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Ecuador cools on Edward Snowden asylum as Assange frustration grows

President Correa revokes Snowden's temporary travel document amid concerns WikiLeaks founder is 'running the show'


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Half a clue

What I believe is that a person with half a clue, and he seemed to have one, would do first the interview, then leave to the final destination, then have the story released, then burn time with people looking for you in Hong Kong and the mythical chase across the globe.

If he has a clue, he is already where he wanted to be, and the show is for the clowns chasing shadows.


"President Rafael Correa halted an effort to help Snowden leave Russia amid concern Assange was usurping the role of the Ecuadoran government". Riggghhhht. More like the U.S. government threatened them enough to effectively usurp Ecuador's role. It's obvious with this sudden change of heart from Ecuador politicians that even Ecuador is essentially a proxy state of the U.S.S.A.
Why the hell would anyone care if Snowden gets advice from Assange? It's a terrible excuse.

pass was unauthorised apparently...

Correa declared that the safe conduct pass issued by Ecuador's London consul – in collaboration with Assange – was unauthorised, after other Ecuadorean diplomats privately said the WikiLeaks founder could be perceived as "running the show".
So I take that to me that Correa was never quite on board, yet anways. We'll see what happens from here on out

interesting comment


28 June 2013 6:22pm

It looks like being a long stay in the airport, the longest has been 16 years:

Merhan Nasseri lived in terminal one at Charles De Gaulle airport for 16 years.
In 1988 he landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport after being denied entry into the UK due to his passport and UN refugee card having been been stolen. He was not allowed into France and he did not want to return to his home country of Iran from where he was fleeing as a political refugee. He ended up living in Terminal One of the airport for over 16 years.

like something

out of a j.g. ballard novel.

can't read that

article unless you are a member or something.

Gee. So he's probably in Moscow?

From Hong Kong to Russia. Where next? Iran?

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

subrsc. reqd to read


link to it from drudge for

no subrsc.

an interesting piece where various airport workers are interviewed.