Moscow (CNN) - Ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in Ecuador, the South American country's foreign ministry announced Sunday as the United States urged countries to rebuff the leaker.
Snowden's story took a dramatic turn Sunday when he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow, aided by the international anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The group reported that Snowden had touched down in Moscow, and CNN spotted a car with diplomatic plates and an Ecuadorian flag at Moscow's international airport.
Snowden rats out his country for what he decided was an invasion of privacy by government then flees to China then Russia. Does he consider these two counties to be examples of free and open societies?! Jason Bourne movies make being on the run from our spy agencies look cool and exciting but in reality Snowden will find out it sucks.
Need to catch him, prosecute him..nothing else to be said.
When you fly to Russia to escape....you lose all credible denial of being a spy. No one goes to Russia to be free.
Don't see any American patriots moving to Russia!
Shouldn't Wiki leaks officials be tried as well for aiding and abetting a criminal on the run in the Snowden case..I'd make sure they'd feel the rath of our governments courts and officials no matter how high in their corporation should pay the price for sticking their nose in where it definitly doesn't belong!!
Good luck to him. Thanks for revealing the excesses of this government.
And his next postcard will read--–"Having a Great Time in Gitmo!"
Hahahaaaah.......this is what 'from fry pan to fire' is all about .....I guess he will get his full privacy rights at his new country.........IDIOT.
This guy is turning out to be very dangerous. He has not only revealed sensitive, classified security information which was against the law but now he is having a negative impact on the fragile relations between the US, China and now Russia. His original motives seem to have fallen by the wayside and he now doing real damage. Who does he think he is? Both he and Assange are thrilled with their notoriety and seem to think very highly of themselves. They are both dangerous to current and future peace between many countries and should both be charged, convicted and sentenced to long prison terms. They both sound like mouthpieces for the Libertarian movement in the US. How does Rand Paul like that?
So what shall we do with all these countries aiding & abetting him. Put them under sanctions and then keep all our options open? Starting with Hong Kong & Russia.
Aren't we doing that all the time with countries which defy us?
Where are the drones when they are needed best!