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Snowden agrees to asylum in Venezuela: top lawmaker
breitbart ^ | july 9, 2013

Posted on 07/09/2013 7:46:47 AM PDT by Perdogg

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been holed up in a Moscow airport for more than two weeks, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said on Tuesday.

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1 posted on 07/09/2013 7:46:47 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Good luck getting there.
2 posted on 07/09/2013 7:48:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: Perdogg

Hope he was guaranteed a good supply of toilet paper.


3 posted on 07/09/2013 7:49:22 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Perdogg

Obama will stamp his foot, make a speech and send a letter of concern.


4 posted on 07/09/2013 7:52:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Perdogg

He chose poorly. Bolivia would have been my pick.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Perdogg

LOL. or HAHAHAHAHA, what if Putin decides to give him a ride on an Ilyushin Il-476 to Venezuela?

“What now President Obama?”


6 posted on 07/09/2013 7:54:20 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: Perdogg

Unless Russia smuggles him out in a submarine, or something, the Obama crowd will see that he never reaches his destination. And, Venezuela probably can’t offer him as much protection against a covert operation to “extract” him as Russia. Then, there’s the possibility that Venezuela sees this as a money-making opportunity via U.S. bounty.


7 posted on 07/09/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Perdogg

These South American countries only want him for the NSA goodies ,he better watch his back after they get the goodies , LOL


8 posted on 07/09/2013 8:00:16 AM PDT by molson209
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Good luck getting there.

They won't stop him. That card was blown when they grounded Evo Morales' plane a couple of weeks back. They won't try that again. Also had the side effect of enhancing anti-American opinion in Latin America. Leading me to believe the whole episode was a Vlad Putin set-up.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 8:05:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

Really bad choice in my opinion-countries like Venezuela don’t grant political asylum-they take political hostages. He may well be sold to the highest bidder...


10 posted on 07/09/2013 8:06:42 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All Venezuela has to do is issue him a diplomatic passport.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 8:11:21 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Leading me to believe the whole episode was a Vlad Putin set-up.

pResident Affirmative Action is no match for the big boys.

12 posted on 07/09/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: Perdogg

I’d have done Iceland. Coolest name on the planet ;-) Pick a nice spot near a geothermal spa and enjoy global warming.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 8:16:18 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Say what you will about Putin, he can run rings around Barry in the Tough and Smart department.


14 posted on 07/09/2013 8:35:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Say what you will about Putin, he didn't get where he is by affirmative action, unlike another leader of the last remaining superpower whose name will not be mentioned.
15 posted on 07/09/2013 8:37:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: Perdogg

Hope he enjoys his workers’ paradise......


16 posted on 07/09/2013 8:38:57 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: bigbob

Plus, Icelandic chix are, well....hot.


17 posted on 07/09/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Perdogg

Hope he brings his own toilet paper


18 posted on 07/09/2013 8:46:26 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: Perdogg

Good fit for Snowden. From one communist country to another. They deserve each other.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 8:52:08 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: clintonh8r

Buddy of mine said his dad was stationed in Iceland.
Said that the place was filled with “beautiful, buxom
young blonde women, who did not have a tooth left in
their head”.

Of course like the Brits, I suspect their dental technology has come aways since the 1960’s.


20 posted on 07/09/2013 8:53:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

Who realized the Whistleblower free-agency market was so active?…


21 posted on 07/09/2013 9:05:06 AM PDT by mikrofon (Wise Caracas)
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To: Perdogg

Tenga una gran vida e vivir a lo grande


22 posted on 07/09/2013 9:19:13 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"They won't stop him. That card was blown when they grounded Evo Morales' plane a couple of weeks back. They won't try that again. Also had the side effect of enhancing anti-American opinion in Latin America. Leading me to believe the whole episode was a Vlad Putin set-up."

