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Hong Kong: "Snowden Left Lawfully For Third Country; U.S. Failed to Complete Paperwork Properly."

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His departure came a day after the United States made a formal request for his extradition and warned Hong Kong against delaying the process of returning him to face trial in the U.S.

The Hong Kong government said Snowden left "on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel."

It acknowledged the U.S. extradition request, but said U.S. documentation did not "fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law." It said additional information was requested from Washington, but since the Hong Kong government "has yet to have sufficient information to process the request for provisional warrant of arrest, there is no legal basis to restrict Mr. Snowden from leaving Hong Kong."

The statement said Hong Kong had informed the U.S. of Snowden's departure. It added that it wanted more information about alleged hacking of computer systems in Hong Kong by U.S. government agencies which Snowden had revealed.

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sharkhearted's picture

I laughed out loud too when I saw this news!

Ah haha haha....I bet the real traitors here, "Dick" Cheney, John Bolton, Diane Frakenstein, and Senator Miss Lindsay Graham are all having conniption fits right now.

I will be laughing all the rest of the day....

~Chris
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Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Typo

That should read "did not fully comply."

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Sad that instead of a place where enemies of the state

can come, the US has become the despotic state that produces enemies who must then flee it.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

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sez Moscow then transit to Cuba to Venezuela.

CIA is certainly embedded in Venezuela
and
MONEY talks in such poverty.
I do fear for him and HOPE he truly finds
safe harbor.
If he IS murdered then what?

or...

if they capture him (dog forbid)and bring him back.. then what...?

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Right now I'd be concerned about his life...

......in terms of his destination......

WikiLeaks, the organization that released extensive classified American diplomatic communications three years ago, said in a statement on its Twitter feed that it had “assisted Mr. Snowden’s political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers” and safe exit from Hong Kong, and said in a follow-up Twitter posting that, “Mr. Snowden is currently over Russian airspace accompanied by WikiLeaks legal advisers.”

I'd be a little more worried about CIA hitmen infiltrating South America than I would in Iceland, as it's more isolated, plus the CIA hitmen would stick out like a sore thumb in Iceland, as they wouldn't know that language. The Icelandic locals would be on the lookout for any suspicious-looking characters there a lot more than you would be able to do the same thing in Venezuela or South America. The population in South America is much greater, therefore the risk is much greater.

The latest reports say that he may stay overnight in the Venezuelan Embassy in Russia. This might seem to indicate that he may be headed for Venezuela, but would this be wise, given the points just mentioned. Perhaps Iceland, now, will open the door to Edward Snowden. I still believe he would fit in the Iceland culture very well. But, even more importantly, he would be safer there.

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Stay only overnight?

Or perhaps, like Julian Assange, stay forever?

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bump--

no safe place in the world for someone who is fleeing the minions of the American government, including the CIA--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I heard

they forgot to spin around, touch the ground and hop 3 times as they handed in the paperwork.. too bad, so sad and good luck Mr Snowden

wow can you just imagine all the frothing at the mouth going on.. I bet they look like rabid dogs.. oh wait.. they ARE rabid dogs.

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Cost of the US WARS on "Terror": 3 TRILLION dollars...

Cost of exposing the corruption involved with these wars and the threat to Freedom in America: Your life.

Cost of simply walking away from bondage, torture, and certain solitary death due to the incompetance of washington's idiot, corrupt, politicians:

PRICELESS!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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9/11 Truth.

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its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Hope Iceland is the destination

.....but, anything to keep the US in a state of confusion is advisable.

RT

RT reporting Snowden arriving in Moscow.

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Thx for the live link...

RT is keeping cheering Latinos informed as well :)

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It appears to have landed.

This is according to the google tracker.

Faux Noos 8:00 AM EST


http://youtu.be/lO52KRMlwpU
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HONG KONG -- A former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing highly classified surveillance programs has been allowed to leave for a "third country" because a U.S. extradition request did not fully comply with Hong Kong law, the territory's government said Sunday.

Hong Kong's government did not identify the country, but the South China Morning Post, which has been in contact with Edward Snowden, reported that he was on a plane for Moscow, but that Russia was not his final destination.

Snowden, who has been in hiding in Hong Kong for several weeks since he revealed information on the highly classified spy programs, has talked of seeking asylum in Iceland.

However, Russia's ITAR-Tass news agency cited an unidentified Aeroflot official as saying Snowden would fly from Moscow to Cuba on Monday and then on to Caracas, Venezuela.

The White House had no immediate comment about Snowden's departure, which came a day after the United States made a formal request for his extradition and gave a pointed warning to Hong Kong against delaying the process of returning him to face trial in the U.S.

The Hong Kong government said in a statement that Snowden left "on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel."

