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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A thread this am said he was given new papers thru the wiki leaks crew! That would invalidate his US papers!
Maybe even a new identity????
That could explain it.
Easiest solution: put a $5,000,000 bounty on his head. Money talks - it’s the true international language, LOL. Make it publicly known. He may not be arrested overnight, but ultimately they’ll get him.
Snowden should’ve gone to the ACLU; they’d be practically orgasmic over something like this, and he’d be keeping ‘in the family’ so to speak by whistleblowing to a domestic organization.
Name a country willing to protect him that is strong enough and not our allied.
No, this was done intentionally to remind Americans how far it is willing to go to ensure no one rises up against the government.
The rise of the Tea Party scared them to the core.
This bromance with Snowden has to stop! This story is not about the snotty assed punk that revealed that our Constitution has been torn asunder in the name of security.
It is a story of how conservatives are so weak-minded that any mention of Snowden leaking information to the enemy gives everyone in the Government a free pass.
Everyone lost their privacy and the Constitution has been trampled, spit upon, and crushed by the weight of an oppressive government, but that is alright because we don’t like Snowden, right. We have met the enemy and it is us.
And yes, I don’t care how many privacy invasion secrets he reveals and if it hurts the United States, because guess what, “We deserve it this time.” America is destroyed.
All of a sudden we have supporters of the Obama regime here. Please read: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3034602/posts
sometimes there are lies and at other times there are simply ‘danged lies’. We only know what we are being told, always.
Not dead - he’s an American citizen and as such he should stand before a court and a jury.
I reserve my judgement about Snowden.
“but most Americans see Snowden for what he really is.”
And you know this, how”
lots of consequences when posting a five million dollar reward. Dead is a normal result of rewards.
They sure as Hell don't see Obama for what he really is.
or at least that is what we are told.
How true. From zero hedge—’Just to confirm that in a world in which China and Russia (and Caracas... and Cuba) are increasingly seen as the paragons of liberty, virtue, and civil rights and the US is slowly but surely sinking into the role of the turnkey totalitarian tyranny antagonist, we just got this from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers: “Edward Snowden’s reported choice to fly to Cuba and Venezuela undermines his whistleblower claims... Everyone of those nations is hostile to the United States, the Michigan Republican said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” news talk show. “When you think about what he says he wants and what his actions are, it defies logic,” said Rogers.
Actually, Mike, when “you think about what he says”, his actions make all the sense in the world, and certainly validate his “whistleblower claims.”
Rogers added that the U.S. government must exhaust all legal options to get Snowden back to the United States, Rogers said. Of course it must: like any totalitarian emperor state exposed before the entire world with no clothes on, it only makes sense to focus on the messenger, and not on the underlying message.
And now back to a panicking administration which is forced to come up with escalating PR responses to a global scandal that is changing by the minute, on a completely ad hoc basis.
Next up: how to punish Hong Kong for not only flagrantly ignoring US orders, but humiliating the US before the entire world with its insubordination.’
I am with you.
Snowden revealed the totalitarians inside the wire.
Protect the Constitution from *all* enemies, foreign and domestic.
What would you do if you knew, and could prove that the federal government was operating way outside its legal and Constitutional bounds?
The NSA looks out for Obama’s enemies, not our enemies.
Heh. Very true.
You can always specify, ‘Alive’, that is, the reward isn’t paid if Snowden is dead.
yep, that always works. Do I need a /s?
I really dislike when an argument is made on ‘everyone’.
It’s like someone must think were in middle school peer pressuring an insecure child into something. We know how we feel about topics here. And personally, I don’t care if everyone feels whatever. I don’t follow the crowd, I follow my own convictions on what is right.