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US trapped Snowden in Russia, Putin says

“[Snowden] arrived on our territory without an invitation,” Putin said. “He didn’t fly to us; he flew in transit to other countries. But only when it became known that he was in the air, our American partners, in fact, blocked him from flying further.

“They themselves scared all other countries; no one wants to take him, and in this way they themselves in fact blocked him on our territory. Such a present for us for Christmas.”“He said: ‘No, I want to continue my work. I want to fight for human rights. I believe that the United States violated certain norms of international law, interfered with private life.’” [...]

The Obama administration has been pressing Russia not to grant asylum to Snowden, and it has been pressuring other countries not to take him, particularly in Latin America, where Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have said they are willing to grant him asylum.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2013/07/15/nsa-leaker-...



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Stopbullying.gov has much to say about this behavior

On a government academic site dedicated to this topic alone, bully intervention is dissected on a video where the right and wrong ways to go about it are given one chosen "expert" opinion.

When I read, "The Obama administration has been pressing Russia not to grant asylum to Snowden, and it has been pressuring other countries not to take him, particularly in Latin America, where Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have said they are willing to grant him asylum", I couldn't help contrast the way this same government exemplifies the worst kind of bullying behavior; not just against Snowden, but all who would give him asylum; in front of God and literally everybody in the world; and then still expects to be trusted to have an opinion worth hearing about our children under their school system!

http://www.stopbullying.gov/videos/2012/08/misdirections.html

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

every leader of the world is paid off by the USA

Putin is no different, they are all riding the fiat dollar into the sunset. They aren't afraid of our bombs they are afraid that the cashflow will stop. The lavish dollars that the world is built upon that their families bath in. It is not about bombs it is about dollars. The dollar is the king of the world and as long as it stays that way the truth will always die. There is no truth there is only money.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Not quite

The Bretton Woods system was forced onto the globe.
Now that they are destroying the currency Russia, China and a host of other Latin American nations are transitioning away from the dollar.

This takes time. One cannot merely turn off the switch.

Putin is smartly avoiding any and all conflict during this process.

They are going to be part of the new superpower and they're not interested in becoming embroiled in the sinking west's war plans.

I cannot debate that logic.

I cannot debate that logic. The evidence is pretty clear and out in the open, but I'd like to ask whether you think Snowden really exists or if that story is just another distraction for the masses.

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Exists?

Asking this question took my post to -19: http://www.dailypaul.com/290545/does-edward-snowden-even-exist

It's still a question I ask myself when I see the news...

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So do I, particularly after I

So do I, particularly after I saw this - http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_07_10/World-Service-Authori... Why would he choose to stay in Russia when he could go anywhere else? Doesn't make much sense, does it?