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    Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    'Ecuadoran official says Snowden asked for asylum

    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing highly classified surveillance programs, flew to Russia on Sunday and planned to head to Ecuador to seek asylum, the South American country's foreign minister and the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said.

    Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said his government has received a request for asylum from Snowden. WikiLeaks, which is giving Snowden legal assistance, said his asylum request would be formally processed once he arrived in Ecuador, the same country that has already been sheltering the anti-secrecy group's founder Julian Assange in its London embassy.

    Snowden arrived in Moscow on an Aeroflot flight shortly after 5 p.m. local time Sunday after being allowed to leave Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding for several weeks after he revealed information on the highly classified spy programs.

    Snowden was spending the night in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and was booked on an Aeroflot flight to Cuba on Monday, the Russian news agencies ITAR-Tass and Interfax reported, citing unnamed airline officials. Aeroflot has no direct flights from Moscow to Quito, Ecuador; travelers would have to make connections in Paris, Rome or Washington, which could be problematic for Snowden.'

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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    I hope he gets asylum and I hope he has an excellent quality of life during that time - because it looks like it will be for a LONG time...unless Obama has him assassinated.

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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    My question on Google was "Does Ecuador have an extradition treaty with the us?"

    the answer was found here was:

    Answer:
    As far as my research shows, Ecuador does have an extradition treaty with the US. Here is a link to a PDF describing that treaty.
    www.oas.org/juridico/mla/en/traites/en_traites-ext-usa-ecu.pdf
    but I didn't read the PDF.

    Why Ecuador, I wonder?
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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    Ecuador has been falling under the Chinese umbrella since the mid 2000s. They are... less than cooperative with American interests.
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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    All I can say is...



    Edward. I just hope the government gets it through it's thick skull to leave him alone and doesn't try anything to kill an American citizen...again.

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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    Is Ecuador the same country that Julian assange, the head of wikileaks, is hiding out?

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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Is Ecuador the same country that Julian assange, the head of wikileaks, is hiding out?
    He's hiding out in their embassy in London.
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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I hope he gets asylum and I hope he has an excellent quality of life during that time - because it looks like it will be for a LONG time...unless Obama has him assassinated.
    Pretty much anyone who once worked for the NSA and is willing to spill the beans will be guaranteed an excellent life in a country whose government is hostile to the US gummint.

    With all the secrets Snowden has been privy to, including the extra-martial phone calls of various high-level US officials, Ecuador should have no problem extorting a whole slew of concessions (and possibly a lot of $$) from the US gummint.

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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    He's hiding out in their embassy in London.
    Assange left the embassy at least an year ago and (possibly) went to Ecuador, or somewhere else.
    Last edited by solletica; 06-24-13 at 04:39 AM.

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    Re: Edward Snowden to meet with Ecuador officials, says WikiLeaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Ecuador has been falling under the Chinese umbrella since the mid 2000s. They are... less than cooperative with American interests.
    Lemme correct that for you. . .

    "they are less than cooperative with American government interests."

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