EDITORIAL: Obama in Freefall

The Obama administration in freefall

EDITORIAL

Obama in Freefall

The irony of a massive Russian spy ring being arrested in the United States just days after U.S. President Barack Obama finished munching cheeseburgers and touting his “reset” relations with his puppet Russian counterpart  Dima Medvedev could not possibly have been lost on anyone.

The chart above shows the job approval rating of Obama since he took office, courtesy of Real Clear Politics.  While Obama’s disapproval rating (in red) has soared his approval (in black) has plummeted so that now the two figures are for all intents and purposes identical, and well less than 50% of the population approves of Obama’s policies.  He has been denounced even by the likes of ultra left-wing columnist Frank Rich as dangerously close to collapse.

All this time, Obama has gotten closer and closer to Russia, culminating last week in his absurd “burger summit” with Russian “president” Dima Medvedev.

The Guardian reports:

President Dmitry Medvedev this week stepped up his campaign to convince the west that Russia is changing and can now be counted on as a reliable political and business partner. But even as he toured California and talked of creating a Russian equivalent of Silicon Valley backed by foreign investment, the senior partner in Kremlin Inc, prime minister Vladimir Putin, was up to his old tricks.

While continuing to deny Russia uses its energy exports as a geopolitical weapon, Putin, a former two-term president, warned neighbouring Belarus that it could face a total shutdown in gas supplies unless it knuckled under. “Strictly speaking, Gazprom [the state-controlled gas monopoly] has the contract right to cut supplies by 85% or more,” Putin said ominously.

The notion, conveyed by the “burger summit,” that Medvedev rules Russia is pure farce, and the fact that Obama would choose to crudely much cheeseburgers while spewing this nonsense only served to underline how utterly clueless and out of touch this president is where Russia is concerned.

Back in 2006, with a straight face, Vladimir Putin unequivocally promised George Bush that he would implement measures to protect copyrighted U.S. intellectual property from being shamelessly stolen in Russia, one of the worst pirate states on the planet. Since then, Russia has done exactly nothing to honor Putin’s promise.  Yet, Obama blithely ignores this reality and openly proclaims his intention to allow Russia into the WTO, even as every aspect of the Russian economy and state repudiate the core values that the WTO was created to propound and uphold.

If Obama were meeting with Medvedev as part of a plan to divide the Kremlin and conquer it, we would laud Obama as a great American hero.  But to accomplish that, Obama would have to be aggressively pursuing a Reaganite policy of confronting the malignant evil that is Vladimir Putin, and he is doing exactly the opposite.  Like Neville Chamberlain, Obama is simply offering Putin unilateral concession after concession, and allowing Putin’s ridiculous puppet named Medvedev to distract the West’s attention while Putin aggressively continues to create a neo-Soviet nightmare, ruled by the KGB.

Even the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev knows the truth, and fears for the future of his country under Putin.  He minced no words:  “Modernisation can be carried out but only if the people, the entire population, are included in the whole process.  We need democracy, we need improvement of the electoral system and so on. Without that, it will not succeed.”

But Obama is not listening, not any more than Chamberlain ever did.  Thankfully, the people of the U.S. are more wise.  They see the failure that is Obama’s foreign policy, and they are appalled.  If the trend continues, Obama will be at least as unpopular as George Bush was by the end of his first term.

38 responses to “EDITORIAL: Obama in Freefall

  1. Kachhia-Patel and Ricci are clear that the agents knew what they were doing. The two FBI agents report intercepting encrypted messages from Russia in which the co-conspirators were told: “You were sent to USA for long-term service trip. Your education, bank accounts, car, house etc – all these serve one goal: fulfil your main missions, ie: to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US and send intels [intelligence reports] to C [Moscow Centre – the SVR headquarters in Moscow].”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/30/russian-spies-methods-truth-cliches

    I wonder who in “policymaking circles”.

    • Alexander Galich

      Who in “policymaking circles”? Maybe Prime Minister Putin or maybe his subordinates. We don’t know. Another thing we don’t know is what kind of information they passed to the SVR headquarters in Moscow. It seems that these people had no access to classified US information of any kind. The only person mentioned by name – the Greek-Canadian guy arrested in Cyprus – was living in Canada not USA.

      So, what kind of non-classified information did they pass? Was it description of how the Empire State Building looks? Or maybe how to use the iPhone? Or where to buy the freshest tomatoes in Washington, DC?

