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Snowden on Aeroflot flight to Moscow - reports
http://rt.com/news/snowden-fly-moscow-aeroflot-125/ ^

Posted on 06/23/2013 1:03:12 AM PDT by kronos77

US whistleblower Edward Snowden is en route to Moscow from Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight, reports AFP. Washington has filed an extradition order to the Hong Kong authorities on charges of espionage, theft and conversion of government property.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; nsa; putin; russia; snowden; snowdenrussia; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 06/23/2013 1:03:12 AM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

The only Aeroflot flight that arrives from Hong Kong into Moscow’s Sheremetevo airport today is at 17:05 local time (13:05 GMT).

There are reports that Moscow will not be Snowden’s final destination and that he may fly on to Ecuador or Iceland where he has allegedly applied for asylum.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 1:05:58 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: kronos77
Vladimir Putin, an autocrat that actually does things that are in the interest of the country he rules. What did Lincoln say about that? Oh yeah:

"Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." Soon it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics." When it comes to this, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty--to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy."

3 posted on 06/23/2013 1:07:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: kronos77

Watch Mr. Obama send fighter jets to force the aircraft to land so the he can be arrested.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 1:08:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: kronos77

Now all Obambi needs to do is bargain away all missile defense, in exchange for Snowden. He’s flexible, you know.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 1:10:23 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234

Don’t give him any ideas.


6 posted on 06/23/2013 1:19:13 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am sure the Russians will wine and dine him and get him to stay in Moscow. Maybe Anna Chapman will be there to charm him. He has a lot of stuff in his head Mr. Putin would like to know about. No chance of a US Drone strike there. It may well be the safest spot on earth for him at this time.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 1:19:16 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: kronos77; Perdogg; hoosiermama; penelopesire; SE Mom; MestaMachine; thouworm; crosslink; ...

Reuters also reporting ... citing South China Morning Post.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-security-flightbre95m02h-20130623,0,7253812.story

Reuters

3:10 a.m. CDT, June 23, 2013

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency, left Hong Kong on a flight for Moscow on Sunday and his final destination may be Ecuador or Iceland, the South China Morning Post said.

It did not give any source for the information. A Hong Kong government spokesman said Snowden had left voluntarily.

But it was reported he had got on an Aeroflot SU213 flight at 10.55am this morning (Hong Kong time) and is expected to arrive in Moscow’s Shermetyevo International Airport at 5.15pm.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1267261/snowden-leaves-hong-kong-commercial-flight-moscow


8 posted on 06/23/2013 1:26:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

This is Bradley Manning with a brain, it seems.


9 posted on 06/23/2013 1:29:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: kronos77
I swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, not a Chicago thug's tinpot dictatorship.

If Snowdon makes it safely to Moscow, more power to him. It's been 40 years since the US "government" has worked in the best interests of the people of the United States.

10 posted on 06/23/2013 1:36:10 AM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: kronos77
Russians Refuse to Shake Obama's Hand From 2009
11 posted on 06/23/2013 1:38:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kronos77

Snowden knows he’ll be executed (assissinated). Meanwhile, I’d like to know when and why the NSA’s director position was upgraded from 0-9 to O-10. Of course it couldn’t have anything to do with thousands of new hires for phone call archives.


12 posted on 06/23/2013 1:45:15 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: kronos77
Putin is playing his demented Indonesian comrade quite nicely.

USSA/USSR, whats the diff?

13 posted on 06/23/2013 2:04:49 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: BerryDingle
Since Snowden isn't a Muslim; he probably won't get a trial. It will likely come down to a drone sniper scenario order from our video-gamer-in-chief:


14 posted on 06/23/2013 2:07:51 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Obama's Secret Handshake
15 posted on 06/23/2013 2:14:42 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: goron

What was that?


16 posted on 06/23/2013 2:43:59 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too late for the kenyan emperor ... AFL215 / SU213 already entered russian airspace.
http://www.flightradar24.com/AFL213


17 posted on 06/23/2013 3:28:21 AM PDT by SgtBilko
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To: SgtBilko

There goes that whole “he was a Chinese spy all along” theory, I’m thinking. If he was a PRC asset they’d have never let him go.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 3:35:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: maggief

Per the article he may go to Venezuela ..a bastion of democracy if ever there was one.

Strange ..


19 posted on 06/23/2013 3:45:51 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Watch Mr. Obama send fighter jets to force the aircraft to land so the he can be arrested.