It acknowledged the U.S. extradition request, but said U.S. documentation did not "fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law." It said additional information was requested from Washington, but since the Hong Kong government "has yet to have sufficient information to process the request for provisional warrant of arrest, there is no legal basis to restrict Mr. Snowden from leaving Hong Kong."

The statement said Hong Kong had informed the U.S. of Snowden's departure. It added that it wanted more information about alleged hacking of computer systems in Hong Kong by U.S. government agencies which Snowden had revealed.

The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks took credit for helping Snowden leave Hong Kong, saying on Twitter, "Mr. Snowden is currently over Russian airspace accompanied by WikiLeaks legal advisors."

Snowden's departure eliminates a possible fight between Washington and Beijing at a time when China is trying to deflect U.S. accusations that it carries out extensive surveillance of American government and commercial operations. Hong Kong, a former British colony, has a high degree of autonomy and is granted rights and freedoms not seen on mainland China, but under the city's mini constitution Beijing is allowed to intervene in matters involving defense and diplomatic affairs.

Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with the U.S., but the document has some exceptions, including for crimes deemed political.

The Obama administration on Saturday warned Hong Kong against delaying Snowden's extradition, with White House national security adviser Tom Donilon saying in an interview with CBS News, "Hong Kong has been a historically good partner of the United States in law enforcement matters, and we expect them to comply with the treaty in this case."

Snowden's departure came as the South China Morning Post released new allegations from Snowden that U.S. hacking targets in China included the nation's cellphone companies and two universities hosting extensive Internet traffic hubs.

He told the newspaper that "the NSA does all kinds of things like hack Chinese cellphone companies to steal all of your SMS data." It added that Snowden said he had documents to support the hacking allegations, but the report did not identify the documents. It said he spoke to the newspaper in a June 12 interview.

With a population of more than 1.3 billion, China has massive cellphone companies. China Mobile is the world's largest mobile network carrier with 735 million subscribers, followed by China Unicom with 258 million users and China Telecom with 172 million users.

Snowden said Tsinghua University in Beijing and Chinese University in Hong Kong, home of some of the country's major Internet traffic hubs, were targets of extensive hacking by U.S. spies this year. He said the NSA was focusing on so-called "network backbones" in China, through which enormous amounts of Internet data passes.

The Chinese government has not commented on the extradition request and Snowden's departure, but its state-run media have used Snowden's allegations to poke back at Washington after the U.S. had spent the past several months pressuring China on its international spying operations.

A commentary published Sunday by the official Xinhua News Agency said Snowden's disclosures of U.S. spying activities in China have "put Washington in a really awkward situation."

"Washington should come clean about its record first. It owes ... an explanation to China and other countries it has allegedly spied on," it said. "It has to share with the world the range, extent and intent of its clandestine hacki

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4:10 AM EST (5:10 PM Tokyo)

http://youtu.be/5x5afywxmOo

4:01 AM EST (8:01 GMT)

http://youtu.be/N72HVeBljNU

Game Set Match: 'US loses as Snowden slips from their hands'

http://youtu.be/ORAW7ZYaXwk

Wikileaks

Wikileaks statement:

http://wikileaks.org/WikiLeaks-Statement-On-Edward.html

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Rule of Whose Law?

Most constitutionalists think about the "rule of law" as being the rule of God's law (or commonly practiced historical/traditional morals). But watch out for the slick Obama types. They consider the rule of law as meaning the rule of their law (political whims).

So, when Obama said that Hong Kong should observe the rule of law, he is telling Kong Kong to become subservient to the tyrannical dictates of Obama.

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RT tweeting he's already arrived in Moscow

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"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

He's likely bound for

He's likely bound for Equador. Godspeed Mr. Snowden.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/18/c_1248685...

Or, the Havana, Caracas reports are a distraction and he's actually headed to Iceland.

Or, he's headed for whereabouts unknown.

One thing IS known... The spooks are busy this morning.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Also, Moscow supposedly

Also, Moscow supposedly saying they will not retain Snowden, and itinerary supposedly includes Havana and Caracas.

http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_06_23/Nobody-will-detain-Sn...

He's staying out of US reach during landings. Remains to be seen whether they'll shoot him down.

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live updates

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2013/jun/23/edward-snowden-...

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Team Obama

"If Hong Kong doesn't act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about Hong Kong's commitment to the rule of law," a senior Obama administration official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/22/us-usa-security-sn...

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Commitment?

I think the Obama administration has a lot of questions to answer about their commitment to the rule of law.

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Bunch of Bureaucratic Slackers

Why can't they arrest people first and ask questions later like we do in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?

These wankers have so much to learn....

Pegging out...

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Thanks for the snicker.

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