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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 10:44 AM

Breaking News (from Venezuela): Maduro could bring Snowden back hidden on his jet

Breaking News: Maduro could bring Snowden back hidden on his jet

According to sources consulted by the Spanish media ABC, Venezuela could accept Edward Snowden's asylum application and welcome the former CIA agent on the same flight in which President Maduro returns to Caracas from his trip to Moscow.

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It is possible that President Maduro's flight will make a stopover on Spanish territory with Snowden on board and Spain will be forced to take action if the United States asks Spain to detain Snowden at that time.

Spain would not be able to execute this request because its Security Forces don't have the right to board President Maduro's plane, or to ask for information about passengers.

Spanish authorities are still raising the possibility of denying the Venezuelan plane permission to land for its necessary stopover. However, this decision could affect bilateral relations between the two countries.

http://diariodecaracas.com/mundo/maduro-podria-traer-edward-snowden-en-su-avion-venezuela



Note, Spanish media ABC is very antagonistic to the Venezuelan Left Wing. They put Fox News to shame.

This sounds like shit-stirring to me.

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Reply Breaking News (from Venezuela): Maduro could bring Snowden back hidden on his jet (Original post)
Catherina Jul 2013 OP
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #1
alcibiades_mystery Jul 2013 #2
snooper2 Jul 2013 #3
railsback Jul 2013 #4
Romulus Quirinus Jul 2013 #11
railsback Jul 2013 #12
Romulus Quirinus Jul 2013 #13
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2013 #5
Catherina Jul 2013 #6
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2013 #16
Myrina Jul 2013 #7
Catherina Jul 2013 #9
Myrina Jul 2013 #14
Catherina Jul 2013 #15
Puzzledtraveller Jul 2013 #8
Catherina Jul 2013 #10
allin99 Jul 2013 #17

Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:16 AM

1. Ooohhhh bloooy

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:18 AM

2. News stories premised on "could" and "it's possible that" are just silly

People should report what happened, not what could happen.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:21 AM

3. If Snowjob wasn't so lazy he would take a SeaDoo




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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:23 AM

4. Realistically speaking, Maduro would be a fool to do such a thing

 

Venezuela desperately needs trade. Trading with just Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil isn't going to bring in much revenue at all, especially when the Pacific Alliance is already bringing in triple the profits. Bringing in Snowden would most certainly shut Venezuela out of a very lucrative trade pact, which most certainly will swing public opinion, on the verge of taking over, to the private oligarchs.

Ecuador's Correa almost got caught in a shithole with all his bravado talk about Snowden. Luckily for Ecuador, he came to his senses and backed off. Let's hope Venezuela does the same, for the Venezuelans' sake.

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Response to railsback (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:24 PM

11. Profits over people, now your talkin'!

Who do they think they are, anyway!?

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Response to Romulus Quirinus (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:31 PM

12. You're talking one person over millions

 

Not logical.

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Response to railsback (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:32 PM

13. That's pretty much how airplanes have always worked. nt

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:24 AM

5. Same story on news except it is Bolivia involved.


LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the country's foreign minister said.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/07/02/snowden-plane-rerouted/2484741/

6:53 p.m. EDT July 2, 2013

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:11 PM

6. Lol! I really love you. No shit lol. This story came out last night right before the Bolivia saga

I was up all night for Bolivia lol: Pres Morales: "NO You can NOT inspect my aircraft!" Emergency UNASUR meeting. Hague Tribunal?

This story came out 17 hours ago, right before the Morales' plane was forced down. And it's being circulated big-time right now. That's why I'm saying shit-stirring. Not to mention the Venezuelan Opposition personage Alek Boyd was caught red-handed last week



Exposing the Dark Forces Behind the Snowden Smears
Who is planting anti-Snowden attacks with Buzzfeed, and why is the website playing along?
June 28, 2013

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A day before the Greenwald attacks appeared, Buzzfeed published an anonymously sourced story about the government of Ecuador, which had reportedly offered asylum to Snowden (Ecuador has just revoked a temporary travel document issued to Snowden). Written by Rosie Gray and Adrian Carasquillo, the article relied on documents marked as “secret” that were passed to Buzzfeed by sources described as “activists who wished to call attention to the government’s spying practices in the context of its new international role” as the possible future sanctuary of Snowden.

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Questionable journalism ethics, evidence of smears

At first glance, Buzzfeed's Ecuador expose might have seemed like riveting material. Upon closer examination, however, the story turned out to be anything but the exclusive the website promoted it as. In fact, the news of Ecuador’s possible deal with Israeli surveillance firms was reported hours before Buzzfeed’s piece appeared by Aleksander Boyd, a blogger and activist with close ties to right-wing elements in South America. “Rafael Correa's Ecuadorian regime spies on its citizens in a way strikingly similar to what Snowden accuses the U.S. of doing,” claimed Boyd.

Later in the day, Boyd contacted Buzzfeed’s Gray through Twitter, complimenting her piece before commenting,



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Soliciting smears, dreaming of headless opponents

Who is Boyd, and how did he appear in the middle of the Snowden saga?

A London-based representative of Venezuela’s political opposition, Boyd solicits his services as an opposition researcher, informing potential clients through his official bio, “Alek can be contracted to do due diligence on individuals and companies in Venezuela and LatAm.”

As I reported for The Electronic Intifada, Boyd has repeatedly promoted terrorism and assassination against members of the elected government of Venezuela. Back in 2004, Boyd wrote, “I wish I could decapitate in public plazas Lina Ron and Diosdado Cabello. I wish I could torture for the rest of his remaining existence Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel … I wish I could fly over Caracas slums throwing the dead bodies of the criminals that have destroyed my country … Only barbaric practices will neutralize them, much the same way (Genghis) Khan did. I wish I was him.” A year later, he declared, “Re: advocating for violence yes I have mentioned in many occasions that in my view that is the only solution left for dealing with (Hugo) Chavez.”

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http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/exposing-dark-forces-behind-snowden-smears?paging=off

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Response to Catherina (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:33 PM

16. and now, even more twists to the story:

Reuters saying now:
Bolivian defense minister says President Morales' plane was not searched in Austria; no one boarded aircraft because Morales resisted.
this I had read in other sources earlier, too.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. "Former CIA agent" ? I thought Ed was an NSA Contractor ...

Did I miss something?

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Response to Myrina (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:17 PM

9. He worked for the CIA before

According to sources briefed on the matter, Snowden was employed by an unidentified classified agency in Washington from 2005 to mid-2006, by the CIA from 2006 to 2009, when he primarily worked overseas, and by Dell Inc from 2009 to 2013, when he worked in the United States and Japan as an NSA contractor.

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-snowden-secretly-wrote-online-2013-6

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Response to Catherina (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:33 PM

14. I did not know. Thanks!

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Response to Myrina (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:36 PM

15. No prob

The good news is you obviously have a life lol.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:13 PM

8. hopefully not in a frigid wheel well.

lest he really be Snowed-in

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 12:18 PM

10. Twitter has graduated the term to "avalanched-in"

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:36 PM

17. I hope he or someone does, that last bit with the Bolivian president...

was just too much.

I know he won't, but by gosh i hope someone does somehow.

Are U.S. assisting countries the only place someone takng off from Russia could land in to refuel?

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