By JAVIER MANJARRESRussia is offering Edward Snowden transit papers to be able to leave his Moscow airport holding area, leveling a big foreign policy slap in the face to President Obama, who continues to project weakness to around the world. Reuters is reporting that a Moscow airport official has told the news agency that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden “has been granted the papers that will allow him to leave the transit area of the Moscow airport.”
Sometime today, Snowden is supposed to receive documents that will enable him to leave, and perhaps travel to a country that will not extradite him to the United States.
Russia has refused to extradite Snowden and risks further damage to relations with the United States if it grants him temporary asylum. The decision on his temporary asylum request could take up to three months.-Reuters
Snowden could end up back in the Western Hemisphere, possibly making a home in Cuba or Venezuela, two of the country’s that have opened their doors to him. Is this be the beginning of a ‘frigid’ relationship between the U.S. and Russia?
***Update-Russia has just announced that Snowden is not getting those transit papers, as reported, but are mulling over his extradition request.Share and “Like” the story below. Leave a comment with your thoughts