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Edward Snowden asks Ecuador
for asylum

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 6/23/2013 1:32:53 PM

Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who leaked classified documents revealing US internet and phone surveillance, has asked Ecuador for asylum. The request was confirmed by Ecuador´s foreign minister on Twitter. Mr Snowden had fled the US for Hong Kong but flew out on Sunday morning and is currently in Moscow. The US wanted him extradited, but the Hong Kong government said Washington had failed to meet its requirements. Ecuador´s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, who is in Vietnam, said on Twitter: "The Government of Ecuador has received an asylum request from Edward J. #Snowden."

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Guess his toilet paper was important to him.

Let the cage match between Snowden and Assange begin.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/23/2013 1:42:34 PM     (No. 9389824)

He should move to Cambridge, Mass. and starting attending a mosque. The powers-that-be will never notice.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 6/23/2013 1:44:26 PM     (No. 9389827)

Jeez! These two spending the rest of their lives together is more punishment than we could give them!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chillijilli, 6/23/2013 2:00:02 PM     (No. 9389854)

Yeah, #1. I´ve had this idea for years: Rent a Burkka kiosks. Suit up prior to TSA inspection, and peel down at your kiosk of choice at your destination.
Just think. Snowden could embark on a perpetual move.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 6/23/2013 2:03:39 PM     (No. 9389859)

Whoever it was (in the White House...) that "leaked" classified information about Dear Leader´s Operation Gutsy Call to singlehandedly kill bin Laden and take all the credit - is he on the run, too, like Snowden?

I guess some leaks are more equal than others.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 6/23/2013 2:27:22 PM     (No. 9389895)

It sure is a good thing that Obama has spent $1 million keeping his college papers, visas, transcripts, etc. secret or that might have been leaked too. It´s in the interest of national security, you know, that the illegitimacy of his presidency not be made public.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: phx4546, 6/23/2013 2:55:25 PM     (No. 9389934)

we give hundreds of millions in aid to Ecuador...maybe they should give us this bozo.

Lot´s of discussion hero or traitor? We should know about the government sneaky stuff...but the details shouldn´t be given to our enemies

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 6/23/2013 3:15:58 PM     (No. 9389955)

Where, in this moment of wild and crazy leakage, is the patriot/journalist with the cojones to "Leak" all of the most stupidly secret data which should already be public information regarding the birth, background, education, passports, selective service, bar association and college history of the Emperor , his embarrassingly highness, Barky the Last.

You know it´s coming !

Transparency favors the lovers of Liberty !

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 6/23/2013 3:23:36 PM     (No. 9389961)

Heard the bananas from there are good.

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