The South China Morning Post is reporting:
“Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong and is due to arrive in Moscow by this evening, the South China Morning Post can confirm.
“The former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, who was last known to be hiding in Hong Kong, took off from city’s airport at 10.55am on Sunday morning was en route to Moscow’s Shermetyevo International Airport. He scheduled to arrive at 5.15pm.
“The Post was able to confirm that Snowden had been on an Aeroflot SU213 flight and headed to Moscow. Moscow will not be his final destination. Possible final destinations are either Iceland and [sic] Ecuador, according to previous media reports.”
If true, this means Snowden has successfully evaded the authorities, although he is not quite yet home free. I can hear the howls of rage coming from Washington even as I write this — music to my ears.