Nicaragua, Venezuela presidents say they are willing to grant asylum to Snowden

  • Article by: FABIOLA SANCHEZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 5, 2013 - 10:50 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela — The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard.

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Wally_99Jul. 5, 13 7:22 PM

Dictator Danny Ortega! Well, Snowden, you are once again aligning yourself with "class act communists." Squirm baby, squirm.

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hobie2Jul. 5, 13 7:40 PM

The avalanche begins...

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jqpublicJul. 5, 13 8:20 PM

No, of course you won't scramble jets to go after him. That's not the way you work, it's all done in secret. Secret rulings against the constitution, secreet spying and secret prisons. Whether he's aligning himself with class act communists I don't know, but it's better than working for classless act fascists.

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basia2186Jul. 5, 13 8:56 PM

Maybe one of the banana republics will pay us big bucks to let them keep him.

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parn0015Jul. 5, 13 9:20 PM

I consider Snowden to be an American hero and wish him the best. I love seeing the administration struggle to pretend like they don't care about capturing him.

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sw6906Jul. 5, 13 9:45 PM

Quite a naive 29 year old he is. He's just a pawn to any of these countries.

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fredinvickJul. 5, 13 9:49 PM

If Snowden would have simply revealed the details of domestic surveillance to the New York Times he would have been a whistleblower. In actual fact he went far beyond that. He gave the Chinese details of US surveillance related to Chinese hackers, and also gave other countries details of US surveillance. By giving details of software to repressive countries like China, he allows them to convert the software to spy on their internal dissidents. All that makes him something other than a whistleblower. He can spend the rest of his life waiting for the gotcha. My hometown in Washington State was at one time a notorious sailing port where captains of sailing ships obtained crew members by shanghaiing unwary men. I know of an instance where a man passed out in a bar and woke up aboard a ship headed for East Africa. Perhaps Snowden will fall asleep some evening and wake up naked on a street corner in Dallas. Such things make up the plots of novels, an I will leave things to creative writers.

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lickingladyJul. 5, 1311:00 PM

How long would it take to send out a modern day "quasi-Ollie North" to cut a deal with the new Age Contra Rebels?

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bumswrapJul. 5, 1311:03 PM

Good! Venezuela is a beautiful place. Good for Mr. Snowden.

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foneboothJul. 5, 1311:54 PM

Yeah, beautiful place Venezuela...200+ homicides/weekend...and that's not counting the weekdays...good luck Mr. Snowden, don't let the door hit you on the way out...enjoy

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