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'Russia may have 50 deep-cover agents in US'
Telegraph UK ^ | June 29, 2010 | staff

Posted on 06/29/2010 7:05:04 PM PDT by opentalk

Oleg Gordievsky, one of the Cold War's most famous defectors, says Russia may have as many as 50 deep-cover couples spying inside the United States.

Gordievsky, a former deputy head of the KGB in London who defected in 1985, said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev would know the number of illegal operatives in each target country.

The 71-year-old ex-double agent said that, based on his experience in Russian intelligence, he estimates that Moscow likely has 40 to 50 couples operating under cover in the US.

"For the KGB, there's usually 40 to 50 couples, all illegal," said Gordievsky, who defected to Britain after supplying information during the Cold War to the U.K.'s MI6 overseas spy agency.

Gordievsky said he spent nine years working in the KGB directorate in charge of illegal spy teams. "The president will know the number, and in each country how many - but not their names," Gordievsky said.

The FBI announced Monday the arrests of 10 alleged deep cover Russian agents after tracking the suspects for years. They are accused of attempting to infiltrate US policymaking circles while posing as ordinary citizens.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; coldwar; kgb; russia; spys
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1 posted on 06/29/2010 7:05:06 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Well they’re scrambling now.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 7:08:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: opentalk

Give ‘em amnesty!


3 posted on 06/29/2010 7:08:33 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: opentalk

4 posted on 06/29/2010 7:09:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: opentalk

If you counted every single “sleeper”...to include the university students faking status and collecting...from all the countries...including China, France, Cuba, etc...it’s probably over forty thousand. Just my humble opinion.

I think this story will make a great script for a movie though...with Sigourney Weaver of course as the “sleeper”....deployed to Bama...and forced to act as a local while collecting on the heartland.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 7:09:55 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: opentalk
Only an idiot would count 50. The actual number is a factorial increase from that. It's how the game is played.
6 posted on 06/29/2010 7:10:07 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: opentalk
Attempting to infiltrate what?? Policy making circles?? And that would be why???

This whole thing sounds like a big farce...another Obama sidetrack.

7 posted on 06/29/2010 7:10:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Man50D

“Give ‘em amnesty!”

HAHA ! A good one


8 posted on 06/29/2010 7:11:17 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Nachum; SunkenCiv
Don't you think that there MUST be hundreds of these spies here? Particularly in cities where the Russia Mob AKA Red Mafia is known to operate, and American cities where there are large concentrations of Russian immigrants?

50 illegals sounds infintesimal to me....

9 posted on 06/29/2010 7:11:40 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: opentalk

I haven’t read everything on this, but can anybody tell me what information the hottie spy was gathering?


10 posted on 06/29/2010 7:11:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: opentalk

Let’s see ....... there’s at least five in the White House ...... and six in the Senate ...... and nine in the House.

Yep, there’s twenty.


11 posted on 06/29/2010 7:12:23 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: opentalk

Given that we have a White House that is full of communist; inlcuding our President; hard to figure why they are in ‘deep cover’.


12 posted on 06/29/2010 7:12:57 PM PDT by cricket ('flies don't lie')
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To: dead
I think she is the one who became friends with an NYC accountant, a man who is a major fundraiser for Hillary. He refused to comment when CBS called him today for an interview.

I can remember his name, but he appeared to have gray hair, so he's not a youngster.

13 posted on 06/29/2010 7:13:50 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: pepsionice
I think this story will make a great script for a movie though...

Done. Over 30 years ago...

Telefon is a 1977 spy film, starring Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and Lee Remick, and was directed by noted action-film director Don Siegel. The film is based on a 1975 novel about mind control by Walter Wager. C During the Cold War of the 1950s, the Soviet Union planted a number of long-term, deep-cover sleeper agents all over the United States, spies so thoroughly brainwashed that even they didn't know they were agents; they could only be activated by a special code phrase (a line from Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" followed by their real given names). Their mission was to sabotage crucial parts of the civil and military infrastructure as a precursor to a possible US/USSR active conflict or war.

Over twenty years pass, and the Cold War gradually gives way to détente. Nikolai Dalchimsky (Donald Pleasence), a rogue KGB officer, defects to America, taking with him the Telefon Book, which contains the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the agents. He starts activating them one by one. American counterintelligence is thrown into confusion when seemingly-ordinary citizens start blowing up what are, in some cases, long-abandoned facilities and commit suicide right afterwards.


14 posted on 06/29/2010 7:14:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: dead; SunkenCiv; fight_truth_decay

I just had a thought.... can you imagine how EASY it would have been for any illegal agent of any foreign country to have compromised AL GORE?


15 posted on 06/29/2010 7:15:27 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: opentalk
Oleg Gordievsky, one of the Cold War's most famous defectors, says Russia may have as many as 50 deep-cover couples spying inside the United States.

The good news is that only half of them are Obama czars.

16 posted on 06/29/2010 7:16:19 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: opentalk

17 posted on 06/29/2010 7:16:45 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: opentalk

Yeah, but if we arrest all of the Soviet era deep cover agents in the US, our university system will be paralyzed.

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. Remember Dmitri. Miles to go before I sleep. Your political science class begins in an hour.”


18 posted on 06/29/2010 7:17:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: buccaneer81

great movie!!!!! Lee Remick was great!


