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The Terminal: Snowden stuck in Moscow airport, 'can't buy ticket with invalid passport'
RT ^ | 06/27/2013 | RT

Posted on 06/26/2013 10:05:05 PM PDT by TexGrill

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 four days after the former CIA technician, wanted in the US on espionage charges, flew into Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport from Hong Kong.

Washington, which wants Snowden for leaking details of the National Security Agency’s (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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: leaker; nsa; russiasnowden; snowden; traitor; whistleblower
Could Putin really be saying that if the US signs "appropriate international agreements on criminal extradition" than the US should hand over George Soros to Russia and Russia will give Snowden to the US. I believe this is a fair trade.
1 posted on 06/26/2013 10:05:05 PM PDT by TexGrill
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2 posted on 06/26/2013 10:11:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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One can get a Panamanian passport quite easily:

https://www.offshore-protection.com/person-of-means-visa.html

Passports for other countries may be even easier to obtain.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 10:12:26 PM PDT by oblomov
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I would say that if soros even thought for a nanosecond this was even a remote possibility, he would buy his own country.


4 posted on 06/26/2013 10:15:42 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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form the article: It has been speculated that Snowden, who remains at an undisclosed location within the transit zone, is purposely being held up by Russian security services for interrogation.

Snowden had to be shockingly naive to think he could waltz into Russia with a computer full of US secrets and think they wouldn't make sure they got them. I was sympathetic to Snowden, but he really is turning into something between a useful idiot and a traitor.

5 posted on 06/26/2013 10:18:02 PM PDT by MrShoop
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If the Russians wanted Soro's, he would be gone yesterday. They have agents everywhere. Ran into one in Dallas once. Agent or mob, whats the difference. He really did not like me getting a picture of him.

There is now nothing Obama has, that the Russians wont eventually take, if they want it. He has given them the keys to DC. Much better then a reset button.

6 posted on 06/26/2013 10:40:50 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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Russia can issuwe him a Russian pasport any time they want to. Also, if they did make him a de facto Russian citizen, they would also have to issue him an Internal Russian passport, too as all Russins must carry their Internal passport where ever they go for that "papers please" moment.
7 posted on 06/26/2013 10:40:58 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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Talk about unintended consequences! Now Snowden is truly a man without a country! HAHAHAHAHA


8 posted on 06/26/2013 10:54:16 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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What’s even funnier is that the Chinese are now saying that Snowden’s passport was invalid so when they saw the extradition papers they complained to the US that his passport number was missing in the paperwork.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 10:57:02 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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Talk about unintended consequences! Now Snowden is truly a man without a country! HAHAHAHAHA

So Snowden is kind of like Tom Hanks in "The Terminal?" I wonder how much longer he'll hang out in no-mans' land.

And why can't the media find him? They have to be stalking the place. ... OR Snowden is in some back room, getting the Putin treatment from the KGB.

10 posted on 06/26/2013 11:07:14 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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I don’t think they want him. They’ll take whatever info he has, then kick him out. I doubt they really care if he ends up in Ecuador or Guantanamo..


11 posted on 06/26/2013 11:08:14 PM PDT by MrShoop
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He bought his own president...


12 posted on 06/26/2013 11:54:17 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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Keeping Snowden on display in limbo is very effective for further emasculating Comrade Obama — and the McSheeple along with him.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 3:43:57 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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So, is Snowden now officially a “citizen of the world”?


14 posted on 06/27/2013 3:46:29 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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15 posted on 06/27/2013 4:25:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Could Putin really be saying that if the US signs "appropriate international agreements on criminal extradition" than the US should hand over George Soros to Russia and Russia will give Snowden to the US. I believe this is a fair trade.

Betray a hero to deliver a villain?

16 posted on 06/27/2013 6:21:34 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Yes. I am glad he brought more info about spying of Americans out into the open, but he has shown by his words and deeds to be more a citizen of the world, than an American, to put it mildly.


17 posted on 06/29/2013 10:40:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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