Skip to comments.U.S. officials warn Russia against giving refuge to Edward Snowden (I'm laughing at my own country)
Posted on 07/24/2013 9:33:58 PM PDT by Dallas59
Fugitive secrets-spiller Edward Snowden isnt 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 Moscows 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.
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Obama should threaten to send Carlos Danger after him.
Carlos Danger... international man of... not mystery, we wish it was a mystery!
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!
I fully expect Pooty Poot to lose lots of sleep over receiving such a strongly worded letter from some junior state dept. supernumerary. /s
Nice RE-SET ya got going there...!
I guess Putin’s big F-U today wasn’t clear enough for the morons now running our country.
What difference, at this point could it possibly make?
Putty is shakin’ in his booties!
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. 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.
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.
Oh dear, Obama threatens to no longer shine Putin’s shoes.
Stand your ground, Russia.... stand your ground.
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.
>>>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.
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.
What in Sam Hill is a “diplomatic crisis”?
Ooooooo....US warns Russian. I’m sure Russia is quivering with fear!!! NOT!!!
I almost envision Putin saying come over here and read this!..
Pour a couple of glasses of vodka and laugh like being tickled..
Didn’t Vlad issue a warrant for Soros? He should remind Obama.
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.)
Or at least the famous red-headed Russian spy Anna Chapman does ...
Her daddy was high up in the KGB.
“Just don’t let it happen again.”
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.
“Oh, and I suppose some great Marxist like yourself is gonna stop him, are ya?”
At this point, Austin Powers would be less ridiculous as POTUS OR NYC Mayor
Or he threatens to only bow 45 degrees rather than 90 the next time they meet.
Eddie should hit that.
I have to laugh or I’ll cry.
Want Russia to do something? Easy! Tell ‘em NOT TO!
Didnt Vlad issue a warrant for Soros? He should remind Obama.
Only ones Vlad is impaling these days are women..