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CIA agent intercepted in Moscow - reports
BBC ^ | 14 May 2013 Last updated at 11:17 GMT

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: cia; communism; communists; democrats; espionage; moscow; obama; russia

1 posted on 05/14/2013 4:28:10 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Another bad day for the Obama.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 4:30:42 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: cunning_fish

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.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 4:31:21 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: cunning_fish

Incompetence. Stuff like this used to be transmitted in diplomatic pouches, and I guess this guy’s “recruit” was KGB/FSB all the way.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 4:33:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cunning_fish
"After my election, I have more flexibility."
5 posted on 05/14/2013 4:37:10 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Quit whining about the media not doing their job! GET THE WORD OUT!)
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To: FES0844

Boy, they sure are trying hard to take Benghazi and the IRS off the front page aren’t they?


6 posted on 05/14/2013 4:38:08 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: cunning_fish
PENTAGON SHARING MISSILE SECRETS WITH RUSSIA
(Bill Gertz article from yesterday)

(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 administration’s efforts to assuage Moscow’s opposition to European defenses."

"After my election, I have more flexibility.""I will tell Vladimir."

7 posted on 05/14/2013 4:41:22 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Quit whining about the media not doing their job! GET THE WORD OUT!)
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To: unixfox

>>Boy, they sure are trying hard to take Benghazi and the IRS off the front page aren’t they?<<

You are correct, I bet that is exactly what this is about.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 4:42:22 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Quit whining about the media not doing their job! GET THE WORD OUT!)
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To: unixfox
Boy, they sure are trying hard to take Benghazi and the IRS off the front page aren’t they?

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.

9 posted on 05/14/2013 4:42:30 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: cunning_fish
This is fodder for a new on FX spin-off, The Americans 2013: Moscow.
10 posted on 05/14/2013 4:52:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cunning_fish

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


11 posted on 05/14/2013 4:57:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: unixfox

btt


12 posted on 05/14/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: unixfox

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9010861/Angelina-Jolie-and-Brad-Pitt-visit-Barack-Obama-at-White-House.html


13 posted on 05/14/2013 4:59:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cunning_fish

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


14 posted on 05/14/2013 5:01:46 AM PDT by stfassisi ((The greatst gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: cunning_fish

‘our’ spook, working for the regime, was probably trying to bring down the Russian Republic and return it to a socialist state.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 5:03:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: cunning_fish
An alleged CIA agent has been briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer, Russian media report.

Russian agent: "And you're going to pay me with what? Dollars?!?"

16 posted on 05/14/2013 5:09:26 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: cunning_fish

A US national who works for the CIA is an “officer” not an “agent”.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 5:18:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

>>A US national who works for the CIA is an “officer” not an “agent”.<<

BBC.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 5:51:40 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish
"An alleged CIA agent has been briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer"

Only this time, it's the CIA trying to bring a Russian over to the Communist cause.

19 posted on 05/14/2013 6:06:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Sacajaweau

That disguise was awful....lol.

Wonder...did the CIA decide to mirror the hiring practices of Holder’s DOJ?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/08/22/memo-reveals-dept-of-justice-directed-to-hire-people-with-intellectual-disabilities/


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:31:33 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: cunning_fish

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?


21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:53:48 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Mouton
Supposedly, he was to deliver a letter, which he was carrying around in his pocket.

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.

22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:58:45 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sender

Sure, looks like CIA is into an affirmative action too, this time a job comes to an alternatively gifted.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 8:10:51 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish; Perdogg

Agents work under a contract for a limited time, officers are employed directly by the agency. A spy can fit into either category.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 8:11:49 AM PDT by B4Ranch (http://www.theycometoamerica.com/)
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To: Sender; All
” I wonder if he was in an Aston Martin at the time.”

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

25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: Polynikes

It doesn’t sound right somehow. Maybe it’s true, but it sounds more like someone pretending to be a double-naught spy.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 11:23:18 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sender

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.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 11:45:59 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: All
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28 posted on 05/15/2013 2:27:35 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Perdogg

To clarify: he was a Foreign Intelligence Service operations officer.


29 posted on 05/23/2013 1:38:41 PM PDT by Benjamin_Shaw
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