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. chrissy

    Heres what YOU arent getting. I have not posted anything that i would not say to ANYONE to their face!

    June 23, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    And just by what YOU just posted, is EXACTLY wHat i have said today! It is way past time for our APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES to take some accountability for THEIR actions! They have become a major embarressment for americans to the whole world!

    June 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    My last post was in reply to Jennesea.

    June 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hamsta

    When are you Kool-Aid drinking liberals going to understand that domestic phone calls, text messaging and domestic snail mail are PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL communications? When are you Kool-Aid drinking liberals going to admit that the Bush administration spied on FORIEGN INDIVIDUALS with the intention of PROTECTING America and the Obama administration spied on UNITED STATES CITIZENS with the intention of SILENCING HIS OPPONENTS AND CRITICS?

    June 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hamsta

    It was Obama who decided to support the Syrian rebels (Al Quaeda) while labeling the Tea Party, republicans, and conservatives as terrorists. How's that guilty conscience feel chrissy? At least Bush used all that survellience against foriegnors, Obama was to busy harassing his opponents with alphabet soup groups to acknowledge Bengahzi or the Boston bombing. Sounds like Hogan's Heroes are running the show, and they are "lead from behind" by your messiah, which by the way has yet to change his middle name from HUSSIEN. How many Hitlers can you find in the world today? Answer: 0

    June 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      Yes he did say it Hank. I feel silly writing to you as I figured you would have researched it already. What were you saying about using your brain again?

      June 23, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I prefer the name "Western-backed death squads" @ Hamsta

      June 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paddy O'Furniture

      Why should he change his middle name? He didn't name himself, and has nothing to do with anything! And as for the Hitler statement, Assad sounds dangerously like kin to him.

      June 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hamsta

    Has anyone seen the remake of RED DAWN? They made it about North Korea instead of China because China doesn't want the bad image. Your affirmative action ( if I don't support Obama I'm a racist regardless of his lack of qualifications or his failures. That's exactly how affirmative action works.) president is making RED DAWN not just possible, but highly likely because he is weakening our military and borrowing more money than all other presidents combined from China, and trying to turn the country into a bunch of pacifist panty wastes.

    June 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paddy O'Furniture

      You take movies that seriously that you compare it to Obama? Well, I guess I should compare Goodfellas with the Bush administration then.

      June 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Not supporting the President's policies certainly doesn't make you a racist. And certainly the President's administration has made its share of mistakes. On the other hand, Obama has accomplished, in my opinion, some pretty smart moves. No CEO or President is perfect, nor can they please all the people all the time, but they usually do the best job they can....considering the limitations of the office. Lincoln was hated by a majority of Americans and Truman was called an inept failed haberdasher (clothes salesman) and on down the line....No man is "god" and probably makes seemingly bad decisions today that are going to be seen as brilliant by future generations. @hamsta too bad your lack of education of American history and you're impatience with the current political situation make you sound so.bitter! I think you're a better man than that! 🙂

      June 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Possible leaks at the nuclear site in Hanford, Washington, must be fixed, but the glorious history of this site has to be remembered, as plutonium for our atomic weapons came from Hanford. America's security and power are treasures to honor and preserve.

    June 23, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hamsta

    "The lowest form of life are politicians and the lowest politicians are liberal democrats." A famous quote from General George S. Patton and also the reason we haven't won a war since WW2.

    June 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paddy O'Furniture

      Oh, you're right. We should get rid of all Democrats. We should just have Republicans run things. We should become a totalitarian nation. That's the answer.

      June 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Patton was an egotistical blow heard, who was probably disciplined more often than any senior front line commander and anything he said other than about battle planning was complete nonsense. That being said, General Patten was one hell of a war fighter and could have done so much more for the war effort if he was less of a bast**d as his contemporaries put it.

      June 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO

    And Obama is "disappointed". In diplomatic speak, that's two levels below threatening to bomb someone.

    June 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    Thank u chrissy. Had a great time. Hope to see u again sometime soon.
    Good night

    June 23, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    Where did everybody go? And where is banasy?
    Banasy where are u

    June 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 23, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rupert

    Why are u not blue

    June 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hamsta

    @ rupert They are all standing with their heads in the sand like a bunch of ostriches that don't think I saw them vote for Obama the narcissistic, liberal, prog, jew hating, democrat, brown shirt wearing Nazi.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
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