AFP EXCLUSIVE: U.S.-Israeli Plot to Kidnap Edward Snowden Foiled

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By Richard Walker —

A plot by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israel’s Mossad to kidnap National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden was foiled by agents of Russia’s intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB).

The plan was to abduct Snowden in Moscow where he was hiding out and spirit him across the Russian border to Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization member, where a plane would be waiting to transport him for interrogation to Diego Garcia, the Indian Ocean military base where terrorism suspects have been held secretly in recent years.

According to an FSB officer, who agreed to speak to this writer off the record to protect his identity, the plot unraveled at the start of October 2013, two months after Snowden had been granted a temporary Russian asylum permit. On August 7, Snowden’s permit was extended for another three years.

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The plan was to seize Snowden from under the noses of FSB agents tasked by Russian President Vladimir Putin with ensuring his safety in the Russian capital. The collapse of the enterprise, after only six weeks of planning, led to heated exchanges between Moscow, Washington and Tel Aviv with threats of retaliation from Russia.

At first, the CIA sought Israel’s help to kidnap Snowden, making it clear Israel owed the agency. For years, Langley and the NSA have shared massive amounts of intelligence with Mossad. The NSA in particular had, at Israel’s request, been wiretapping the phones and monitoring all other communications between Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and their relatives, friends and supporters in the United States. The NSA had also undertaken other intelligence gathering exercises at Israel’s prompting.

In order to pull off their scheme, the CIA had decided the outfit with the best operatives in Moscow, with “sleeper” agents within the FSB, was Mossad. The British, according to an intelligence source in London, were also approached for help but dismissed the project as foolhardy. Nevertheless, the CIA was determined to go ahead.

According to the FSB source, however, Russia’s intelligence agency uncovered the covert plan before CIA and Mossad agents were able to carry it out.

Russian officials immediately contacted Washington and Tel Aviv to inform them that their operatives had been discovered and in order to avoid embarrassment they should leave Moscow before they were arrested, and the Kremlin made the plot into an international incident.

Richard Walker is the pen name of a former N.Y. news producer.

8 Responses to AFP EXCLUSIVE: U.S.-Israeli Plot to Kidnap Edward Snowden Foiled

  1. 12160 blogger says:

    The Federal Security Service FSB crap always originates with Sorcha Faal.

  2. Joe says:
    Bill, you apparently don’t know the extent TPTB are willing to lie to you.

    What you call holocaust denial is simply doing your own research. There are reasons why the holocaust lie was sold to the world and one was to demonize any country demographically non-Jewish, from trying to run their own country instead of the Jews. Which means not only is the holocaust a lie but the German reputation and Hitler evil, a lie as well.

    But go back to reading Jew-approved news if you like.

  3. Kosher.Kills says:

    Time to get rid of the Judea disease in USA.

  4. Davidski says:

    Ahhhh Mossad, nothing anywhere happens without Jew slimy fingers in there somewhere!

  5. John says:
    Thanks Bill, I’ll take that into consideration. I’ll also take into consideration denying the holocaust, because at this point, anyone who thinks Israel is innocent is a fool. Jews that didn’t belong anywhere end up claiming someone else’s land.

    Jews are smart, but unfortunately for them, not smart enough.

  6. Bill says:
    Simply do a Google search and read the wiki stub for this newspaper. The founders are Holocaust deniers.

    I despise the current Israeli government, and wouldn’t be surprised if the CIA attempted to kidnap Snowden, but using Israeli agents for it in Moscow strained credulity. After researching a bit about AFP, it’s not surprising it would run this type of story. Not to be trusted.

  7. richard bittner says:

    If any harm comes to Edward Snowden, there will be blood.

  8. Jaroslav Kukla says:

    It is certain that Edward Snowden doesn’t let the Zionists in the White House and Tel Aviv sleep. He got them both big black eyes and keeps the colors of their eyes black-and-blue.

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