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Putin: Snowden will leave Russia as soon as he gets opportunity

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NSA-leaker Edward Snowden will leave Russia as soon as he gets such opportunity, but for now the situation is unclear, says Russian President Vladimir Putin - READ MOREPutin: Snowden will leave Russia at earliest opportunity ? RT News
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Putin says that as soon as Snowden gets a chance to leave Russia he will leave. Russia seems not be interested in granting him asylum. Russia migration officials arent commenting anymore on this matter.
 

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me thinks it funny is that the administration is so powerless overseas that the best they can do is double-dog dare him to turn himself in.
 

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me thinks it funny is that the administration is so powerless overseas that the best they can do is double-dog dare him to turn himself in.
It is funny that one of our biggest opponents in the last century is not under our control and does not feel like helping us out? How is that actually funny considering we still pretty much thumb our nose at russia every chance we get? If we were buddy buddy with russia wouldn't that mean we would hear how Obama is actually a secret communist? But no, let us pretend like we will risk nuclear war with russia over snowden and perhaps they will succumb to what is hopefully and obviously a bluff.

There are a lot of criticisms of Obama, like why he continued to go along with bush era crazy and to take it to his own level of fascist dictator rather than just doing the right thing and shutting those operations down like he claimed he would do when he was running. But criticizing him because russia won't let us march in and take someone on their soil, or work for our government and take him themselves like our puppets, is pretty damned short sighted and silly. There was zero chance of that happening, and perhaps you are expecting way too much. We all pretty much know the composite nature of obama's backbone is somewhere between warm jello and watery pudding.
 

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me thinks it funny is that the administration is so powerless overseas that the best they can do is double-dog dare him to turn himself in.
Or that's just what they want you to think. Do you honestly believe that they couldn't have done something about it if they really wanted to? They could easily kill him, or detain him, which they would do if he was the threat he was being made out to be. The fact of the matter is that the information on the NSA he leaked has been obvious as hell since 2006, when they got busted working with AT&T to data-mine phone records. Congress gave them a free pass, and the Supreme Court looked the other way. Of course they kept doing it. Nothing new or shocking was revealed at all.

I believe this entire Snowden thing is a huge scam. Nobody in their right mind would create a huge media circus to track their every move if they were in legitimate fear for their life and freedom, and wanted to disappear. That would be stupid.
 

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It is funny that one of our biggest opponents in the last century is not under our control and does not feel like helping us out? How is that actually funny considering we still pretty much thumb our nose at russia every chance we get? If we were buddy buddy with russia wouldn't that mean we would hear how Obama is actually a secret communist? But no, let us pretend like we will risk nuclear war with russia over snowden and perhaps they will succumb to what is hopefully and obviously a bluff.

There are a lot of criticisms of Obama, like why he continued to go along with bush era crazy and to take it to his own level of fascist dictator rather than just doing the right thing and shutting those operations down like he claimed he would do when he was running. But criticizing him because russia won't let us march in and take someone on their soil, or work for our government and take him themselves like our puppets, is pretty damned short sighted and silly. There was zero chance of that happening, and perhaps you are expecting way too much. We all pretty much know the composite nature of obama's backbone is somewhere between warm jello and watery pudding.
Before he was in Russia he was in China and they wouldn't even arrest him. And what is pathetic isn't that we don't invade Russia, it is that this administration is so petty that somebody is always going out in front of the media with 4th grade schoolyard taunts like if Snowden weren't a coward he would come back to the US and turn himself in. Quite frankly, I would rather they say nothing than engage in such childish baiting. It makes the US look even more marginalized in the world than it already is.
 

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Or that's just what they want you to think. Do you honestly believe that they couldn't have done something about it if they really wanted to? They could easily kill him, or detain him, which they would do if he was the threat he was being made out to be. The fact of the matter is that the information on the NSA he leaked has been obvious as hell since 2006, when they got busted working with AT&T to data-mine phone records. Congress gave them a free pass, and the Supreme Court looked the other way. Of course they kept doing it. Nothing new or shocking was revealed at all.

I believe this entire Snowden thing is a huge scam. Nobody in their right mind would create a huge media circus to track their every move if they were in legitimate fear for their life and freedom, and wanted to disappear. That would be stupid.
It took Obama a month of Sundays to actually move on Bin Laden. I really do not believe that they are going to assassinate a US citizen in the middle of Moscow's airport--not a lily white computer geek from the suburbs who so far as we know has not leaked anything other than confirming the existence of a program pretty much any freaking body with an ounce of common sense would know already existed. All he did was give the name of the program away.
 

