June 23rd, 2013
06:16 AM ET

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong

The global cat-and-mouse hunt for Edward Snowden took a drastic turn Sunday when the man wanted on U.S. espionage charges left Hong Kong and was flying over Russian airspace.
And he left with the help of WikiLeaks, who assisted with Snowden's "political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers (and) safe exit from Hong Kong." the group said on Twitter.

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  1. saywhat

    The "Greatest Nation On Earth" was earned with this nation always standing up for the values which reflected true spirit of what our Founding Fathers envisioned for this nation & country.
    When we stopped caring and let those guiding our destiny play with it for self service, special interest and foreign lobbies. Disregarded or forgot what we were warned of by those who charted Declaration of Independence & Bill of Rights. Forgot that the true American spirit was embodied in Freedom,Liberty, Justice for all and pursuit of happiness for all, we forfeited the right to that claim.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    @ chrissy, your anger is coming thru loud and clear 🙂 . I think this phrase I came across sums it up pretty well. "The system isn't broken, it was built this way."

    June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    The past 11 yrs@chrissy saw us deviating from our obligations as the greatest nation & just misusing and abusing that status and that is what is would be coming to haunt us for a long time.
    Hope & pray that we wake up.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ Mary im angry yes but mostly im disappointed and very, very ashamed of these people that obviously are so selfish that they dont feel ashamed themselves!

    June 23, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Let them have their rewards in full now @ chrissy , if that is what they wish; it appears that is so.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Yea i know. Its just so frustrating that we keep allowing these same clowns year after year after year get us deeper and deeper in debt. And even more frustrating is that we just accept it and dont force them to do the jobs they were elected to do! Meanwhile they continue to get kickbacks and whatever other compensation they recieve from their corporate backers! Makes it appear that we condone this behavior!

    June 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lmao @ Mary, i just reread your posts. Theres one that jumped right out at me that was the PERFECT oxy moron ever! "intelligence in Congress!" Im still lol at that thanks!

    June 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat


    June 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Not me @ 1:22.

    June 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    The fact is @ saywhat, i cant think of one thing ive ever disagreed with you on. Lol

    June 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    Im important too. The united states is after me for leaking very important classified stuff. I am seeking asylum in chrissys basement. Bring out the chicken wings & the boooz.
    Free food!

    June 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rupert

    I am a very important person. The fbi and cia and russian kgb want me for being baaaaaad

    June 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rupert

    Oh yea im bad. im bad. u know it. U know it

    June 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rupert

    We still miss u michael.
    Thanks for the music.

    June 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    There is something seriously wrong with you @ rupert. And there is no way in hell i would ever let you in my house much less stay in my basement!

    June 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
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