      Does anybody know?

      • @So, what kind of non-classified information did they pass? [silyness]

        Well, let’s see!

        One of them (identity of a dead Canadian Donald Howard Heathfield) had this firm: http://www.futuremap.com/

        “Future Map enables governments and businesses to develop comprehensive preparedness systems and build a culture of strategic proactivity and anticipatory leadership.”

        Unfortunately, I couldn’t learn more about the details of this in their “Company Mission ” or “About Us” sections, as most of their website is unavaible now for some odd reason ;)

        So let’s see here:

        Heathfield in 2005 made contact with what the FBI describes as a“former high-ranking United States government national security official,” as well as someone working for a government research facility who specialized in nuclear weapon development, the affidavit alleges.

        He “had conversations with him about research programs on small yield high penetration nuclear warheads recently authorized by US Congress (nuclear ‘bunker-buster’ warheads),” according to Heathfield’s intelligence report of the encounter.

        http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100629feds_russian_spies_lived_in_hub/srvc=home&position=also

    • http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm

      You’ve got a very good president right now. Might be just lucky, because the society definitely does not deserve it. And the world laughs when you go sentimental about Bush.

  2. WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States took pains Tuesday to avoid rebuking Russia over a Cold War-style spy row and said the uproar would not damage President Barack Obama’s vaunted “reset” of ties with the Kremlin.

    The White House said Obama knew the FBI was closing in on the 11 alleged spies when he met Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for a warm White House summit and chummy burger bar trip last week, though did not mention it.

    Russia, which has condemned the arrests, also launched a damage control operation, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, himself a former KGB officer, said he hoped they would not have an impact on improving US-Russia ties.

    White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was repeatedly goaded in his daily briefing to condemn Russia’s action, but styled the operation as solely a “law enforcement” matter.

    Asked for Obama’s response to the intriguing tale of deep cover spies living open American lives, Gibbs again attempting to keep the row out of the diplomatic realm, saying: “he did not have a personal reaction that I know of.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100629/pl_afp/usrussiaspyarrest

    Putin, who by odd coincidence was meeting former US president Bill Clinton in Moscow on Tuesday, was critical of the arrests but said he hoped they wouldn’t impact on ties.

    “You came at the right time. Your police have let themselves go, and put people in prison,” Putin told his American visitor in comments broadcast on state television, using his trademark earthy language.

    “I expect that the positive tendency in relations over the last years is not harmed. We very much hope that people who value good relations understand this.”

    • Alexander Galich

      Well, I sure hope the American public doesn’t fall for Putin’s call for good relations.

      The FBI took enormous pains to make sure that the arrests were made during the rare visit by Medvedev to North America. They didn’t arrest them the week before Medvedev’s visit nor waited for the week after. These arrests had to be made exactly during Medvedev’s visit in order to sabotage the new detente. The old NKVD operatives would be proud of their pupils from the FBI.

      • Whats wrong with arresting spies ReTaRd?

        After all, they were illegals.

        False documents, illegal entry, conspiracy to obtain national secrets on behalf of a foreign power.

        That sort of thing.

        In addition, you are lying again:

        These arrests had to be made exactly during Medvedev’s visit in order to sabotage the new detente

        The arrests were made after Medvedevs visit, not long after, but still after.

        Really ReTaRd, you must try harder.

        Besides, what is wrong with arresting an illegal spy network?

        You really are pathetic.

        But I am pretty sure you are on the FBI watch list.

        • That’s a joke-:)))) What kind of “spies” are that if you need to remind them about their mission?!
          “You were sent to USA for long-term service trip. Your education, bank accounts, car, house etc – all these serve one goal: fulfil your main missions, ie: to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US and send intels [intelligence reports] to C [Moscow Centre – the SVR headquarters in Moscow].”

          What type of a serious message will name the task (didn’t they know it in advance?), the destination (Moscow) and contain so much redundancy like “Your education, bank accounts, car, house etc – all these serve one goal”

          It would be even better to send the following spy message: “You were sent to USA to be the Russian spy network,headed by General Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov. Please be careful, enemies in the US are everywhere. Don’t eat too many hamburgers! Please call the secret number 0123456789 of Ivanov from KGB in Moscow Centre only if you are close to failure! Good luck guys!”

          • Well, incompetent Russian spies obviously.

            Lazy, greedy, incompetent Russian spies.

