Fugitive document-leaker Edward Snowden met with human rights activists and lawyers at Sheremetyevo Airport on Friday, and told them he would apply for political asylum in Russia, where he has been stranded since June 23. Human Rights Watch activist Tatyana Lokshina, who was in the meeting, said Snowden would accept a demand from Russian President Vladmir Putin that he refrain from releasing harmful information about the United States while on Russian soil.AS SOON AS THIS STORY BROKE, I ASSERTED THE NSA LEAK WAS A COVER-STORY AND A RUSE SO THAT SNOWDEN COULD SEEK AND ATTAIN POLITICAL ASYLUM.
NOW, IT APPEARS HE WILL GET IT - IN A COUNTRY WITH MORE TYRANNY AND LESS LIBERTY THAN THE ONE HE FLED - SUPPOSEDLY OVER GOVERNMENT INTRUSIONS ON OUR LIBERTY AND PRIVACY.
IT DOESN'T PASS THE SMELL TEST.
I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO LEARN HE WAS A RUSSIAN AGENT BEFORE HE GOT THE BOOZ ALLEN JOB.
AND I BET THAT OUTIN HAS SEVERAL MORE IN PLACE AT SEVERAL AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS. EVEN THE WHITE HOUSE.