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Snowden heads to Venezuela via Moscow, Havana: airline source
Reuters ^ | 6/23/2013

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: snowden; snowdenrussia
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To: Gay State Conservative

What choice did he have? Could he rely on the Constitution to protect his whistle-blowing. Would Citizenship prevent water-boarding, secret courts and offer a right to fair hearing.

101 posted on 06/23/2013 9:50:46 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: miele man
Well, does this mean he’ll lose his social Security?

Nah. He's on administrative leave

102 posted on 06/23/2013 9:51:09 AM PDT by CDB (Time for the "New Media" to write: "All the 'Presidents' Men: the Sequel--Benghazi-Gate)
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To: markomalley; a fool in paradise

I suspect that on top of his other crimes, Snowden is going to fail to file his 2013 Form 1040!

103 posted on 06/23/2013 9:54:55 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino Aroca has tweeted: The Government of Ecuador has received an asylum request from Edward J. Snowden.

104 posted on 06/23/2013 9:55:11 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: dfwgator

Like Snowden said, consent of the governed is not consent if the governed are intentionally mis-informed by the governing.

105 posted on 06/23/2013 9:55:50 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: markomalley

Learning Russian is hard, but not hard enough to make me want to live in Venezuela rather than Moscow.

106 posted on 06/23/2013 9:56:44 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Revolting cat!

He’s an Obama voter (although he leaked because he is miffed about Obama breaking some election promises).

He may get an audit and thrown under the bus yet!

107 posted on 06/23/2013 9:57:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dfwgator

What country is Obama an agent of?

Is Hell a country?

108 posted on 06/23/2013 9:57:40 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I have a theory. I do not believe it is a coincidence what happened with the NSA leaks. First the Justice Department, then the IRS, then the drones and now this?

No, this was done intentionally to remind Americans how far it is willing to go to ensure no one rises up against the government.

I am thinking about the same. The timing of Snowden is all to convenient. His hot girl-friend, his Hollywood type interview.

I of the mind that Snowden is somehow working for Obamas team. Of course, that still makes him a traitor (along with most in this administration)

109 posted on 06/23/2013 9:58:38 AM PDT by sand88
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To: OldNavyVet

Snowden’s revealing Obama led corruption is doing service to our country.
It is giving a view of the TOTALITY of the corruption and growing abuse of power that are threatening our very freedom. And there is still much more we do not know about. We are pretty far down the slippery slope at this point, but not quite yet beyond the point of no return.

How much more evidence is needed before impeachment becomes a serious option?

110 posted on 06/23/2013 9:58:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: dfwgator

I can’t imagine him doing more damage than Obama has already done.

Exactly! This is all for show.

111 posted on 06/23/2013 9:59:25 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: count-your-change

Especially Aeroflot.

112 posted on 06/23/2013 10:01:56 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Travis McGee

I don’t believe he’s headed for Venezuala either, unless he was just naïve that he was backed into a corner by whoever is helping him.

If he was a traitor and in in for the money, why would have have gone so public? He could quietly have sold secrrets for years and then faked his own death and moved somewhere else if he thought he’d been caught. The fact that he went public with his own name causes me to still believe he was just trying to call attention to what our government was doing to us (and what was really no secret except to low info voters in all countries).

I too believe and hope that Venezuela is just another disinformatijon story, and we’ll hear from him in some other country completely.I’m guessing Ecuador.

My theory that I think is least probable, but still possible, as as someone else said, he is actually a plant working for Obama to basically tell Americans “Big Brother is watching you” (especially any Senators/Congressmen who don’t already know) and to show Americans how powerful Obama is already, and to strike more intimidation into us.
I don’t really believe that though. Just the way he went all about this I think he really is trying to bring this who mess to the attention of the world at great risk to himself.

113 posted on 06/23/2013 10:03:23 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: markomalley
Georgia on his mind...
114 posted on 06/23/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by mikrofon (Back to the Kazakh SSR)
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To: sand88

That is certainly a different tact ... LOL

115 posted on 06/23/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: winodog

< 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. >

This is what I’m thinking. What better “flexibility” is there than to find some stooge who wants to play ‘Double-Agent,’ and then use him to sell national secrets to China, Russia, Cuba, and every Communist country in between? Promise him whatever he wants, then eliminate him after his treasonous job is complete. Obama gets to play Hero when Snowman is captured (”Oops, he accidentally fell from the plane, i swear.”). Bin Laden Part II.

116 posted on 06/23/2013 10:05:26 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: markomalley

Then, on top of everything else, since we are considering such “plausible” scenarios as the boy being an Obama plant, there is the matter of his family name: is Snowden snowing us?

117 posted on 06/23/2013 10:07:04 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Triple

Obama is the issue. Corrupy Alphabet agencies are symptomatic. Can we engage this under RICO statutes?

118 posted on 06/23/2013 10:07:31 AM PDT by Broker (Obama, the devils fart.)
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To: no-to-illegals

That’s a fair question to ask. The MSM is totally in the Clinton camp so you make a good point.

119 posted on 06/23/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: markomalley

If he were truly noble. He would not go to a country that is a sworn enemy of the United States like Venezuela. He would have went to a neutral country like Iceland. If the story is true that he is going there our government should terminate him with extreme prejudice. After we have secured the laptops of course...

120 posted on 06/23/2013 10:10:29 AM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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