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Fri Dec 2, 2022, 04:47 PM

Edward Snowden gets Russian passport

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"Kucherena said on Friday that Snowden was “happy” and that Russian citizenship would prevent him from being extradited.

“He of course is happy and thankful to the Russian Federation for his citizenship – he’s now a fully fledged citizen of Russia,” Kucherena said. “And most importantly, under the Russian constitution, he cannot be given up to a foreign state.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/02/edward-snowden-gets-russian-passport-after-swearing-oath-of-allegiance

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So can Russia now send him to the front to fight on their behalf?

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 04:54 PM

1. I read that the Kremlin issued him a waiver from being called to serve in the military. nt

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Response to keopeli (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 04:59 PM

3. That is really too bad, I don't see him being able to use that passport

for much travel though, just keeps him in Russia without being extradited.

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Response to keopeli (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 07:00 PM

6. And that matters how?

Did Putlin himself sign it? Deliver it with a kiss?

Mistakes happen.

Then again, I restate the obvious. There's Snowden.

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Response to Igel (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 09:47 PM

7. Well, the OP asked if he can now be drafted. I had a little knowledge and shared it. So I guess...

it matters by being a direct answer to a direct question. That's all.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 04:57 PM

2. He's where he belongs. Good luck with that boyo.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 05:05 PM

4. Yeah Russia's such a "hppyp" place


to live, Asshole.. you're cool with a Murdering Douchebag Dictator.. who
slaughters women and children and Kills his own Soldiers if they retreat.

But Pres Obama was a bridge too far you, Fucking Hypocritical Shilhole.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 05:05 PM

5. Russia won't extradite him, but I believe virtually all nations he

might want to visit would.

I think they both still have their American citizenship. (?) Maybe someday (and maybe as long as he didn't tell the Russian government why?), he'll use his passport to voluntarily return to the U.S. and stand trial for the outstanding espionage charges. Who knows, it might be worth it to him and his wife to end their, and their child's, exile in Russia and be able to live in America with their families.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 09:50 PM

8. Great! Now he can report to the nearest mobilization center

Next stop, the Ukrainian front!

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 10:35 PM

9. So he can't go anywhere, great - can Greenwald visit?

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2022, 11:42 PM

10. He still lecturing us about free speech and privacy? "Speaking truth to power"?

The mean old bad Democratic administrations seem to make him very very sad. Now that he's Russian and living in nice freedom country that isn't imperialist/capitalist, he'll be happy at last!

I didn't know until recently that he lied about having to quit Army training because of a broken leg. It was shin splints. Among his many other lies. No wonder Trump liked him, they have massive ego narcissism, stupidity and lying in common.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 3, 2022, 05:31 AM

11. +1

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Response to betsuni (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 3, 2022, 05:41 AM

12. He only had the ability to lecture us

if we follow him or click on what he has to say on social media.

He's proven to be such a hypocrite and enemy to our country here. Let Russia have him and let him have Russia. He's a traitor, and those who hold him up as a hero (Oliver Stone, Glen Greenwald, etc.) are warped idiots.

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