Some icon of liberty: Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow with Cuba as possible destination

Edward Snowden, the man who leaked NSA suveillance programs because he was concerned that they violated American's privacy, slipped the leash in Hong Kong and headed for that bastion of civil liberties - Russia. Possible final destinations include that defender of liberty, Cuba, and that shining example of tolerance and freedom, Venezuela. Other possibilities include Ecuador and Iceland. Reuters: "It's a shocker," said Simon Young, a law professor with Hong Kong University. "I thought he was going to stay and fight it out. The U.S. government will be irate." Russia's Interfax news agency quoted a source at the Aeroflot airline as saying there was a ticket in Snowden's name for a Moscow-Cuba flight. Itar-Tass news agency cited a source as saying Snowden would fly from Havana to Caracas, the Venezuelan capital. The South China Morning Post said his final destination might be Ecuador or Iceland. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was unaware of...(Read Full Post)