According to C&L, Edward Snowden can’t find any country that wants him. (Well, there’s at least one that would love to have him, but apparently he’s not interested in their offer of room and board in the Rebar Hotel.)
Snowden is seeking asylum from 21 nations after being rejected by Ecuador, according to a statement by WikiLeaks. On his list: China, France, Ireland, and Venezuela, and Russia and Norway confirm that they have received applications from Snowden. The president of Ecuador, Snowden’s original choice for asylum, said on Tuesday that helping the leaker was a “mistake” and Snowden is Russia’s problem. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, and they are reportedly slated to discuss Snowden while at a conference in Brunei. If you’re in the military overseas, don’t plan on reading The Guardian: its website has reportedly been banned on computers used by troops abroad.
Even Russia — always happy to titty-twist the U.S. — doesn’t want him, according to the BBC:
Russian President Vladimir Putin had said that while Moscow “never hands over anybody anywhere”, Mr Snowden could only stay on condition that he stopped damaging Russia’s “American partners” with his leaks.
His fifteen minutes are up.