uh oh

the plot thickens

An Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong carrying Edward Snowden… landed at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia on Sunday. Snowden left Hong Kong “on his own accord for a third country,” the government in Hong Kong said Sunday afternoon.

Hello, PootyPoot.

Russian news agency Interfax and Radio Ekho Moskvy reported that Snowden was booked on a flight to Cuba and then from Havana to Caracas, Venezuela. … Ecuador and Iceland have also been mentioned as possibilities.

whaaa?

WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy organization that published hundreds of thousands of classified documents. The group posted on Twitter* about 5 a.m. EDT that Snowden was “currently over Russian airspace accompanied by WikiLeaks legal advisors.” … Sarah Harrison, who the organization said is a UK citizen, journalist and legal researcher working with the WikiLeaks legal defense team

whaaaaa?!?

[Teh Lady Sen DiFi on CBS: "The chase is on."]

12 Comments!

  1. bocopro
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 10:00 am |

    Another big score for the administration, especially NSA, CIA, and State.

    Frankly, however, I have little confidence that we know WHERE the hell the guy is, much less where he’s going. I believe the Russian news people about as much as I believe Jay Carney.

    I wish Stewart wasn’t off diddling around somewhere . . LOVE to see his take on this fiasco.

  2. Caged Insanity
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 10:07 am |

    I don’t think they care where Snowden goes. The machine is running just fine in its job to make him look insignificant and of no interest to the sheeple.
    Half a year from now, the majority will have forgotten that their every communication is being recorded and sorted and stored away for future use against them.
    “Never let a crisis go to waste” is in full effect. Snowden is now a distraction for a lot of people, and the tyrant and his lackeys will use it to their advantage.

  3. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 10:10 am |

    Wellp,
    reckon he’ll get a Hero of the Revolution Medal and an adobe hovel with a moderate stipend in Venezuela, but he’ll have to endure endless Party meeting dinners and two-hour orations by commies.
    He’ll eventually regret that he didn’t come back to face prison time.

  4. mojo
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 10:39 am |

    How the fuck did Wikileaks jump into the middle of this shit? Legal advisors? WTF, over?

  5. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm |

    Feller has a real affinity for non-freedom-loving countries.

  6. bocopro
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm |

    Wikileaks is a bunch of self-righteous blabbermouths, busybodies, finks, rats, rumormongerers, scandalmongerers, snitches, squealers, tattletales, and troublemakers who have appointed themselves the “guardians of transparency” in governments and large corporations.

    They believe that if there are no government secrets, there can be no espionage and that people will be safer and less paranoid without the governments’ jackbooted nazis prying into personal affairs and establishing secret police to protect and preserve a system of spies, agents, counterspies, double-dealers, saboteurs, and so on.

    To that end they search for just about anything big government tries to keep classified or secret so they can share it with everybody in the mistaken belief that by leveling the playing field they will be reducing strife and the potential for abuse.

    They’ve somehow gotten it into their warped little minds that they are crusaders against abuse of power and oppression of the little guys by the big guys. What they’re really after is a one-world society/government ruled by committee, like the UN, to bring about the utopia they’ve read about in old socialist manifestos.

    In fact, people such as Manning and Snowden are exactly what people like Assange troll for. Point is, tho, that both those guys signed oaths that they would protect the sensitive data they had access to and now in their ignorance have given aid and comfort to the nation’s enemies; hence, they are guilty of treason, regardless of what they believe to be lofty principles.

    If they had wanted to do the right thing, they’d have manned up and blown the whistle here at home and then stood tall to take the system’s best shot. Instead, they went to Assange and China. I’d like to see them skinned, diced, dehydrated, and scattered over a poultry field in Central China.

  7. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm |

    I think we are about to see proof that multiple scandals can reach a saturation point, where they begin to cancel each other out?

  8. mojo
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm |

    As a pilot, Colonel Jerry SIR!, you ought to be familiar with information overload.

  9. geezerette
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm |

    He runs to the non freedom-loving countries from the about to become the non- freedom loving country.

  10. Brad
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm |

    Problem is all the nations that are friendly to the u.s. have extradition treaties. Kinda leaves the others available by default.

  11. Jess
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm |

    I think he knows enough to go where the intelligence gathering is least found. There he’ll have to balance between obscurity and notoriety in the hope his assassination will never go unnoticed.

  12. CAPT Mike
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm |

    Quite wrong Jess; nobody is detaining this dirtbag precisely because they do not fear an America led by Obama. He, and sadly the rest of us, are reaping the predictable rewards for ‘leading from behind.’

    Best Regards,