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(Guardian)   After being told no alcohol would be available on his flight to Cuba, Edward Snowden promptly got wasted on vodak in Moscow and missed his flight   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 121
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2013-06-24 08:22:01 AM  
I'll bet he's traveling with Carmen San Diego.
 
2013-06-24 08:26:47 AM  
I wonder if this was an Aeroflot plot to sell seats on the plane to Cuba from Moscow.  Next we'll hear of him being on one of the other flights that is usually empty.
 
2013-06-24 08:36:48 AM  
I just looked and don't see Snowden anywhere in New York. Everyone - please help the Admin find him. Take a look near you.
    - Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 24, 2013


Did you look under the furniture in the Oval Office? Nope, no Edward Snowdens there. har har har. :/
 
2013-06-24 09:01:06 AM  
Meh, if i knew I was going to have to spend the rest of my days living in places like Cuba and Venezuela, I'd want to pickle my brain too.
 
2013-06-24 09:07:47 AM  
Can you blame him?  Just look at that awful upholstery on the plane seats!

Sure, I'm the subject of an international manhunt led by the most powerful country on Earth.  But puh-lease...I've got standards!
 
2013-06-24 09:33:04 AM  

nekom: I'll bet he's traveling with Carmen San Diego Amelia Earhart.


FTFY
 
2013-06-24 09:34:53 AM  
Probably figured out that flying to the island with Gitmo on it was just making it too easy.
 
2013-06-24 09:35:42 AM  
He got so drunk he missed his flight? The state department better step up the chase. He's obviously in training to hijack a plane disguised as a commercial pilot.
 
2013-06-24 09:36:05 AM  

nekom: I'll bet he's traveling with Carmen San Diego.


OK, but where in the world is Carmen San Diego?
 
2013-06-24 09:36:37 AM  
Snowden is everyone's problem. That's because every time Snowden goes up in the air, he's unsafe. I don't like Snowden because he's dangerous.
 
2013-06-24 09:36:58 AM  
Did he ever return? No he never returned -- and his fate is still unlearned.
 
2013-06-24 09:38:25 AM  
Imagine that, the guy didn't want to be stuck on a flight halfway around the world with a bunch of journalists. What. an. asshole.
 
2013-06-24 09:39:54 AM  

The Bunyip: Did he ever return? No he never returned -- and his fate is still unlearned.


He may ride forever: 'neath the streets of Boston: He's the man who never returned.
 
2013-06-24 09:42:19 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Snowden is everyone's problem. That's because every time Snowden goes up in the air, he's unsafe. I don't like Snowden because he's dangerous.


Suddenbly I have the urge to play gay volleyball with him.
 
2013-06-24 09:43:03 AM  

nekom: I'll bet he's traveling with Carmen San Diego.


We need you to kill him, Rockapella.
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2013-06-24 09:43:54 AM  
global controversy a mystery after he does not catch expected flight to Cuba

I tried to catch flight once, but couldn't
 
2013-06-24 09:44:40 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Snowden is everyone's problem. That's because every time Snowden goes up in the air, he's unsafe. I don't like Snowden because he's dangerous.


If you mean that he's dangerous because an F-22 might "accidentally" have a Sidewinder malfunction in the area, I would agree.
 
2013-06-24 09:45:43 AM  
I'll bet Aeroflot just put the flight rumors out to sell seats...
 
2013-06-24 09:46:03 AM  

MagSeven: nekom: I'll bet he's traveling with Carmen San Diego.

We need you to kill him, Rockapella.
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♪♫♪  The best part of waking up in Guantanamo... ♪♫♪
 
2013-06-24 09:46:15 AM  
Perhaps he got snowed in.
 
2013-06-24 09:46:53 AM  

AngryDragon: Rapmaster2000: Snowden is everyone's problem. That's because every time Snowden goes up in the air, he's unsafe. I don't like Snowden because he's dangerous.

If you mean that he's dangerous because an F-22 might "accidentally" have a Sidewinder malfunction in the area, I would agree.


Why bother? Just wait for him to get to Ecuador, cuba or whatever other country he ends up in and arrange a car accident. People are hit by cars or by drunk drivers everyday. Far cheaper and lower profile.
 