Assuming this is real information, Snowden will probably fly Aeroflot. Putin would just love Obama to force down a Russian jet. Things would get real interesting, real fast and Obama won't even remember the name Snowden when Vlad is done with him.

23 posted on 07/09/2013 9:35:40 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If he’s bitter over Gitmo and drone strikes, what’s he going to say about human rights abuses in Venezuela, China, or Russia?


24 posted on 07/09/2013 9:37:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"Buddy of mine said his dad was stationed in Iceland. Said that the place was filled with “beautiful, buxom young blonde women, who did not have a tooth left in their head”."

Having been to Iceland multiple times, I want to tell you that is not accurate, at least in the 21st century. There are worse places, many worse places, than to end up in Iceland.

25 posted on 07/09/2013 9:38:02 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: FrankR

F16 shoot down of the airplane? Big embarrassment to OClown.


26 posted on 07/09/2013 9:38:52 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Truth29

“Buddy of mine said his dad was stationed in Iceland. Said that the place was filled with “beautiful, buxom young blonde women, who did not have a tooth left in their head”.”

Nothing a nice set of dentures cannot solve and now they have dental implants too.


27 posted on 07/09/2013 10:01:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg

I think it’s a good choice, Russia seems like a dreary, miserable place to live. Venezuela has nice beaches and weather.....


28 posted on 07/09/2013 10:03:10 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I ain't no cracker, I'm a white a$$ soda biscuit...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

and women who wear thongs to the beach.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 10:06:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Russia is nice, but only if you have a money tree.


30 posted on 07/09/2013 10:07:13 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: molson209
"These South American countries only want him for the NSA goodies ,he better watch his back after they get the goodies,..."

Especially Venezuela.

31 posted on 07/09/2013 10:09:25 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: rawhide

The one thing, imo, is Swowdin will not really be safe in Venezuela. If the US has a reward for him, it will not look good for him. I think Swowdin did not think this through completely.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 10:10:49 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Remember.... Iceland didn’t turn Snowden down, they just didn’t vote to bend the law that says you have to be in-country to apply for asylum. That’s where he really wants to be.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 10:13:24 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl

Not too sure Iceland would have kept him? But it begs the question as to why he not go there in the first place, instead of Hong Kong?


34 posted on 07/09/2013 10:22:24 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: bigbob
I’d have done Iceland. Coolest name on the planet ;-) Pick a nice spot near a geothermal spa and enjoy global warming.

He'd have to develop a taste for kæstur hákarl though...


35 posted on 07/09/2013 10:25:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: bigbob

Me to.


36 posted on 07/09/2013 10:38:09 AM PDT by matt04
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To: clintonh8r

“Enjoy” it there or enjoy it here.


37 posted on 07/09/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe Kenya will take him and he can run for President of Kenya after saying he was born there.


38 posted on 07/09/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yep - but then, so could a field mouse


39 posted on 07/09/2013 12:08:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Perdogg

Two considerations: the price of oil and Venezuela’s desire to avoid becoming the laughingstock of other countries south of our border. Keeping him happy will be a nationalist effort there.


40 posted on 07/09/2013 2:45:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: PowderMonkey
Bolivia has no beaches. Nada one. Venezuela would have been my pick for sure. If Snowden doesn't like it there, he can set sail in a little boat or inner tube and head on up to Cuba. Or St. Maartens or...

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Well, he'd better skip Key Largo, but might end up writing a book, making a ton of pesos or whatever, and having a pretty nice life.

And then the CIA pulled up alongside.......

41 posted on 07/09/2013 2:57:53 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Veto!

LOL! I’d pick Bolivia because the Andean region is a great place to hide. You can buy “air cover” real cheap, and the borders are porous. Things too hot in La Paz? Just slip on down to Buenos Aires. Tell ‘em Klaus Barbie sent you.


