Skip to comments.Snowden heads to Venezuela via Moscow, Havana: airline source
Posted on 06/23/2013 8:14:12 AM PDT by markomalley
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will fly from Moscow to Cuba on Monday and then plans to go to Venezuela, a source at the Russian airline Aeroflot said on Sunday.
The source said Snowden was already on his way to Moscow from Hong Kong and would leave for Havana within 24 hours.
The South China Morning Post also reported that Snowden had left Hong Kong for Moscow and that his final destination might be Ecuador or Iceland. The WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website said Snowden was heading for an unnamed "democratic nation".
The flight to Moscow prompted speculation that Snowden might remain in Russia, whose leaders accuse the United States of double standards on democracy and have championed public figures who challenge Western governments.
But Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said he was unaware of Snowden's plans and the Foreign Ministry declined immediate comment on whether he had asked for asylum.
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I’m with ya! I liked what he did exposing the feds for spying on US! But, not tickled about him heading to VENEZUELA?!!!! Something about this whole Snowden affair stinks to high heaven...
This guy is operating against our interests.
I never did think his story rang true.
I don’t even think this guy is an operative.
He is just a pathetic attention whore.
Disinformatzia. I’m still guessing he lands in Iceland.
Riding on any airline that far and long should be punishment enough for any crime.
I dont even think this guy is an operative. He is just a pathetic attention whore.
"This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility," Obama told Medvedev when the pair met in Seoul."
First Manning, and now this guy. I don't think it's a mistake.
Red China, Russia and now Venezuela?
Sounds like a traitor to me!
I doubt this is his actual route, or his final destination, not to say there won’t be an aircraft following this route.
I suspect he would know how to continually make fools of the NSA.
Not that that is particularly hard to do.
More evidence that Snowden is a Red Chinese agent.
What country is Obama an agent of?
All desperation to avoid acknowledging how many foreign nationals are doing the exact same thing as Snowden every day because they work throughout our defense industries.
A few years back a Chinese national was accused of stealing secrets from Los Alamos national labs where he worked. It turned out that he wasn’t guilty but he shouldn’t have been working there.
Anyone who thinks we actually have any national secrets is a fool. Our defense industries are full of cheap labor from God knows where. All of our former state department officials end up in the globalist think tanks like the international crisis group. The only secrets our government is concerned about being exposed are the ones being exposed to us.
This Snowden crap is like bad soviet propaganda. Snowden is a nobody who is just an indicator of the storm of leaks that is coming because we’ve created these people by the thousands.
Sounds like a traitor to me!
yep, America can be proud we didn't elect him.
My guess is he will likely end up neutralized..
Yup, like bad Soviet propaganda. He’ll end up in Iceland.
Will he disapear into the unknow triangle.
Nope,sorry....this is where any admiration I might have had for him up until now ends.If you flee to China,the USSR,Iran,North Korea,Venezuela or any other enemy of this nation you’re an enemy of mine.It’s just that simple.And a stopover in the USSR? I wonder who’ll debrief him *there*? I say shoot the filthy bast*rd.
There is no USSR. Hasn't been since 1992.
Those Americans (like Paul) who stick up for Islamic terrorists will support Snowden no matter what he does, but most Americans see Snowden for what he really is.
Yes, that is pretty much when he went from hero to traitor in my book.
I’d do one better.
If I were POTUS, I’d pull a Reagan and have the plane carrying him to -well, wherever -intercepted and forced down.
Use fighter jets to do, just like Reagan did with the Achille Lauro hijackers. And frogmarch Snowden in front of the international media.
But he won't.
I’m sure he’s paying each of his benefactors with whatever valuables he has. The Chinese got something, the Russians got something, the Cubans will get something, and the Venezuelans will get something. It’s no mystery what he’s paying with.
So there's no USSR but there *is* an Easter Bunny.Is that your position? I didn't think too many Freepers walked round wearing rose colored glasses.
