Friday, July 2, 2010

Spies like us!

From Gothamist:

...the Justice Department announced it arrested 10 people for "allegedly carrying out long-term, 'deep-cover' assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation." And in case you were wondering, "Federal law prohibits individuals from acting as agents of foreign governments within the United States without prior notification to the U.S. Attorney General." However, Russia's Foreign Ministry is blasting the arrests, saying, "We do not understand what prompted the U.S. Justice Department to make a public statement in the spirit of Cold War espionage. Such incidents have occurred in the past, when our relations were on the rise. In any case it is regrettable that all these things are happening on the background of the 'reset' in Russian-U.S. relations announced by the U.S. administration."

According to the NY Times, the suspects were looking for information on nuclear weapons, details on the U.S.'s Iran policy, the CIA...

On the cover of the tabloids is Anna Chapman, whom the Post calls "a 28-year-old divorcee with a masters in economics, an online real-estate business, a fancy Financial District apartment and a Victoria’s Secret body." She allegedly passed information to a Russian official every Wednesday this year. Another of the suspects is Vicky Pelaez, a columnist for El Diario newspaper. The Daily News lists the places were the alleged spies would do their business: The Forest Hills LIRR station, the globe outside the Trump International at Columbus Circle, a Starbucks in Midtown, a restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens, etc.


Anonymous said...

what goes around comes around....

memo to glenn beck:joe mccarthy was right and the left was viciously wrong....see:commieblasters .com 6/26/2010.


read:M.StantonEvans,"blacklisted by history" the untold story of Joe McCarthy and his fight against America's enemies.

J.Edgar Hoover,director of F.B.I.,top secret VENONA INTERCEPTS,soviet espionage and penetration of the UNITED STATES.

ew-3 said...

not sure how the media is playing this in NYC, but in Boston they seem to think this is funny...

Anonymous said...

She can Moscow my Hudson any day!

Klink Cannoli said...

I guess Putin really is trying to bring back the great Russian Bear.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they will be assassinated for these crimes, as the law dictates, right?

Anonymous said...

Why use spies? Just go to DC and ask the clowns running the country for the info-they'll provide it easily enough.

Anonymous said...

Right out of James Bond. However, I read a book a short time ago by a man who was former KGB and one of their top men where he warned that spying on the United States is going on non-stop and that industrial espionage is exploding.

He wrote the book in disgust with the amount of thievery and self-dealing perpetrated on the people of Russia by its present leaders.

I have posted a link to the book if you want to get it:

Anonymous said...

The Russians are such dumb asses. They paid for luxury lifestyles for these people, for information that they could have gotten over the internet.

Ann E. Chapman said...

Never thought

Of the possibility
Something of this nature
Could become an issue
What it would entail

It is probably
Not going to be the first
Or last time

Lino said...

"memo to glenn beck:joe mccarthy was right and the left was viciously wrong....see:commieblasters .com 6/26/2010."

Joe McCarthy was an alcoholic and a demagogue who took advantage of the "commie scare" in the late 1940's after Mao took over China and Russia got the bomb.

His actions, in part, led to our Nation ignoring the advice of President Truman and Eisenhower to form a National Health Service and led to our current collapsing market based system.

McCarthy's protege was Roy Cohn a notorious pederast who died of AIDS in 1986.

Speaking of pederasts, J.Edgar Hoover was another. He'd open a dossier on anyone who protested government policies but to-his-death denied the obvious existence of the Italian mafia.

One might ask "why" It has long been rumored that the mob had some sort of evidence of Hoover's relationship with his housemate Clyde Tolson.

You con-servatives can sure pick your heroes...well, you'll all be dead soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Ever notice that Lino never talks about the topic of the article, but always feels the need to respond to commenters he doesn't agree with? What's up with that? Who trolls message boards looking for comments to refute?

Lino said...

"Anonymous said...
Ever notice that Lino never talks about the topic of the article,"

Ever notice how some people get touchy when their false icons are exposed?

An alcoholic a demagogue and a pederast are hardy worthy of praise.

Just settin' the record straight.

Anonymous said...

I don't even know who those people are. I was talking about your avoidance of the topic.