42 posted on 07/09/2013 3:09:11 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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the Andean region is a great place to hide

There is nowhere to hide in South America if the CIA is after you. Russia, or China, or Muslim countries would be better. Venezuela is US's backyard. He would have to be on guard 24/7/365, but the extraction force would only need to get one favorable occasion. As an extreme measure, they will just send a word that his head would be well paid for. I do not see how he can survive, short of a major surgery and fake ID.

43 posted on 07/09/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT by Greysard
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Obama and Maduro...no difference between the two.

Hopefully Snowden finds refuge in a country not afraid of Obama’s threats.


44 posted on 07/09/2013 3:49:21 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: PowderMonkey

LOL Klaus Barbie is pretty close to moi backwards. But no cigar.


45 posted on 07/09/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Perdogg
I think this guy is an Obama operator.

"I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under."

"I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy, and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity."

And he then asks for asylum in Venezuela. Only Zimbabwe, Cuba, and North Korea are less free, according to Heritage. Obama loves Venezuela.

"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions, and that the return of this information to the public marks my end."

"There’s no saving me."

"The only thing I fear is the harmful effects on my family, who I won't be able to help any more. That's what keeps me up at night."

"I do not expect to see home again."

His actions (not including the actual "whistleblowing")and movements can hardly be considered heroic or selfless. Fears for his family? What family? He has no family of his own. His father was a coast guard officer who lives in Pennsylvania, his mother a federal court clerk in Maryland.

I think this whole thing may be an operation to accomplish this:

"The great fear (replace fear with desire) that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. [People] won't be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things... And in the months ahead, the years ahead, it's only going to get worse. [The NSA will] say that... because of the crisis, the dangers that we face in the world, some new and unpredicted threat, we need more authority, we need more power, and there will be nothing the people can do at that point to oppose it. And it will be turnkey tyranny."

46 posted on 07/09/2013 4:10:58 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Perdogg

I guess North Korea and Cuba were all booked-up.


47 posted on 07/09/2013 5:52:20 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: ecomcon
"I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded"

LOL, Yep - so where does Comrade Snowden, Suuuper Genius, head to?


http://simmons.mit.edu/rs/Images/Spring%202011/2011-02-25-lives-of-others.jpg
48 posted on 07/09/2013 7:15:45 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Texan5
Venezuela of course is a morally crappy decision. Tactically, it may be the best for him considering his limited options and that the US special forces are probably on a "Snatch and Grab" standing order for this guy. Therein lies the tension and conflict.

Also keep in mind, Snowden can sit around in Caracas for a few weeks sipping tropical drinks, and then under the surface rig a deal with another Latin American country a little less authoritarian (communist) than Venezuela, and then get there, without ever passing over US or extraditable airspace. I am sure the Venezuelans could issue him travel documents or a passport. This might just be a stop on the way to his real final destination, maybe even a fakeout, is what I am saying. If he is a true patriot and has not been "turned" to the Red (dark) Side, then he will learn to loath Comrade Maduro and that whole lot down there, very, very soon. We shall see. What a strange story with many strange twists and turns.

49 posted on 07/09/2013 7:59:32 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: Truth29; Buckeye McFrog
14 posted on 7/9/2013 10:35:25 AM by Buckeye McFrog: “Say what you will about Putin, he can run rings around Barry in the Tough and Smart department.”

23 posted on 7/9/2013 11:35:40 AM by Truth29: “Assuming this is real information, Snowden will probably fly Aeroflot. Putin would just love Obama to force down a Russian jet. Things would get real interesting, real fast and Obama won't even remember the name Snowden when Vlad is done with him.”

Agreed with both of you.

And it's really annoying when as a conservative American I have to say that Putin is doing the right thing an awful lot of the time. Banning gay marriages, banning adoptions of Russian children by single people in countries where homosexuality is legal, and now this. I know he's got his own agenda, but at least Putin is a patriot who loves his country and is willing to fight for it.

Please, somebody... wake me up and tell me this is a bad episode of the Twilight Zone.

50 posted on 07/09/2013 10:41:24 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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