            By the way, 3 of them have admitted to being SVR agents, living in the US under false identities, and attempting to steal state secrets.

      • Stan wrote: “What kind of “spies” are that if you need to remind them about their mission?!

        All kinds. For example, that’s the mission of all foreign correspondents for all media throughout the word:

        “You were sent to country X for long-term service trip as our correspondent. You will be give a bank account, car, house etc – all these serve one goal: fulfill your main missions, ie: to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in country X and send intels [newspaper articles] to the headquarters about the juicy details of the workings of the government of country X.”

        So, according to the FBI, all journalists are spies.

        • This is also the mission of all lobbyists: “search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US”.

          Looks like these 10 “horrible spies” are “guilty” of the horrible crime of being paid lobbyists.

          • Hi ReTaRd, the difference being that correspondents are open about their activities, while this bunch were using false passports, working for the SVR as “illegals”, deep cover agents.

            The difference should be blindingly obvious even to a retard such as yourself.

            What has apparently got the Russians (and retards such as yourself) so upset is that their SVR now looks about as competent as inspector Clouseau, though maybe the keystone cops would be a better description.

            Meanwhile, a former KGB operative who defected to Britain, Oleg Gordiyevsky, says this is just the tip of the iceberg, he estimates around 400 Russian agents in the USA, of whom around 60 are “illegals”.

            http://www.rferl.org/content/Senior_ExKGB_Man_Claims_400_Russian_Spies_In_US/2087044.html

          • journalists, lobbysts, whatever – they are SPIES, when the FBI and the CIA guys need it, especially when the president gets too close to Russkies and forgets his FBI friends’ interests:)

    • The defendants were charged with conspiracy, not to commit espionage, but to fail to register as agents of a foreign government, which carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison; 9 were also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years. They are not accused of obtaining classified materials.

      10 person collecting random information and not paying taxes to Uncle Sam in full?

      Sure this is a greatest spy network the FBI can catch, especially when it needs to recuperate after the head of the service was dismissed, and large part of the conservative US elite wants Obama to stop the “reset”

      To sum up, the US needs the military industrial complex more than ever, dudes:)

  3. The Obama administration is so out of touch that they could not even stop these actions. Elements in the government deliberately timed these arrests to embarass Obama. This shows new levels of incompetence on the part of this administration.

  4. Cold War support for Russian ‘spies’ on networking site
    Today at 16:04 | Reuters MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) – Patriotic, anti-American messages adorn the pages of two alleged Russian spies on Russia’s answer to Facebook, a reminder of historic suspicions and resentments that have survived the end of the Cold War.

    “Russia will never abandon you!” is the repeated message on the pages of Mikhail Semenko and Anna Chapman, arrested in the United States on suspicion of being part of a Russian spy ring. Over 100 people left similar messages of support on the Russian language social netowrking site odnoklassniki.ru on Wednesday. “Hang on in there Misha (Mikhail)… Everyone knows this is an American witch-hunt,” one surfer posted on Semenko’s page, referring to U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist investigations at the height of the Cold War.

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/russia/detail/71469/#ixzz0sMBHniJr

    • Meanwhile the useful idiots:

      In Washington, administration officials said the case would not set back President Barack Obama’s drive to “reset” ties with Russia, one of the signature diplomatic initiatives of his administration.

      “I think we have made a new start to working together on things like in the United Nations dealing with North Korea and Iran,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. “I do not think that this will affect those relations.”

      http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65R5OU20100629

      Hours later, Russia’s Foreign Ministry echoed Mr Gibbs’ statement, having previously called the arrests “baseless and unseemly”.

      “We expect that the incident connected to the arrest in the United States of a group of individuals on suspicion of conducting intelligence activities in Russia’s favour will not negatively affect the Russian-US relations,” a ministry spokesman said last night.

      Before the Foreign Ministry’s statement, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a former senior KGB man, had been critical of the US authorities.

      In the company of former US president Bill Clinton after the pair met at his residence near Moscow, Mr Putin said through a translator: “Back at your home, the police went out of control and are throwing people in jail. But that’s the kind of job they have.

      “I hope all the positive gains that have been achieved in our relationship will not be damaged by the recent event.”

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/us-fights-to-limit-russian-spy-ring-fallout/story-e6frg6so-1225886385029

      The administration sought to dampen tensions, while the Russian government offered the conciliatory hope Tuesday that U.S. authorities would “show proper understanding, taking into account the positive character of the current stage of development of Russian-American relations.”

