How do you know he's not holed up? How many speeches and interviews does he have to give from that same balcony.
Hong Kong was a good choice and in hindsight was proven so. Did they turn him over?
Russia is not a cold war enemy. Like Ron Paul has said, there are more threats to our freedom within 10 miles of his office in Washington DC than the entire world. Russia Today speaks truths that you will NEVER hear in the US mainstream media. Both China and Russia are superpowers and can not be bullied into turning Snowden over. Would you expect Snowden to flee to an US allied country?
I don't know where you're getting your information on Ecuador. They are not like CIA controlled Costa Rica. They are on the same path with Venezuela, Uruguay, and other South American countries. US influence in these countries is minimal compared to Central America.
So where would you think he could run where the country wouldn't turn him over? Australia? no. Japan? no. Europe? no. Canada? no Mexico? I wouldn't like my odds in Mexico...probably better chance of getting "lost" than these other countries I just listed, but when he was found, Mexico would likely send him back. So where else could he run? His best bet would be somewhere in South America, China, or Russia. Russia and Ecuador would be my two picks. Ecuador already offered refuge to Assange and has thumbed it's nose at the US on many occasions...and Russia's Putin has the brass balls to tell Washington to take a hike. The man has wrestled a bear you know. ;)
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