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(Washington Post)   Did the President of Bolivia just smuggle Edward Snowden out of Russia?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 153
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2013-07-02 07:29:46 PM  
Well not to Boliva.
 
2013-07-02 07:34:56 PM  
Meanwhile he was shipped in a cargo plane who left 10 minutes before and already landing at it's destination.
 
2013-07-02 07:37:11 PM  
He made it to Austria so far.
 
2013-07-02 07:43:38 PM  
They should a Doppler radar tracking showing where he is. Like Santa Claus.
 
2013-07-02 07:43:55 PM  
Is there some sort of GPS tracking device we can plant on him? This would be so much easier.
 
2013-07-02 07:44:59 PM  

Godscrack: They should a Doppler radar tracking showing where he is. Like Santa Claus.


Wow. That was close.
 
2013-07-02 07:54:51 PM  
I don't understand why "Where in the world is Edward Snowden?" is the big story instead of the government programs he exposed and the money they spent doing it. I always figured it was happening anyway but damn they spent a lot of money.
 
2013-07-02 07:56:27 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Wow. That was close.


:-)
 
2013-07-02 08:04:10 PM  
Standing in the dock at Southampton
Trying to get to Holland or France
The man in the mac said You've got to go back
You know they didn't even give us a chance

Christ you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They're going to crucify me
 
2013-07-02 08:06:51 PM  

Gwendolyn: I don't understand why "Where in the world is Edward Snowden?" is the big story instead of the government programs he exposed and the money they spent doing it. I always figured it was happening anyway but damn they spent a lot of money.


Because they want you to focus on the farce, and discourage anyone else from doing the same thing.
 
2013-07-02 08:07:02 PM  
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RIP Snuggle Bear
 
2013-07-02 08:07:21 PM  

Gwendolyn: I don't understand why "Where in the world is Edward Snowden?" is the big story instead of the government programs he exposed and the money they spent doing it. I always figured it was happening anyway but damn they spent a lot of money.


Why do you think his name was released?  (Tinfoil hat) The real culprit is dead and buried. The "Snowden" persona is a government Kabuki show to placate the masses.
 
2013-07-02 08:08:06 PM  
It's disguising how our paranoid "leaders" are doing their goddamnedness to make an example of this guy,
 
2013-07-02 08:09:17 PM  
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Others have tried Bolivia and it didn't work out.
 
2013-07-02 08:09:26 PM  
he has just raised a helmet on his rifle, and had it blown clean off
 
2013-07-02 08:09:39 PM  
It'll be a long time before the next whistle blower ever reveals anything the Government is doing illegally. I wonder if Snowden should just come back to the U.S.
 
2013-07-02 08:10:01 PM  

Gwendolyn: I don't understand why "Where in the world is Edward Snowden?" is the big story instead of the government programs he exposed and the money they spent doing it. I always figured it was happening anyway but damn they spent a lot of money.


Because, terrorists.

fear, Fear, FEAR citizen!
 
2013-07-02 08:10:30 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: It's disguising how our paranoid "leaders" are doing their goddamnedness to make an example of this guy,


This is a thread about Snowden, not Zimmerman.
 
2013-07-02 08:10:52 PM  
Was he wrapped up in a couple of condoms, hiding in the President's rectum?
 
2013-07-02 08:12:53 PM  
Was that article linked to on Drudge or something?

The comment section is very disappointing. Sounds like a bunch of angry old republicans.
 
2013-07-02 08:13:05 PM  
I really don't buy it.
 
2013-07-02 08:13:20 PM  
Smuggle him to Fark HQ.
 
2013-07-02 08:13:43 PM  
This just got good again.

How far do they have to move him to get a first down?
 
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2013-07-02 08:13:52 PM  
Did the President of Bolivia just smuggle Edward Snowden out of Russia?


Don't really care.
 
2013-07-02 08:17:39 PM  
Disguised as a cholita wearing a tiny hat.
 
2013-07-02 08:19:05 PM  
Ahhh, Bolivia - that bastion of freedom and democracy
 
2013-07-02 08:26:26 PM  
Hmmm.  What's the protocol for asking/claiming a foreign military/presidential plane is lying about the passengers?
 
2013-07-02 08:26:35 PM  
media.heavy.com
 
2013-07-02 08:28:41 PM  

gfid: Ahhh, Bolivia - that bastion of freedom and democracy


At least in countries like that the corruption is outright and not taking place in secret courts.
 
2013-07-02 08:29:44 PM  
"Raw like Snowden straight from Bolivia"
 
2013-07-02 08:30:50 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Was he wrapped up in a couple of condoms, hiding in the President's rectum?


No, but when I saw Boliva, smuggle and snow in the same sentence I thought that was a reasonable conclusion.....
+1
 
2013-07-02 08:31:35 PM  
I hope we get at least one good car chase out of this before they roll him up.
 
2013-07-02 08:32:03 PM  
He planned this poorly it seems.
 
