What happened at the airport in quiet Vienna can be called a public suicide of European sovereignties.
The plane of the Bolivian President Evo Morales, who was returning home from Moscow, made essentially a forced landing in Vienna after the authorities of Portugal, France, Spain and Italy closed their airspace for him. The President of Bolivia was detained at the airport on 12 hours, during which the aircraft was searched, which did not give the desired result. Such a result should have been the discovery of a fugitive CIA employee Edward Snowden, whom the United States is seeking to capture at any price.
It's funny that it was the Vienna police who soaked the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Immunities. Until now, the seizure of embassies was the lot of savages. And the seizure of the presidential plane is the same as the seizure of the embassy. You can imagine how the Americans pressed their satellites so that they, having stooped below the plinth, completely forgot all the known norms of international law. Yes, and their own kind of interests. Particularly ridiculous against the background of this poaching hunt for Snowden are the strained statements of European leaders, outraged by the American wiretapping unveiled by Snowden. Now, if someone else allowed the idea that the satellites have sovereignty, now these guys have tried to dispel any illusions themselves.
From the cartoon "Mowgli":
- Stand, is Shirkhan the leader of the pack? Or are you jackals to cringe in front of him?
- Be quiet, human cub!
“Something smelled like carrion.”
In general, the phenomenon of Snowden is extremely, in our opinion, little productive in terms of any new information, extremely instructive in terms of exposing politically correct myths about exemplary Western democracy in the face of the most naive and infantile part of society. Because it is hard to believe that a person in his right mind would really doubt that American intelligence services scan the Internet and listen to foreign leaders at every opportunity. Americans, by the way, can be understood: for them, Snowden is not a botanist truth story, but a traitor who had access to the very heart of secret information. But this is their problem. To us, Snowden did not do anything wrong either from a moral or a legal point of view.
“The intelligence services of the United States are global. They work globally. They have their own departmental interests. Lawyers have such a notion of“ executor of executing ”: instructing someone to peep, and they overhear; send eavesdropping - they pry. colleagues themselves will figure out among themselves who is right, who is to blame and how to deal with it, "said Vladimir Putin.
That is, with all the sympathy for the American colleagues, excuse me: we can do nothing to help. As for international law and the safety of flights ... Well, now in Latamerica now, probably, it is better to fly through Siberia. Who knows and to whom else in an enlightened Europe will the thought come to bend over ?!