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Moscow-US Spy Swap Could Happen Today (Say What?)
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 07/08/2010 12:45:56 AM PDT by quesney

A Cold War-style spy swap for the alleged Russian agents was being hammered out last night.

All ten Russians held by the U.S. - including 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman - will reportedly be exchanged for ten prisoners being held in Russian jails who have spied for the West.

The swap could begin as early as today, with Britain playing a pivotal role.

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Say what? Why so fast? Have we even had a chance to interrogate these people? Are they part of bigger spy networks? What's going on here?

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coldwar; obama; russia; spies; spynetwork; ussr
Say what? Why so fast? Have we even had a chance to interrogate these people? Are they part of bigger spy networks? What's going on here?

Why are we trading newly captured spies who have new intel for spies of ours that Russia has had years to interrogate?

WTH?

1 posted on 07/08/2010 12:45:59 AM PDT by quesney
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To: quesney

Just the same as always. Act like an idiot. Make excuses for it. Get distracted by the next big bombshell. Typical behavior for this amateur and childish group. The missing Bee Gee Gibb brother will make his er, er, er, er, um, um, um, ah, excuses tomorrow. No one will report on it. Mission accomplished.


2 posted on 07/08/2010 12:56:04 AM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: quesney

Real comrades don’t let other comrades get interrogated or sentenced.


3 posted on 07/08/2010 12:56:21 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: quesney
Say what? Why so fast? Have we even had a chance to interrogate these people?

The Russians probably informed Obama that the spies stole a lot of valuable info from us. So he agreed. The spies we'll get in return probably know very little.

4 posted on 07/08/2010 1:02:33 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

“The Russians probably informed Obama that the spies stole a lot of valuable info from us. So he agreed. The spies we’ll get in return probably know very little.”

Exactly. There should be at least a year to chase done all leads, while we scare these spies into thinking we may hold them forever. How does giving them away before doing that serve our interests. Rhetorical question: We all know by now that DC serves its own interests, not the country’s.


5 posted on 07/08/2010 1:05:47 AM PDT by quesney
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To: quesney
1. The White House told the media to report that the spies took nothing of value, and the media complied. My guess is they did more damage than was reported.

2. Obama is doing this because this way, he does not have to prosecute them, which he wouldn't want to do anyway, because I believe he sympathizes with the marxist cause.

6 posted on 07/08/2010 1:13:13 AM PDT by Captainpaintball (If the right has TEABAGGERS, then the left has SCUMBAGGERS and DOUCHEBAGGERS!!!)
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From just last week:

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7 posted on 07/08/2010 1:14:44 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: quesney

I believe that they should serve their prison sentences before being expelled from the country. During their time, they are all interrogated by both the CIA and the FBI.


8 posted on 07/08/2010 1:28:59 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ETL

A Soros/Putin sitdown, with sock puppets.


9 posted on 07/08/2010 1:29:22 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: quesney

I understand your comments and your logic but I have to think there is a certain “intelligence” etiquette that exists. In a high-profile case like this, it’s just how things might be done in the diplomatic/espionage world.

they’re caught. They’re highly exposed in this case. we are doing the same thing in Russia. so it’s mutually accepted to simply release the spies in exchange for people. done deal. Russia rebuilds it’s spy network here. life goes on.....


10 posted on 07/08/2010 1:29:45 AM PDT by Jaysin
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To: ETL

I bet the poor interpreter (not pictured fully, behind the Kenyan), did not get a single bite of lunch that day.


11 posted on 07/08/2010 1:32:51 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donating to FREE REPUBLIC will allow you to "freep" with a clear conscience...)
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To: quesney
"WTH?"

Yes, not to be overly suspicious, but who is really being protected here and who is being denied an opportunity to properly interrogate the spies and run down leads?

12 posted on 07/08/2010 2:47:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Jaysin

“Russia rebuilds it’s spy network here. life goes on.....”

How do we know the Russian spies that were caught were not pre-planned expendables to serve as a rabbit trail while the “real” spies keep on doing their thing?


13 posted on 07/08/2010 2:49:02 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: quesney

We dare not interrogate them. We might damage their self esteem and threaten their fundamental dignity as human beings. /Holder.

I got your human dignity and self esteem right here, with my vise grips and waterboard.


14 posted on 07/08/2010 2:55:42 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("What did the English ever give you? Muffins and a burnt White House. ")
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To: quesney

I predicted this a couple of weeks ago.


