Watch The Flightpath Of Bolivia Air Force One As It Gets Trapped Over Austria

Tyler Durden's picture

As already reported, the Dassault Falcon 900EX that is the Bolivian Air Force 1 was prohibited from flying over Italy, Portugal, Spain and France, due to suspicions it was harboring the "democratic world's enemy #1" Edward Snowden, trapping FAB1 above Austria, and forcing to land in Vienna. Watch the animation of the flight path below how effective the "democratic world" is in making a mockery of due process, diplomatic immunity and all those other highly valued qualities that make living in the "democratic world" such a joy. As for Europe: what can we say - the continent that over the weekend was furious at the NSA for spying on it, expressed its anger by blocking Snowden's airpace.

Source: Flightradar

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LetThemEatRand's picture

I will not scramble fighter jets to catch a hacker.*  Read my lips.


*By "I", I do not mean that "I" will not cause another country to do so while said country licks my balls.  Which most certainly does not constitute "sex," incidentally.  

Renewable Life's picture

So is he on the plane or not, or have they not boarded the plane of a President of another Country yet, by force!!!!

ACP's picture

The diplomatic immunity thingy is the big issue here.

WTF? I guess Obama and his Socialist brethren stand together, side-by-side, for tyranny.

What a noble cause.

LetThemEatRand's picture

This has nothing to do with socialism.  Socialism as the term is commonly used is a form of control in that it promises something to the average guy (I will debate another day the benefits of reigning in oligarchs and making sure that not too much wealth concentrates etc).  These guys have that paradigm beat by a fucking mile.

ACP's picture

Yes, that's exactly right. Socialism has always meant a dictatorship and/or oligarchy. I use it thusly.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Either way, Neo-Feudalism is the model they have in mind.  I am misty-eyed for the days when we could debate the benefits of some socialism in a rationally regulated free market.

Totentänzerlied's picture

"rationally regulated free market."
Oh you and your self-contradictory absurdist humor!

Zer0head's picture

a 21st century Sudetenland


cifo's picture

It could have been a lot worse. But I bet it's a diversion.

old naughty's picture

Hail the scriptwriter !

James_Cole's picture

The English language in the US is practically ripped from the pages of 1984 - terms all messed up, made nonsensical etc. The term "socialism" being one of many terms Americans are totally clueless on, not likely by accident. 

George Carlin says it all about language:

Anyway, the more important topic, a Dassualt Falcon is Bolivia's air force one?? Least we know Morales isn't splurging on aircraft. 

Jack Burton's picture

Right on James! It is sad to hear the language of "1984" thrown around by some ZH posters as if we all believe the narrative of Obama's socialist left wing leadership. Jesus man, they must be joking. Obama a socialist? Look at the record, if this guy is leading from the left, where in fuckig hell is the right wing postion? Somewhere to the right of Hitler on a bad day?

Most people of any insight have moved past the red baiting lies of the FOX empire, certainly we recognize Obama and Bush as being to politicians in service of the same masters.

FOX on it's best day is irrelevant to civilized society, on a bad day it is simply simple minded brainwashing like "Obama is a socialist" As if an event like his signing of the "Mosnsanto Protection Bill", an act of corporate terrorism and bribery worthy of Hitlers Germany in 1938, does not clearly show his real postion. The made up fake" left versus right" paradigm that FOX trys to sell to the Americans of a certain type, well, what can you say. Who with half a brain believes the Obama record is that of a scoialist. Perhaps if you have no idea what socialism is, perhaps then FOX can make you believe it. But it is a stupid big lie. Bush and Obama both govern from the same playbook.

LongSilverJohn's picture

Hitler on one hand, Stalin on the other.... it's hard to choose these days. I do see that Bush is hobnobbing with Obama. It's a merger of the two extremes, leaving out the middle. If you go far enough west, you come to the east: maybe they should be called "Hitlin" or "Staltler"... 

Burticus's picture

Even ZH readers still suffer from a lifetime of brainwashing/disinformation by the gubmint schrools and corporate media cartel when it comes to the false left-right paradigm.

Get it through your ukraniums - the political spectrum is from 100% totalitarian gubmint (left) to 0% (absence of) gubmint or anarchy (right).  Practically nobody is on the right, advocating anarchy, any more.

Both Hitler and Stalin were figureheads of totalitarian oligarchies (rule by the elite few) on the extreme left.  The BushBillBama regime, puppeteered by a central banking oligarchy, also operates on the far to extreme left, resulting in a seamless continuum of policital & economic destruction over the last 25 years.  Fascist, socialist and communist (crony capitalist) economic systems always exist under political oligarchies.

True republican (rule of law) government represents the political center, with only enough government to protect individual rights from the force, fraud & injury of others, including the gubmint itself.  The free enterprise (market) economic system can exist only under the rule of law.

Watch the JBS "Overview of America" video on YouTube to fit the missing pieces into your puzzle.

Kobe Beef's picture

Two words from Orwell:

Oligarchical Collectivism.

100% accurate.

