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#259000 - 07/02/13 10:42 PM Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
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I have accessed the Wikileaks website for you, for the sole purpose of critical analysis re: said statement. Now, it is very quite possible that the NSA will extra carefully target me for visiting Wikileaks, and just slightly target you all for visiting Reader Rant because I linked to Wikileaks here at The Rant. YOU ARE WELCOME. smile

...from the statement:

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On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.


Hmmmmmm, interesting. Let's read on!

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This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.

For decades the United States of America has been one of the strongest defenders of the human right to seek asylum. Sadly, this right, laid out and voted for by the U.S. in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is now being rejected by the current government of my country.

Of course the U.S. has rejected Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! Hello! We are the U.S. - you know...'muricans! This means that we alone get to decide what a human right is and who is entitled to it. A “treaty” signed by the “international community? Really?!? Seriously?!?

***pifffle***

I never saw that Tom Hanks film where Tom is stranded in an airport due to a canceled passport. I wonder how that movie ended.
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#259002 - 07/03/13 01:29 AM Re: Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow [Re: california rick]
Joe Keegan Offline
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Snowden's life is over.

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#259053 - 07/04/13 02:56 AM Re: Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow [Re: california rick]
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That's what happens when you break Federal law. Abolish the General Government!
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