15 posted on 07/08/2010 3:05:28 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

"Let's swap spys and stop this before it leads to us."

16 posted on 07/08/2010 3:26:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: quesney

just the commie giving the caught spies back to the commies

nothing new here

and you’ll see no outrage by republicans

we need to take our government back... i just have no idea how once 20m illegals are given their absentee ballots


17 posted on 07/08/2010 3:29:31 AM PDT by sten
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To: quesney

This is to make sure the spies don’t talk........


18 posted on 07/08/2010 3:30:14 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: quesney; All
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19 posted on 07/08/2010 3:32:36 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sten

//20m illegals are given their absentee ballots//

it does not look good does it.


20 posted on 07/08/2010 3:32:54 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: quesney

who says they haven’t been interrogated? Some one probably knows a lot more of what’s going on than we do in this case.


21 posted on 07/08/2010 3:33:38 AM 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: Psalm 144
"A Soros/Putin sitdown, with sock puppets."

Ping to #19 !!

22 posted on 07/08/2010 3:33:58 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: quesney

Well we wouldn’t want to find out things like “who is ‘running’ Obama” now would we?


23 posted on 07/08/2010 3:37:36 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: quesney

Bambi sure didn’t waste any time covering up this one. I had a suspicion he was going to do this, but even I’m surprised at how fast he has moved.


24 posted on 07/08/2010 3:40:13 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Since every aspect of Obama’s past is being hidden by someone, there are a lot of people he has repay.


25 posted on 07/08/2010 3:48:24 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Just stop it Barry!)
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To: quesney
My guess is that the White House is embarrassed that the FBI has been doing their job, finding more of the traditional perfidy of the Russian ruling class.
26 posted on 07/08/2010 4:03:35 AM PDT by Pecos
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To: quesney
Ill tell you what....

The bear is Back!


27 posted on 07/08/2010 4:08:13 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: quesney

what those spies know, what they did, who they compromised, asssociated with - our DOJ does not want to pursue

hmmmm. surprise


28 posted on 07/08/2010 4:10:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: quesney

29 posted on 07/08/2010 4:12:40 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: quesney

I’m sure Obama is thinking it’ll save us so much money in trials...


30 posted on 07/08/2010 4:17:32 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Captainpaintball

I think Obama is pissed that the FBI was running this operation at the same time he was setting the “reset” button with US-Soviet relations. I mean, he and Medvedev had hamburgers together for crying out loud, it’s almost a bromance.

So expect to see the Soviet spies swapped before we really find out what they really stole, and in about a month or so, expect to see the FBI special agent in charge of this transferred to Timbuktu.


31 posted on 07/08/2010 4:38:34 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: quesney

The Clown Prince of Washington has got EVERYTHING under control. He’s GREAT at plugging leaks...


32 posted on 07/08/2010 4:42:05 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Watching the MSM with Obama is like watching Joslyn James with Tiger Woods)
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To: theDentist

And after all, the DOJ wants to focus all their money and efforts stopping the real bad people, the Arizonans.


33 posted on 07/08/2010 4:43:25 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: quesney
Say what? Why so fast?

Likely the FBI brought the spies to light to get Obama to back off on his nuclear disarmament plans with Russia.

Obama is avid to get his disarmament plans thru so is neutering the spy story as quick as he can by making it a moral relativity issue (we have spies too), no doubt with input from Putin and Hillary Clinton.

SICK!!

34 posted on 07/08/2010 5:56:07 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: livius

I’m surprised at how fast he has moved.

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Just a bit faster than he handled the trifling matters or Afganistan and Deepwater Horizon, eh? Like watching a reptile. No movement except the nictating membranes for days, then:

*snap!*


35 posted on 07/08/2010 7:42:44 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: Psalm 144
No movement except the nictating membranes for days, then:*snap!*

LOL! Maybe he is a "V" after all...

36 posted on 07/08/2010 8:13:44 AM PDT by livius
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To: Rebelbase

in the world of espionage—you never ever know for sure.

Perhaps 1 of these “russians” was flipped by the CIA and will now be a double-agent back in Russia.

the CIA knows that Russia has plenty more spies here and plenty more on the way.


37 posted on 07/08/2010 11:45:54 AM PDT by Jaysin
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To: Tallguy

Well we wouldn’t want to find out things like “who is ‘running’ Obama” now would we?

That is the billion dollar question that scares me the most about Obama. Who REALLY is pulling his strings? he’s just a puppet.


38 posted on 07/08/2010 11:48:41 AM PDT by Jaysin
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