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Posted on 05/14/2013 4:28:10 AM PDT by cunning_fish
An alleged CIA agent has been briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer, Russian media report.
The alleged agent was held overnight before released to US officials, Russia's Federal Security Service said.
He is said to have been working as a secretary at the US embassy in Moscow.
The man was reportedly arrested with a large sum of money, technical devices and written instructions for the agent he had tried to recruit.
He was named as Ryan Fogle, said to be a third secretary at the US embassy in Moscow. There is no comment from the embassy.
Russia and the US recently agreed said they wished to step up security co-operation after the Boston Marathon bombing.
"FSB counter-intelligence agents detained a CIA staff member who had been working under the cover of third political secretary of the US embassy in Moscow," the FSB said.
"At the moment of detention, special technical equipment was discovered, written instructions for the Russian citizen being recruited, as well as a large sum of money and means for altering appearance."
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Another bad day for the Obama.
Well, by telling the alleged traitor, who was probably working for the KGB, what we want to know, we tell them what we don’t know.
Nice going. Maybe obamadingdong should be used in the exchange. Frankly, I’d even toss in Holder.
Incompetence. Stuff like this used to be transmitted in diplomatic pouches, and I guess this guy’s “recruit” was KGB/FSB all the way.
Boy, they sure are trying hard to take Benghazi and the IRS off the front page aren’t they?
(From the article): "The Pentagon held internal talks on declassifying sensitive missile defense technology that it plans to share with Russia as part of the Obama administrations efforts to assuage Moscows opposition to European defenses."
"After my election, I have more flexibility.""I will tell Vladimir."
>>Boy, they sure are trying hard to take Benghazi and the IRS off the front page arent they?<<
You are correct, I bet that is exactly what this is about.
Ah, but if that were the case, this would have been all over the coffee-klatches of the MSM.
Like any typical case of wanting the truth about this regime, we have to get it from foreign sources, even if it IS the Beeb.
Prostitutes, lousey spies, IRS “Hit People”, Unprotected Consulates”, Ignoring Russian “Muslim Terrorists” in your midst memos, Ignoring Hassan warning, Ignoring panty bomber warning.....etc etc etc
The late +Cardinal Spellman who was a rabid anti Communist said this... ...” only the bat-blind can fail to be aware of the Communist invasion of our country. -Cardinal Spellman
‘our’ spook, working for the regime, was probably trying to bring down the Russian Republic and return it to a socialist state.
Russian agent: "And you're going to pay me with what? Dollars?!?"
A US national who works for the CIA is an “officer” not an “agent”.
>>A US national who works for the CIA is an officer not an agent.<<
Only this time, it's the CIA trying to bring a Russian over to the Communist cause.
That disguise was awful....lol.
Wonder...did the CIA decide to mirror the hiring practices of Holder’s DOJ?
The poor pictures I saw of this Fogel guy look remarkably like James Holmes, the Aurora shooter. Even the stare. You reckon the government sent him to Moscow?
The letter, written in Russian and addressed "Dear friend," offers $100,000 to "discuss your experience, expertise and cooperation" and up to $1 million a year for long-term cooperation. The letter also includes instructions for opening a Gmail account to be used for communication and an address to write. It is signed "Your friends."
I wonder if he was in an Aston Martin at the time.
Sure, looks like CIA is into an affirmative action too, this time a job comes to an alternatively gifted.
Agents work under a contract for a limited time, officers are employed directly by the agency. A spy can fit into either category.
If he was his name would have been Jamie Bond. Where did he get the cheezy disguise Ebay? Wigs and a compass? Probably to dumb to memorize street names. I guess DHS got all the good stuff. The recruitment letter reads like a mail solicitation from a Nigerian prince. I do thank the “company” for confirming that they monitor Gmail. LOL
It doesn’t sound right somehow. Maybe it’s true, but it sounds more like someone pretending to be a double-naught spy.
They say he was covered as a third secretary of US embassy and ambassador McFaul denied comments. McFaul had to speak if Ryan wasn’t either a secretary or a CIA officer.
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To clarify: he was a Foreign Intelligence Service operations officer.