Skip to comments.The Terminal: Snowden stuck in Moscow airport, 'can't buy ticket with invalid passport'
Posted on 06/26/2013 6:18:18 AM PDT by RummyChick
Edward Snowden is not booked to fly out of Moscow over the next three days, and with no valid passport, the NSA whistleblower might be stuck in airport limbo indefinitely.
The hot pursuit of Snowden has ground to a halt three days after the former CIA technician, wanted in the US on espionage charges, flew into Moscows Sheremetyevo Airport from Hong Kong.
Washington, which wants Snowden for leaking details of the National Security Agencys (NSA) dragnet telephone and internet surveillance programs, charges that there is a clear legal basis for Moscow to hand him over.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who confirmed that Snowden had arrived in Moscow as a transit passenger despite speculation to the contrary, rebuffed US demands on Tuesday.
We can only extradite any foreign citizens to such countries with which we have signed the appropriate international agreements on criminal extradition, Putin said, adding that as Snowden had committed no crime on Russian soil, he is free to travel at will.
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Stuck in an airport? I think there was a movie about this.
Laughably ignorant. A passport is not permission to travel, it is permission to re-enter your home country. It is the visa that is your permission to enter another country.... and since Mr Snowden has the personal attention of numerous international leaders, especially Russia’s, I doubt he will have any problem getting access to visas for numerous other countries, even if our idiotic leader has declared his passport to be void.
Convenient Kabuki Theatre. Putin can do anything he wants to as well as any airline connected with a government willing to accept Snowdon.
Putin and the Media are taking advantage of the idea of a liberal Democrat Movie and actor that is pure idyllic bullshit.
The script allows Putin to make a fool of our foolworthy pResident - more power to him.
Have they confirmed that he is in fact in the terminal and not in one of Putin's luxury dachas somewhere drinking champagne and eating caviar?
I have never had an airline check my passport before taking my money for a ticket
Probably banging Anna Chapman as we speak.
So, according to the law, he must spend the rest of his life in the transit area of the Moscow airport?
Apparently so. I heard he has apps in at Starbucks and Cinnabon.
Probably makes more sense for him to just disappear someplace in Russia anyhow. He is of value to Putin who will have his back. Obama would not dare try a drone strike or send a hit squad after him on Russian territory.
Both things are possibilities in Ecuador. Plus the political opposition there is not 100% on-board with Correa’s “Tweak Uncle Sam” program. The next election there could leave Snowden out there hanging.
Odd that his passport was not revoked until he’d made it from Hong Kong to Russia.
The Langoliers are coming!!