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  •  Mornin' Happenistas. ☮ ♥ ☺ (14+ / 0-)

    Of course some people Do Believe that Snowden is a Traitor to their Personal Lord and Savior.


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     Sing Hallelujah!! Praise O' Lord!!  


    No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.

    by CitizenOfEarth on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 05:39:46 AM PDT

    •  It's always been a bit (11+ / 0-)

      scary (the worshipping) but at this point, it's gotten a lot more strange.  Last night, I was participating in a thread about this whole thing in the diary where the news of it was broken.  One person just seemed to be losing her shit.  Others were questioning if the US and Obama had anything to do with this.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 06:04:35 AM PDT

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      •  Cognitive dissonance is a helluva drug. (13+ / 0-)

        Incredulity in the face of overwhelming evidence is as well.

        The Grand Bargain must be stopped at all costs to protect the 99%.

        by cybrestrike on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 06:10:37 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah the Morales "No Fly" incident was bizzare (8+ / 0-)

        Just shows the pinnacle of US arrogance. And it may backfire on the US. Because now if I was Morales, I'd be saying "Fu@k the US. If Snowden wants asylum, he's welcome."

        No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.

        by CitizenOfEarth on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 06:50:47 AM PDT

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        •  that barely puts a dent in our arrogance reserves (6+ / 0-)

          there's plenty more where that comes from.

          hopefully it will backfire and much of latin and south america will tell obama where to stick it.

          i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

          by joe shikspack on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:20:39 AM PDT

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          •  could it be that us arrogance is really our (5+ / 0-)

            ''global coporate masters'' exercising their will on what they perceive to be subservient nations running amok....wtf

            "Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." Benjamin Franklin

            by lostinamerica on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:02:45 AM PDT

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          •  Well it looks like (4+ / 0-)

            a bunch of denials and stories are coming out now, after the fact.

            The problem is, there were witnesses on that plane and pilots tend to be very credible.


            "Justice is a commodity"

            by joanneleon on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:11:40 AM PDT

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            •  i've been collecting a bunch of those stories... (3+ / 0-)

              for the evening blues tonight.  here's an interesting treat, though; the oas (dominated traditionally by the us) has a press release out about the grounding of morales' plane:

              OAS Secretary General Expresses Deep Displeasure over Airplane Incident involving President Morales in Europe

              July 2, 2013

              The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed his deep displeasure with the decision of the aviation authorities of several European countries that denied the use of airspace to the plane carrying the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, from Moscow to La Paz.

              The leader of the hemispheric Organization said that in his opinion nothing justifies an act of such lack of respect for the highest authority of a country.

              For that reason, said Insulza, the countries involved must give an explanation of the reasons why they took this decision, in particular as it endangered the life of the leader of a member country of the OAS.

              i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

              by joe shikspack on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:02:34 AM PDT

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              •  The defense minister (2+ / 0-)
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                immediately reacted with the issue of how it endangered the life of Morales and the people on that plane.  

                Glad to see that statement from OAS.  I'm curious to see what will come of an emergency meeting today of the SA countries too.  

                Big winner in this, perhaps, will be the president of Brazil.  Of course Morales looks pretty good too and now everyone knows who he is.  He's a smart man.  He did not lash out. He remained calm.  


                "Justice is a commodity"

                by joanneleon on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:43:26 AM PDT

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        •  as we watch the countries fall under the (4+ / 0-)

          mighty awesomess of the exceptional US of A, it will be interesting to see what country or countries, will resist the rewards for "co-operating" with the USA or will risk punishment by this country and offer Snowden a new home.

          I am just catching up on the news of this and my dismay knows no bounds as to the actions of this president and this country.

          Kind of like living in Bush/Cheney land all over again. But worse in a way, as where is the hope now?

          "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

          by allenjo on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:10:06 AM PDT

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          •  Who will grant Snowden asylum? (3+ / 0-)

            http://www.euronews.com/...

            Who will grant Snowden asylum?

            Austria – NO Says it can only grant asylum if request is made when on Austrian territory
             Bolivia – ? Bolivia say it did not receive Snowden’s application but it would be open to discussions
             Brazil – NO Officials have announced they will not grant his request, they will leave it unanswered.
             China – ? Officials say they have no information on Snowden’s request
            Cuba – ?
             Ecuador – NO The president has said Ecuador is not considering the request, as it was made outside Ecuadorean territory
             Finland– NO Says it can only grant asylum if request is made when on Finnish territory
             France – UNLIKELY. President Hollande says he wants a common EU-wide position
             Germany – NO After studying the “legal viability” of the request they rejected the application
             Iceland – ?India – NO India’s foreign ministry says it “sees no reason to accept” Snowden’s request
             Italy – ? Says no official request received yet
             Ireland – NO Says legally impossible as Snowden is not on Irish territory
             Netherlands – UNLIKELY. Says it can only grant asylum if request is made when on Dutch territory
             Nicaragua – ?
             Norway UNLIKELY. Says it can only grant asylum if request is made when on Norwegian territory
             Poland – NO Request rejected
             Russia – NO Snowden withdrew the request himself
             Spain– NO Says legally impossible as Snowden is not on Spanish territory
             Switzerland – UNLIKELY. Says it has not yet received an asylum request and that it can only grant asylum if request is made on Swiss territory.
             Venezuela – POSSIBLY. President Maduro says Snowden “needs the world’s protection:”

            "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

            by allenjo on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:35:38 AM PDT

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