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Snowden Now Allowed To Leave Moscow Airport

From Russia’s state owned and operated, RIA Novosti:

Snowden ‘Can Leave’ Moscow Transit Zone – Reports

MOSCOW, July 24 (RIA Novosti) – Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been issued with a document allowing him to leave the transit zone of Russia’s Sheremetyevo Airport, Russian media reported Wednesday.

Russian media cited unnamed sources in Russian law enforcement as saying that a document allowing Snowden to leave the transit zone – provided the border service does not object – was issued to him when he submitted his asylum request.

By the way, Russia’s border service is the former KGB.

Snowden, who is wanted by the United States for leaking classified data about the US National Security Agency’s surveillance activities, formally requested temporary asylum in Russia on July 16.

Russia’s Federal Migration Service has so far refrained from giving on-the-record comments on the reports.

Russian media reports also say that Snowden is meeting the lawyer that helped him submit his asylum request at Sheremetyevo Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

Snowden has been holed up in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport since arriving there on a flight from Hong Kong on June 23.

In reality, this is really just a "pass." It probably only means that his asylum application is being seriously considered. But it does allows him to enter Russian territory.

And, of course, it is another slap in the face of Obama from Mr. Putin.

Meanwhile, we have this from ABC News:

Attitudes Shift Against Snowden; Fewer than Half Say NSA is Unjustified

By Gary Langer | July 24, 2013

Public attitudes have shifted against Edward Snowden, with more than half of Americans now supporting criminal charges against the former security contractor who’s disclosed details of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency. And while most doubt that the NSA’s efforts enhance security, most also don’t see them as unjustified intrusions on privacy rights.

The public by 57-39 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll also says it’s more important for the government to investigate possible terrorist threats than for it to protect privacy rights – a substantial margin, albeit the narrowest in polls since 2002.

A plurality thinks Snowden’s disclosures have harmed national security (49 percent say so, 37 percent not, with the rest unsure). And 53 percent now support charging him with a crime, up from 43 percent last month, with a 13-point rise in “strong” support. People who think Snowden has harmed security are far more apt than others to favor criminal charges…

Views on the Snowden case largely bypass the usual partisan and ideological differences in U.S. politics… Instead there are differences by age, with younger adults more concerned about privacy rights and less apt to favor charging Snowden with a crime; and by gender, with women far more apt than men to support investigating terrorism threats over protecting privacy rights.

In terms of change from last month, shifts in favor of criminal charges against Snowden have occurred especially among women, middle-aged adults and strong conservatives…

This shift could be due to Snowden’s subsequent comments and actions. Which may be showing more of his true colors.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Snowden Now Allowed To Leave Moscow Airport”

  1. Says who? The MSM? Crimney people … CNN admitted they have a US Amy Psyops unit on duty at CNN/Atlanta.




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