2013-07-02 08:34:39 PM  

studebaker hoch: I hope we get at least one good car chase out of this before they roll him up.


ojsimpson.info
 
2013-07-02 08:35:11 PM  
This soap opera amuses me. Snowden clearly thought that everybody would rally around him, he would be seen as noble and righteous and countries would line up to fete him. Instead he's being rejected left and right, he can't find a country to take him, and he's criticizing the US for violating his rights and other blah after he blatantly and publicly violated US laws.

I don't think he thought his cunning plan the whole way through.
 
2013-07-02 08:35:12 PM  
Satanic_Hamster

What's the protocol for asking/claiming a foreign military/presidential plane is lying about the passengers?

The country who's airspace you're trying to close has to be your prison biatch.
 
2013-07-02 08:37:05 PM  
"We don't know what happened, but it was definitely a hostile act by the US."

Neat.
 
2013-07-02 08:38:59 PM  
Didn't Bartlet disappear a plane? The Bermuda Triangle is crazy.
 
2013-07-02 08:39:09 PM  

make me some tea: He made it to Austria so far.


Austria said he had to be on their soil to apply, if he's on the plane, it's a step forward.
 
2013-07-02 08:41:36 PM  

gfid: Ahhh, Bolivia - that bastion of freedom and democracy


Any moral high ground on "freedom and democracy" that the US had was gone the minute the government decided to pretend the fourth amendment didn't exist.
 
2013-07-02 08:41:36 PM  

astouffer: gfid: Ahhh, Bolivia - that bastion of freedom and democracy

At least in countries like that the corruption is outright and not taking place in secret courts.


Yes, I suppose so.  I'd rather be middle class in the US than anything less than super rich in Bolivia.  of course, it doesn't take as much to be super-rich down there.

I actually think most of South America is ripe for a Latino Spring  We may already be seeing it in Brazil and Bolivia has had its share of protests as well.  OTOH, maybe it's just business as usual.
 
2013-07-02 08:42:39 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: This soap opera amuses me. Snowden clearly thought that everybody would rally around him, he would be seen as noble and righteous and countries would line up to fete him. Instead he's being rejected left and right, he can't find a country to take him, and he's criticizing the US for violating his rights and other blah after he blatantly and publicly violated US laws.

I don't think he thought his cunning plan the whole way through.


Nonsense. Everybody has to get their digs in and make a big show so that they can milk the incident for all its worth. What is interesting about how this is playing out is this: despite all the talk when push comes to shove neither China nor Russia has an interest in harboring him while it is Latin America that is thumbing its nose at America. That's quite a turn about from 20 years ago. What this whole incident shows me is that the last trickles of the Cold War have played out and new world alignments are taking form.
 
2013-07-02 08:44:53 PM  

oren0: gfid: Ahhh, Bolivia - that bastion of freedom and democracy

Any moral high ground on "freedom and democracy" that the US had was gone the minute the government decided to pretend the fourth amendment didn't exist.


Can you pinpoint that minute?  It isn't a recent thing.  The government has just gotten more brazen about it in recent years.
 
2013-07-02 08:47:24 PM  
Here's what I don't understand: France and Portugal closed off their airspace.  It refueled in Spain (apparently they were allowed to refuel but not disembark), then landed in Austria?  How did the airplane get to Spain if France was closed off its airspace?  And, after refueling, why couldn't it have flown around Portugal?
 
2013-07-02 08:49:17 PM  
So sick of this dude...

Yeah, I'll do it for me:
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2013-07-02 08:50:04 PM  

djkutch: Didn't Bartlet disappear a plane? The Bermuda Triangle is crazy.


The United States does not engage in regime change through assassination. :)

Where's that Hunt For Red October pic? This could get ugly, and if it does it will get ugly in a hurry.

/if you want know why, swap Bolivia's Pres for US's Obama and see how that scenario plays out. We have to rescue our President from a country in Europe? Oh someone's about to have a very bad day. Rerouting presidents is bad precedent. (Hehe)
 
2013-07-02 08:50:11 PM  
He should've just made everything he had public, and then put a gun to his head.

When you cross Uncle Sam, there's no turning back. The government does not appreciate being embarrassed.
 
2013-07-02 08:50:29 PM  

aerojockey: Here's what I don't understand: France and Portugal closed off their airspace.  It refueled in Spain (apparently they were allowed to refuel but not disembark), then landed in Austria?  How did the airplane get to Spain if France was closed off its airspace?  And, after refueling, why couldn't it have flown around Portugal?




Maybe they don't have Snowden on board at all and were just flopping around confused as fark about what was happening.
 
2013-07-02 08:51:20 PM  
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2013-07-02 08:51:40 PM  

gfid: oren0: gfid: Ahhh, Bolivia - that bastion of freedom and democracy

Any moral high ground on "freedom and democracy" that the US had was gone the minute the government decided to pretend the fourth amendment didn't exist.

Can you pinpoint that minute?  It isn't a recent thing.  The government has just gotten more brazen about it in recent years.


This sort of thing has been going on for decades in one form or another. When new technologies pop up they exist in a legal gray area until challenged in court. FISA itself was passed in 1978 to deal with what was at the time highly illegal surveillance.
 
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