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Bolivian minister: Evo Moralesí plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board
wapo ^ | 7/2/13 | ap

Posted on 07/02/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT by ColdOne

LA PAZ, Bolivia — 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.

Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca denied that Snowden was on the plane, which landed in Vienna, and said France and Portugal would have to explain why they canceled authorization for the plane.

“We don’t know who invented this lie. We want to denounce to the international community this injustice with the plane of President Evo Morales,” Choquehuanca said from Vienna, where the plane landed.

Morales met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a summit of major gas exporters in the Kremlin.

Morales said in an interview with Russia Today television that Bolivia would be willing to consider granting asylum to Snowden.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bolivia; edwardsnowden; eu; eurabia; europeanunion; eussr; evo; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; morales; nsa; piracy; snowden
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1 posted on 07/02/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Talk about a game of “hot potato”...


2 posted on 07/02/2013 4:09:18 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ColdOne

You would think France would be grateful to Snowdon because he exposed that the US is spying on them.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 4:10:34 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: ColdOne

The plot thickens.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 4:12:46 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ColdOne

I have to believe that Obama is somehow convincing these nations to aid the US in stopping Snowden from any more leaks of info...makes me wonder how what is in those files might be influencing other countries to jump on the “get Snowden” bandwagon.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 4:14:19 PM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: memyselfandi59
...makes me wonder how what is in those files might be influencing other countries to jump on the “get Snowden” bandwagon.

The truth about Libya, Syria, and Egypt...

6 posted on 07/02/2013 4:17:54 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: memyselfandi59

Gosh, you’d think they are afraid he has cooties or something! (smile)


7 posted on 07/02/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: memyselfandi59
"somehow convincing"

The math is pretty simple: if I harbor a citizen of another country who committed espionage against that country, then I have little chance that I will be able to ask other countries for help when I need to track down one of my own fugitives.

There are rules.

8 posted on 07/02/2013 4:21:15 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: ColdOne

I suspect that the Russians let this slip intentionally, so as to make the US look foolish, and embarrass those countries willing to cooperate with the US.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 4:25:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I suspect that the Russians let this slip intentionally, so as to make the US look foolish, and embarrass those countries willing to cooperate with the US.

Well, if that was the intention, it worked.

10 posted on 07/02/2013 4:50:55 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
Definitely truth about WMD going from Iraq to Syria with help of Russian scientists.

Bush/Cheney lied about it and kept it from public demanding they retrieve or replace Assad's regime, for whatever reason.

11 posted on 07/02/2013 5:01:12 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: ColdOne
“We don’t know who invented this lie. We want to denounce to the international community this injustice with the plane of President Evo Morales,” Choquehuanca said from Vienna, where the plane landed.

Could it be the US intel by any chance? Kind of funny how intel and idiot start with the same letter.

12 posted on 07/02/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: ColdOne

Any follow-up stories? Did the Austrians search the plane?


13 posted on 07/02/2013 5:50:20 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: ColdOne
Well, since he could be on any plane, France and Portugal need to divert every plane that enters their airspace.

After all he disclosed that since any phone call could be terrorist related the government needs to divert all of them through the NSA...

14 posted on 07/02/2013 6:03:08 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: wideawake

Yup, that’s how it works . . . and don’t forget the brownie-point factor.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 6:06:29 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ColdOne

Put snowmen on a fishing boat in the Bering. Send him to Juneau and sign him up for welfare under a fake name. They’ll never find him


16 posted on 07/02/2013 6:11:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ColdOne

So, all the other ‘sorry I got caught’ actors in the regime haven’t been fired, just reassigned.

Makes one wonder.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 6:16:37 PM PDT by glock rocks (Stand up!)
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To: rawhide

You’d think France would be grateful to learn they were worth spying on.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 7:04:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: cookcounty
Any follow-up stories? Did the Austrians search the plane?

Probably not. Both questions.

19 posted on 07/02/2013 7:06:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: ColdOne
What say do France and Portugal have in this?


20 posted on 07/02/2013 7:29:25 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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