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Snowden mystery deepens: All eyes on Moscow airport

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"...National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, was nowhere to be seen."

Putin probably has him on the rack at this moment.

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Wonders if he is not at a secure facility someplace inside Russia? It would be criminal stupid for Russia to let this slip through their fingers to appease the country that has been hacking them

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No one checked the toilets?

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"Assange... denied reports that Snowden was spending his time at the airport being debriefed by Russian intelligence officers"

Russian intelligence officers cannot debrief anyone in the transit section of the airport, ha ha lol

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He probably just walked out the gate somewhere. He can't fly anywhere even out of the transit lounge because the US revoked his pass port. Maybe the US just simply deleted him already.

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This bloke really has landed himself in a spot of hot water. I wonder where he'll reappear..if at all.

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Where are the Snowden's of yesteryear?

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I wonder if Snowden can be used as leverage with the current negociation about Syria but maybe he is not that important...

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He looks like the lady on the right. Anyway enjoy that burger and coke and keep your back to the wall at all times. Who knows when Obama's "too big to jail" henchmen will try to strike.

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So what can we do to send all of the people like him to Ecuador?

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So what can we do to send all of the people like him to Ecuador?

why bother other countries when U.S.A. is there.

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You don't need a passport to travel to another country unless the country you are visiting requires you to have one. So revoking Snowden's passport does not mean he cannot travel. If Cuba, Venezuala, Ecuador on any other country said that he is welcome without a passport then he can travel.

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They should try instead, looking for a tall blonde lady with unbelievably big hooters and possibly a 5 o'clock shadow.

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SuperLib: "So what can we do to send all of the people like him to Ecuador?"

You can keep using the Constitution to wipe your bottom with while trampling on your citizens human rights.

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Smith, thanks for the outburst. Can you tell me what the US is doing specifically? From what I'm hearing people have some pretty crazy ideas.

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" You don't need a passport to travel to another country unless the country you are visiting requires you to have one. So revoking Snowden's passport does not mean he cannot travel. If Cuba, Venezuala, Ecuador on any other country said that he is welcome without a passport then he can travel."

But one is required to purchase a ticket. However, Ecuador does recognize the World Passport, among a few others. Also, other travel documents serve the same purpose. Good lesson for those who hold only one passport; a second citizenship is an insurance policy for your ability to travel freely. TDV dotcom offers help in internationalizing oneself.

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I would imagine that by now, faced with life in exile in Ecuador or Venezuela, Snowden is beginning to wish he had kept his big mouth shut.

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Harry_Gatto I would imagine that by now, faced with life in exile in Ecuador or Venezuela, Snowden is beginning to wish he had kept his big mouth shut

Sometimes to defend freedom we must destoy it.....

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"Maybe the US just simply deleted him already"

Nah, no reports of drone strikes on that Russian airport.

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Recovering from plastic surgery?

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Megosa is on to something!!

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Anyone check the janitor's closet? I'm willing to bet he already left Russia after dropping off some of his secret baggage to them in exchange for quick passage out. He's fooling us all!

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I'm willing to bet he already left Russia after dropping off some of his secret baggage to them in exchange for quick passage out.

Simple analogy. Imagine a country "A" with a well developed industry but without a technological base to create an A-bomb. Imagine a man who escaped his own country "B" with a bag filled by highly classified documents, graphics, diagrams etc concerning "know how" to create A-bomb. What do you think whether authorities of that country "A" allow him to leave and fly somewhere to Ecuador, Iceland, Rwanda or say, Christmas Island? Of course, no. The authorities will offer him a very good conditions to work, including protection, high salary etc.

I have heard a mockery song, performed by comic band on a local radio station. The song was dedicated to Edward Snowden. I have recalled a chorus : "Russia is too big with many cities and towns. Some secret places with science institutes. So, farewell, mr Snowden and welcome comrade Vassily Ivanov!"

In short, CIA agents could come to Shremetyevo airport under cover and carefully check all toilet cabins they wish.

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Faced with exile in Ecuador? Oh, twist my arm! Have you been there? Those who think USA is so great haven't travelled abroad much if at all!

Litmus test: can you enjoy a beer on a beach without police harassment? Yes? => better than USSA.

Ecuador has excellent real food.

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Russia is even now a Secretive nation. Quite possible that snow is now Vassily. Also the Russian secret agents in collaboration with the American secret agents may finish of this Snowden.

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Another country can issue him a passport. I do remember reading somewhere he already has a passport issued by the United Nations.

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