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Snowden Possibly to Remain in Russia - WikiLeaks
RIA Novost ^ | 06/26/2013 | Bobby Yip

Posted on 06/25/2013 11:34:45 PM PDT by TexGrill

MOSCOW, June 26 (RIA Novosti) - The whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed on Wednesday that former CIA employee Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking state secrets, may be permanently stuck in Russia.

“Cancelling Snowden's passport and bullying intermediary countries may keep Snowden permanently in Russia,” WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed, but did not specify the names of intermediary countries.

The United States has issued a warrant for Snowden’s arrest on charges of leaking details of a US surveillance program and cancelled his US passport, which Washington says should prevent him from traveling internationally.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Snowden, whose whereabouts had been the subject of international speculation for the past two days, was in the transit area of a Moscow airport.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; nsa; russiaobama; snowden
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Putin punks Barry again. Here's the low-down. Obummer revokes Snowden's passport while he's en-route from Hong Kong to Moscow. No valid passport so Snowden must stay at airport transit. Barry sends extradition papers to Russia charging that Snowden spies for China and Russia. So Putin must keep Snowden at the airport to prove he ain't a spy for Kremlin. Since Beijing and Moscow deny spy allegations they can't permit Snowden to get extradited unless Barry provides a burden of proof these charges are true. Meanwhile, Obummer refuses to disclose additional evidence on Snowden since they only have circumstantial evidence and nothing else. So in reality it's Barry goofy actions that are the sole reason Putin can't allow Snowden to be extradited to the US. Meanwhile, Snowden can't apply for a Russian visa without a valid passport. Barry is a legal dumbass, so what law school did he graduate from?
1 posted on 06/25/2013 11:34:46 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

I think Putin can still give citizenship unilaterally, or the Russian Duma can.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 11:44:59 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

But Barry and McCainer are claiming that Russia is helping Snowden to spy. So if they provide him with citizenship then that could be used against Snowden and Russia.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 11:48:49 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Jonty30

I copied and pasted 2 readers’ comments from the Moscow Times:

RetiredG
I wonder what Mr. Putin would do or say if the tables were turned and it was a Russian who had stolen and published some Russian intelligence and had landed in the USA?

disraeli
And if so, do you think the US would just hand over to Russia such a person?


4 posted on 06/25/2013 11:49:55 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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Edvard Snowdensky.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 11:50:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TexGrill

If Iran possessing nukes is not enough for Obama to go to war, Russia unilaterally giving citizenship will not do it either.

After a few weeks, Putin could claim to want to put the issue to rest and make Snowden a citizen.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 11:51:17 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: TexGrill

The US, under Obama, would do just that. Obama gave the doctor, who led to Osama, to the Pakistani’s without an argument.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 11:52:29 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: TexGrill
El Moslemo is not amused.



8 posted on 06/25/2013 11:59:29 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: TexGrill

It’s more than Obama’s technical proceedures that are the problem here. Russia does not extradite political criminals and has no extradition treaty with the USA. Even if Obama provided some wonderfully-written, and proof-laden smoking gun of law breaking, Putin is under no obligation of any kind to extradite him. Thank God he also has the stones to give Obama the finger and just say Nyet.

Snowden only revealed to the American people that we were the targets of a massive internal spying effort. Revealing treason to the people is not treason.

To believe Snowden should be prosecuted, you must believe that domestic spying, intercepting all American communications, NDAA, secret programs administered by secret courts, and secret trials that do not need warrants,, is all somehow “American”.

I remember the old days, when pilots fled the atheistic socialist USSR to find freedom of conscience in the USA. Today, the opposite is often happening. Something I never thought I’d see.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 11:59:48 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jonty30

Obama gave the doctor, who led to Osama, to the Pakistani’s without an argument.


That’s so very wrong. But it’s typical of Obama.


10 posted on 06/26/2013 12:00:38 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: TexGrill

Maybe Putin will give him his own TV show.


11 posted on 06/26/2013 12:01:00 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Jonty30

That’s a good point. But here’s the difference. Iran could wipe out hundreds of millions of Americans, but since Obummer’s got Prism, he would get the heads up and he could hide in a nuke shelter. He could then appoint himself President of the US for the rest of his life. However, Snowden could leak some damaging ino. on Obummer that might cause his popularity ratings to plunge. Barry doesn’t care if millions of Christian Americans die since he’s safe, but Snowden leaks could cause harm to his messiah reputation. Fortunately, Barry’s a coward and he’s not gonna wage a war on an army that kick his ass. Russian Bears vs. American Queers. Who do you think will win that battle?


12 posted on 06/26/2013 12:01:39 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: DesertRhino

Very well said.


13 posted on 06/26/2013 12:03:12 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: TexGrill

Charges were filed against Snowden on June 14th - why didn’t they evoke his passport at that time? I can’t think of an ulterior motive but I’m pretty sure there is one.


14 posted on 06/26/2013 12:03:32 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: TexGrill

“Meanwhile, Snowden can’t apply for a Russian visa without a valid passport.”

You can’t be serious. If he applies for a Russian Visa, that the Russians would somehow feel constrained and foiled again,,,,simply by DC revoking his passport? Imagine someone requesting political asylum here. Would we even pause because their home government revoked the validity of their passport?

No way.


15 posted on 06/26/2013 12:06:36 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: bronxville

Barry’s incompetence in action. His goofball aides filed the charges but it took them a few days to figure out that they should revoke Snowden’s passport too. It’s making me wonder if Barry ever received a valid law license.


16 posted on 06/26/2013 12:07:05 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

You are right:

The new super bunker under the White House complex is like a security blanket to Obama. He figures he’ll be safe no matter what.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 12:07:41 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: TexGrill

seeking freedom in russia- wow-


18 posted on 06/26/2013 12:10:05 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: TexGrill

It’s making me wonder if Barry ever received a valid law license.


He has no regard for the rule of law or the Constitution. Any license be damned.


19 posted on 06/26/2013 12:11:02 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: DesertRhino

But Barry’s claiming Russia helped Snowden spy. If they granted him political asylum it would appear as if these spy allegations might be true. So it would be more foolish to grant him asylum while these charges are on file, but to return Snowden to the US would also appear as an admission of guilt too. So it’s best for him to remain in the transit section of the airport, perhaps for the rest of his life.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 12:12:50 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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