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Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source
Reuters ^

Posted on 07/01/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source

MOSCOW | Mon Jul 1, 2013 12:36pm EDT

(Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian immigration source close to the matter said on Monday.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a Wikileaks activist who is traveling with Snowden handed his application to a Russian consulate.............

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: edwardsnowden; espionage; nsa; snowden; spy
If true........
1 posted on 07/01/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Wise choice. Ecuador was a poor choice IMO.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 10:00:31 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It must be a rational choice. Neither Bolivia nor Venezuela are able to guarantee him safety in a long run. Cuba and Russia are a different story but Cuba can’t offer desired quality of living. Bad thing is in other news Putin said he don’t like to see a useless traitor there.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 10:02:48 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Bobalu

Yep. In Ecuador he’d be a sitting duck for a drone or some sort of hit squad. Barry won’t have the balls to pull any of that on Vlad’s home turf.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 10:05:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I agree, Russia is the right place for now

I also believe Snowden found proof that Obama told Putin to "mind your own business and stop killing the good chechen people" when Russia told us of the Boston Bombers.....and Putin knows it.

5 posted on 07/01/2013 10:13:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Bobalu

I agree but I would have preferably chosen Iceland.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder what his view is on gay rights: for marriage adoption.

I would expect him to be liberal on social issues coming from here (Maryland).


7 posted on 07/01/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Revolting cat!

He must be seeking asylum away from the gays by emigrating to Putin’s Russia.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 10:26:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sickoflibs
He was a depressed Obama supporter. Said that he realized that Obama lied to voters.

Is there any Obama voter who isn't having buyer's remorse?

9 posted on 07/01/2013 10:28:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Four threads down from this one Putin says “Snowden not welcome in Russia.”


10 posted on 07/01/2013 10:41:36 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Definitely stay away from Cuber.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver
a Wikileaks activist who is traveling with Snowden handed his application to a Russian consulate.

Strange statement. If they're travelling together and Snowden is in Moscow, then the activist must be in Moscow as well.

Now which country in the world has a consulate on its own soil? None, to my knowledge.

12 posted on 07/01/2013 10:47:43 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Moltke

Well, this is from Reuters.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 11:36:52 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Snowden found proof that Obama told Putin


Snowden didn’t say ‘... including the President..’ for nothing. Something outraged him, and it very well may have been Boston, and probably Benghazi.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 11:51:44 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If that punk ever sets foot on American soil again...


15 posted on 07/01/2013 12:41:06 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes! Most of them still love him. Some are making excuses by saying they voted for him because they hate Palin so much. That would be funny if it wasn’t so damned stupid.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 12:41:36 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Six years ago Snowden was working in a CIA station in Geneva, Switzerland as a technical specialist. Snowden said it was in Switzerland that he became disillusioned after learning about tactics the CIA used to recruit agents. It could be Snowden came in contact with Russian diplomatic or intelligence operatives and was persuaded to work for the Russians.

Russian intelligence may have suggested he secure a job with USIS, the NSA contractor, for the purpose of collecting anything that might be useful. Snowden made his revelation about U.S. hacking of Chinese secrets just days before Obama was to meet with the Chinese head of state. At that meeting Obama was supposed to bring up the issue of Chinese hacking.

So if Snowden has been working for the Russians for six years they get a load of NSA secrets, they damage the NSA surveillance program, plus they get to embarrass the U.S. and Obama with an international scandal.

17 posted on 07/01/2013 2:22:20 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: bgill

[russian accent] Ahhh..Reuters.[/russian accent]


18 posted on 07/01/2013 2:31:57 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

NSA has been on a mole hunt for years. This whole thing stinks to me.

Asylum? Hah! I think he just went home (new or otherwise).


19 posted on 07/01/2013 7:07:06 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Bobalu

Pretty soon, Snowden will be starting an Americans in exile movement in Russia where US Citizens can flee the Obummer and soon-to-be Hildabeast White House. They can then plot strategies on how to make a political return to America. Didn’t Leftist Americans do this about a hudred years ago where they flocked to Paris? Well, the Leftists were very succesful upon their return they took over the media, academia and the Democrat Party.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 7:14:02 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: BunnySlippers

Iceland is a NATO ally. Too risky.


21 posted on 07/01/2013 7:20:53 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: I Shall Endure

If the outrage in Europe over America continues, he can come to any European country except the UK. He is already a hero here.

Regards from good old Europe!


22 posted on 07/01/2013 7:36:45 PM PDT by European Guest (De omnibus dubitandum)
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