Take about desperation and throwing a Hail Mary pass — Edward Snowden asks Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Austria, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, China, Bolivia, Italy, France, India, Brazil, Germany, Russia and others for asylum. Does Edward Snowden really believe most of these countries will grant him asylum? Clearly Vladimir Putin is getting bored with him, hence the condition imposed on possible asylum in Russia. It’s evident he hasn’t done his homework because some of these countries have extradition treaties with America. Here’s a statement from Wikileaks (losing credibility):
On 30th June 2013 WikiLeaks’ legal advisor in the Edward Snowden matter, Sarah Harrison, submitted by hand a number of requests for asylum and asylum assistance on behalf of Edward J. Snowden, the NSA whistleblower.
The requests were delivered to an official at the Russian consulate at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow late in the evening. The documents outline the risks of persecution Mr Snowden faces in the United States and have started to be delivered by the Russian consulate to the relevant embassies in Moscow.
The requests were made to a number of countries including the Republic of Austria, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of India, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Ireland, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Nicaragua, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Poland, the Russian Federation, the Kingdom of Spain, the Swiss Confederation and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The requests join or update others previously made including to the Republic of Ecuador and the Republic of Iceland.
Meanwhile, get ready for the convergence of amazingly stupid right wing television as you have never seen it. Glenn Greenwald will be interviewed by Eric Bolling on Fox News.
ALERT! I have exclusive interview w/ @GGreenwald the journalist who first broke the Snowden/NSA leaks. Fox&Friends 7:20a Tmrw
— ericbolling (@ericbolling) July 2, 2013
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