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. chrissy

    Lol @ Greek American i was wondering that myself. And welcome back btw.

    July 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I forgot to add this to my first post, for the reading challenged: GOTP, kiss the White House goodbye until at least 2024.

    July 2, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Anyone else see where Putin is refusing asylum unless Snowden ceases to act against the interests of the US? I found that odd.

    July 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      You think now since the breakup and all that hubub over that stupid ring, he has "feelings" for Snowden?

      July 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hamsta

    Liberals must be those "useful idiots" that are mentioned in the communist playbooks. I mean if they can't look at those empty assembly lines that are just decaying into a Mound Of Parts And Rust (MOPAR) and figure out that high taxes, welfare, food stamps, illegal immigration and rediculous pensions are the cause then they really must be the "useful idiots" who leap at every chance to suck up the tidbits of socialism that is fed to them before the trap of communism is sprung. Yes UnAmerican Greek you are in that group.

    July 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Your record is stuck. Jolt the turntable, please.

      July 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trent

      So...no answer to the question GA posed? Not surprising, because you lied.
      Louisiana is no more the new car capital than Quebec is.

      July 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • DogTired

      Pretty funny bans. Hamstas point is incitful as he usually is. It's engaging as well. Where do you think this country will be if we continue down the same road of baiting people with a free meal? 50? A 100 years? A revelution will happen but not in our time young lady, but soon.

      July 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • DogTired

      Derisive not Incitful. Where are my readers at?!

      July 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Where is your spell check at?

      July 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      Congress approves all expenditures. And we all know how much the House loves Obama. So tell me again who spends the money?

      July 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Always be nice and curteous towards your "I.T." man.

    July 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Hamsta: Perhaps in 2016 Congress should be replaced by zoo directors from zoos across the country. The new president can be a wooly baboon. Who cares? No experience necessary. No working knowledge of the job required. Full accountability by a series of grunts (full honesty). Tell em let's shake up the Tea Party, and his response will be E E Ee e ee!!!

    July 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      May as well. The 112th was next to useless, and the 113th is shaping up to be just as lazy.

      July 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      You just described the Obama administration, come to think of it you just put the picture in my head of a bunch of saquatches banging on the table with a fork in one hand and a knife in the other screaming "What difference does it make?" as they are waiting on their food stamp dinner.

      July 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      You're admitting that Congress is useless, Hamsta? About time.

      July 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Actually banasy just the democrats in congress are useless, some of the republicans, mainly those that want to grant amnesty for illegal immigrants. The path to citizenship begins outside the United States, that's why my brother's belgian girlfriend had to move home to Belgium. He could just marry the girl but wants nothing to do with a sham marriage. Unlike liberals who have no respect for Holy Matrimony my family knows that marriage is an agreement between 1 God, 1 man and 1 woman that government has no place in. wild sasquatches would be the useful idiots who blindly follow a donkey, the mascot of the democratic party.

      July 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Actually, it's Congress that is useless. And if your brother truly wanted to marry his GF, he would. As for definitions, it *really* burned me up when the definition of 'mouse', unchanged for thousands of years, was expanded to include human interface devices...
      Holy Matrimony is religion. And religion isn't in our secular laws.

      July 3, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Aaron Hernandez#81 (tight end,very tight; at least for now)

    Hi chrissy. Cant sleep huh? Aww, poor baby.
    Lights out for me. I am sleepy

    July 2, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wut

    teesteeng

    July 3, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Good man

    As a new resident in the DFW area, from the northeast- and a long time conservative, I want to express my admiration for this great man, Governor Perry. All of those in Texas, that complain about him- especially you who are native texans that complain about Perry- Id like to take a moment to enlighten you on a few items. 1: if you want to drive fron nj to ny over the george washington bridge the toll is 12$ one way, and this is typical. 2: not only do you not have state income tax, but also county and city- 3: the infrastructure down here is absolutely phenomenol – you should go to the northeast and drive the highways for a few days to get a new profound respect for where you live. On a moralty point, there are few men in the history of politics that talk the righteous truth, regardless of what they read in the polls- Ronald Reagan was one- your Governer is one of the other few. Be proud of what you have, because you could lose it.

    July 3, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      You are aware that Ronald Reagan switched parties to run for governor, right?

      July 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Good morning all as we prepare to celebrate 4th of July.
    I see folks are still being duped by NSA, getting 50 terrorists & all that and some consider 'baiting people with free meals' is this country's problem. Wake up my respected fellow bloggers. We have been treated like cattle to get us go down the trail with the whiplashes of lies, half truths, propaganda and disinformation. In the name of Patriotism and such.

    July 3, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    blocked

    July 3, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. Aaron Hernandez #81 (tight end, real tight. at least for now)

    My condolences to banasys siblings. She must be a real pain. God help you.

    July 3, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Don't you mean Aaron Hernandez, #I174954? And I feel quite sorry for Dr. Chris and sis.

      July 3, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    "Arm Syrian rebels (AlQaeda) to destroy Iran's nuclear program" McCain.
    A few days back i had pointed to an article that had exposed the forces behind Syrian implosion and how that started even before the Arab Spring. And now its public.
    "There is no place Israel can't reach (including US?)" Netanyahu.
    Both appearing today.

    July 3, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    "A bombshell is coming" (in the Snowden leaks) Greenwald. What could it be?

    July 3, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    This 4th of July its time to ponder where we have been going for the past decade and where the dual loyalty driving force in Congress and Washington, lobbies and special interest are taking us.
    God Bless America.

    July 3, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
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