Bolivian President Plane Diverted in Snowden HuntAdded: Monday, July 8th, 2013
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The authorities of the United States seem to get more desperate in their efforts to arrest PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden. This made Bolivia furious, because its President Evo Morales' plane was recently diverted on a flight from Russia and forced to land in Vienna.
American spooks told France and Portugal that Edward Snowden might be on board of the plane and the EU countries cancelled air permits, desperate to help the United States. Bolivian President had to make an unscheduled stopover in Austria – otherwise, his plane simply would not have had enough fuel to make it home.
In the meantime, it is unclear where the rumor came from – at the time, there was no evidence that Snowden, wanted by the US for espionage, had left the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. Austrian foreign ministry official confirmed that rumors saying that Snowden was on the plane were untrue.
As for Bolivian foreign minister David Choquehuanca, he said he had no idea who invented this rumor and expressed his displeasure over putting the President’s life at risk. The country was one of a dozen states where Edward has sought asylum. Morales, who came to Russia to attend an energy conference, claimed he would consider granting the American refuge if requested.
Although France and Portugal later reconsidered their decision and allowed the Bolivian plane to fly over both countries, Italy and Spain at the time took their place and refused the plane to enter their air space. Earlier, the US President Barack Obama has threatened all countries that the one giving Snowden asylum should be prepared to pay a heavy price.
Russia didn’t want to send Edward Snowden to the US, because it would have been a move that could make the country look weak. In addition, Russia has no extradition treaty with Washington. But at the same time Russia didn’t want to spoil its relationship with the US over Snowden.
At the time, 5 countries have rejected granting Edward Snowden asylum, and 7 have said they would only consider a request if made on their soil. 8 more states are still undecided. One of the few countries that could still give him asylum was Venezuela, part of an alliance of left leaning governments in Latin America. The country said that it was time to stop berating Edward who has actually done something very important for humanity.
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Monday, July 8th, 2013
|posted by (2013-07-08 16:19:22)|
|USSA really showing their true colours lately.|
|'We’re American F@#k everyone else, we will do as we please!'|
Shame on the US for making such a move.
Shame on Bolivia for allowing another Government to take their President at will.
Shame on Vienna for taking part in this whole fiasco.
No wonder the Anti-American movement in Europe is growing so fast!
|Bolivia has nothing to do with it, you can't fly at your will|
over one country's airspace, they can force you to land
denying your authorization or even sending some jet fighters after you
(has happened before)
|bolivian embassy statement, made their president feel really bad in front of the whole world..!!!|
|Guess the US is showing us the rest of the world that Obama is the President of the world (SAD) I can bet Air Force One will never be diverted or denied entry into any airspace in the world.|
|posted by (2013-07-09 14:33:25)|
|What i dont understand is why President Evo Morales let them search the plane.|
|As an American, I do not condone these acts of the current administration and I too see Snowden as a hero for human rights.|
|Great news, like nobody has television and has seen it a million times.|
|posted by (2013-11-06 01:03:09)|
|Well that is the American attitude... "we will do as we want, don't anyone butt in!' So much so that wherever they (Western countries!!!) go, they leave a trail of utter destruction, trampling and destroying everything they see... And the called it the 'Age of Exploration'!!! Now they call it the 'Age of Spying' So much so they spied on the German Chancellor!!!!||
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