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All four EU countries involved in the Morales plane incident have officially apologized

Saturday, July 20th 2013 - 05:22 UTC
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Italy and Portugal have officially apologized for involvement in illegally re-routing the plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales earlier this month during a flight home from Moscow. On 3 July a number Western European countries closed their airspace to the presidential aircraft on a false suspicion that leaker of US electronic spying Edward Snowden was onboard, forcing the plane to land in Vienna. Read full article


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  • Think

    Apology accepted.....
    (Your Daddy is not angry........... just dissapointed :-)))

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Complain to the UNHCR indeed.

    I wonder how this compares to murder, torture, slavery, child soldiers, starvation, child education, freedom of speech etc, etc, etc!

    All those things that matter to the UNHCR, not this rubbish.

    Embarrassing a national leader, breaches his human rights!

    Get real.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    As most European governments know, an apology costs nothing. Especially if you don't mean it. Objective achieved!

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    You have to smile at the hubris involved with the “outrage” by the four stooges of Brazil, Venezuela, The Dark Country and Uruguay (admittedly led by a man showing clear signs of dementia).

    I suggested at the time this nonsense blew up that they should have shot the bastard out of the sky and they could have had a State Funeral to go with it. It certainly feels like a funeral anyway: but of Mercosur.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    You know, I'm on the right, but I agree with the demands for an apology as the NSA has become “Big Brother” and we should ALL question what impact it has upon all of us. I truly believe that the USA has gone too far.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Please note that the countries that apologised for this outrage were from Europe.

    They received their instruction from 'who knows who',
    but not a word from 'you know who'.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (5) Chicureo & (6) GeoffWard2

    People like you are the ones that...................... give the right a good name.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 GeoffWard2

    As opposed to receiving their instructions from the Bolivar states?


    Heaven forbid The Dark Country itself. :o)

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    As opposed to the Turnip at (8).........

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Kumbayah at last
    Kumbayah ar last
    Thank God...kumbayah at last.

    You all will be listened in on by the 5 Eyes until you can do something about it. Get used to that concept.

    Cuba......the humanitarian nation doing good and shipping sugar cane to North Korea...........with extra special sugar. Didn't they read the UN report and actions of the UNSC? Perhaps it was not written in neutral Spanish.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    And Turnip at (10).....

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    And the TWAT at (1), (7), (9) and (11)....

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    And the one at (12).....

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Well guys, we are in good company!

    Only the Suicide In Waiting (I bet he does not remeber saying he would commit suicide but I have in on the HDD) could give such an accolade and coming from him it means SHIT!

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena

    @5 Chicureo and @6 Geoff Completely agree :-)

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I have to chuckle anytime I get stink to call me names. lol

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Poppy @ 10

    “You all will be listened in on by the 5 Eyes until you can do something about it. Get used to that concept.”

    And what exactly makes you think that you are spared?

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    We are not.....spying is to society as oxygen is to life. It's just farcical to watch all these monkey's jump around chirping for their next if they are going to change or stop it.

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    “spying is to society as oxygen is to life”...

    Aren't you the perfect idiot...

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Opinions are like assholes only some, as yours knows no bounds. Hows the little nits doing? Cultivating them into lice yet?

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Espionage, been around forever.

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    You make a team of donkeys whose image of yourselves is idyllically preposterous, while in fact you are a shallow, ignorant, unimaginative group of losers.

    You're being stuck on yesteryears' cliches about Latino America and are blind to what in actually is happening there, the Titanic you're standing on is sinking, exposing your thoroughly off-the-mark comments, rather amusingly. Te US empire is going down and you're too stupid to see it.

    When the US threatened Ecuador with taking away a preferential imports discount if it received Snowden, Rafael Correa unilaterally refused the discount and threw it back onto Uncle Sam's face, retorting it is Ecuador who is offering the 23 lousy million dollars discount back to the US so gringos can be taught about human rights.

    It is the US and Europe who are in crisis caught up in a debt trap of their own making, because their capitalism has turned unto a self-cannibalization with the financial sector devouring the insides of their Real Economy.

    As statistics show, while the US and Europe are bleeding, most of Southamerica has been picking up the pace in growth (REAL growth, not BS stock market manipulation) becoming independent not only ideologically, but economically, enhancing trade with China, Russia and the BRICS.

    Your OBTUSE comments and assertions on the Bolivian president's incident shows transparently how racist and backward-hill-billies mentality you all have.
    Your attempts at appearing to have a minimal amount of intellectual prowess have failed. Your own words have rendered you naked as the pitiful pygmies you truly are.

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    22 E SKINT

    Ah, you are upset about calling the Cowpat, the Cowpat, eh?

    As you think I am a donkey, you MUST really LIKE donkeys (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, you know what I mean) how about I start calling the Cowpat “Donkey shithead”?

    I like it, but it is not so “sharp”, just like you in fact.

    No, I think I will stick to Cowpat.

    This will be the first and last time I let you off with a joke: insult me again at your peril.

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    @22 etniks

    So, I want to ask something about your post?

    Hugo Chavez was actually a brilliant leader and way, way, advanced intellectually than Americans and Europeans, right?

    Christina Kirchner is also a very advanced thinker right?

    Didn't Morales win some kind of award from the UN, like person of the century?

    So you see everybody, if you open your blind eyes and just look, it is clear, Argentina and Venezuela are on the rise!

    Jul 23rd, 2013 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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