      Obama was asked about the matter by reporters twice Tuesday. He declined to comment both times.

      Officials in both countries left the impression that spy rings remain a common way of doing business.

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37982175/ns/us_news-security/

      And yeah, Clinton simply has no balls. (Bill too.)

      • @Clintons

        But wait, there’s more – “policymaking circles” alright:

        The message also described the financier as “prominent in politics,” “an active fundraiser” for an unnamed political party, and “a personal friend of” someone the FBI described as “a current Cabinet official, name omitted.” The government says that Russian intelligence headquarters, known in spy jargon since the Cold War as Moscow Center, sent a reply in which it said that the unnamed financier had been “checked in C’s [Moscow Center’s] database—he is clean. Of course he is very interesting ‘target.’ Try to build up little by little relations with him moving beyond just [work] framework. Maybe he can provide [Murphy] with remarks re US foreign policy ‘roumours’ [sic] about White house [sic] internal ‘kitchen,’ invite her to venues … etc. In short, consider carefully all options in regard to [financier].”

        Patricof, a well-known venture capitalist and longtime supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, confirmed to The Washington Post that he believed he was the financier and fundraiser targeted by the alleged spies. He apparently met the woman who called herself Cynthia Murphy while a client of a Manhattan tax-preparation service called Morea Financial Services, where Murphy, who reportedly had an MBA degree, worked. (Morea declined to comment.)

        http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/2010/06/30/russian-spies-reportedly-targeted-clinton-supporter.html

  5. Didn’t you know! Only THE ISRAEL LOBBY is allowed to make inroads to America’s “foreign policy circles.” All others need not apply, and if you dare try, your registration to act as an agent of a foreign country in the US will suddenly go missing. By the way, thank god for Russian femme fatale spies, otherwise the US would have ZERO hot babes!

  6. MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin criticized American law enforcement agencies on Tuesday for breaking up an what they described as a Russian espionage ring in the United States, as other Russian officials questioned whether the arrests were intended to damage relations between the countries.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/world/europe/30lavrov.html?src=mv

    • @Vladimir Kolesnikov, a prominent member of Parliament from Mr. Putin’s ruling party, said the timing “was not a coincidence.” “Unfortunately, in America there are people who live with the old baggage, the baggage of the cold war, double standards,” Mr. Kolesnikov said.

      Ah, the “double standards” newspeak again. So predictable. But I think I’ll agree here with this, taken at face value. There should be just one set of standards. For example, as Pinochet was arrested when visiting Britain because of 9 forced disappearances by his regime, “Mr. Putin” should be also arrested whenever he comes to Britain, for thousands of “disappearance” murders – a crime against humanity: http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/03/21/russia10342.htm

      But crimes against humanity are also deemed to be part of jus cogens—the highest standing in international legal norms. Thus, they constitute a non-derogable rule of international law. The implication of this standing is that they are subject to universal jurisdiction, meaning that all States can exercise their jurisdiction in prosecuting a perpetrator irrespective of where the crime was committed. It also means that all States have the duty to prosecute or extradite, that no person charged with that crime can claim the “political offense exception” to extradition, and that States have the duty to assist each other in securing evidence needed to prosecute. But of greater importance is the fact that no perpetrator can claim the “defense of obedience to superior orders” and that no statute of limitation contained in the laws of any State can apply. Lastly, no one is immune from prosecution for such crimes, even a head of State.
      http://www.crimesofwar.org/thebook/crimes-against-humanity.html

      So, I’m all for a single standards.

  7. Devon Morissey

    Dear Robert,
    While you are self-righteously sugegsting the arrest of visiting Russian politicians for charges that are dubious at best, don’t forget to put an all-point bulletin out for Bush Inc. who are responsible for dragging Iraq back into the Stone Age in their quest for oil and geopolitical advantage. And please dont overlook the dozens of murdered journalists reporting from Iraq, “embedded” with the demented US Army. “Single standards” indeed. Go back to school before you make a fool of yourself in public…

    • Hi ReTaRd, trying a few different names today?

    • @While you are self-righteously sugegsting the arrest of visiting Russian politicians for charges that are dubious at best

      No, I’m suggesting the arrest of visiting Russian gangters for their grave crimes against humanity not only as charged by HRW, but also proved in more than 100 individual and joint cases by ECHR (and hundreds more pending). See http://www.srji.org/en/legal/cases for details.

