Originally Posted by Tardar
Caveat: To get asylum in these countries, he needs to get to their embassy or get there (physically) first. More than likely he's going to be stuck in an embassy because he won't be able to physically get there.
At the end of the day, he's completely screwed because he's then confined to whatever country gave him asylum.
So Snowden (currently in Russia) needs to get another country's embassy (also in Russia) in order to claim sanctuary
and somehow America is making this impossible
I'm not doubting what you're stating but something on a very, very fundamental level doesn't add up here