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Venezuela and Nicaragua make Snowden asylum 'offers' | 147 comments | Create New Account
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Venezuela and Nicaragua make Snowden asylum 'offers'
Authored by: SpaceLifeForm on Saturday, July 06 2013 @ 01:36 AM EDT
Well, the world has been all backwards for quite
some time, it is just crystal clear now.

BTW, do you have any reason to believe that ES
was ever at the Moscow airport?



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You are being MICROattacked, from various angles, in a SOFT manner.

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Terrorists new game
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, July 06 2013 @ 09:54 AM EDT
perhaps a plauge of
'Showdon is on flight xxxy leading aaa for bbb'

might just convince a few governments of the futility of trying to 'force down'
all aircraft in the hope of finding him onboard. Aside from the various
dimplomatic rows that would sour quite a few pending treaties...

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Further thoughts
Authored by: jbb on Saturday, July 06 2013 @ 02:42 PM EDT
1) A commenter over on the Guardian site suggested that someone in Russia probed the extent of the NSA spying by talking about Snowden being on the Bolivian plane in a supposedly private room or over a supposedly secure channel. This is the only reasonable explanation I've seen for such an extreme and hostile action (forcing down the Bolivian president's plane). The result is that not only did the US embarrass itself and waste political/diplomatic capital on a wild Snowden chase, they also divulged/burned part of their previously secret spying apparatus.

2) I guess it was obvious and I'm a tad late to the party but it seems that these offers of asylum from Latin American countries are a direct result of the kidnapping of the president of Bolivia. It makes perfect sense and it must be terribly embarrassing for the US that their attempt to nab Snowden en route to Bolivia has greatly increased his chances for gaining asylum.

The US was trying to silence Snowden by whisking him away in a surprise and risky move. Instead, they garnered Snowden the support of at least three heads of state right when it was being reported that his asylum options were dwindling. This is exactly what Snowden needs in order to get to safety and stay out of the clutches of the US government.

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than the one we’re in now — the one that we think is reality.
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Venezuela and Nicaragua make Snowden asylum 'offers'
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, July 06 2013 @ 02:44 PM EDT
I'm not American and I can say this story is embarassing the
US all over the world.

The USA should admit its faults, get Snowden back and grant
him freedom of charge. Then change the ways it keeps its
citizens safe. Period.

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