Friday, June 2, 2017

Is Russia Escalating Its Spy Operations On The U.S.?

Ali Watkins, Politico: Russia escalates spy games after years of U.S. neglect

Lawmakers and intelligence officials say that the United States missed opportunities to crack down on Russian espionage efforts.

In the throes of the 2016 campaign, the FBI found itself with an escalating problem: Russian diplomats, whose travel was supposed to be tracked by the State Department, were going missing.

The diplomats, widely assumed to be intelligence operatives, would eventually turn up in odd places, often in middle-of-nowhere USA. One was found on a beach, nowhere near where he was supposed to be. In one particularly bizarre case, relayed by a U.S. intelligence official, another turned up wandering around in the middle of the desert. Interestingly, both seemed to be lingering where underground fiber-optic cables tend to run.

According to another U.S. intelligence official, “They find these guys driving around in circles in Kansas. It’s a pretty aggressive effort.”

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WNU Editor: Russians spying in the U.S. .... I am shocked!!!! Shocked I tell you!!!! But what I find interesting about this Politico story is its timing .... posted a day after this news story broke out .... U.S. May Return To Russia Two Diplomatic Compounds Seized Last Year By The Obama Administration (June 1, 2017). Coincidence .... nah.


James said...

You haven't become a cynic have you?

"Russians spying in the U.S. .... I am shocked!!!! Shocked I tell you!!!!"

CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.

Nah, it's probably just genetics.

War News Updates Editor said...

First its about the socks
Now it comes down to genetics.
I see a trend here.

James said...

The great questions of the day must be answered my friend, they will not be denied!?!?!

DinoB said...

And this is what happens when intelligence agencies become politicized. Instead of focusing on a real issue, Russian spies and their whereabouts, they got involved in a false narrative of Russian interference in an election. Also, the spies aren't even confronted? Mapping our power grid!How long has this been happening? Kinda makes me wonder about Hillary selling our uranium to Russia and who the real traitor to our country is?