MEPs Won’t Grant Asylum to SnowdenAdded: Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Members of the European Parliament have recently rejected a demand from the European Green Party which urged member nations’ governments to grant asylum to a well-known whistleblower Edward Snowden. The demand came during the adoption of a European Parliament Committee inquiry into the spying scandal of the National Security Agency of the USA.
The reason for rejection was not really that the MEPs didn’t like the former NSA agent, or what he did – it was rather due to a traditional problem of allowing the European Union to tell member states who they could allow into their country. According to Blighty’s Claude Moraes, member nations should always have the final say over who they let stay inside their borders. He explained that the European Union has actually no power to grant asylum as the European Union – it is rather something for individual countries. This is why the issue of asylum within the latest report can’t be a relevant issue for the European Union.
In the meantime, German Green MEP Jan-Philipp Albrecht slammed what he called the Parliament’s “lacklustre response” to the crisis of the national Security Agency. He believes the European Union has be doing a bit more to hack off the US for spying on European citizens and the best way to wind them up is to provide the whistleblower asylum.
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014
|posted by (2014-02-27 22:17:28)|
|Snowden prevents their broadband service will then record their habit in the network is that the spots enbassy used another name.|
|posted by (2014-02-28 03:29:34)|
|give him obamas nobel peace prize, at least snowden deserves it...|
|posted by (2014-02-28 04:15:03)|
|Sorry @2, totally disagree with you on this one. The little prick should be locked up for treason. He has done more to help terrorist groups than Bin Laden ever did. I would personally give the scum bag the death sentence.|
|@3 your a brainwashed puppet who listens to your 12 inch t.v screen|
|posted by (2014-02-28 06:20:58)|
|@3 can u say something that doesn't resemble Jay Carney please, he's paid to lie, you aren't.|
|posted by (2014-02-28 06:26:10)|
|the obama admin leaked info that lead to the death of seal team 6. Snowden's leaks have lead to 0 deaths and several reforms and debates on liberty and privacy. Why do ppl like #3 here think that Snowden deserves death and Obama deserves a reward? Obama admin leaks were more damaging than Manning's and Snowden's put together why aren't they in jail for treason? Why is Snowden the enemy when the director of NSA lied openly to congress about the programs he revealed? Give your head a shake 3.|
|#3 You have got to stop taking those drugs they are clouding your thoughts your head is full of cartoons,all snowdon done was to show how dishonest government agencies are in the USA shit they even spy on their allies and they are just gutted they got caught out,and to say he helped terrorists is just plain lies you divvy.|
|posted by (2014-02-28 08:49:10)|
|Hail to snowden, for showing to the world USA's lack of respect with the world's privacy.|
|#3 Get real please, look at the damage to society Obama has caused! Look at what Snowden TRIED to do, he tried to burst the bubble of illusion people have about Obama and the US Government. Do you have a brain in your head or is it a TV set to BS NEWS?|
|so its ok for people to leak classified information now even if this time it didnt hurt anyone, which i do belive alot of people were affected by him breaking the law......so whats to say the next guy who thinks hes doing good leaks information that he didnt "Mean" to get people hurt but did in the process of again breaking the law!....the laws the law it may suck sometimes but we all have to abide by it or change it like the reform going on in our country over the legelazation of marijuana.....wich is a slow process but eventually you will see 90% of the states haveing legal weed in the next 10 years.|
|After reading some these inside comments, the words o|
f a brilliant statesman comes to mind:
"They that can give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve NEITHER Liberty nor Safety." -Benjamin Franklin
When the USA falls under the iron rule of a brutal dictatorship run by the banksters behind the curtain, all the citizens of this once proud and great Nation will have DESERVED IT !!!
|posted by (2014-03-01 03:57:19)|
|@5b and @6, I cant comment on most of your comments because I fortunately dont live in the US and I am not familiar with some of the things you mentioned. What I do know is that in order to stop various terrorist groups that operate across international borders we can no longer rely on the old school methods of intelligence gathering. We have to recognise that these groups have access to high levels of technology. Now call me mister picky but I would rather run the risk of the NSA or GCHQ monitoring my email regarding what I am going to be doing this weekend. Than run the risk of another 9/11.|
But then there is the principle of the fact that Snowden was in a position of having access to secret military information. If you condone his breaking the law by leaking that information you set a precedent for the next person to do the same. When they feel they want to make a quick buck or get back at there employers. I dont know what the full out come has and will be from the information he has leaked. But I am certain that he has not made it harder for terrorist groups to operate. How soon you in the US especially forget. Immediately after 9/11 you were all up in arms, complaining how your intelligence agencies had failed you. Well since Snowden there is a real chance that they may fail you again. The really annoying things is that his antics are not just effecting the US intelligence agencies, they are having a knock on effect on the gathering of information from places like GCHQ in the UK.
|To everyone saying that "breaking the law" is immoral and/or worthy of punishment in and of itself, it's obvious that in this country (and many others) the laws are bought and paid for by the 1% and K Street, so whoever has enough money can craft whatever legislation or rules they want and get treated like royalty by our lovely "justice" system. If only he or his parents had a few more zeros on their checking account balance, he would probably be back here already and serving on the board of directors somewhere making 7 or 8 figures.|
Maybe he has some other data he can leak that can implicate a few of these damn corrupt politicians, they should be the ones going to jail. Certainly not him. At most he should get like a year and a day under house arrest and FBI/NSA surveillance finding and fixing exploits at half his salary or something.
|I've never understood why right-wingers actually support Big Government spying on everyone, and oppose basic freedom. as simple as lolz||
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