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Edward Snowden flees to Ecuador –
a country that´s cracking down
on press freedom. His tyranny
tour has undermined his cause

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/23/2013 2:24:54 PM

What a dizzying 24 hours Edward Snowden has had. After fleeing Hong Kong (the place he first fled to), he was revealed to be in the airspace above Russia with a WikiLeaks advisor (this woman) headed to Moscow. Now Snowden has requested asylum in Ecuador, according to that country´s foreign minister. WikiLeaks describes Snowden’s final destination as "a democratic country" and, yes, Ecuador basically is. But it just recently passed a bill restraining press freedom that really ought not to appeal to a whistle-blower. According to Human Rights Watch, the bill has three worrying components. A) It prohibits so-called "media


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 6/23/2013 2:27:23 PM     (No. 9389896)

I am surprised that The Won hasn´t dispatched intercept aircraft to divert the flight to the U.S.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/23/2013 2:46:47 PM     (No. 9389923)

During the past hour we have articles stating Snowden is in Hong Kong, Russia, Iceland, Venezuela and now Ecuador.

Let`s wait for this to shake out. Nobody in the CrapMedia knows where Snowden is at the moment, or where he may be headed. There are two sources I don`t believe, the govn and the Press.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 6/23/2013 3:02:34 PM     (No. 9389941)

Until further notice...I will be posting from Quito.

Did you know that due to the rotational forces of the planet I will be even ´Lighter´ than I am now.

Who needs gravitas, anyway ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rc1776, 6/23/2013 3:30:10 PM     (No. 9389971)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rc1776, 6/23/2013 3:31:41 PM     (No. 9389972)

It aint over til the fat "lady"(bs->big sis)
leaves the closet screaming.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/23/2013 3:39:36 PM     (No. 9389980)

According to Human Rights Watch, the bill has three worrying components. A) It prohibits so-called “media lynching”, and allows the state to compel the guilty to say sorry and face legal proceedings.

From where I´m standing, provision A looks pretty good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: agrippa123, 6/23/2013 4:30:22 PM     (No. 9390028)

These are nations that would profit handsomely from his detention, letting Snowden pass freely through their borders, making the Obamateur administration look like a tinpot dictatorship.

How does that "undermine his cause?"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: buckeye1, 6/23/2013 9:12:53 PM     (No. 9390207)

Well...he´s hardly likely to go to a nation that has extrradition treaties and is going to hand him over, now is he?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ThinkingOutLoud, 6/24/2013 2:23:04 AM     (No. 9390409)

Snowden´s choices of country to live in are rather limited, wouldn´t you say. If he manages to get to Ecuador, my guess is he will live a rather pleasant life in some highly guarded condo or house by the beach, sipping margarita´s while periodically dropping more NSA bombs on the Obama regime, just for aggravation´s sake. He will be treated well just to annoy the USA.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: xcenturion, 6/24/2013 2:26:10 AM     (No. 9390412)

To quote the Dems favorite female, Schrillery Clinton, "What difference does it make?"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KTWO, 6/24/2013 3:24:32 AM     (No. 9390440)

Stanley offer an anemic argument at best.

Snowden is unlikely to run afoul of Ecuador´s authorities. Why would they care about his revelations, past or future, in regard to US intelligence?

Did care about Assange´s.

And why would Snowden care about national politics and press freedom there? He wants asylum.

Ecuador may not have the nicest government on Earth but it is hardly North Korea.

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