported.
Carney's statement has been the first official US reaction after Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Venezuela recently offered Snowden asylum.
Carney further explained there were sufficient legal arguments for Russia to expel Snowden to the United States, despite the lack of any extradition bilateral treaty.
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Someone tell this asshat that people in another country need not follow Obama’s delusions of grandeur.
So what? So the Obama inJustice Department can give him what he deserves?
Who gives them what they deserve?
They really think they are something.
That’s funny. What arrogance.
We’re starting to sound like the Soviet Union.
WHAT? With his passport invalidated he can’t even board a plane headed this way!
Kudos to any country telling the Obamadork and the gigolo to shove their threats up their collective smelly Obamas.
We think as little of these cretins as you do, rest of world.
I don’t recall Snowden asking “May I...?”
Shut up Obama.
They’ve been issuing threats behind the scenes, for certain.
Recall the forced landing of the Bolivian president’s plane.
What would prevent Nicaragua, Venezuela or Bolivia from issuing Snowden a Passport and delivering it to him at the airport?
Methinks nothing would prevent that and Russia would honor it.
But might entering Russia on an American passport and leaving on one from another country violate some rule that Russia would enforce?
Only the lawyers know.
Then only if Obie says “Simon says”.
But because it is Magical Wonderboy, to whom rules and regulations do not apply the way they do to lesser mortals, these statements are being treated as if they were unprecedentedly unjust.
Methinks the lady doth protest too much. This guy Snowden would have more than we realize on Obama, and could bring him down.
This would be different from issuing a visa, which would be a stickier matter for Russia than a passport.
Probably should send him to club Gitmo.
Because of security repercussions I have mixed emotions about Snowden, but we are better off for him exposing Obama’s gubmint for what it is.
I hope he lands in a safe place; for too many years I’ve felt like the people in District 12 of “The Hunger Games” (being dumped on by those of the “Capitol District”).
Snowden must have something of importance or is thought to have something, for the Washington mafia to be so wide awake and care so much about the boy’s well-being.
It didn't necessarily mean you couldn't go to those places -- if you were willing to pay (or could evade) any legal penalties.
Who gives them what they deserve?
I think that he has a surprise .45 slug to the back of his head waiting for him wherever he lites. Obama is pi$$ed and when Obama gets pi$$ed lead flies.
Laws? How quaint. If Vlad wants him to go, he’ll go, if Vlad wants him to stay he’ll stay.
We’ll see. I think Obama gets very angry when folks try to out him for what he has directed to take place.
You seem to be extremely concerned about what the “World community” thinks.
Whats bam bam gonna do? Shoot down a commercial jetliner? hardly
So you advocate shooting down a commerical jetliner and killing hundreds of innocents?
To catch a “29 yr old hacker”
There's no need to shoot down a commercial airliner when you have plenty of planes to escort it.
Is that all you got?
pretty much like bam bam
Lots of angry hypocrites fuming and thinking to themselves: "How dare the US enforce its own laws! We would never dare to enforce our own laws!"
Is the argument that the US should show weakness and roll out the red carpet for an indicted criminal?
No one is suggesting shooting down a commercial airliner. You introduced this fantasy scenario.
Enforcing US laws outside the borders of US? What a great ideer! (I know, I know, it’s not yours, but your hero’s in the White Hut.)
A lot of tax attorneys would be very interested in hearing about your novel legal theories.
Forcing a commercial airliner down isn’t a heck of a lot different then shooting it down. Both are illegal under International law.
OH, so according to you American citizens must drive on the right side of the road in England in order to obey US laws?
At this point, the US can ask other countries to extradite Snowden, as international treaties require. Your suggestion of intercepting flights, as happened in Vienna, violates international agreements signed by this country.
So whom did Snowden betray? His father says he did not betray the people of the United States, he betrayed the government. I agree. More precisely, he betrayed the Obama Administration. But if you think that he betrayed the United States, then you are in effect telling us that you think the Obama Administration represents the interests of the United States. Sorry.
Very much apropos: Obambi is quoted on another concurrent thread: The government is us, and were doing things right
As far as international law is concerned, it is illegal to harbor a fugitive. If the commercial airline is sufficiently informed of the fugitive's status ahead of time, they have a legal obligation to comply.
It would be a violation of international law to escort an airliner without a due warning.
Let Barry keep talking about Snowden. He might persuade a few Hispanics to vote against Democrats.
I agree. Why do you think Bathouse Barry is freaking out about Snowden? He doesn’t fear GOPers but he fears a young man who has all the evidence on Obama.
How’s Barry going to get his Secretary-General job at the United Nation if he intentionally shoots down a civilian airplane?
Kind of a silly,futile move.Any of the filthy Fourth World scumbag nations that have offered him “asylum” can unilaterally declare him to be a citizen,give him a passport and voila!
” If the commercial airline is sufficiently informed of the fugitive’s status ahead of time, they have a legal obligation to comply.”
No they don’t.
“It would be a violation of international law to escort an airline without a due warning.”
It’s called kidnapping and a whole host of other things. Which is why we have extradition treaties to avoid the things which start wars.
Yet, we Americans voted for a criminal to occupy the White House, not just for 4 years, but for 8.
when you have plenty of planes to escort it.
You sound like one of Barry’s enforcers.