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It took Obama a month of Sundays to actually move on Bin Laden. I really do not believe that they are going to assassinate a US citizen in the middle of Moscow's airport--not a lily white computer geek from the suburbs who so far as we know has not leaked anything other than confirming the existence of a program pretty much any freaking body with an ounce of common sense would know already existed. All he did was give the name of the program away.
That "lily white computer geek" is former military, and former CIA. He might look like a bitch, but that's just another deception. If they really wanted to put his ass on ice, they would have got him in Hong Kong, where he stated in his interview with the Gaurdian that "We've got a CIA station just up the road and the consulate here in Hong Kong and I'm sure they're going to be very busy for the next week. And that's a fear I'll live under for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be."

Telling the world where he is, and where he plans to go is very a piss poor plan for someone running from an organization like the CIA. Especially a high risk target like himself, where it would more beneficial to just kill him. I'm calling bull**** on this entire ordeal.
 

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I thought Venezuela was going to grant him asylum?

This guy is a national hero and a patriot, and it just goes to show how ****ed up our government has become that they want to burn him at the stake.
 

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Telling everyone where he is would bring considerably more attention to him mysteriously disappearing or being killed in an "accident".
 

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24 days and counting....
 

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Snowden is likely a CIA operative. Even though the info he released is probably accurate, it was done to overshadow the multitude of other issues we face in this country and globally.
 

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Snowden is likely a CIA operative. Even though the info he released is probably accurate, it was done to overshadow the multitude of other issues we face in this country and globally.
This is not the conspiracy theory forum.
 

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Read the rest of the posts in this thread. Apparently everyone has a 'theory'.

It's why they call it "International Intrigue" :cool:
Well you're all wrong. Snowden is actually a reptilian alien.
 

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Snowden is likely a CIA operative. Even though the info he released is probably accurate, it was done to overshadow the multitude of other issues we face in this country and globally.
He used to be CIA, but he isn't now. I would agree that this spectacle is just a distraction, though. Snowden didn't give up anything of importance, and a person with his training could easily disappear if he was truly in fear for his life. Instead, he did an interview with the Guardian, and turned the whole thing into a media circus with an interview that reads more like a cheesy spy thriller marketed towards pre-teens than anything that would ever match reality.
 

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He used to be CIA, but he isn't now. I would agree that this spectacle is just a distraction, though. Snowden didn't give up anything of importance, and a person with his training could easily disappear if he was truly in fear for his life. Instead, he did an interview with the Guardian, and turned the whole thing into a media circus with an interview that reads more like a cheesy spy thriller marketed towards pre-teens than anything that would ever match reality.
I agree except for the part about "not giving up anything of importance". There were millions of people in the world who completely trusted the US [or any other] government or never believed the 'conspiracy theory' of "Big Brother is always watching you", before this. 8)

Now, not so many.
 

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I agree except for the part about "not giving up anything of importance". There were millions of people in the world who completely trusted the US [or any other] government or never believed the 'conspiracy theory' of "Big Brother is always watching you", before this. 8)

Now, not so many.
If people didn't think their communications weren't being monitored, they were either naive, or they simply weren't paying attention. Do a google search on Room 641a.
 

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It took Obama a month of Sundays to actually move on Bin Laden. I really do not believe that they are going to assassinate a US citizen in the middle of Moscow's airport--not a lily white computer geek from the suburbs who so far as we know has not leaked anything other than confirming the existence of a program pretty much any freaking body with an ounce of common sense would know already existed. All he did was give the name of the program away.
Given that he was carrying the classified information, do you honestly believe the Chinese and Russians haven't already copied what he had? If so, that is not just leaking the existance of a program, that is copying EVERYTHING he has. Snowden should be in jail.

What's funny, more like pathetic, is those on the right that side with Snowden leaking classified information simply because it makes Obama look bad. Snowden is a traitor.
 

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If people didn't think their communications weren't being monitored, they were either naive, or they simply weren't paying attention. Do a google search on Room 641a.
I've run across many along the way. Some just don't think period.
 

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What's funny, more like pathetic, is those on the right that side with Snowden leaking classified information simply because it makes Obama look bad. Snowden is a traitor.
The governments of the world have been spying on their citizenry for decades.

Obama is just the latest puppet.
 

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The governments of the world have been spying on their citizenry for decades.

Obama is just the latest puppet.
Doesn't make Snowden any less a traitor.
 

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I've run across many along the way. Some just don't think period.
Which is the biggest problem with this country. If I remember correctly, Room 641a was leaked and reported on around the same time the news media went full retard and focused almost exclusively on Paris Hilton's dumb ass.
 
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