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U.S. officials warn Russia against giving refuge to Edward Snowden (I'm laughing at my own country)
LA Times ^ | 7/24/2013 | LA Times

Posted on 07/24/2013 9:33:58 PM PDT by Dallas59

Fugitive secrets-spiller Edward Snowden isn’t yet out of his monthlong Moscow airport limbo, but U.S. officials have warned that Russia is provoking a diplomatic crisis with its reported granting of refuge to the American charged with espionage and theft.

Snowden, who arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport June 23 with a revoked U.S. passport, was reportedly informed Wednesday that the Federal Migration Service would provide him with documents that would allow him to finally cross into Russian territory. Because he arrived from Hong Kong with no valid travel documents, he was denied entrance by border officials and has also been unable to buy airline tickets to go elsewhere.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: russia; snowden; us
I can't help but laugh at the thought of the US warning anyone now. Just can't.
1 posted on 07/24/2013 9:33:58 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

2 posted on 07/24/2013 9:35:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

Obama should threaten to send Carlos Danger after him.


3 posted on 07/24/2013 9:36:44 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Dallas59; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Don't laugh!


4 posted on 07/24/2013 9:37:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: LyinLibs

Carlos Danger... international man of... not mystery, we wish it was a mystery!


5 posted on 07/24/2013 9:38:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: LyinLibs

No, no, better to send Caroline Kennedy, you know. They’d get so annoyed with the youknows, they’d send her and Snowden back PDQ!


6 posted on 07/24/2013 9:40:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Dallas59
It won't be too long before we are going over the wall to gain freedom, in Russia. How the heck did we get like this?


7 posted on 07/24/2013 9:41:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Dallas59

I fully expect Pooty Poot to lose lots of sleep over receiving such a strongly worded letter from some junior state dept. supernumerary. /s


8 posted on 07/24/2013 9:45:08 PM PDT by llevrok (The American dream is but a catnap today.)
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To: Dallas59

Nice RE-SET ya got going there...!


9 posted on 07/24/2013 9:48:16 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Dallas59

I guess Putin’s big F-U today wasn’t clear enough for the morons now running our country.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 9:52:58 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Dallas59

What difference, at this point could it possibly make?

11 posted on 07/24/2013 9:55:35 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Dallas59

bttt


12 posted on 07/24/2013 9:56:47 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Dallas59

Putty is shakin’ in his booties!


13 posted on 07/24/2013 9:57:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Dallas59
Putin only needs to point out that the USA offers the same right of asylum. Per Wikipedia:

The United States honors the right of asylum of individuals as specified by international and federal law. [...] Asylum eligibility has three basic requirements. First, an asylum applicant must establish that he or she fears persecution.[2] Second, the applicant must prove that he or she would be persecuted on account of one of five protected grounds: race, religion, nationality, political opinion, and social group. Third, an applicant must establish that the government is either involved in the persecution, or unable to control the conduct of private actors.

Snowden:

  1. Fears persecution, and that has been already proven;
  2. Is persecuted for his political opinion. Technically what he did is a crime, but many political refugees are charged with some crime by their governments - it's always illegal to oppose the dictator.
  3. The US government is directly involved.

This is in accordance with UN agreements on human rights. Perhaps if the USA and Russia had a mutual agreement on extradition then things would be different. But then Russia would ask for extradition of many characters, shady or not.

14 posted on 07/24/2013 10:02:23 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Dallas59

Oh dear, Obama threatens to no longer shine Putin’s shoes.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 10:12:50 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Dallas59

Stand your ground, Russia.... stand your ground.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 10:13:17 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Greysard

The Russians can go on to add that the US has not sent back any of the many Russians currently residing in the US who have given the US the same kinds of “secrets” that Snowden holds.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 10:13:32 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Dallas59

the impotent-in-chief


18 posted on 07/24/2013 10:35:43 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Little Pig

>>>The Russians can go on to add that the US has not sent back any of the many Russians currently residing in the US who have given the US the same kinds of “secrets” that Snowden holds.<<<<

Neither present Russia nor even Soviet Union has ever issued demands like that about defectors if the case was obviously political. It is simply too stupid.

The problem is United States granted asylum to numerous muslim terrorist wanted in Russia for killing servicemen and innocent civilians which is clearly criminal, not a political issue.
None of them were extradited.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 10:41:06 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Dallas59

Oooooooo! I think Russia may be put on double secret probation by FUBO! In every way imaginable, FUBO is Putin’s bitch! Sad to say, but true nonetheless.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 11:02:51 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Dallas59

What in Sam Hill is a “diplomatic crisis”?


21 posted on 07/24/2013 11:11:06 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Dallas59

Ooooooo....US warns Russian. I’m sure Russia is quivering with fear!!! NOT!!!


22 posted on 07/24/2013 11:46:14 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Dallas59

I almost envision Putin saying come over here and read this!..
Pour a couple of glasses of vodka and laugh like being tickled..


23 posted on 07/24/2013 11:47:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Didn’t Vlad issue a warrant for Soros? He should remind Obama.


24 posted on 07/24/2013 11:50:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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Didn’t Vlad issue a warrant for Soros?

Forget Soros. The list of real defectors is long. I'm sure just the act of escaping USSR was a crime in USSR. At the bottom of the page you can see the list of "notable defectors," and they told CIA far more than Snowden ever knew (being young and inexperienced, on lower rungs of the ladder.)

25 posted on 07/25/2013 1:20:27 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: Dallas59
Russia wants Eddie Snowden.

Or at least the famous red-headed Russian spy Anna Chapman does ...


Anna Chapman

Her daddy was high up in the KGB.

26 posted on 07/25/2013 1:34:43 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Dallas59

“Just don’t let it happen again.”


27 posted on 07/25/2013 1:57:25 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: cynwoody
I'd guess if a Presidential Vote were held today between Obama and Putin - PUTIN WOULD WIN!

Snowden, please confirm our suspicions about the Muslim king so we can IMPEACH THIS BASTARD!
28 posted on 07/25/2013 2:01:16 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: Greysard

Sure but if he wants to rub Zeros nose in it, pick a high profile lib that will be defended with every excuse in the world. Then Zero looks like an even bigger idiot on the world stage.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 2:07:50 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Dallas59

“Oh, and I suppose some great Marxist like yourself is gonna stop him, are ya?”


30 posted on 07/25/2013 2:23:19 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: GeronL

At this point, Austin Powers would be less ridiculous as POTUS OR NYC Mayor


31 posted on 07/25/2013 2:59:22 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000

true!


32 posted on 07/25/2013 3:01:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Navy Patriot

Or he threatens to only bow 45 degrees rather than 90 the next time they meet.


33 posted on 07/25/2013 3:19:00 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: cynwoody

Eddie should hit that.


34 posted on 07/25/2013 4:57:46 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Dallas59

I have to laugh or I’ll cry.


35 posted on 07/25/2013 6:40:33 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dallas59

Want Russia to do something? Easy! Tell ‘em NOT TO!


36 posted on 07/25/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Didn’t Vlad issue a warrant for Soros? He should remind Obama.


Only ones Vlad is impaling these days are women..


37 posted on 07/25/2013 12:06:33 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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