WikiLeaks says Snowden has not formally accepted Venezuela asylum

  • Article by: JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 5:00 PM

MOSCOW — The WikiLeaks secret-spilling site on Tuesday said NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, trying to put to rest growing confusion over whether he had taken up the country's offer.

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bumswrapJul. 9, 1312:32 PM

Those Euro nations who close down their airspace are nothing but spineless, bootlicking, cowardly countries. Indeed, for them to consider themselves sovereign is nothing but a joke. They are sycophants.

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markeyboyJul. 9, 13 1:43 PM

I am sure he will make a great hibachi lunch vender or huarache seller in Caracas when the govt. finds he has little to offer they didn't already know. HS dropout, traitor, loser and a fitting end as a street vender in the 3rd world. I guess success is elusive in the USA even if you are highly paid. When you fall on your sword you are dead no matter where you live.

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joeshafferJul. 9, 13 1:49 PM

Who is the coward? Betray your country, run away and seek asylum in some of the most repressive places on earth. This is all about Snowdons self righteous ego. If our country stops looking for terrorist threats then I will seek asylum in a country that will continue to look to protect its people. For the Facebook and Twitter generation to claim their care about their privacy when they spatter their every movement and last thought online is a joke. Hopefully he will get to Cuba (Gitmo that is) and stay for a while.

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firefight41Jul. 9, 13 2:22 PM

Who is the coward? Betray your country, run away and seek asylum in some of the most repressive places on earth. ****************** How did he betray his country? …………. This is all about Snowdons self righteous ego. *********************** It’s about the government spying on it’s own citizens, the government is betraying this country.………If our country stops looking for terrorist threats then I will seek asylum in a country that will continue to look to protect its people. ***************** The government can keep looking except leave the citizens alone, they are not the enemy.

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tmauelJul. 9, 13 2:57 PM

Snowden released the information on the U.S. government spy program because he believes the program is in violation of the 4th amendment to the constitution. That makes him a whistle blower not a traitor. Why is it that the same crowd in Washington that claims Snowden is a traitor is supporting the al-Qeade side in the Syrian civil war with sophisticated shoulder fired weapons capable of downing aircraft?

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mspshadowJul. 9, 13 3:06 PM

firefight41: "The government can keep looking except leave the citizens alone, they are not the enemy"...and how is the government, or anyone else, to know whether someone making a phone call is a citizen or enemy?

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garagewineJul. 9, 13 3:48 PM

"and how is the government, or anyone else, to know whether someone making a phone call is a citizen or enemy?"---Get a warrant and find out.

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garagewineJul. 9, 13 3:50 PM

Snowden might want to reconsider his options. I hear the "revolutionaries" in Venezuela have even managed to create a shortage of toilet paper.

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K-LinoJul. 9, 13 3:57 PM

How badly is the NSA organized if a three-months employee with no HS diploma, no degree, no background can get his hands on all this information? Something is foul at NSA and needs to be fixed!

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firefight41Jul. 9, 13 4:24 PM

firefight41: "The government can keep looking except leave the citizens alone, they are not the enemy"...and how is the government, or anyone else, to know whether someone making a phone call is a citizen or enemy? ************* As one person stated, get a warrant but have probable cause first.

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