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The Terminal: Snowden stuck in Moscow airport, 'can't buy ticket with invalid passport'
rt ^ | 6/26 | rt

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 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: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: snowden

1 posted on 06/26/2013 6:18:18 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Stuck in an airport? I think there was a movie about this.


2 posted on 06/26/2013 6:20:38 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RummyChick

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mta+kingston+trio+youtube&mid=824AE176A21D6D0F1089824AE176A21D6D0F1089&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1&adlt=strict


3 posted on 06/26/2013 6:20:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: RummyChick

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.


4 posted on 06/26/2013 6:21:46 AM PDT by Teacher317 (The public is being manipulated to fleece the taxpayer. That is the real industry in Washington.)
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To: RummyChick
He began in Hawaii. If he'd gotten on a sailboat, he'd be posting from Ecuador today.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 6:21:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: RummyChick

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.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 6:22:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RummyChick
In related news, Catherine Zeta-Jones is en-route to Moscow airport to confer with him.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 6:23:09 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: RummyChick
The Terminal: Snowden stuck in Moscow airport, 'can't buy ticket with invalid passport'

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?

8 posted on 06/26/2013 6:23:16 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: House Atreides

9 posted on 06/26/2013 6:23:16 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: RummyChick

I have never had an airline check my passport before taking my money for a ticket


10 posted on 06/26/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Probably banging Anna Chapman as we speak.


11 posted on 06/26/2013 6:23:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RummyChick

So, according to the law, he must spend the rest of his life in the transit area of the Moscow airport?


12 posted on 06/26/2013 6:23:54 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: RummyChick

13 posted on 06/26/2013 6:24:38 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Gaffer

SQUIRREL!


14 posted on 06/26/2013 6:25:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

15 posted on 06/26/2013 6:26:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: proxy_user
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.

16 posted on 06/26/2013 6:29:39 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: RummyChick

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.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 6:30:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: randog

18 posted on 06/26/2013 6:30:56 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Odd that his passport was not revoked until he’d made it from Hong Kong to Russia.


19 posted on 06/26/2013 6:32:28 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: House Atreides

The Langoliers are coming!!


20 posted on 06/26/2013 6:35:35 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: RummyChick

beginning to remind me of the short story “man without a country’ by Edward Everett Hale. Phillip Nolan, an army officer curses his country and is sentenced to sail forever on a Navy ship without ever seeing the United States.

A Russian air terminal has to be a worse hell than a Navy ship if you have to stay there forever.


21 posted on 06/26/2013 6:35:40 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: RummyChick

It’s Russia. Anything can be had for the right price.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 6:35:46 AM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: relictele
It’s Russia. Anything can be had for the right price.

Just like this country.

23 posted on 06/26/2013 6:38:07 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: informavoracious
As I remember, the Underwear bomber was able to board his flight without a passport. He had someone helping clear the bureaucracy while posing as a Sudanese refugee. I imagine Snowden is viewed in a similar manner these days by many nations.
24 posted on 06/26/2013 6:40:37 AM PDT by binreadin
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To: Travis McGee

“He began in Hawaii. If he’d gotten on a sailboat, he’d be posting from Ecuador today.”

Not exactly ...

He’d be sitting in a Tampa, FL prison for being a father to his blood children.


25 posted on 06/26/2013 6:42:27 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Travis McGee

“He began in Hawaii. If he’d gotten on a sailboat, he’d be posting from Ecuador today.”

Not exactly ...

He’d be sitting in a Tampa, FL prison for being a father to his blood children.

Thank you CNN rats.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 6:42:47 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: RummyChick

I wonder if they will make him a citizen and issue him a passport.


27 posted on 06/26/2013 6:48:40 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: who knows what evil?

