Snowden: “Put him on a plane to Venezuela”? UPDATED

!:30PM THIS JUST IN: Looks like they’re putting him on a plane to Quito.
ECUADOR SAYS SNOWDEN SEEKING ASYLUM THERE

Earlier today,
Life imitates the Cohen brothers (video NSFW), and Putin may have channeled J. K. Simmons:


WIRE: SNOWDEN LEAVES FOR VENEZUELA VIA RUSSIA, CUBA

Reuters says

Itar-Tass cited its source as saying Snowden would fly from Havana to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

Other reports name Ecuador and Iceland,

Separately, the South China Morning Post, the city’s leading English-language newspaper, said that Mr. Snowden had boarded a 10:55 a.m. flight on Sunday headed to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The paper said that Moscow wasn’t his final destination, citing Ecuador and Iceland as possible destinations.

For now, it’s all a “where’s Waldo?” moment.

UPDATE,

Rick Moran:

If Snowden is, in fact, on his way to Venezuela, Wikileaks has a very strange notion of a “democratic country.” Freedom House, in their 2013 report on “Freedom in the World,” lists Venezuela as “partly free,” which may be a generous designation given that the internal security apparatus is run by Cubans and that “Chavista” bully boys routinely show up at opposition rallies to threaten and intimidate opponents. Snowden, who claimed he wanted to end up in a country with democratic values, could have made a better choice.


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