19 posted on 06/29/2010 7:17:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: buccaneer81

Alan Bedal played the Interior Minister in “Day of the Jackal”


20 posted on 06/29/2010 7:19:49 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: buccaneer81
An episode of that tv show "Alien Nation" had something like this. One scene showed an alien, who was now a cop, pulling out her pistol and killing a room full of people, then killing herself.
21 posted on 06/29/2010 7:19:53 PM PDT by Othniel (Meddlng in human affairs for 1/20th of a millennium.......)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Grigori Borzov: Being paranoid doesn’t mean were not being followed.


22 posted on 06/29/2010 7:19:56 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Correct...actually a five-star movie from Bronson.


23 posted on 06/29/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Perdogg

My favorite Bronson movie.


24 posted on 06/29/2010 7:21:45 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: opentalk

Can they do us more harm than what our POTUS is doing?


25 posted on 06/29/2010 7:21:55 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: opentalk
'Russia may have 50 deep-cover agents in US'

Yeah and they're probably all in the current administration and just maybe, one of em has big ears, not to mention his mouth.

26 posted on 06/29/2010 7:22:10 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: opentalk

Good! they’re more American that than POS in the white house. Go Russia!


27 posted on 06/29/2010 7:23:30 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: pepsionice
Correct...actually a five-star movie from Bronson.

His best work. He wasn't one dimensional.

28 posted on 06/29/2010 7:24:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: opentalk
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29 posted on 06/29/2010 7:25:35 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Perdogg

One of my top 25-30 films of all time.


30 posted on 06/29/2010 7:28:42 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Soetoro Snoozes, Oil Oozes)
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To: opentalk
If there is an estimate of 40 to 50 spies, there's likely more.
Given the Obama administration's record on national security, I'd say we're in deep dodo.
31 posted on 06/29/2010 7:29:49 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: opentalk
Thought I heard that Obama was upset they were arrested. . .kind of like his response when police called to the Professor's house. (The policemen appear to be at fault here.) Putin has weighed in as well. (Again, did no one tell them, 'who's what' in Washington these days? This would be 'Pink Painter' funny; save it is not.

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32 posted on 06/29/2010 7:30:51 PM PDT by cricket ('flies don't lie')
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To: buccaneer81
the Telefon Book, which contains the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the agents.

Was 202-456-1414 one of the numbers?

33 posted on 06/29/2010 7:31:30 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: hennie pennie
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Crazed Sex Poodle.

34 posted on 06/29/2010 7:31:56 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: opentalk

Where are the Blago trial threads? This is a distraction.


35 posted on 06/29/2010 7:32:48 PM PDT by kinghorse (Allen says "macaca" on camera? 131 articles. Etheridge commits battery on camera? Three paragraphs)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

MarxBro

oops was that non-PC?


36 posted on 06/29/2010 7:35:41 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: opentalk; All; cricket

Think I ‘mis-heard’ that. ..per last post. Guess it was Putin that was upset - at OUR police., for these arrests.


37 posted on 06/29/2010 7:37:33 PM PDT by cricket ('flies don't lie')
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To: Perdogg

Rush Limbaugh today , compared it to the book Charm School


38 posted on 06/29/2010 7:41:48 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: hennie pennie

"Vhut is zhis 'chakra' of vhich you speak, Meester Stone? Mehbe you tell me of truth behind inconvenient truth and I find zhis chakra..."

39 posted on 06/29/2010 7:42:15 PM PDT by Yaelle
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40 posted on 06/29/2010 7:47:28 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: opentalk

I bet Obama is sweating bullets . . .


41 posted on 06/29/2010 7:52:53 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: dead
Fox is reporting they held jobs in media and finance, used invisible ink.
42 posted on 06/29/2010 7:53:54 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: hennie pennie

He’ll probably use that as a defense.


43 posted on 06/29/2010 7:56:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: opentalk
Russia may have as many as 50 deep-cover couples spying inside the United States.

Yah from the reports today of the techniques they're using for meetings and cash transfers, their mission might be to steal the source code for Windows 3.1.

44 posted on 06/29/2010 7:57:05 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: hennie pennie

Yes. The Russians have infested us with spies.


45 posted on 06/29/2010 8:01:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: hennie pennie

Yes. The Russians have infested us with spies.


46 posted on 06/29/2010 8:01:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: hennie pennie

Yes. The Russians have infested us with spies.


47 posted on 06/29/2010 8:02:03 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: buccaneer81

I’ve hoped that Telefon could be remade, but with better screenplay and direction. It had an annoying, 1970s look, and the cinematography was awful, like they were using cheap film stock.

Along with Bronson and Remick, they had Donald Pleasence and Patrick Magee, both of whom could milk a close up for all that it was worth, but got no close ups. The CIA scenes were throw aways.

They also could have pumped up the tension, kind of the flip side of Clint Eastwood’s Firefox, which was made just five years later, yet was very intense and paranoid. This would have been interesting to American audiences: Soviet spies coming to the US and being scared and tense, afraid of their shadows.

Telefon needed an almost Kubrick approach to direction, and the Russians could have been so dangerous that even real Russian audiences would like it.

No reason for the drug induced hypnosis agents to be automatons, either. They could be Jason Bourne quality killers when carrying out their mission, even if they were old hippies in real life. Russian baby boomer ninjas.


48 posted on 06/29/2010 8:08:55 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Pan_Yan

867-5309?


49 posted on 06/29/2010 8:11:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Pan_Yan

867-5309? Miles to go before you sleep, Jenny.


50 posted on 06/29/2010 8:11:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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