>> Riding on any airline that far and long should be punishment enough for any crime <<
Well, you obviously haven’t flown on one of those Asian airlines with their gorgeous stewardesses!
Today’s Russia is more like Imperial Russia than the Soviet Union.
Don’t get hung up on Putin being KGB, he would have served the Czar with equal fervor if he was still in power.
yep, leaves one thinking is there any place left on Earth where the People are the actual government.
Great minds think alike. :)
The USSR was dissolved on December 24, 1991.
So I rounded up. ;)
If you believe that, you're wearing rose colored glasses. (;>
@all - You guys are seriously hilarious..... red China, Moscow, Cuba, Venezuela. The Soviet Commie tour. From and unknown source at Reuters to boot, and you are all lapping it up like starving animals. This is too rich. The balloon is floated that this guy will be traveling to all the communist hotspots of past and present enemies, and the conservatives fly off the handle accusing this guy of being a traitor.
Do you really think that this Snowden would be that dense to announce any travel plans he may have? Also how do we know he was the one that actually said what Chinese IP addresses the NSA hacked?
I have to agree. If you hold a clearance, you are sworn to protect sources and methods. If his intent was to whistleblow, he could have done that through other means/channels. And he could have headed straight to some sanctuary state. But willingly taking the methods out on a thumbdrive and heading to China?
Cheney called it last week. the guy is a spy, China first, the Moscow? I’ll be surprised if he is alive for very long...after they’ve gotten what they can from him. He’ll WISH he was only waterboarded..
Michelle Malkin just posted this interview on Twitter with Fox and Friends on 6/13/13 regarding whether he is a hero or a traitor:
Would the Founding Fathers Have Condoned NSA Snooping?
Michelle Malkin and the Fox and Friends hosts discussed whether those who call Edward Snowden a “hero” truly understand the possible national security implications of his leaks.
He didn't. The info is coming from the airlines and the Russians, who confirmed this morning that he's at the Moscow airport.
Nice post. I think Snowjob may even be a plant. Start sowing the ground now so when deeper stuff comes out they can say its old news.
Of course I dont believe anything I am told by the USSA media and wickedness rules right now so I suspect Ed is not what he says he is one way of the other.
“..anti-secrecy website said Snowden was heading for an unnamed “democratic nation”.”
Secrecy for me but not for thee.
Ever look at the trustees on the international crisis group? The only secrets being kept are the ones being kept from us.
to tell the truth ... maybe nothing of the truth has been reported .... heck, who knows.
And "ACORN" was dissolved in 2011.
Standard tradecraft red herring stuff. Putin will see him safely on a jet to Iceland that is full of his operatives. The CIA won’t get near that airplane.
That’s why he went to Hong Kong instead of to Japan or Europe or South America. Anywhere the CIA has a fairly free hand, he would have been rolled up in a carpet and carried out to a waiting van on Day One.
This boy may be many things, but stupid he ain’t.
In some respects, this episode is an opportunity for the U.S. to exercise some muscle and show strength. But the chances of this happening under weak and indecisive Obama are slim to none.
The rest of the world is watching and will reach conclusions about this country’s confused leadership and lack of resolve. IMO this will prove to be a seminal event that will reverberate for years to come.
And when he does significant damage to our country from the country of a sworn enemy, the lefties will laugh at how “conservatives” called him a hero. Because some conservatives are idiots.
Well, does this mean he’ll lose his social Security?
I can’t imagine him doing more damage than Obama has already done.
does anyone have any further info on that laptop, from NASA, that was delivered to china? Was this one a rumor?
now that is taken care of lets go after the real criminals..How about first string up the murdering Muslim at Ft Hood remember the one that murdered our boys and girls..then go after the criminal Holder and Obama..Go into the white house and grab the head communist Valery and then take the Muslim Brotherhood that is in the white house.Then put the moron Biden back in the asylum..
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