This is not a good month to be Edward Snowden. He's still living The Terminal-style in Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, his passport's been revoked, and his former best hope, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, has hung him out to dry.
Snowden has just two options if he's to avoid becoming the next Bradley Manning: He needs to either be granted political asylum in Russia, or be classified as a refugee so that he can seek asylum elsewhere. And so, in his latest desperate move, Snowden has brought an appeal to Russian diplomatic officials asking for asylum in 15 countries around the world.
The anonymous Russian Foreign Ministry official who sourced the story to the LA Times has not disclosed which 15 countries are on the list. So far, Snowden supporters have suggested that the former NSA-contractor take refuge in Ecuador, Venezuela, and Cuba. Russia is still not out of the question, but even Putin seem to be getting sick of him, saying that if he wants to stay in Russia, he has to stop leaking U.S. secrets.
Hey, on the bright side at least somebody still likes Snowden enough to make a lingerie ad about him!