Yeah, no kidding.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 7:02:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RummyChick
Posted 6/24: "My guess is that Snowden is going to get stuck in the Ecuadorian Embassy in Moscow, until that country issues him a passport."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3034984/posts

Not bad, eh?
29 posted on 06/26/2013 7:04:33 AM PDT by kenavi ("Beware of rulers, for they befriend only for their own benefit." Gamliel)
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To: Travis McGee

there ya go


30 posted on 06/26/2013 7:30:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: wildbill

Maybe Snowden has an agent searching for property for him to buy in St Kitts

http://www.economiccitizenship.org/


31 posted on 06/26/2013 7:36:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: RummyChick

I don’t think he will have any trouble buying a ticket. He’s waiting for Ecuador to give him the final OK to get asylum. Or maybe Iceland who knows?


32 posted on 06/26/2013 7:39:35 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RummyChick

Oh man! great image...lol


33 posted on 06/26/2013 8:11:17 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: silverleaf

Maybe he misses his ex girl friend and just wants to stay at the airport and get fondled on a regular basis by security?
Terrible, my apologies.


34 posted on 06/26/2013 8:38:38 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: yldstrk
I have never had an airline check my passport before taking my money for a ticket

...and before boarding? Because it's no use being able to buy a ticket if you still aren't allowed onboard.

Also: Ever try to fly from Moscow without a passport?

In post-Soviet Russia, airline take money, not issue you ticket, then report you to authorities!

I was once marooned for 24 hours at Domodedovo International Airport, where I had arrived (late - the Ukrainian plane had been delayed) from the Crimea, because my (substitute) connecting flight back to Western Europe was from a different terminal - just because I didn't have a valid Russian visa which the small-minded bureaucrats required to travel the few hundred meters in the airport bus.

Regards,

35 posted on 06/26/2013 9:05:13 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: RummyChick

lol!


36 posted on 06/26/2013 9:45:58 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: RummyChick

37 posted on 06/26/2013 10:39:02 AM PDT by Fred (http://arkancide.com)
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To: George from New England; wardaddy
He didn't know the right people in Hawaii. He should have spent more time hanging around the Ala Wai Marina. Plenty of skippers could get him non-stop to Ecuador or anyplace else in the Pacific. You just need a few friends among the long-distance cruising crowd, well represented there. Hawaii is a great pitstop or hub for long-distance sailros. Heck, he could have purchased a 30 footer for cash and just disappeared for good without leaving a forwarding address. He was very smart about the crypto stuff, but his escapeology tradecraft was dismally poor.

My own escape pod, mid-Pacific. I sailed solo from Panama to Hawaii to Guam. I could have had a SEAL squad aboard, and none the wiser.

And there are thousands of us out there crisscrossing the oceans right now. (Shoot, just the Brits would be thousands.) Airport security lines give govts the impression of omniscience. They are just cattle dipping lines for those who can't sail.


38 posted on 06/26/2013 1:05:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Fred

OMG, give up all hope!


39 posted on 06/26/2013 1:06:15 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

“Airport security lines give govts the impression of omniscience. They are just cattle dipping lines for those who can’t sail.”

Or fly their own damned plane. :)

People acquiesce.


40 posted on 06/26/2013 5:27:21 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Teacher317
Yes but it's more than permission to re-enter your home country. It's also a statement from your government to others to facilitate your travel.
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, being the representative in Australia of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, requests all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer, an Australian Citizen, to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford him or her every assistance and protection of which he or she may stand in need.

The Obamaland version probably substitutes "expects" for "requests"

41 posted on 06/26/2013 6:45:51 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: RummyChick

“Vedomosti”, a Russian newspaper, was told by a Moscow-based lawer, that by cancelling Snowden’s passport the U.S. government has created “an emergency situation” according to the Russian law, which makes Snowden eligible for elongating his transit visa, if he has one. If he doesn’t, he commits a mesdemeanor punished with $30 fine.


42 posted on 06/26/2013 11:47:12 PM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: CodeToad

Indeed!


43 posted on 06/27/2013 6:48:41 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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