July 1st, 2013
11:42 PM ET

Snowden rips Obama administration

The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says it has submitted asylum requests to 19 more countries for Edward Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency computer contractor who has admitted leaking details of U.S. surveillance programs to reporters.

The countries include Russia, where Snowden has been holed up at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport since June 23. The rest are scattered from South America to several European Union countries, India and China.

"The documents outline the risks of persecution Mr. Snowden faces in the United States and have started to be delivered by the Russian consulate to the relevant embassies in Moscow," WikiLeaks, which has been assisting Snowden's effort to find a haven from U.S. espionage charges, said in a statement issued early Tuesday.


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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Snowden is politically motivated and as naïve as an average five-year-old child. He is a traitor who needs to be sent back to his own country for trial and punishment.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    I just love how liberals talk about outsourcing and jobs as if liberalism didn't chase Hollywood out of California and the auto industry out of Setroit into Louisiana. How's that for outsourcing? Liberals don't want jobs, they want " redistribution of wealth"(theft). That's what is wrong with America today, they do everything California has done and failed.

    July 2, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Aaron Hernandez

    Good post Hamsta,thank you.

    July 2, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Aaron Hernandez

    Yes joey. A traitor indeed. He has accomplished nothing.

    July 2, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Aaron Hernandez

    My two biggest fears. Congress passes more obama bills and a democrat in the white house after obama. God help us. God help us all.

    July 2, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    "Spying on Europeans is standard practice" Pr.Obama. "Spying on allies not unusual" Kerry. Spying on own citizens exposed in 1975??

    July 2, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    blocking continues.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    why is everyone acting so surprised by all this spy vs spy crapolla ? One would have to be pretty naïve and / or just fell off the turnip truck to believe that this is a new thing. Snowdens revelations has shocked the world in what way ? The only thing he's finding out now is it's not a good idea to leak your countrys' secrets, as he is being turned down by country after country in his search for asylum. He might want to try a place like Syria. That could be a good fit.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ hamsta, maybe you could seek asylum somewhere? Naw they would just turn you down, forget that. Im sure your reputation has already preceded you. As a very wise woman once told me "hamsta is a great guy til he opens his mouth. Then the partys over!"

    July 2, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    While I agree with what you say my friend @bobcat. The Snowden issue is now focused more on NSA than him. The dimensions are now deepening in the context of our global relations and the mistrust at home.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
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    July 2, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    But why are we and the world acting acting so shocked by this revelation ? It's not like this is something that just started. Anyone who says they didn't know this was going on is full of it.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree 100%, bobcat. The information has been available to everyone who has cared to look.
      It has been going on for a long time. Far longer than the people who would blame the current admin would care to admit, or even acknowledge.

      July 2, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    Good Morning @bobcat, my thoughts exactly on this issue.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    Good Morning @bobcat, I am repeatedly being blocked on my response agreeing with you on this issue.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Good morning dazzle my friend. My posts have also been deleted or blocked on a regular basis. I hardly ever try anymore.

      July 2, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    The nations who are being spied upon their govts have to act shocked or their people would not be forgiving. At home the majority always remains in the dark and uncaring (perhaps by choice) and reacts only when something like this happens.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ saywhat

      Of course you are correct about the other governments. But surely their people, like ours, are not that naïve. It is truly beyond me why people want to act so ignorant of the facts. Is it because they feel some kind of culpability, tho I can't imagine why, and by being in denial will release them from this ?

      July 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
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