June 24th, 2013
02:30 AM ET

U.S. urges Russia to expel Snowden

Washington is urging Moscow to send Edward Snowden back to the United States instead of letting him fly to Ecuador for asylum.

"We expect the Russian government to look at all options available to expel Mr. Snowden back to the U.S. to face justice for the crimes with which he is charged," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said early Monday.

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  1. BOMBO

    Russia will show their true colours again. If this was a leaker that THEY wanted, they wouldn't politely ask anyone to send him back. They would just quietly find him and poison him. Do you Russia lovers all think that's better?

    June 24, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Oh, the hypocrisy of Wikileaks (and a few people on this board) talking about how great and democratic these nations are that are hiding Snowden. These nations are among the world's worst human rights violators.

    June 24, 2013 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    What goes around, comes around. Because the US refused to ratify an extradition treaty with Russia........guess what?

    June 24, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Any guesses folks where most defectors and 'dissidents' from countries like China & Russia and other reside and do their 'campaigning'??

    June 24, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    As i had said before Putin had in his early stages of Russian leadership had shown pro West inclination which has now eroded. Our geopolitical interests are not shared,Syria & Iran showcase that amply. The recent charges of spying by Britain on their delegation in 2009 has further darkened the relationship.
    To expect them to toe our line is rather optimistic.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Both Russia & China have also consolidated their positions ever since we embarked on misadventures and proxy interventions in the M.East showing our weaknesses. They remaining on sidelines saw us get mauled and learned to the extent that they including India can stand up to our policies.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Recently a Repub delegation had visited Russia trying to woo them after Mitt Romney's campaign rhetoric of declaring them as enemy no:1. Terming that rhetoric as 'absurd'.
    The delegation tried to convince them that US is an ally especially in the Chechenya's war of Independence from russia.
    Lets see if that works.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    In his asylum request to Equador, Snowden is reported to have said" fair trial is impossible in US".
    Well here he has already been declared a 'traitor & criminal'.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    WHO said anything about loving Russia???

    June 24, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Good morning@chrissy
    Some folks think that analyzing the reality on the ground in Syria is being pro Russia.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Listen to this my friend.
    Israeli ministry of Strategic Affairs senior official Sima Shima said today " Assad regime has to go to harm Iran and that is simply our sole concern. We have to do whatever we can to harm Iran".
    Well Mr.Sima when you initiated the Syrian implosion the world sensed (we the American public didn't) who was behind it . To you deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people wouldn't of course matter as long as it 'harms Iran'.
    Why should other powers with a stake in the region settle for this? Now this would be termed by some as being pro Russia. lol

    June 24, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    More over @ saywhat. Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said "Has Edward Snowden betrayed people of the US or certain elites" I believe the world knows exactly who the real traitor is.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Russia is hardly pro American either and rightfully so. Russia went from disliking, but respecting, America and President Bush, to loathing, and looking down upon, America and, especially, her president.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    I had written about this quoting sources earlier and was scoffed at by some, i would tell you again that the trouble we are seeing in Turkey and Lebanon are also all a part of this plan.
    And if the intl community does not rein in the rogue regime threatening world peace, the consequences would be horrible.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    @ saywhat, we are not responsible for others homework. If you want sources ... do your own homework folks

    June 24, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
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