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CARACAS, Venezuela — Presidents Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said Friday they were willing to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Snowden has asked for asylum in several countries, including Nicaragua and Venezuela.

"We have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the American Edward Snowden to protect him from the persecution being unleashed by the world's most powerful empire,'' Maduro said at the start of a military parade in the Venezuelan capital celebrating the 202nd anniversary of the South American country's declaration of independence.

Maduro said Snowden's only crime was to tell the truth.
You know, I wonder, assuming he doesn't meet with a tragic "accident," how much money this guy is going to make off of movie, book and interview deals?

I never jumped on the Snowden-as-hero bandwagon. Increasingly I'm really glad that I didn't.
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He most likely will have the tragic accident before he makes money. I can't see him sticking around for long at all.
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You know, I wonder, assuming he doesn't meet with a tragic "accident," how much money this guy is going to make off of movie, book and interview deals?

I never jumped on the Snowden-as-hero bandwagon. Increasingly I'm really glad that I didn't.
Nicaragua and Venezuela?
Poor dumb bastard. Foolish foolish mistake he made with his life. Gave up living HERE for Nicaragua or Venezuela? I'd laugh my self silly if it weren't so damned tragic.
What a waste.
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Nicaragua and Venezuela?
Poor dumb bastard. Foolish foolish mistake he made with his life. Gave up living HERE for Nicaragua or Venezuela? I'd laugh my self silly if it weren't so damned tragic.
What a waste.
I'd wait to call him foolish until we can see if he winds up a rich bastard in Nicaragua or Venezuela.

Again, I think he brought up very alarming issues, and I'd have no problem with his information being used to topple a corrupt Administration.

But if a squealing rat wakens me to a house fire from which I then escape with my life, it will still be a rat.
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I'd wait to call him foolish until we can see if he winds up a rich bastard in Nicaragua or Venezuela.

Again, I think he brought up very alarming issues, and I'd have no problem with his information being used to topple a corrupt Administration.

But if a squealing rat wakens me to a house fire from which I then escape with my life, it will still be a rat.
No amount of money is worth being shut out from this country. As for toppling a corrupt administration, Reagan's dead.
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