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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:07 PM

 

Russian Parliament Invites Snowden to Investigate Spying Claims

MOSCOW, June 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s parliament on Thursday extended an invitation to fugitive ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to help investigate whether American Internet firms provided information about Russian citizens to the US government.

Snowden, a former contractor for the US National Security Agency, is wanted by the United States for disclosing a top-secret surveillance program that allegedly targeted millions of Americans. He is reportedly in Moscow.

“We invite Edward Snowden to work with us and hope that as soon as he settles his legal status, he will collaborate with our working group and provide us with proof of US intelligences agencies’ access to the servers of Internet firms,” Senator Ruslan Gattarov said Thursday, a day after Russia’s upper house of parliament decided to set up a special working group to investigate Snowden’s claims.

Gattarov, appointed to lead the group, told RIA Novosti that it would incorporate legislators, diplomats, prosecutors and communications officials. Preliminary results of the investigation should be made public in October.

Meanwhile, a member of President Vladimir Putin’s Human Rights Council, Kirill Kabanov, has said he asked his colleagues to consider asking the Russian government to grant political asylum to Snowden. The council’s chairman, Mikhail Fedotov, said the request would be considered and put to a vote.


http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130627/181916931/Russian-Parliament-Invites-Snowden-to-Investigate-Spying-Claims.html

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Reply Russian Parliament Invites Snowden to Investigate Spying Claims (Original post)
FarCenter Jun 2013 OP
railsback Jun 2013 #1
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2013 #2
monmouth3 Jun 2013 #3
sabrina 1 Jun 2013 #8
BenzoDia Jun 2013 #4
FarCenter Jun 2013 #7
Cali_Democrat Jun 2013 #5
JaneyVee Jun 2013 #14
Cha Jun 2013 #6
sabrina 1 Jun 2013 #9
Art_from_Ark Jun 2013 #10
sabrina 1 Jun 2013 #12
GeorgeGist Jun 2013 #11
Cha Jun 2013 #13
ProSense Jun 2013 #15
randome Jun 2013 #16

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:15 PM

1. Home at last!

 

The Falcon and The Snowman are probably pretty pissed right about now.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:19 PM

2. Wow!

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. He's in it now, right up to his eyeballs.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:01 PM

8. He's accepted that invitation? Got a link?

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:49 PM

4. Is this a reputable source?

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Response to BenzoDia (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:00 PM

7. RIA Novosti is the official Russian news outlet

 

They are unlikely to disagree with the Russian government position.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:54 PM

5. Interesting

 

even the Russians admit Snowden has no proof that the NSA had direct access to the servers of internet firms.

Something many of us have been saying. Snowden also claimed he could tap the President's phone and listen to his phone calls any time he wanted to.

*cough* BULLSHIT *cough*

Snowden's claims just don't add up.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:38 PM

14. Yup, no wonder China let him walk.

 

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:58 PM

6. Bullshit.. "it's not about Snowden".. Fuck. they'd like us just to hide our heads

in the sand and pretend.. "oh, nothing to see here.."

“We invite Edward Snowden to work with us and hope that as soon as he settles his legal status, he will collaborate with our working group and provide us with proof of US intelligences agencies’ access to the servers of Internet firms,” Senator Ruslan Gattarov said Thursday, a day after Russia’s upper house of parliament decided to set up a special working group to investigate Snowden’s claims."

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:02 PM

9. And he has accepted, right?

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:57 PM

10. Sounds to me like it's "an offer he can't refuse"

whether he wants to or not.

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:33 PM

12. They are having fun at our expense because for so long we were able to point at them and

talk about how they treated dissidents, some of whom were welcomed here. But we don't dare mention 'torture' anymore, we have refused to prosecute the torturers. This is what happens when a country loses its moral authority.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:13 PM

11. Snowden: Man of Intrigue.

Worms his way into the belly of the bear. Bwahahahaha!

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:35 PM

13. HOOHA in Russia.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:39 AM

15. Interesting. Maybe

it should be called the "he's in a pickle tour"

The Errors of Edward Snowden and His Global Hypocrisy Tour
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023112872

Ecuador has no plans to halt commerce ties over Snowden: Correa
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023114551

Ecuador threatens legal action against leaker of invalid travel document for Snowden
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023114430

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:49 AM

16. "...as soon as he settles his legal status..."

 

Take the hint, Eddie. They want you to get the fuck out of their airport! Go home, Eddie. Lindsay will be waiting for you. The NSA told me.

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