doctorow at July 7th, 2013 01:49 — #1
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been offered asylum in three latinamerican nations: Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Bolivian president Eva Morales made it clear that his country's offer was directly inspired by the grounding of his presidential jet on the way back from a meeting in Russia (the US authorities and several European nations collaborated to… READ THE REST
brainspore at July 7th, 2013 01:56 — #2
Who knew that spite could be such a powerful tool for freedom?
michael_r_smith at July 7th, 2013 02:14 — #3
I wonder if that private jet is still available from that wikileaks contributor?
kimmo at July 7th, 2013 02:14 — #4
: D ^2
Who knew that imperialistic hubris and blatant disregard for the rule of law (let alone diplomatic convention, not to mention basic respect and decency) could ever backfire?
Go and get fucked, Uncle Sam : D
themudshark at July 7th, 2013 02:18 — #5
I was actually hoping the U.S. had overstepped their boundaries enough for this to happen. Shame on you, European lackeys!
anasazi97 at July 7th, 2013 03:57 — #6
jardine at July 7th, 2013 04:28 — #7
Anyone have any thoughts on which of the three would be preferable? Most news I hear about them is filtered through the lens of the US and Canadian media. Nicaragua I think of as a place to get kidnapped and held for ransom. Venezuela I know they have oil and the rich people there really hate the current government. Bolivia I think I saw President Morales on a Daily Show interview a while back and quite liked what he was saying. Oh, and they have some really scary mountain roads that were shown on Top Gear.
ashleyyakeley at July 7th, 2013 05:15 — #8
Don't cry for me, Bolivia?
niktemadur at July 7th, 2013 05:25 — #9
Even when he didn't do it, Morales was hassled, they're gonna hassle him anyway, no matter what he does or doesn't do. His crime? Getting elected. So he might as well do it now.
err at July 7th, 2013 10:27 — #11
I wonder which country would provide the better living conditions for Snowden? The danger will come when he's no longer in the news. Thats when the NSA will go get him...
nell_anvoid at July 7th, 2013 11:20 — #12
It's astonishing to see how short-sighted and downright wrong-headed the NSA and its cohorts are showing themselves to be over this. As an American, I'm embarrassed and outraged. As a believer in American values, I'm ready to puke.
This administration is losing its mind.
vallindsay2 at July 7th, 2013 11:31 — #13
I cannot WAIT until the whole Snowden thing dies down so we can start discussing the information on the NSA he actually leaked. It is interesting for reasons on confirm the information is most likely accurate. I mean, apparently they REALLY want his ass. But when do we start getting into the meat of the freed information?
rocketpj at July 7th, 2013 11:48 — #14
Given a choice I'd go for Bolivia or Venezuela - with an option to go back and forth. Nicaragua is nice, but very poor. The man's going to need to work eventually, and there would be more opportunity in the other 2 countries.
gilbertwham at July 7th, 2013 20:28 — #15
Howay man, it went completely off the rails well back. It's blatant contempt for all of us, everywhere.
wotanswoodcraft at July 7th, 2013 20:51 — #16
Are We Not Men?
We are EVO.
dacree at July 8th, 2013 09:17 — #17
Anyone else get the feeling that they are chasing Snowden to such a ridiculous extent simply as a way to divert our attention away from the massive domestic spying operation he reported?
synesthesia at July 8th, 2013 09:37 — #18
Dingdingding!! you win a teddy bear. Also to instill fear in everyone who ever has access to classified information and might think on blowing the whistle.
By the way, shame on european cowardice, and hooray for our neighbours. Fuck the obama administration, fuck brainwashed populations, fuck everything and everyone. Where are the massive protests? This is some seriously fucked up shit. We were up in arms about sopa and pipa, when privacy was kind of on the line. Here it's already been trampled on, all across the globe, with no respect for international law, and we are just sitting?
Maybe (no sarcasm) i've missed them. Have there been any? Do your (american) news outlets refuse to show them? I know they are weird and obsequent about that.
awjt at July 8th, 2013 10:20 — #19
I particularly approve of your "fuck"-laced tirade.
synesthesia at July 8th, 2013 10:43 — #20
I'm sorry. I'm just extremely tired. This is bullshit.
awjt at July 8th, 2013 10:59 — #21
I still 100% approve. Carry on!
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