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DENIED: Iceland freezes out Citizen Snowden Bill, ‘no connection’ says Finance Minister

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21st Century Wire 

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — As the Icelandic Parliament prepared to break for the summer, the matter of Edward Snowden’s bid for citizenship was put to a vote on its final day of the session. A proposal to consider a bill that would make the NSA whistleblower and fugitive a citizen of their sovereign country was defeated 33 votes to 24, with 5 members abstaining.

According to Iceland’s Pressan newspaper, it was clear at the start of voting that “the majority would not provide universal acceptance of the case.” Iceland’s Finance Minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, said an acceptance of the case by Parliament “would set a precedent for granting a person who has no connection with the country of citizenship.”


21st Century Wire previously reported that many will speculate a down vote in Iceland as extenuating pressure from Washington DC. The US has already been accused by the international community this week of applying political pressure on France and Portugal to deny the Bolivian Presidential Jet access through their airspace over accusations that Ed Snowden was being smuggled on board.

Supporters of the proposal argued that a vote for it wouldn’t grant citizenship to Snowden, but only allow Parliament to review it further in their process to make an informed decision. Their disappointment in the cursory decision was apparent.

Pirate Party MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer Birgitta Jónsdóttir had strong words for the majority, including Prime Minister Gunnlaugsson, who openly opposed the proposal. “Think of what you are doing distinguished parliamentarians,” said Jónsdóttir.

Snowden is still known to be hiding in Moscow’s airport district, the Daily Mail reports.

Granting citizenship to Snowden would still require an exception to Iceland’s rule that requires applicants for asylum to be present on their soil. Today’s vote on whether to consider the matter, effectively freezes out Snowden from yet another sovereign country in a long list of potential safe landings.



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  • Good they reached the proper result….no one wants him except for the US and we know precisely what to do with him……think Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.


      Thats right, send him back to communist America, the country with less freedoms than any Europe country including Russia.

      You are one of them idiots who give up your freedoms for what the American Government say they need to protect you.

      As Benjamin Franklin once said “those who give up their freedom for security deserve neither”.

      You sir are such an idiot!

      • We don’t have much use for people like you either…..at least we are willing to clean up our own garbage.


          This being the case you would be on the garbage heap.

      • I wouldn’t wast the effort to spit in your face.


          And here lies the last remains of American idiocy, the lack of education runs through your veins.

      • Walter Catter

        Steven Clapham, you don’t have any education.


          Poor kid, you debate a law you know nothing about.
          I feel sorry for the generation of kids in America, no brains, no education and an inability to debate on what the law should be according to the constitution and what the law is.
          You both are too ignorant of the facts to even debate it with.

          Quite pathetic really.

          • lindav817

            quite pathetic.


            get a CLUE, steven

          • STEVEN CLAPHAM

            Oh another person who does not get it!

            The Constitution!

            “We, the people of the United States”

            Explain to me where it say THE GOVERNMENT?

            It clearly says “We the People”!

            This echoes the Declaration of Independence. “One people” dissolved their connection with another, and assumed among the powers of the earth, a sovereign nation-state.

            When the ‘People’ elect a government they do so on the understanding that government will treat all men equal, they shall not bare arms against those people and shall not enslave those people in anyway.

            The government is set up with the understanding they shall serve the better good of it’s ‘People’.

            “The people are to be provided (a) justice, (b) civil peace, (c) common defense, (d) those things of a general welfare that they could not provide themselves, and (e) freedom. A government of “liberty and union, now and forever”, unfolds when “We” begin and establish this Constitution

            Now i do not understand what part of it you fail to grasp here.

            The NSA took it upon itself to break the law, to invade the privacy of the ‘People’, it decided it was above the Law and could snoop on whomsoever it wanted whenever it felt the need.

            It felt they were within their right to hack into your phones, computers and banks without you the ‘People’ having any knowledge of it.

            Now because they felt they was above the Law, because they were spying on you and every person in America one man steps forward to tell YOU THE PEOPLE what they were doing to YOU and YOU IDIOTS call him a traitor.

            In this debate with Walter Catter he has not put one point forward to the 30 plus people who have debated this with him on the grounds all he can say is the person is a traitor.

            A traitor to a corrupt government maybe so, but to the American persons who claims and want the freedoms that many died for he is a hero unearthing the deception and lies that your government are committing under your noses.

            The same government you put in place to ‘serve and protect’, not to ‘lie and spy’ on the American people.

            So please explain what the hell you mean by


            As you do not seem to grasp any of the Constitution, unlike you i do not need to read it as i am not American but at least i can say i understand the foundations on what your laws built on, obviously more than you who live in the country.

          • lindav817

            how about you have a cup of shut the fuck up?

          • STEVEN CLAPHAM

            Oh dear, what’s wrong?

            Is it the fact a non American knows more about your country than a dumbass born and breed in it?

            No wonder the education system of America is one of the lowest in the world.
            It produces morons like you who are to STUPID to know when you got your ass handed to you.

            All you can do is swear lol, wow, you lost the battle so easy without even me trying.
            Good luck for the future with no educational skills, i hear McDonalds will take you on.
            They are always looking for uneducated, unskilled labor.

            Hi STEVEN CLAPHAM,
            You have a new follower on Disqus.


            Ahhh , how sweet, i know i feel sorry for the handicapped and mentally challenged but really, there is no need to follow me on Disqus.

          • lindav817

            fuck you.

          • STEVEN CLAPHAM

            That’s it little girl show the world what America is now producing, uneducated mindless retards who can only blurt out profanity as you lack the ability to debate a topic.

      • Walter Catter

        Steven, you are twice old than me as you said, but you debate as a child, defending yourselve without a point using offenses. You are twice old also twice ignorant. Poor old man.
        I understand your frustrations, you can’t do anything else for this world because you are almost out.
        May the peace be with you. Keep posting, you will be ignored.


          I do not make any points?

          I have given you paraphrases from your own Constitution and Benjamin Franklin who helped create Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution and you say i make no point?

          Seriously are you really this retarded?
          All you have said on here and the other post is Snowden is a traitor, well heads up moron so was Benjamin Franklin and Washington, they did it for the freedom of the people, the same as Snowden is doing now.

          Go and read American history, seriously, do something to back up your argument before you go on sites blabbing rubbish out.You and Jordon are what makes Americans look stupid to the rest of the world.
          A man steps forward fighting for your rights and freedoms and you shot him down.

    • Sigurdur

      Jordan you should be shot pronto. You and your kind of unamerican robotnik scums are danger and enemies of Freedom and all Free peoples of the West. It’s laughable how stupid you are. Seriously no joke.

      • Your parents should get cancer and your kids should have birth defects. I am certainly not suffering from “robothink” I happen to be strongly pro-American security, believe in strong defense, am very Pro-2A…suggesting I be shot is laughable..do you know how to shoot well enough to try that. Tell you what Sigurdur…if you die soon I will make sure to deficate in your casket….think of it as a kiss from Snowden

  • newsworthy

    So much for my theory that he was already sneaked into Iceland. And we have yet to see photo or video of him in the Moscow airport… So now I’m really questioning this whole story. Where & who is Snowden, really? Is this nothing more than an exercise to highlight the bullying capacity of the US around the world?