2013-06-24 09:47:56 AM  

basemetal: Meh, if i knew I was going to have to spend the rest of my days living in places like Cuba and Venezuela, I'd want to pickle my brain too.


Nice weather year-round, lots of cheap rum, girls on the beach... yeah, must be hell, and the living envy the dead! Or do you mean being in a place where the government's always spying on you?..
 
2013-06-24 09:48:58 AM  

AngryDragon: Rapmaster2000: Snowden is everyone's problem. That's because every time Snowden goes up in the air, he's unsafe. I don't like Snowden because he's dangerous.

If you mean that he's dangerous because an F-22 might "accidentally" have a Sidewinder malfunction in the area, I would agree.


It's a quote from Catch-22.  Snowden's spilled guts posed a great danger, mostly to Yosarian's sanity.
 
2013-06-24 09:49:18 AM  
I hope he finds freedom.
Come on 4Chan...start up a fund drive to get this guy to safety.
 
2013-06-24 09:52:21 AM  
Think about it- if word got out that he was going to be on that plane, he has to not be on that plane. The article states that the plane was loaded with journalists hoping to corner him and ask him questions the whole time, and probably government agents as well. He'll make some redeye flight in the middle of the night, or he'll book seven flights and end up in St Petersburg flying one flight out to somewhere else, but he's not gonna be on a flight that anyone knows about or he's a dead man.
 
2013-06-24 09:52:27 AM  
I admire some journalists....I rely on many on a daily basis to validate and sometimes even modify my world view...I do not believe I have any deep disdain for them, however-

The thought of a bunch of over zealous journos and photographers err.. shanghaid on trans-atlantic flight without the intended target just cracks me up, and I would like to thank the universe for making it happen. "What do we do now....?"
 
2013-06-24 09:52:32 AM  
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/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him
 
2013-06-24 09:52:58 AM  

Carth: AngryDragon: Rapmaster2000: Snowden is everyone's problem. That's because every time Snowden goes up in the air, he's unsafe. I don't like Snowden because he's dangerous.

If you mean that he's dangerous because an F-22 might "accidentally" have a Sidewinder malfunction in the area, I would agree.

Why bother? Just wait for him to get to Ecuador, cuba or whatever other country he ends up in and arrange a car accident. People are hit by cars or by drunk drivers everyday. Far cheaper and lower profile.


People watch too many movies. Arranging a fatal accident without leaving an obvious trail is REALLY HARD. Look at all the clownish failures when the CIA were trying to assassinate Castro. It's easy to do a motorcycle drive by with a submachine gun, but getting someone to be in the street so you can ambush them with a car? Not to mention trying to set that up in a foreign country? Also, Snowden's done all the damage he can do; what would be the point of murdering him now, even if the CIA had the worldwide network of 00 operatives it has in spy novels?
 
2013-06-24 09:54:49 AM  

Molavian: The Bunyip: Did he ever return? No he never returned -- and his fate is still unlearned.

He may ride forever: 'neath the streets of Boston: He's the man who never returned.


Good song.
 
2013-06-24 09:55:58 AM  
If you're on the run from the CIA/FBI/NSA/FDA/PBS, and your exact flight is known far enough in advance for every news agency on the planet to book a ticket, maybe you ought to consider standby.

He'd be smart to leak (snicker) a flight number, then sneak on another one with some glasses and a fake mustache.
 
2013-06-24 09:59:28 AM  

mbillips: Carth: AngryDragon: Rapmaster2000: Snowden is everyone's problem. That's because every time Snowden goes up in the air, he's unsafe. I don't like Snowden because he's dangerous.

If you mean that he's dangerous because an F-22 might "accidentally" have a Sidewinder malfunction in the area, I would agree.

Why bother? Just wait for him to get to Ecuador, cuba or whatever other country he ends up in and arrange a car accident. People are hit by cars or by drunk drivers everyday. Far cheaper and lower profile.

People watch too many movies. Arranging a fatal accident without leaving an obvious trail is REALLY HARD. Look at all the clownish failures when the CIA were trying to assassinate Castro. It's easy to do a motorcycle drive by with a submachine gun, but getting someone to be in the street so you can ambush them with a car? Not to mention trying to set that up in a foreign country? Also, Snowden's done all the damage he can do; what would be the point of murdering him now, even if the CIA had the worldwide network of 00 operatives it has in spy novels?


