The only Aeroflot flight that arrives from Hong Kong into Moscows Sheremetevo airport today is at 17:05 local time (13:05 GMT).
There are reports that Moscow will not be Snowdens final destination and that he may fly on to Ecuador or Iceland where he has allegedly applied for asylum.
"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."
Now all Obambi needs to do is bargain away all missile defense, in exchange for Snowden. He’s flexible, you know.
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.
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.
USSA/USSR, whats the diff?
Putin plays chess. Obama plays basketball...badly.
Thank you Vladimir, you are a true patriot. Godspeed.
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.
Putin is making Obama look like a fool...and we still have folks supporting Obama over Snowden.
ok - he went full traitor - ef him
"Get me the radio tower."
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.
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.
wonder how much the Russians paid to have this piece of human flotsam move to Moscow....I still have problems, understanding, how, one individual had access to such an amount of material.....
A sub-lieutenant in the Canadian Navy arrested last week had been turned into a ‘sour milk’ spy by Canadian intelligence officials, reports out of Ottawa now say. Sub-lieutenant Jeffrey Paul Delisle, 40, was arrested in Halifax Jan. 16.
In the context of espionage ‘sour milk spy’ is a phrase that denotes what happens when a spy is discovered and rather than being taken into custody, he is fed information that is false. The intention is that the spy will then pass that information along and the buyers will discover it is false, thereby creating a situation where they cannot trust information they’d been given previously. Such a scenario can spoil all that was learned.
Canadian Spy: Suspect Information
Delisle is an intelligence officer who had access to secret information and is accused of selling some of it to the Russians from July of 2007 until mid-January of 2011. However, Canada’s Post-media news says they learned that when the Navy discovered Delisle’s alleged activities they turned him into a sour-milk spy by feeding him, without his knowledge, false secrets.
This was done by the book - sour the milk so you confuse the other side, the former counter intelligence officer Michel Juneau-Katsuya told Post-media news in an interview. Juneau-Katsuya, Post-media said, got his information from members of the armed forces intelligence who are close to the case.
Sub-Lieutenant Delisle: “Breach of trust”
Delisle worked at the communications and intelligence section in Halifax called the Trinity section and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald reported that Department of Defence sources said the Trinity section “is a multinational operation with access to secret data from NATO countries.” Juneau-Katsuya speculated it was information on NATO Russia would have been interested in.
Delisle has been charged with a breach of trust, communication of safeguarded information and attempting to communicate safeguarded information. He was said to have met with those he sold information to in Ottawa and Kingston in Ontario and in Halifax and Bedford in Nova Scotia; Delisle lives in Bedford.
Keeping in mind that in the world of counter-intelligence that what you are told may not be what is real, there is the possibility there was no ‘sour milk’ operation but that, in an attempt to sow the seeds of doubt in the buyer of the information after the fact, Canadian intelligence has suggested to media, through Juneau-Katsuya, that misinformation was covertly given to Delisle.
Delisle is behind bars in Halifax and will have a bail hearing on Jan. 25.
Waiting for the plane to meet an uncertain demise en-route a-la TWA 800 .......
Don’t drink the vodka. If I were Putin I’d use Snowden as a bargaining chip, although Snowden does have a lot of PR lately.
I don’t know how Obama has done it, but he has: I’m actually rooting for the Russians these days.
When Obummer stamps his feet and throws a snit and “demands” that Putin send Snowden to the US, the answer will be “go pound sand”. Obummer will, once again, look like what he is ... a total ninny. Actually, Obummer will probably like that answer .... give him visions of sandtraps on golf courses and he’ll be off in a flash for another round.