NSA leaker's asylum options shrinking

  • Article by: Rick Gladstone and William Neuman , New York Times
  • Updated: July 3, 2013 - 12:20 AM

Bolivian president’s flight home was diverted on the suspicion that Edward Snowden was aboard.

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unicorn4711Jul. 3, 13 1:13 AM

MEDIA FAIL! The only relevant issues are: Are the NSA programs LEGAL and authorized under US law (nope). And, are they CONSTITUTIONAL under the 4th amendment (nope). Snowden is just a guy. The media would rather focus on him, his life, the moscow airport, ect, than to do their job and report on the criminality that is going on in the US government agencies! The media has ceased to be a watchdog of government and is nothing the channels of drama.

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fwallenJul. 3, 13 6:26 AM

This guy has sentenced himself to a life in a prison of sorts. The Press can stop reporting every rumor, and hint of a move. His 15 minutes is over.

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dirtydogsJul. 3, 13 6:42 AM

The man took a job working with the government with the intent to obtain and disclose government secrets. Idiots who call him a hero are just as warped as this fool. The man is a coward, a traitor and should get life long "asylum" in a US Prison.

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gking2mnJul. 3, 13 6:48 AM

This guy and his wiki-leaks cronies have no clue to get out of Russia destination anywhere they will let me in is dead by air. Russia says don't come here and get him but he won''t be able to view our wonderful city and now every country that fly's out of Russia will make sure he is not on-board. So his next move is a cargo ship which won't work either. Dumb kid

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diogenesnyJul. 3, 13 7:00 AM

"The only relevant issues are: Are the NSA programs LEGAL and authorized under US law (nope)." Sorry to burst your bubble, but the PATRIOT Act gave the NSA legal standing to do this - and don't think for a second that the countries "shocked" by this are not doing the same thing.

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edinawaterJul. 3, 13 7:23 AM

"Sorry to burst your bubble, but the PATRIOT Act gave the NSA legal standing to do this" ----

Really? Where in the PATRIOT act does the government get the ability to capture call data from everyone in the nation? The warrant cited section 215 of the act. Section 215 requires the warrant be relevant to an authorized foreign-intelligence or terrorism investigation. By the government's own admission there is no such investigation. They are capturing the data to search through it in the hopes of finding something to investigate. ----

Regardless of the PATRIOT act, the government's actions are a violation of the fourth amendment. Since the constitution is the supreme law of the land anything that violates the constitution is illegal. The fourth amendment requires probable cause, but no probable cause exists in this case. ----

Anyone concerned about the rule of law should be concerned about the government's actions here.

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thesealJul. 3, 13 7:33 AM

This is what happens when you think you are smarter thay everyone around you, then act on it. He still thinks he is holding all the cards, yet every move just increases the pressure and limits options. A good lesson in poor planing.

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thesealJul. 3, 13 8:02 AM

This is what happens when you think you are smarter thay everyone around you, then act on it. He still thinks he is holding all the cards, yet every move just increases the pressure and limits options. A good lesson in poor planing.

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