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2013-06-26 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Snowden stuck in Moscow airport, 'can't buy ticket with invalid passport'
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Posted by tipper 2013-06-26 09:44|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6464 views ]  Top

#1 President Putin has an evil sense of humor.
Posted by Perfesser 2013-06-26 10:41||   2013-06-26 10:41|| Front Page Top

#2 but at least he has access to that deeelicious Russian Airport Food™
Posted by Frank G 2013-06-26 10:48||   2013-06-26 10:48|| Front Page Top

#3 Like Assange, he is in limbo or a kind of purgatory. There was a story awhile back about a guy who lived for quite some time in one of our major airports--he wasn't even a fugitive.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-06-26 11:42||   2013-06-26 11:42|| Front Page Top

#4 JohnQC - I believe that was a movie "The Terminal" about a man stuck in some airport terminal for over a year or something.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-06-26 11:49||   2013-06-26 11:49|| Front Page Top

#5 It sounds like Edward did not think his cunning plan through very thoroughly. I get this image of the barking dog that finally catches the big garbage truck - "Yeah big guy, whatcha' gonna' do now?"

Perhaps he can pull down "Enemy of the State" as a Torr file, for some "lessons learned" - or give a listen to Jim Croce's "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" - and I'm thinking of the part about "You don't pull on Superman's cape."

Unfortunately for Mr. Snowden, once you squeeze it out, you generally can't put the toothpaste back into the tube.
Posted by Lone Ranger 2013-06-26 12:23||   2013-06-26 12:23|| Front Page Top

#6 The Russians must be having problems decrypting Eddie's laptops.

Al
Posted by Frozen Al 2013-06-26 12:34||   2013-06-26 12:34|| Front Page Top

#7 The Ecuadorian embassy could issue him a passport.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-06-26 13:02||   2013-06-26 13:02|| Front Page Top

#8 ..or Cuban or Venezuelan.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-06-26 13:16||   2013-06-26 13:16|| Front Page Top

#9 You don't seriously believe that he's in the transit area.
Posted by European Conservative 2013-06-26 15:09||   2013-06-26 15:09|| Front Page Top

#10 Perhaps the President could direct that the US embassy in Moscow send one of their employees to Sheremetyevo Airport to check...
Posted by Pappy 2013-06-26 15:31||   2013-06-26 15:31|| Front Page Top

#11 Some one send him a page in the American Terminal.
Posted by Newc 2013-06-26 16:15||   2013-06-26 16:15|| Front Page Top

#12 The Lizard People may have an annex at SVO, the climate is similar to Denver.
Posted by Shipman 2013-06-26 16:20||   2013-06-26 16:20|| Front Page Top

#13 Snowden is just waiting for his luggage down at baggage claim.

Also would anyone really want to give this guy a ride with the possibility of being Droned.
Posted by airandee 2013-06-26 16:31||   2013-06-26 16:31|| Front Page Top

#14 This cant be that difficult. Three guys from the Embassy go over there with four tickets and new some paperwork for the guy. Get to him, put a mickey in his Guava Juice, and carry him onto the next flight to New York.

The Russians admit he is there. If they won't produce him for the embassy people, then they are admitting to holding him. The Russians don't want to admit that too.

This is an airport not an embassy.
Posted by rammer 2013-06-26 18:42||   2013-06-26 18:42|| Front Page Top

#15 No, EC, I don't seriously believe he's in the transit area. No one has reported even seeing him arrive at Sheremetyevo. He's been in Russian hands since he left HK. They could have slipped him out of HK on one of Putin's/the Russian bandit-oligarchs' private jets and flown him to Belarus or Novgorod or somesuch.

Oh, and check this out: in 2009, Snowden told his online mates that "leakers should be shot."
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/world/under-snowdens-screen-name-a-declaration-in-09-that-leakers-should-be-shot.html?hp

The kid is a nutjob. He's going to spill everything to his FSB interrogators, and then some.
Posted by Lex 2013-06-26 20:01||   2013-06-26 20:01|| Front Page Top

#16 Putin is certainly having fun here.

He is humiliating Obama as well as Ed Snowden.
Posted by lord garth 2013-06-26 21:20||   2013-06-26 21:20|| Front Page Top

#17 Putin's having a brief moment if fun now, but he's in a weak position overall and getting weaker. He's scared of his own shadow, his government's a shambles, and his country's economy is about to collapse because of shale oil and gas. He's stolen over $40 billion, but that jig, too, is up: Gazprom is facing ruin.

Putin is a less comical version of Berlusconi. But Mistah B, he goin' to da big house now, and Mistah P' days are numbered, too. Putin's bravado can't disguise the fact that his era's coming to an end.
Posted by Lex 2013-06-26 21:53||   2013-06-26 21:53|| Front Page Top

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