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Putin: ‘I envy’ Obama’s spy program

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David Jackson
USA Today [1]
December 19, 2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin says his government is not working with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, and defended President Obama over his spying program — sort of.

“How do I feel about Obama after Snowden’s revelations? I envy him, because he can get away with it,” Putin said during a Thursday news conference [2] in Russia.

Speaking a day after a White House advisory panel released a report recommending changes in NSA programs, Putin defended espionage in general.

He called it “one of the oldest professions in the world, just like some other well-known professions — we won’t mention them here,” an apparent reference to prostitution.

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[1] USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/12/19/obama-putin-national-security-agency-russia/4122731/

[2] a Thursday news conference: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/12/19/putin-says-russia-isnt-controlling-snowden-left-him-to-decide-his-own-fate/4122301/

[3] Putin Worried Over Europe and ‘Anti-Russian’ US Plans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/putin-worried-over-europe-and-%e2%80%98anti-russian%e2%80%99-us-plans.html

[4] Putin Calls U.S. a “Parasite,” Demands New Reserve Currency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/putin-calls-u-s-a-parasite-demands-new-reserve-currency.html

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[6] Obama cancels meeting with Russia’s Putin over Snowden decision: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-cancels-meeting-with-russias-putin-over-snowden-decision.html

[7] Russia’s Putin Says He May Seek 4th Term as President: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russias-putin-says-he-may-seek-4th-term-as-president.html

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