The gay Kenyan challenge one of Vlad's planes? He may be stupid, but I don't think he's THAT stupid. One call from Putin on the red phone and Obama would get all wee wee'd up. Jarrett would have to pick him up off the wet floor.

20 posted on 06/23/2013 3:51:17 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

They can “Waterboard” him.


21 posted on 06/23/2013 3:58:34 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: kronos77

Putin plays chess. Obama plays basketball...badly.


23 posted on 06/23/2013 4:03:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There goes that whole “he was a Chinese spy all along” theory, I’m thinking. If he was a PRC asset they’d have never let him go.

Quite true. But the real mystery for me is why the Chinese didn't delay him long enough for a little interrogation and a quick copy of that Thumb Drive.

Or maybe they did and we just didn't hear about it.

In any case, it is clear that the Chinese decided that it was in their best interest to see him out of Hong Kong.

24 posted on 06/23/2013 4:29:41 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: kronos77

Thank you Vladimir, you are a true patriot. Godspeed.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 4:43:53 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was thinking it would disappear or get shot down.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 4:54:11 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: kronos77
It looks like Snowden is getting some help from WikiLeaks:

From WikiLeaks on Twitter:

FLASH: WikiLeaks has assisted Mr. Snowden's political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers and safe exit from Hong Kong. More soon.

Twitter.com/Wikileaks

27 posted on 06/23/2013 5:06:05 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: SgtBilko

Cool link Thanks!


28 posted on 06/23/2013 5:06:59 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. The fedgov supporters will need to come up with a new line.


29 posted on 06/23/2013 5:08:36 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kronos77

Snowden and the Chinese played it real smart if Snowden goes to Moscow. Beijing could say hey it was Hong Kong responsible for following him not Beijing. Then Hong Kong will say we thought he was going back to the US and we thought it was Beijing sending him back. So while Chinese deny responsibility, Snowden and Putin will have discussions about how to put a serious deat down on Obummer. Next Barry will denounce Putin and demand Snowden get extradited to the US. It’s easy to guess how Putin will respond to that request. Man this is going to be some Must See TV.


30 posted on 06/23/2013 5:12:31 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: goron

Weird beyond imagination.


31 posted on 06/23/2013 5:23:02 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the whizzle he blew was that they’re spying on everyone. The entire world already knew that the NSA was spying on them, the only real news was that:
a) The NSA is also spying on the american people
b) The NSA uses the british MI5 to open a huge legal loop hole for spying on americans

The reaction by the RINOs and the DIMs in DC on the NSA and IRS issues unveils that there is absolute NO opposition to keep the excessive federal government under control.

Something has gone horrible wrong with the US when conservatives have to team up with the ACLU to preserve and protect the constitution.


32 posted on 06/23/2013 5:33:02 AM PDT by SgtBilko
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To: kronos77; All

Putin is making Obama look like a fool...and we still have folks supporting Obama over Snowden.


33 posted on 06/23/2013 5:38:59 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: maggief

I’m impressed by Hong Kong’s response. They basically said F You to Obummer. Said Barry didn’t provide enough info. on extradition request, which means they’re calling the Kenyan a dumbass. I’ve lived in China for 3 years and I learned the hard way, when it comes to clever schemes nobody is better at scheming than the Chinese. You read their ancient history and classic literary works it’s always about how to fool your enemies and how not to get deceived by your enemies. I bet the Chinese were laughing real hard when they first saw the extradition papers. The Chinese are expert chess players and Barry is a third-rate checkers man.


34 posted on 06/23/2013 5:40:07 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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Next Barry will denounce Putin and demand Snowden get extradited to the US.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when that phone call comes into the Kremlin...


35 posted on 06/23/2013 5:44:16 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TexGrill

“It acknowledged the U.S. extradition request, but said U.S. documentation did not “fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law.” It said additional information was requested from Washington, but since the Hong Kong government “has yet to have sufficient information to process the request for provisional warrant of arrest, there is no legal basis to restrict Mr. Snowden from leaving Hong Kong.”

The statement said Hong Kong had informed the U.S. of Snowden’s departure. It added that it wanted more information about alleged hacking of computer systems in Hong Kong by U.S. government agencies which Snowden had revealed.”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NSA_SURVEILLANCE_HONG_KONG?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-23-07-04-11


36 posted on 06/23/2013 5:44:26 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: kronos77

ok - he went full traitor - ef him


37 posted on 06/23/2013 5:51:59 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: kronos77

"Get me the radio tower."

