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Breaking News: RT-TV Reports that Snowden has Accepted Russian Asylum Offer

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By Dave Lindorff


Snowden at a press conference in Moscow airport ( by ThisCantBeHappening!)

Russian TV is reporting that Edward Snowden, the bete noir of the US national security state, who has leaked information that the National Security Agency is spying on all electronic communications of Americans, and on hundreds of millions of others around the globe, as well as on the leaders and the embassies of even many US allies, is accepting an offer of political asylum that has been extended by Russia, where he has been spending weeks in limbo in the Mosco Sheremetyevo Airport, unable to fly to asylum elsewhere.

According to the RT-TV report, Snowden, in accepting the Russian offer, would have to abide by a condition set by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he not continue releasing documents harmful to the US.

This deal, if the report is correct, leaves a lot of questions unanswered...

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1863

 

Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the (more...)
 
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So, Russia notches up its status as a defender of ... by Ernie Messerschmidt on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 12:18:16 PM
Back in 1972, Sly Richard (Tricky Dick) Nixon lice... by Howard Lewis on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 6:03:09 PM
and Snowden seems to be making things worse for hi... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 8:57:25 PM
I think not! You seem to forget about the ring of... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:40:13 PM
for the simple fact that doing such then gives tac... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 3:22:18 AM
When I click on the link, it takes me to an articl... by Amy Fried, Ph.D. on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 10:05:20 AM
asylum was offered  Snowden rejected the offe... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 8:58:46 PM