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View Diary: Bolivian President Not Free to Move Around the World Without Permission from the U.S. (345 comments)

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  •  Except that Quicklund is right. (5+ / 0-)

    Permission for such flights is granted under the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, and countries do have the right under the convention to deny access to state flights to their airspace.  And it's not even clear yet that access was actually denied (Bolivia says it was, France and Spain say it wasn't).

    I know reality can be tough sometimes, but that doesn't mean it's not reality.  Quicklund was right.  A president cannot just fly a diplomatic plane over any country they choose.  So quit attacking reality.

    •  But do you not understand? (2+ / 0-)

      Because I have some measure amount of layman understanding of diplomatic immunity, that means my defense of PBO has reached the level of the absurd.

      But what is not absurd to this person?

      The US will shoot down the Bolivian plane.

      The POTUS can pick up the phone and directly order French air controllers and military warplanes around.

      PBO would go to war with France had France not obeyed him.

      Or at least, I have never read that poster refute any of the truly ludicrous, inane, nonsense drivel put forth in these diaries.

      But damn  me, I did accurately write that diplomatic immunity does not give the Distingushed Visitor unlimited travel rights.

      Another day in Kossacktown.

    •  Prior to departure ... once it's filed and acked (0+ / 0-)

      that all any state has the right to disallow an overflight.  Once a flight is in the air the flight plan MUST be allowed to continue.   The deviation of Evo's flight was a crime.

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