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On the back everybody happening now some new questions on how to deal with brush -- As it refuses to turn over a fugitive wide by our country it appears former NSA contractor -- -- -- Is still.
In a Moscow airport and flew out of Hong Kong and and -- as you know where he'd been hiding out ever since admitting to leaking information on our government's secret surveillance programs.
-- is wanted in the United States on charges of espionage.
Jess yesterday we mention -- on the show -- just remind you.
Russian president Vladimir Putin confirmed for the first time this noting is in a Moscow airport -- -- said.
He's still -- is still in this transit area and hasn't gone through immigration so he's technically not in Russia.
-- in rejecting calls to extradite -- the United States getting this reaction from Arizona Senator John McCain.
Did you notice report first -- said he wasn't in Russia.
That's the classic.
Old Soviet Union doublespeak.
Though technically because she was -- that.
And lounge -- hit the airport is not technically in Russia but this is viciously kinda Cold War.
Old -- -- -- kind of behavior that.
Colonel prudent colonel in the KGB.
For a long time we just -- refuse to recognize that we keep pushing that reset button.
And then only he will wake up and having realistic approach to our relations Russia.
Thanks ambassador John Bolton former US ambassador to the UN and a Fox News contributor and he just admitted to arrest during -- he's been to the Moscow airport many times ambassador and we keep hunt saying.
And -- -- -- in this transit area like.
It -- sort of legitimate.
Oh he's just a grocery store -- on the street and it what.
Really talking about here.
Well the notion that because he hasn't gone through Russian custom somehow he's in a different place -- the country called Russia.
Is utterly ridiculous and and what makes it so insulting as potent as a lawyer.
He knows it's ridiculous.
-- -- came under Russian jurisdiction.
When his airplane crossed into Russian air space.
Russian security officials could have opened the cabin door and pulled him off the plane and arrested and then.
The fact that Russia doesn't have an extradition treaty with the United States is utterly irrelevant Russia has control over -- They could deliver him back if they wanted to they don't want to for several reasons I think probably.
The most important the most dangerous is they're trying to get everything they can office computers trapping his documents.
And debriefing him on what he knows personally so you say what -- is saying is ridiculous do we validate it then with some sort of response or not.
Well I think if you if they don't turning over we should start responding honestly we should have started responding to the Chinese when he left Hong Kong.
They obviously didn't pay any attention to our diplomacy either and to the extent there's any chance to influence Russia it would help to start.
Penalizing China there are several things we could do withdraw our ambassador from Beijing.
Withdraw our consul general from Hong Kong put all day -- data -- diplomatic activities on ice and then go beyond that in the case of China.
And allow all Taiwanese officials to travel to the United States to receive Taiwanese diplomats in the State Department building.
That'll send Beijing through the overhead and that will send -- signal to Moscow that your turn is next if you let snowed -- go.
Here's what the National Security Council spokeswoman said.
If -- this is a quote we agree with president could in that we do not want this issue to negatively impact our bilateral relations.
What bilateral relations are -- hoping to preserve.
A little response.
-- outlook that they are putting the Russians are putting their thumb -- RI they enjoyed doing this.
They are already damaging our national security by whatever information they're getting from Snowden.
I understand why the administration may not want to be too public about this.
But the notion that somehow we can placate the Russians after what they're doing forced just reinforces.
The minds of Putin Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and others.
That we're weeds and that they can push us around and get away with it and that's what they continue to do.
Are we don't ambassador I -- at this point.
Well we're certainly -- with respect -- the Chinese they have defied our clear wishes they've allowed they've indeed.
Protected -- in getting out of Hong Kong and they have suffered no consequences.
And the Russians must be judging.
That they're not going to suffer any consequences either so it's no wonder.
That they're playing games -- this look Putin understands exactly what the situation is do you think if we had a Russian citizen.
That they wanted that they'd be pussy footing around like this forget about it.
They they they think they can get away with this they don't care about our diplomacy -- apparently don't think they'll be any consequences.
And I think this applies not just to the case of Edwards though and this is what they think of that the United States under Barack Obama.
Well this is -- happening and seeing one of the first reports from the Associated Press that goes into.
The group -- the group al-Qaeda group in Yemen is already changing the way that -- operating due to the information for the leaks there's a lot of play here ambassador.
I -- for today thank you so much.
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