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The Guardian: Edward Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador

After leaving Hong Kong this morning, Snowden took an Aeroflot commercial flight to Moscow, where he was met by officials from Ecuador, and requested asylum. WikiLeaks assisted in the operation.

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well played

Awesome. I was worried he was taking Russia up on it's offer from awhile ago but this, this was a great move by Assange, Snowden and Ecuador. I bet that the US government and intelligence communities are fuming mad.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

Jesus family fled to Egypt to

Jesus family fled to Egypt to save his life. Just saying to these people who toot he is not a Martin Luther King , Rosa Parks or a Nelson Mandela. He left house, family, job for our right to privacy and the fourth amendment..

I know that this is going against the grain

but I think Snowdon is a smoke screen for something much larger.
I truly believe that this man who has "blown the lid" on what we already know ,is a well paid diversion tactic.
Don't let him distract you. Even if he is for real, the puppet masters never let an opportunity to use smoke and mirrors go by. Keep watching the background.

Rand Paul should use this as a TEACHING moment ...

... when interviewed in the media, he should make the point that the US government cannot make a law or a "policy" that violates the US Constitution. Yes, Snowden signed a document not to disclose spy information, but that document is not valid if the spying is a violation of Americans' constitutional rights.

Snowden dictating the moves on the chess board ...

... his principle and bravery reminds one of the Chinese man who stood in front of the tanks in Tienanmen Square.

The difference being that the

The difference being that the poor demonstrator in Tienanmen Square was likely killed soon after that, while Snowden lives to fight another day.

I'm not sure of the details

But if it was about Snowden and the US government then I'm sure they were left alone. If it was about the Chinese government then that is another story.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

Correa has guts

First he gives asylum to Assange and now Snowden.

President Correa may have an accident in the near future. Maybe he slips in the shower 5 or 6 times until he fractures his skull? Lead poisoning? Leans on a faulty railing on a 20-story balcony?

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

I have one word in response to your statement about GUTS


Check out the relationship between china and equador sometime it may give you a new outlook about his courage.


Chinese FDI in Ecuador

About $7 billion in the energy sector. He has mortgaged their oil to pay for infrastructure projects. Yeah, I get the relationship.

I believe there are a number of groups who would like to remove him by any means. He keeps increasing his profile and his risk.

With Chavez gone is he trying to take his place on the LatAm stage?

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Just seems appropriate:


“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Giving the Raspberrry

June 23, 2013
to the Almighty American Empire
Posted by Lew Rockwell on June 23, 2013 03:18 PM

Writes David Franke:

Snowden, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador…who will join the list next?

Talk about unintended consequences…

Talk about black humor…

I nominate Edward Snowden as “Ron Paul’s Outstanding Student of the Year”!

Is Equador the last baston of freedom?

Meybe I should consider moving there.


From reuters:

BREAKING NEWS: State Department says told Western hemisphere nations Snowden is wanted on felony charges and shouldn't be allowed further international travel.

He joins Julian Assange

the Wikileaks master... in seeking asylum there. Hope he can find peace and rest from running there.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Did Edward Snowden thwart an attack on Syria? ...

... think about it. The US government has been beating the war drums over Syria. The one thing standing in their way: Russia.

Some have speculated that there may have been behind-the-scenes dealmaking for Russia to beat their chest but not do anything about the US invasion.

Now, with Russia letting Snowden utilize their jurisdiction for his transition to Ecuador might drive a wedge between US-Russia relations and might be just the ticket to stop the US from moving forward in Syria, not knowing Russia's true intentions, and Russia not trusting or appreciating the US bashing of Russia's role.

I was recommending Ecuador a

I was recommending Ecuador a week or so ago ;)


“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Ecuador is a great choice ...

... they are one of the few countries refusing to cooperate with the NWO agenda, maintaining bank secrecy in the face of OECD, etc.

The problem will be that if he obtains Ecuadoran citizenship, you just know the US will either try to assassinate him in Ecuador or do another Operation Ajax to change the Ecuador government and make him flee to yet another country.

Everyone knows the US

Everyone knows the US alphabet soup agencies are all plotting to kill Edward in "Operation: Get Snowden". Edward is doing the only logical thing to keep himself safe.


Lots of Americans

retire to Ecuador.

I think Iceland was safer, but I read somewhere Iceland wouldn't make a decision as of Friday, so perhaps he had no choice. It is so ridiculous on the conservative sites...don't go there. These people are the most easily manipulated people in the country, no wonder they can't win an election. Because he took a Russian plane to Russia, probably because it was relatively safe because the USA wouldn't just shoot down a Russian passenger plane, he is now a Russian spy. Lordy, please save these people from themselves.

They really are

One comment that cracked me up said "Why is he flying to Russia? Doesn't he know the Russians spy on everyone?" Unfortunately, it wasn't sarcasm.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

ha ha ha...

yes, that is the level of thinking.

However, I do take back some of what I said, as I went to one of the conservative sites I visit regularly and the comments are all pretty supportive of Snowden, while the owner of the site is neutral at this point. Interesting, there, as I was expecting the commie traitor bit to be common in the comment.

I thought I saw him in Tennessee.

Heading for the hills with banjo on his knee. Playing Rocky TOP.

Money talks and dogs bark

Come to Flori-da

Half the people in Florida speak little English. Many more older people suffer from short term memory. Heck in Florida if you ask about Snowden in Florida. They probably would say. I never saw it Snowden in Florida. Its too hot.

Money talks and dogs bark

Imagine! What if country after country would grant

Ed Snowden asylum and he could travel just about anywhere in the world at will? Imagine the implications of that!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

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That would be awesome

The problem to date is that everyone - and I mean everyone - including her citizens - is cowed by the raw power of the United States Government. USG knows nothing of the 'rule of law.' The only law it subscribes to is 'might makes right.'

If all countries were to join together and stand together for the rule of law... That would be a turning point indeed.

He's the man.

Good Find Mich~ael!! - Bump It Up +1

I wonder why he's not considering Iceland?

Oh well, Ecuadorian climate may be a more pleasant one to live in...

Thanks for posting..

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Thank you. Just updated the OP with the video.

He's the man.