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Why Ecuador will likely turn down Snowden asylum: Roses

PIFO, Ecuador (AP) -- Gino Descalzi used to fret about things like aphids, mildew and the high cost of shipping millions of roses a year from Ecuador to florists in the United States. These days he's worried about a 30-year-old former spy stuck in the transit area of the Moscow airport, and he can't believe it.

The Obama administration sent a thinly veiled economic threat to this South American country on Thursday when it indefinitely delayed a decision to eliminate tariffs on imports of roses worth about $250 million a year. The move created leverage over the leftist government seen as likeliest to grant National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden political asylum that would protect him from U.S. criminal charges.



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Men of the world celebrate Snowden for single-handed destrucrion

of non-holiday formerly known as 'Sweetest Day.'

Billions of wasted dollars will soon be credited for the eventual recovery of the nation's economy and getting back to how it used to be before we started 'going steady':


even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

Sanctions =

Sanctions = blockade

Blockading a nation is a tool of war

Your government is out of line, to blockade a nation over a man informing the public of the nation doing the blocking

Ecuador, i cant ask anything from you, nor prommiss anything, but if you stand up to this war mongering government, i promiss i wont forget, and if enough of us remember, maybe future generations wont forget too

Either way, it is your rightfull choice to make, not just for the officials, but for your people, many have bowed to their whims, the day one FINALLY, unoquivically and continually stands up to these people, well....that would be a special day

"Snowden? We nipped that problem in the bud...

"I can report unequivocally..."

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

The emperor won't bother to

The emperor won't bother to scramble jets to shoot down the plane carrying that mere "hacker", but should the government of Ecuador offer Snowden asylum, the emperor - that paragon of empathy for the oppressed people of the world - would have no problem screwing with the livelihood of tens of thousands of Latin American peasants.

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