Who made Edward Snowden stateless?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 10 years ago

    Edward Snowden (of NSA document leaks fame) has had many offers of asylum from countries around the world.
    But he's stuck in the Moscow airport.
    Snowden has criticized the Obama administration for yanking his passport once criminal charges were filed, "leaving me a stateless person."

    What do you think? Who is responsible for Snowden being stateless?
    My first reaction upon hearing that was, "Just think where you'd be if McCain won in 2008, dude."

    1. Quilligrapher profile image72
      Quilligrapherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Putin to Offer Snowden Asylum, but With a Catch

      Russian President would insist that the NSA whistle-blower ceases divulging U.S. state secrets as part of any deal
      http://world.time.com/2013/07/01/putin- … h-a-catch/

      1. Mighty Mom profile image79
        Mighty Momposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Now Mr. Putin.
        What fun would that be, really?
        Isn't the whole point of asylum that you can continue to do whatever you want to do in your adoptive land with complete impunity and "they" can't touch you for it?


  2. Reality Bytes profile image75
    Reality Bytesposted 10 years ago

    Ecuador breaks US trade pact to thwart 'blackmail' over Snowden asylum

    Government renounces Andean Trade Preference Act even as Snowden's prospects of reaching Ecuador from Moscow dimmed

    The waiving of preferential trade rights followed threats from members of the US congress to drop the ATPA in July, when it is due for renewal, unless Ecuador toed the line on Snowden.

    "Ecuador does not accept pressure or threats from anyone, nor does it trade with principles or submit them to mercantile interests, however important those may be," said Fernando Alvarado, the communications secretary.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/ju … rd-snowden


  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 10 years ago

    He has a state, they just want to arrest him.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image79
      Mighty Momposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I picture him right now like a runner caught between 3rd base and home.
      If he tries to go back to 3rd he will be tagged out.
      He may try to slide for home, but the odds of making it are not good.

      But the reality is, Obama did not make Snowden stateless, Snowden did.

      1. Quilligrapher profile image72
        Quilligrapherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Snowden drops Russia asylum request

        Snowden has requested asylum from 21 countries.

        MOSCOW July 2, 2013 — NSA leaker Edward Snowden's prospects for political asylum abroad narrowed rapidly Tuesday after he withdrew his request to Russia and almost half of the 21 countries on his request list have turned him down {1}
        http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl … m/2481831/

        1. Mighty Mom profile image79
          Mighty Momposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Best line in the USA Today story: "Peskov added Tuesday that "handing over Snowden to a country like the U.S., where the death penalty can be applied, is not possible.""

          I wonder if, for the right price, they would turn him directly over to Donald Trump for execution, however...


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