BREAKING NEWS: Iceland Congress puts forward bill to grant Snowden citizenship

21st Century Wire – by Patrick Henningsen

One day before members of the Icelandic Parliament are due to break for summer vacation, leaders of three political parties have submitted a special piece of legislation which would make NSA whistleblower and fugitive, Edward Snowden, a citizen of Iceland.

The issue was raised this morning by MP and former Minister of the Interior  Ögmundur Jónasson, which could be decided before the weekend.  

Some are worried that this bill could be delayed by a piece of fisheries legislation which is also up for vote this Friday.

Although the bill is being backed by three parties, Brighter Future, Piran (Pirate Party) and the Green Party, there is still a possibility that the Snowden bill could be stopped by the current ruling coalition of the Conservative and Moderate parties.

Many will speculate that if such a veto does occur, whether or not Iceland’s executive would do so under extenuating pressure from Washington DC, who has already been accused my 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 – a move which forced Evo Morales to ground his flight in Vienna in order to reassess his route back to South America.

Iceland is also the home of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, who have recently taken control of the public media relations, as well as setting up intermediary legal channels for Ed Snowden.

According to Icelandic rules for prospective citizens, the applicant must be present in the country in order to lodge a successful application.

As yet, Snowden is still believed to be stranded in the transit area of Moscow’s International Airport following the cancellation of his US passport by Washington DC.

IMAGE: MP Ögmundur Jónasson raised the Snowden issue this morning in congress.

3 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: Iceland Congress puts forward bill to grant Snowden citizenship

  1. You know, I love Iceland, but if they keep up this asylum stuff for Snowden and Wikileaks, I will be inclined to believe that they are either stupid (as Snowden is nothing but a spy) or they are being used as controlled opposition by the PTB and the whole throwing out the bankers was a part of their plan.

    I mean the one thing that has been bugging me since Iceland had thrown out the bankers is that why is there no retaliation by the PTB? If the Zionists can overthrow Egypt, Libya, Iraq, change Europe, Africa and even the U.S., Mexico and South America, then why the hell haven’t they tried to overthrow Iceland?

    It’s just a tiny country. Why leave that chess piece out there as though it were just a pawn that the PTB are teasing other countries with? It’s like the PTB are using and holding Iceland out there on a string saying, “You want to be free like them? Sorry, you can’t” and leaving all of the countries with this false sense of hope to cling onto and laughing in our faces as they prevent us from ever reaching it. That’s the only thing that makes sense to me.

    Why is Iceland still in tact? Did they really kick out the bankers or was it all a big show? It reminds me of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

    As Henry said, “Did we really let Capitalism in or did we actually let Communism out?”. Did they really let the bankers out or did they actually let something else in. Yea, their economy is booming, but was that all a part of the plan? To make Iceland this beacon of hope or light at the end of the tunnel. A bait of some sort? I feel there is more to Iceland in all of this than meets the eye. But that’s just me.

    1. “Why is Iceland still in tact? Did they really kick out the bankers or was it all a big show? It reminds me of the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

      Because on the world stage Iceland is nothing but useless eaters. Thats why. Nothing of economic worth to extractand/or exploit, never a threat to any army. It’s just a flea that only mildly annoys the NWO.
      We American Nationals on the other hand are a force to be reconed with. And those TREASONOUS cowards know it and fear US!

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