Russian statement makes clear Kremlin won’t help U.S. on Snowden. (via Novosti) White House asked early this AM for assistance
U.S. reminded Kremlin it has returned “numerous high level criminals back to Russia at the request of the Russian govt
Flight for which Snowden registered has departed, but he is not seen on plane, Aeroflot says
I’ll be on RT later talking about how Snowden and US bond collapse are linked. Confidence (& bonds) in the US are collapsing.
Journalists stuck on the Moscow-Havana flight they thought Snowden would be on are now doing this
MORE: Flight from Moscow to Cuba for which Snowden booked departs, but he’s not seen on board.
Live reports from RT
Former CIA officer and whistleblower Edward Snowden can board the next Moscow-Havana flight, said a source familiar with the situation.
“He’s probably got another ticket also through Cuba, as there are no direct flights from Moscow to Caracas or Quito. In the meanwhile Snowden can remain in the transit area for however long he wishes,” – said the source.
Voice of Russia, Interfax
First Hong Kong, Now Russia Refuses To Intervene On Snowden
In keeping with fine Christian values, after Hong Kong slapped the US on one cheek yesterday when it allowed a passportless Snowden to leave the country for Moscow, the US has now turned the other cheek. And RUssia’s Vladimir Putin was happy to oblige with a perfectly placed uppercut. As the WSJ reports, the Kremlin said Monday that it won’t intervene in the case of former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden and that Russia had no advance knowledge of his arrival from Hong Kong on Sunday. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that a decision about holding Mr. Snowden and sending him back to the U.S. to face charges wasn’t a matter for the Kremlin.”Snowden did nothing illegal in Russia. There are also no orders for his arrest through Interpol to Russian law enforcement agencies,” an unnamed security official told the RIA-Novosti news agency.” Of course, the NSA which is actively intercepting every Russian (and global) form of communication, knew all about this long ago…