.. it and other European countries were told that the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board the Bolivian presidential plane that was diverted to Austria this week, causing a diplomatic row. The foreign minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, said on Spanish National Television on Friday that "they told us that the information was clear, that he was inside".
The minister did not say who supplied the information and declined to say whether he had been in contact with the United States. But he said European countries' reactions were based on this information.Who else would have informed them besides the US? So if we did, who tipped us? Snowden is reportedly still in Moscow so it makes sense to think their FSB security service would be the logical choice. If not then there's probably a search going on at the airport as to who the CIA asset might be.
Meanwhile this remains a complete non-story in the mainstream press. Paula Deen continues to get more coverage. Again, just apply the Bushitler theorem--how big a story would it be had Bush stopped and searched the Bolivian president's presidential jet looking for someone who leaked his TSP program, etc.