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. saywhat

    @dazzle
    pl read Business Insider report on who bugged the US telecom gris for NSA.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Hey @ bobcat, saywhat and dazzle! Hope the world is being kind to you all.@ Dazzle if you're not busy i really need to talk to you about the diagnosis on my daughter. Idk who else to talk to so plz text me if you have time.

    July 2, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    As i had pointed out earlier there are aspects that should worry us. Read Business Insider for a report.if i mention the subject of that report i'm blocked.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Have a good one @bobcat@dazzle@banasy. Exercise in futility to try posting more.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Wow This has turned out great, if even for a short while. Most of my favorite peoples in the same spot at the same time. when is the last time that's happened.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      After being repeatedly blocked, I, like you, stopped trying. It is nice to see most of the gang here, though.

      July 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    You assume much, but I'm not surprised, you being who you are.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    .......And, blocked as usual.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hamsta

    The Black Panthers, IRS, EPA, DHS, TSA and NSA are all groups that Obama uses to silence his opposition and force you to vote for him, but just like the Black Panthers nothing will come of it as long as the victims are white, Christian, conservative Americans. Maybe just maybe that's why Snowden did what he did because it's only racism if white people do those kind of things.

    July 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hamsta

    We don't have a president, we have a USURPER.

    July 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    You are the mighty Aaron Hernandez, are you not?

    July 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Kiss the White House goodbye until at LEAST 2024, A.

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

    I love it when liberals talk about Romney and outsourcing as if liberalism hasn't chased Hollywood out of California and the auto industry out of Detroit into conservative states such as Louisiana. California, Detroit, Chicago, etc.... every liberal city or state is a delapidated, wartorn, 3rd world failure and they want to do the same to the rest of the united states. Thank you liberal parasites for chasing business and the jobs that come with them out of your city or state into mine but leave liberalism (communism) where it belongs, in the Soviet Union.

    July 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I love it when people use words they don't know the meaning of. Hey, did you see the study that concluded people who get their news from Fox are less knowledgeable about world events than those who watch no news at all?

      July 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hamsta

    Chris Rock got rich telling jokes about CRACKERS and Paula Deen gets fired for saying the N-word, I guess it's only racism if a white person does it. Another fine example of liberal double standards.

    July 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Sometimes the white guy doesn't even have to say it, and he's accused and vilified.

      July 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      To be honest, Chris Rock doesn't do that bit anymore since so many white people agreed with him...and yes, reverse racism is deplorable. But what does this have to do with Snowden?

      July 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hamsta

    Hey banasy, is that a typo or do you really think we are going to put more liberal democrat trash in the white house?

    July 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      I think both sides need to be fired. Until the politicians chose to help the majority of americans not illigals and the 1%, then I say ignore all american laws, this nation us a joke.

      July 3, 2013 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @mickey1313,you'd better rephrase that,its republicans only that are obstructing,filibustering at their McConnells threat..And how's things going for that jerk in Grover Norquists,haven't heard from that turd in such a long time,maybe his usefulness is gone and just a nasty racist memory!!And remember you republicans it'll be when hell freezes over that you'll see a republican in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and I'll put money on that !!Happy 4th of July all and God bless America and Pres.Obama,family!!

      July 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Snowden rips Obama administration, and unlike Paula Deen, he didn't even use the "N-word". NSA admits to taking 50 terrorists since 9/11, and now Snowden has to be handled for exposing governmental "peeping toms"? Outrageous!!!

    July 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
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