In Tweak To US, Russia Would ‘Consider’ Asylum For Snowden

 

 

” Russia might be willing to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed the extent of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance, if he asked for it, Kremlinspokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

“If such a request is made, it will be considered. We’ll act according to facts,” the Moscow daily Kommersant quoted Mr. Peskov as saying.

That single, utterly noncommittal phrase triggered a storm of commentary on Russian social media, with some exulting in the historic turn-of-fortunes situation that nowadays makes Russia look like a potential haven for US dissidents.”

 

 

     Wow … just wow . Imagine the irony of Americans fleeing to Russia to escape government totalitarianism . Obama world really is Bizarro World .

 Of course fleeing to Russia would probably not be such a good choice for a “freedom lover” . Escaping one Statist government by taking residence in another is not much of a step forward .