WikiLeaks: Snowden makes expanded asylum requests,

  • Article by: TOM RAUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 1, 2013 - 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, believed to be in legal limbo in the Moscow airport, is expanding his requests for asylum to another 19 countries, including China, according to WikiLeaks.

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teddygJul. 1, 13 9:03 AM

Given the SecState Kerry is both unfamiliar with this activity and apparently unable to stop it, its yet another indicator that NSA has gotten out of control. We need another Frank Church ... soon. (for you newbies, Sen Frank Church was the main force in disclosing and dismantling the CIAs domestic spying and secret prisons back in the 70s)

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dsteele04Jul. 1, 13 9:31 AM

Free trade; that which giveth, and then taketh away in recognition of greater opportunity! The global economy has created opportunity for many at great cost to an overwhelming amount of citizens around the world.

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timandtiaJul. 1, 13 9:44 AM

I really can't blame Europe for criticizing the United States. I just can't believe that we would that we would be doing such eavesdropping on our allies! What were we thinking!

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scubadoo68Jul. 1, 1310:38 AM

Right or wrong, I'd bet those countries expressing outrage are just mad because we got caught. It's likely that our allies also spy on us.

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threed61Jul. 1, 1310:59 AM

As if the EU economy wasn't in bad enough shape, they want to start a trade war too? Go ahead, shoot yourself in the other foot as well. Perhaps the French can throw in a few strikes and riots for good measure. Anything to maintain their standing as the least productive economy on Earth.

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heckyousayJul. 1, 1310:59 AM

Snowden seems to be really good at making himself a pariah, China, Ecuador, and now the Russians seem to want nothing to do with him. Maybe he will live in the airport for the next 30 or 40 years!

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buskahJul. 1, 1311:27 AM

This could be a big "win" for the USA. All of Europe gets mad at the USA and orders us to remove all of our troops from their soil. Imagine all of the money we would save if we brought them home.

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guacamoleoleJul. 1, 1311:58 AM

Dear fellow Americans, The #1 issue is that our government is spying on us. While spying on our allies is an issue. THE NUMBER 1 ISSUE HERE IS THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS SPYING ON ALL AMERICANS. I'm flabbergasted that some Americans are okay with that. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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wesley173Jul. 1, 1312:18 PM

The primary job of the US government is to protect our freedom. It is not as many believe to protect our safety. The NSA scandal is demonstrative of government infringing upon our freedom and should not be tolerated. A blanket warrant for basically every person in the US is intolerable.

Why people are willing to give up liberty and freedom for security on this level is unbelievable. Stunning, really.

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atoonceJul. 1, 1312:21 PM

Either he planned fleeing to Russia from the beginning or he is a clown that has screwed himself. Nothing that he revealed helps Americans, we already knew what the NSA was doing.

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