Snowden wants asylum in Russia: Will meet conditions to not damage U.S.

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posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 01:09 PM
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July 12, 2013

NO! Snowden has not escaped to Cuba.. He is still in Russia and he has given this evening a lengthy interview to journalists and international human rights activists at Sheremetyevo Airport.. he is still in Moscow.

Here is the article with the latest statements he has made concerning "formal asylum.."


It's not quite sure that he will be able to travel to Latin America, given what occurred to Bolivian President Evo Morales, and apparently he may very well be staying with the Russians.

Also, there is a headline at RT.com that says that "Obama will soon be calling Putin", presumably in relation to Snowden's case!

Here is the link:
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edit on 12-7-2013 by tony9802 because: typo chaser




posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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Did anyone actually believe he was heading to Cuba on the couple flights recently speculated? The most wanted man on this planet by U.S. Authorities ...would be skirting U.S. Airspace on a plane the whole world knows "secretly" carries the guest of honor? I was only surprised media actually ran with such a ludicrous story in the first place. It assumed the Russians have a 3rd grade level of mentality for getting things done they care about.

What I did see at Breaking News a few minutes ago, relating to this story, was a current photograph of Snowden though. Apparently taken as he's meeting with people at the Airport and trying to get situated for a future which doesn't include natural life without parole in a U.S. Prison.

At least we can now see he's alive, intact and not a guest of the SVR or GRU. The latter was the biggest concern ..but it appears he's been hanging out in the mini-hotel all alone, after all.



posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 01:23 PM
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I wonder if this is a ruse to allow him to slip out and head to Venezuela or some other country. It seems an odd turnabout for Snowden to suddenly agree to Russia's terms.



posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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I agree.. it does sound a bit relinquished to accept Russia's asylum terms, and conclusively state that: "my job is finished." I think he's a good guy though. In the meantime, here is more updated news coming from the White House in response to Snowden's latest statements and asylum issues:


White House: Russia shouldn't provide Snowden with 'propaganda platform'

"The White House said Friday that Russia granting political asylum to Edward Snowden would be on par with providing the National Security Agency leaker with a “propaganda platform” to further harm the United States."

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posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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I'm actually more surprised that this suspected plane wasn't forced down as well. Maybe they have learned to not jump on any rumor.

OTH, Snowden looks thin and tired. I'd be too but I hope he gets settled soon. I'm also happy that he is actually there and not a phantom designed to fool everyone.
I think Putin is secretly chuckling at the foot shooting from the US government and his former adversaries from the KGB too


As for the condition that he won't be "damaging" the US anymore, I think that this is already taken care of. The Guardian etc have all the info already.


Let's hope he'll be safe for now.



posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 03:30 PM
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says he will apply for asylum in Russia until 'legal travel is permitted'

This is the headline from the Independent.co.uk..

Asylum in Russia until allowed to travel to Latin America to accept asylum there..
www.independent.co.uk... ted-8706199.html





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