  8. Details are emerging about the heinous crimes of these Russian spies:

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/alleged-spy-anna-chapman-fight-espion

    Alleged Spy Anna Chapman Plans to Fight Charges

    The FBI claims it taped Chapman sending encoded messages to the
    Russians.

    Video: “So far the FBI has offered no evidence of what, if any, secrets the
    accused Russians may have sent to Moscow”
    ———————————-

    See? These secrets are so horrible that the FBI cannot give evidence
    of any! And here is the worst of them all: a Hispanic journalist and her husband. According to the FBI investigation, this couple were critical of the Big Brother and deserve to be sent to the GULAGs for their anti-American opinions:

    http://www.aolnews.com/article/spy-case-meet-the-russian-11/19535382

    Spy Case: Meet the Russian 11

    A look at the suspects:

    Vicky Pelaez and Juan Lazaro, Yonkers, N.Y.

    Who they are: The married couple lived in Yonkers, outside of New York
    City, with their son, Waldo Mariscal. Pelaez is Peruvian born.
    Mariscal told The Wall Street Journal today that the only connection
    his mother had to Russia was a passion for Tchaikovsky.

    Alleged cover: Pelaez was a well-known columnist with El Diario/La
    Prensa, one of the country’s oldest Spanish-language news outlets.
    Lazaro was a professor at Baruch College in New York.

    The kicker: Lazaro’s students told The New York Times he was a fan of
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and vehemently disagreed with U.S.
    foreign policy.
    ———————-

    She dared to disagreed with the U.S.
    foreign policy! What a criminal! Thanks to her vigilant students who snitched on her political views and her liking Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the FBI. Now she will rot in jail for 5 years. That will teach her not to “disagree with the U.S. foreign policy” next time!

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

    The time to offer evidence is in COURT, you ignoramus, not in the press. After all, America is not Russia.

    Are you suggesting you believe Russia is not spying on the USA? Or just that America is not clever enough to capture Russian spies? Either way, we cannot help but laugh.

    • Oh, commies. There can never be too much blood of those commies!

    • Are America and Russia clever enough to capture each other’s REAL spies? Or are REAL American and Russian clever enough to avoid detection and capture? Who are smarter: spies or counter-spies? These are exciting questions to ask, especially after reading John LeCarre novels.

      But the issue here is that a bunch of civilians have been arrested and face 5 years in prison not for spying on secrets but for “speaking Russian to their girlfriends”, befriending “celebrity chefs” and becoming friends with federal employee.

      What is much-much worse is that the FBI used the arrest of 8 or so Russians as a pretext to arrest a Hispanic-American journalist and her husband as punishment for her criticism of the U.S. foreign policy and her liking for the democratically elected Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez . This is scary stuff. It means that now any American journalist, critical of the US government, can be thrown in jail because they try to do investigative reporting among political circles.

      In fact, this is the first time in many-many decades that the FBI has arrested a US journalist in USA for her political views. This country is in danger of becoming like Stalin’s USSR was in the 1930s.

      • The word “spies” is missing. The beginning should read:

        Are America and Russia clever enough to capture each other’s REAL spies? Or are REAL American and Russian spies clever enough to avoid detection and capture?

        • Wrong as usual ReTaRd, they were arrested for operating as illegals.

          They were in the pay of the SVR, using illegally obtained passports, receiving funds from Russian diplomats, sending information via encryption programs supplied by the SVR.

          And one of them has even confessed.

          ‘False documents’
          Earlier on Thursday, prosecutors said Juan Lazaro had confessed to working for Russia’s intelligence service.

          Prosecutors said he had admitted that “Juan Lazaro” was not his real name and that his home in Yonkers had been paid for by Russian intelligence.

          He is also said to have confessed that his wife passed letters to the “service” on his behalf.

          He told investigators that even though he loved his son, “he would not violate his loyalty to the ‘service’ even for his son”, prosecutors wrote in a court document.

          Federal prosecutors also submitted evidence to the court that $80,000 in new $100 bills had been found in a safe-deposit box belonging to Mr and Mrs Murphy, along with a false birth certificate for Mr Murphy.

          Assistant US Attorney Michael Farbiarz argued against the four being granted bail, saying: “There are a lot of Russian government officials in the United States who are actively assisting this conspiracy.”

