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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:56 PM

Snowden's Flight Path Strewn With Obstacles

By JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA in Mexico City and JACK NICAS in Chicago
Travel Documents, Transit Points Pose Questions
Updated June 26, 2013, 8:33 p.m. ET

... Late Wednesday, Univision Networks posted images of what it said was a "safe pass" for temporary travel that had been issued to Mr. Snowden—a document he would need after U.S. officials said earlier this week they had canceled his passport. Word of such a pass echoed comments earlier this week by Julian Assange, the founder of antisecrecy group WikiLeaks, who said Ecuador had given Mr. Snowden a "refugee document of passage."

But according to a senior official in Ecuador's foreign ministry on Wednesday, Mr. Snowden had no such pass. "He does not have any documents issued by the government of Ecuador such as a passport or a refugee identification," said Galo Galarza, a senior ministry official. He didn't provide additional details ...

An analysis of the commercial air routes available for a U.S. fugitive seeking to travel from Moscow showed that all necessary layover stops on the 7,000-mile route to Ecuador would be in countries that have extradition treaties with the U.S.—including Cuba, which has been working recently to improve U.S. ties and has so far received two flights from Moscow since Sunday without Mr. Snowden aboard.

"I think the fact that for three days in a row, Snowden hasn't gotten on the plane to Cuba begins to tell us something about how welcome he is in Havana," said Phil Peters, an analyst at the Cuba Research Center in Washington ...


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324328204578569270162405156.html

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railsback Jun 2013 #1
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Lugal Zaggesi Jun 2013 #5

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:00 PM

1. He'll never get there.

 

Not a well thought out plan at all, despite all the genius tags lavished on him.

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Response to railsback (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:09 PM

2. It's hard to know. I've only seen one report of anyone who claimed to have even seen him.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:58 PM

3. Commercial flights

 

are not the only flights available.

Plenty of Russian mob guys would gladly fly Eddie anywhere he wants to go on their private jets to get hold of the backup secrets that he's been keeping as his Ace in the Hole - which they could use in various creative ways.



Nobody's seen Snowden for awhile. He could have been driven elsewhere days ago,
flew out in a private jet to Brazil on a fake passport,
and be on his way to Ecuador by now. Or Venezuela. Or Bolivia.
Or Nicaragua. Or Argentina...

Russia would be glad to unofficially help, officially stall.


Twist my arm over Iran and Syria, huh ?

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Response to Lugal Zaggesi (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:00 PM

4. Plenty of mob guys might be willing to toss Mr Snowden out of a plane after

explaining to him in loving detail why he should give them access to info on his laptops

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:28 PM

5. Obviously

 

Mr. Snowden is no stranger to taking risks.

I was implying that at this point,
those remaining secrets would be eagerly shared for help.

Going up against the US National Security apparatus is not an easy thing to do.

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