Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NSA Whistle Blower Edward Snowden Facing Difficulties Regarding Asylum Applications After Obama Revokes His Passport


Edward Snowden

Brave American whistle blower, Edward Snowden is stuck in a Russian airport, after the Obama Administration revokes his passport. Many of Snowden's asylum applications to other nations have been denied, as select nations are stating it is their policy is one must be on their soil to receive said legal status. The Obama Administration is putting economic and military pressure on other nations to deny Snowden's application for asylum. The administration has done it before in other matters.

Thus far, Venezuela has been the most responsive to Snowden's request for asylum. Russia has been responsive as well, but offered Snowden asylum with the requirement he must desist activities against the "United States" government. Snowden does have the option of giving all the NSA documents revealing the government violating the Constitution, to Wikileaks and moving on with his life.

Snowden's father floated the idea of him returning to the U.S. under certain circumstances, but the Judiciary Report is of the belief there woudl be problems. Even if he received a pardon, as a White House petition by the people overwhelmingly demanded, there would still be trouble. While the American people would embrace Snowden, the government would engage the FBI, CIA, IRS, NSA and Homeland Security to go after him with the intent of quietly ruining his life at every turn.

Nonetheless, the Judiciary Report wishes Mr. Snowden well, commends his bravery and hopes he will find a new home, a new life and one with happiness soon.


Edward Snowden asylum: countries approached and their responses

Tuesday 2 July 2013 07.02 EDT - The NSA whistleblower has made 21 applications for asylum worldwide as he flees the US – with little success. According to a statement from WikiLeaks, the US whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in a total of 21 countries.

Snowden, who has been charged under espionage laws in the US after leaking top-secret documents on US surveillance programmes, has been trapped in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport since 23 June after flying in from Hong Kong. He has yet to receive a positive response to his applications for asylum. Some countries have yet to respond but a number have already rejected his request...