          The evidence in the case was “extraordinarily strong” and continuing to mount, he told the judge.

          http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10478631.stm

          Enough with the lies ReTaRd.

  9. Cyprus police seek vanished Russian spy suspect

    Today at 11:24 | Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) —

    A Cyprus police spokesman says authorities have stepped up their search for an alleged member of a Russian spy ring who vanished after skipping bail.

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/russia/detail/71589/#ixzz0sR3PNEWP

    • Man says alleged spy stole brother’s ID
      Jun 30 at 20:52 | Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian man said an alleged Russian spy stole the identity of his dead younger brother.

      The FBI said a man accused of being a Russian agent assumed the identity of Canadian Donald Heathfield, who died at six weeks of age in Montreal in 1963.

      David Heathfield said Wednesday he went through the FBI court papers. He doesn’t know how his brother turned up in the U.S. court files but he thinks the Russians singled out his brother’s 47-year-old death notice in a Montreal newspaper

      “Initially I thought it was a joke and then it turned to shock,” Heathfield said.

      Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/russia/detail/71531/#ixzz0sR74sl4v

    • @Cyprus police seek vanished Russian spy suspect

      Cyprus is long-time haven for Russian criminals. Vladimir Romanovich, the real organizer of the “Chechen” terrorist attacks in 1999, died there in what the local police called a “car accident”.

  10. ‘Russian spies’ give up true identities
    Two accused Russian spies have been the first to give up their true identities, US prosecutors said, as the government continued to lay out their case in the espionage saga.

    Suspects “Michael Zottoli” and “Patricia Mills” – a married couple who were ordered to be kept in detention Friday along with a third suspect Mikhail Semenko – both confessed in post-arrest statements that their given names were fake and that they in fact were Russian citizens, prosecutors said.
    “Zottoli” admitted his true name was Mikhail Kutzik and that his real birth date was different to the one given under his cover.

    “Mills” confessed her real name was Natalia Pereverzeva and that her family still live in Russia.
    The confession came a day after Juan Lazaro, another suspect in the case, confessed to prosecutors that he worked for Russia’s intelligence service and he was working under an assumed identity.
    Ahead of the hearing Friday, prosecutors insisted to the magistrate judge that the suspects would certainly flee if freed on bond, and the judge agreed the three were “at risk of flight.”
    Prosecutors also argued the government’s case has strengthened since the original complaint Sunday unveiled the 11 alleged “deep cover” agents for Russia were living in the United States.
    Ten of the suspects were arrested in the explosive saga that has recalled the shadowy Cold War hostilities between the superpowers, while the 11th, arrested in Cyprus, apparently vanished after being granted bail.
    Prosecutors said Friday a wealth of evidence has yet to be revealed, with “well over” 100 decrypted messages between the conspirators, compared to only 10 such messages mentioned in complaints so far.
    In searches of Kutzik and Pereverzeva’s home and rented safe deposit boxes, since their arrest, prosecutors said among other evidence 80,000 dollars in cash was found in eight envelopes, “packaged in exactly the same way” as those recovered in New Jersey this week in search warrants on other suspects.
    The court had been unlikely to grant the three suspects bail, with US authorities still sweating over the disappearance in the saga of eleventh suspect Christopher Metsos, who vanished in Cyprus after posting a 26,500-euro (32,330-dollar) bond and surrendering his passport.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7869299/Russian-spies-give-up-true-identities.html

  11. The most cruel punishment for those russian spies is TO BE DEPORTED TO THE SH.. T HOLE CALLED RUSSIA. A truly medieval torture to move to Magadan, Workuta or Birobijan with memories of magnificence, opulence, freedom and beauty of american life – a paradise lost for ever….

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

    It really is going to be a big wakeup call for them, that’s for sure.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/7883149/Life-will-be-a-nightmare-for-the-spies-returning-to-Russia.html

  12. Just to sum up. Everybody in the US and in Russia confessed and was given parole then. Both the US and Russian agents are freed. At the same time, Russia freed the real spies, in exchange for “money laundering illegals”.

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

    Dima, you JACKASS, not ONE SINGLE AMERICAN CITIZEN was freed in Russia. The spies freed in America WERE RUSSIAN CITIZENS and SO WERE THOSE IN RUSSIA. No America citizen was caught spying on Russia in Russia. Your brain is frazzled.

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