38 posted on 06/23/2013 6:07:45 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: SeminoleCounty

Snowden’s mere presence in Russian airspace had to have been approved by Putin the chess player, himself.

This is going to end badly for Obama which means badly for the rest of U.S.


39 posted on 06/23/2013 6:12:03 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Nobody in the US will do anything about Obama. We have synchopants on both sides of the aisle and likely blackmailed SCOTUS.

Sadly , it’s taking foreign governments to try to reign the SOB in from full destruction of the US.

It’s surreal


40 posted on 06/23/2013 6:15:43 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SgtBilko

Your post nails it. The only Treason in this picture is that by Congresspeople and this administration who are perfectly okay with the NSA illegally spying on the American people.


41 posted on 06/23/2013 6:16:52 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

How was he supposed to reveal this information domestically? Please be specific.


42 posted on 06/23/2013 6:18:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

“he went full traitor”

He may be a lot of unsavory things, but he’s not a traitor by any reasoned interpretation of the Constitution.

The NSA now admits that it has and continues to blatantly violate the God-given rights of every American that are enumerated in the Constitution.

The end of this saga comes not with arresting Snowden. The end comes with the NSA being forced to open it’s files on every innocent American so they can see what these sociopathic Stasi-esque cowards have been up to.

The people that do this are evil. They should be prosecuted in the open as the final catharsis. The American people need to know everything they’ve been up to. I suspect if and when we actually find out, we will all still be surprised at the level of betrayal of America the NSA represents.

Snowden is a symptom of this evil, not the cause.


43 posted on 06/23/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: kronos77

Once made a “hero” by so many at FR and the lockstep Ron Paul-driven libertarian cause, this guy Snowden can do no wrong.

If it dawns on him to begin sacrificing infants to pagan slaughter on a hilltop in Katmandu, he will have a cheerleading squad on what remains of the American right—more concerned that their idle e-chitchat and phone bill will be lumped into a database somewhere than their national defense be achieved.

Why are so many concerned with their “privacy” posting on a chatboard anyway? Has no one stopped to imagine that even one terror plot under surveillance last month has gone silent with the “warning” Snowden provided the perpetrators? Has anyone bothered to think of who will die if that plot is realized? And, really, has any all-so-righteous libertarian and 4th amendment hawk here or elsewhere decided whether he will jump from the 89th floor of the building or just stay put and be immolated?

You don’t want to sacrifice your freedom (to jump or burn up) for security? Excuse me, I’ve forgotten. Which feedom was that? It couldn’t possibly be the one so many gladly throw away themselves just to beat their own chests, could it?

FR hails Snowden’s “brave” flight to Moscow—?? Wow. You all should have been around in the middle of the last century. You would have LOVED the Oxford 5.


44 posted on 06/23/2013 6:20:03 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: SgtBilko

The reaction by the RINOs and the DIMs in DC on the NSA and IRS issues unveils that there is absolute NO opposition to keep the excessive federal government under control.


Agree.

There must be some real damaging info on them that they don’t want revealed.


45 posted on 06/23/2013 6:23:28 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: RFEngineer

well said


46 posted on 06/23/2013 6:28:26 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Dr Shahid ‏@DR_SHAHID 41s #Venezuelan Diplomat Picked #Snowden Up In A Car On Tarmac At #Moscow Airport
47 posted on 06/23/2013 6:30:23 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: kronos77

okay, now I don’t give a crap if Snowden did us a favor in whistleblowing the government abuses.

He’s a goddam traitor.

Cheney called it right.


48 posted on 06/23/2013 6:30:43 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: elcid1970

“This is going to end badly for Obama which means badly for the rest of U.S.”

Let’s see:
The NSA is spying on “the enemy”.
We now do know that the NSA is spying on the american people.
That means that “We the people” are among the list of enemies of the Obama government.


49 posted on 06/23/2013 6:31:42 AM PDT by SgtBilko
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To: PaleoBob

“FR hails Snowden’s “brave” flight to Moscow—?? Wow. You all should have been around in the middle of the last century.”

It’s a shame that he has to flee. In the middle of the last century we thought that such things the NSA and the IRS do at the moment could never ever happen in the US. We simply had a look over the iron courtain and knew what government should not do to it’s citizens. It was the time when right was right and wrong was wrong. We’ve lost that benchmark of “what gov should never do” set by the soviets after the cold war.


50 posted on 06/23/2013 6:31:42 AM PDT by SgtBilko
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