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  1. Sa Ma
    Sa Ma at |

    If you love this sort of stuff, you have to watch, American Made. Far better than I thought:


  2. Keith Murray
    Keith Murray at |

    Snow in Italy?


  3. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
    Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren at |

    Also fun, it appears the Russian media had been using photos and citing info from the Russian version of airliners.net, which conveniently decided to shut down “voluntarily”.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Yeah….I saw that reference. The guy claimed to be very “stressed” or something like that. I would be, too, knowing the way people seem to mysteriously commit suicide by shooting themselves twice in the head.

    2. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
      Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren at |


  4. Joel Anderson
    Joel Anderson at |

    Interestingly BBC-Russia reports loading the drugs on the planes was a sting between Argentinian police and FSKN (Russian DEA)/FSB after a staffer found the cases in the annex of the embassy school. Apparently the mastermind was a tech guy who’s now escaped to Germany.


    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      The embassy annex bit is also reported by the Argentinians (and in my story). And cooperation with some Russian officials is strongly implied, though which ones is not clear.

      The amusing part to me remains the rather meek denial attempts. Just so very bad.

    2. Joel Anderson
      Joel Anderson at |

      Seth Miller I agree. The act like it’s nothing is even worse than saying “we will wait to the investigation is complete.”

  5. Glen Towler
    Glen Towler at |

    The Russians just lie about every thing, It bad during the cold war but under Putin it is out of control the lies

  6. L Papas
    L Papas at |

    …yawn…the good stuff is so hard to come by these days…so a well-meaning embassy staffer had to blow the whistle on everyone’s else’s fun, after “poking” around in the annexe and “finding” the suitcases…don’t want to be that person, in fact, if I was that person, I would just disappear, change my name, my identity, hell, even change my gender…they gonna find you anyway… it all seems very dubious anyway, a huge cocaine haul on a flight from Colombia…what a waste of all the real stuff, it took days to process, from leaf to powder, hope they did’nt just chuck it all away…

  7. L Papas
    L Papas at |

    Oh sorry…a flight from Argentina…even more dubious…