Joe Sixpack's picture

They are really scared of what they fear he has.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

I believe he has already offloaded what he has. What The goon Obama & Co. fear is further derision from the brave, rational, thoughtful and well-spoken Snowden, his becoming a figure-head of a drive for Gubmint sane and limited, and his attractiveness to soon to become more and more hosed and disenchanted Gen Y'ers...

Taku's picture

"U.S. President Barack Obama has warned that an offer of asylum from a country would carry serious costs."

Gumbum's picture

You gotta wonder what's wrong with the world. Why doesn't the massive spying that has been revealed "carry serious costs"?

Grow a fucki** pair!

lakecity55's picture

"Any nation giving aid to the snowman will suffer an airdrop of an entire Division of my Free Shit Army. Upon landing, their EBT cards and ophones will expire. They will burn down your country."


The Dark Prince, Chalky

tradewithdave's picture

Wasn't it Soros who said just last week that we needed to move away from "rational choice." I guess Ken-L-Ration dog food will need a new "my dog's better than your dog slogan" that is more in line with the Sunstein bevavioral "nudge."

How 'bout this Fabian verse..."my dog's better cause he behaves better economically, my dog's better than yours."


Cabreado's picture

You give credit where it is not due -- there is no model, unless you include loosely connected self-preservation, tuned well enough over a long period of perceived wealth, met expectations, and concomitant ignorance.


Monedas's picture


LetThemEatRand's picture

                    ....                                     ?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Go on, give him a +1. I did. It's his best post ever.

erg's picture

*wonders what the collective ZH IQ is*


While having a chuckle, my mouse finger twitched and down-voted you.  Sorry.


DanDaley's picture

You can change your vote, ya know...just click the other arrow. Problem solved.

Mugatu's picture

Has this not become the Diplomacy version of the OJ Simpson Bronco Chase?

This is fucking hilarious!

Cynthia's picture

OJ got off, Swonden won't see the light of day.

Optimusprime's picture

That's "reining in" you are trying to say.  You know--the reins that control the horse(s).

Al Gorerhythm's picture

Rise .... the.... fuck.... up!!!!


Chaos_Theory's picture

Can't talk...'baitin and watchin " balls!"

Row Well Number 41's picture

Wonder how much NSA blackmail is going on to make this happen.


knukles's picture

Lots and lots gobs and gobs oodles and oodles

Look, figure it this way.
How we understand the information gathering systems to work is that they scoop up information wholesale, nondiscriminatory. 
Meaning anything from any country anywhere in one way or another, a signal in the ether or on wires/optic, is fair game to "theft" interception, reading.
And we know from contradictory statements that everything is being read, listened to, no just archived as metadata (horseshit, people)
So, where and what have they collected?
Everything from everywhere
Who has it
"Our guys"
Who they share it with?
Whoever they want to at the moment in exchange for "something in return"
So have they the capacity to fuck, tattoo, screw and disassemble anyone at anytime?


There's your answer.

pattern recognition.....

dryam's picture

I'm curious if those fancy NSA computers are able to recognize this pattern.....




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Bringin It's picture

Knuckles, source of many great posts.  That's your best one yet imo.

PKF's picture

More like threats of bodily harm to loved ones. 

Suraj Corominas's picture

Enough to make even Putin do a U-turn and suddenly start lubing up for the US. If both China and the Russians are worried about getting in the way, someone out there is really determined to get this guy and Lord only knows what 'incentives' they're discussing.


CCanuck's picture

Maybe Russia and China are giving Obomba a rope, knowing he will hang .......

Just say'n...Don't you think they purged the info they wanted from Snowden and cut him loose (check),

Playing friendly with Obomba, knowing that it could create a real shitstorm, that would be hard to place at the communists feet.

Some serious poker going on here, I'm sure Snowden is hold'n a deadman's hand, thinking he has a chance, he's all-in.

Obomba just rasied and pushed all-in with a European Flush..???

Who will Call or Raise??? There are still some players to fold'em or get in the action.


Jim in MN's picture


from BBC:


On Tuesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper apologised for telling Congress in March that the NSA did not have a policy of gathering data on millions of Americans.

He said in a letter to Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate intelligence committee, that his answer had been "clearly erroneous".

erg's picture

Dianne Feinstein makes my skin crawl.

"Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in."

Didn't she sound half-in-the-bag when she said that?

She is her own barf bag.

Intelligence Committee, give me fucking break already.

They're in your face about everything.

TruthInSunshine's picture

As long as he apologized.

That's the main thing.



tarsubil's picture

We are already there. Not a police state, a fucking police world. We have a turnkey tyranny run by secrets? Not anymore since the key has been turned.

Kobe Beef's picture

Yep, consider the Miranda warning: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

Now, consider the NSA warning:" You will remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you, whenever, wherever, and however we decree."

We are definitely living under a Police State. 

DoChenRollingBearing's picture




I will not scramble fighter jets to catch a bankster.* 

There, FIFY!

LetThemEatRand's picture

But he'll scramble one or two to get a bankster out of Dodge.

Jim in MN's picture

Or Saudi VIPs out of Dodge next 9/11.....