Easiest method is get someone to befriend him and constantly be a "bad influence", get him drunk, drugged-up, and messed up until he makes the kind of mistake that kills him.
 
2013-06-24 10:00:02 AM  

lifeboat: [img.fark.net image 800x562]

/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him


Found him, what do I win? :D
 
2013-06-24 10:01:51 AM  

Scorpius.Raven: lifeboat: [img.fark.net image 800x562]

/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him

Found him, what do I win? :D


Another cup of coffee and reading comprehension to go with my internets apparently.

/le sigh
 
2013-06-24 10:03:02 AM  
TheBigJerk:
Easiest method is get someone to befriend him and constantly be a "bad influence", get him drunk, drugged-up, and messed up until he makes the kind of mistake that kills him.

I really don't think the Feds are interested in killing him.  They want a public, humiliating trial.  Make an example out of him, trash his reputation in public.

If they have to keep him in solitary for a year or so, sleeping naked with no sheets (Manning), that's just a bonus to them.
 
2013-06-24 10:04:07 AM  

Scorpius.Raven: lifeboat: [img.fark.net image 800x562]

/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him

Found him, what do I win? :D


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2013-06-24 10:05:44 AM  

lifeboat: Scorpius.Raven: lifeboat: [img.fark.net image 800x562]

/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him

Found him, what do I win? :D

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2013-06-24 10:08:20 AM  

Scorpius.Raven: lifeboat: Scorpius.Raven: lifeboat: [img.fark.net image 800x562]

/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him

Found him, what do I win? :D

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Sweet, fast delivery too!


Just don't break it or I won't have anything to do today until the Hawks game.
 
2013-06-24 10:11:05 AM  

fastfxr: I hope he finds freedom.


He already had it, and he gave it up intentionally.
 
2013-06-24 10:12:29 AM  
I'm just going to openly speculate that Snowden is boning Sarah Harrison.
 
2013-06-24 10:15:12 AM  

clevershark: I'll bet Aeroflot just put the flight rumors out to sell seats...


Or he really made the flight but they didn't want it to get shot down or have a mysterious malfunction on it's way.
 
2013-06-24 10:24:07 AM  
That's funny , he's not acting with noble intent.
 
2013-06-24 10:24:32 AM  

lifeboat: [img.fark.net image 800x562]

/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him


A4
 
2013-06-24 10:25:46 AM  

waterrockets: fastfxr: I hope he finds freedom.

He already had it, and he gave it up intentionally.


I think the moral of the story is that we don't actually have freedom. ;)
 
2013-06-24 10:28:22 AM  
He's going to Iceland:  Moscow was a ruse.
 
2013-06-24 10:30:04 AM  
Cuba, where the beaches are warm and so is the comradeship
Have fun, suckers!
 
2013-06-24 10:31:49 AM  

nocturnal001: I think the moral of the story is that we don't actually have freedom. ;)


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The freedom to be spied on by our government is a kind of freedom.
 
2013-06-24 10:33:24 AM  
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'I'm tired of no mothafarking Snowden on this mothafarking plane.'
 
2013-06-24 10:35:36 AM  

lifeboat: [img.fark.net image 800x562]

/ NSA edition
// One free internets to you if you find him


Lower left corner by the volleyball net (green team side). < 5 seconds to find him. Not bragging though, it just happened to be where I started looking.
 
2013-06-24 10:36:58 AM  
Probably had a couple White Russians.
 
2013-06-24 10:37:47 AM  
mbillips: "Snowden's done all the damage he can do"

Isn't that the open question?  Whether he's sitting on 'insurance' and/or something to sell?
If you were afraid the US might come after you, it'd be handy to hold back something particularly nasty and have it set to publish if you don't check in.

And if you were just some chump looking to sell some data to the Chinese, it'd be pretty handy to set yourself up as a crusader and make the US tread a hell of a lot more carefully than if you were just some DOD contractor who got onto a plane to Hong Kong.

So... no, I don't think it's all clear that he's shared everything he wants, or can.
 
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