Obama Scrambles the Jets for SnowdenSubmitted by radiofriendly on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 23:00
The Bolivian president’s plane was forced to land on suspicion that he was with Edward Snowden. It looks like President Obama scrambled the jets after all.
A major diplomatic incident has occured after a jet carrying the president of Bolivia was rerouted to Austria. Various European countries prevented the plane from overflying their airspace, amidst suspicions NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was onboard.
Austrian foreign ministry officials subsequently said Snowden was not onboard. Morales, along with the Bolivian defence minister, remain at Vienna international airport.
A number of South American states have voiced outrage at the incident
The Bolivian vice president, Alvaro Garcia, said Morales had been“kidnapped by imperialiam”.
The tweets and news as it happened including audio from plane: