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  •  You're republishing the Wikileaks letter (5+ / 0-)

    That is not what this diary is about. This is about the letter he sent to Ecuador thanking them for their assistance in granting a travel pass to Russia, after his passport was revoked.

    "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:25:50 PM PDT

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    •  Hia passport was revoked (3+ / 0-)
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      ...through administrative action.  Was that legal or just convenient?

      And besides, when is Clapper going to be hit with perjury charges?

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      by TarheelDem on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:33:48 PM PDT

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      •  Revoking Snowden's passport was legal (11+ / 0-)
        State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki would not confirm that Snowden's passport was revoked.

        "As is routine and consistent with US regulations, persons with felony arrest warrants are subject to having their passport revoked," said Psaki. "Such a revocation does not affect citizenship status.

        "Persons wanted on felony charges, such as Mr. Snowden, should not be allowed to proceed in any further international travel, other than is necessary to return him to the United States.

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        "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

        by FiredUpInCA on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:42:25 PM PDT

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    •  Sometimes there are nuances to things in life (1+ / 0-)
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      It isn't always what it appears to be.

      You are taking a rather simplistic view of the letter.

      Furthermore, Ecuador should not and can not stand alone in the world in the face of this rogue US military-corp cartel causing so much damage to not just innocent people, but to innocent corporations that we need for a healthy viability in our economic system.


      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

      by bronte17 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:31:58 PM PDT

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