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Russia seizes 'CIA agent in Moscow': US diplomat arrested on suspicion of spying
Mail Online ^ | May 14, 2013 | Will Stewart

Posted on 05/14/2013 7:23:27 AM PDT by No One Special

US diplomat named as Ryan Christopher Fogle was arrested last night

Russia claim he was attempting to recruit a Russian secret services official

US ambassador to be summoned to Russian foreign ministry to explain

Photos of his belongings show he was in possession of two wigs, three pairs of sunglasses, a microphone, knife and a substantial amount of money

Russia today claimed to have arrested a US diplomat in Moscow on suspicion of spying.

The FSB counter intelligence service claimed it caught Ryan Christopher Fogle red handed seeking to recruit a Russian intelligence officer.

It said the envoy, a third secretary in the political section of the American embassy, was arrested overnight - it did not say which service the target was from or what stage the matter had reached.

Pictures released after the US diplomat's arrest show he was in possession of two wigs, three pairs of sunglasses, a microphone, knife and a substantial amount of money.

He was detained with 'special technical devices, written instructions for the person he was recruiting, a lot of cash, and things to help change one's appearance,' according to the FSB.

'Recently, the US intelligence service has made repeated attempts to recruit the staff of Russian law enforcement agencies and special services, which were detected and carried out under control of the Russian FSB counterintelligence service.'

After his arrest, he was taken to the FSB headquarters at the Lubyanka, in Moscow, and later handed over to the US embassy in keeping with diplomatic protocols.

Pictures were released of the US diplomat undergoing questioning inside the offices of the FSB, formerly known in Soviet times as the KGB. It is unclear whether the US will retaliate by expelling a Russian diplomat.

Ambassador Michael McFaul, who was doing a question-and-answer session on Twitter...

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


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1 posted on 05/14/2013 7:23:27 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

Wonder what bozo traded him for.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 7:25:31 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: No One Special

Earlier related thread:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3019168/posts


3 posted on 05/14/2013 7:25:35 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: No One Special

Mmm ... SAIC didn’t train him very well.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:39 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: No One Special

Recommended reading: “KGB” books by John Barron, a former US naval intelligence officer.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 7:34:37 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: CMB_polarization

“That’s not a knife...”


6 posted on 05/14/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: No One Special

The Russians are helping out their bud Obama. More distractions to wipe the front page clean.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

+1


8 posted on 05/14/2013 7:45:02 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special
"....and a substantial amount of money"

All he needs now are the lawyers and the guns.

9 posted on 05/14/2013 7:46:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: No One Special
I hope they explain this all on "The View" next month. My guess is that after inter agency equitable input the interview will go something like this.....................

Obama- "Well, you see Whoopie.....There was this person who was in Asia who was seeking a sex change who used to work for our government. Somebody in Texas made an antigovernment / anti sex change on the Asian continent video. The Soviets became outraged at the notion they did not approve of gender reassignment and it made a public ruckus. The Russians sent him / her home for his / her personal safety.

We arrested every film producer in Texas just to be on the safe side."

10 posted on 05/14/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: No One Special
99% of the Chinese,and Russian,”students”,”businessmen” and “diplomats” in this country are spies.
11 posted on 05/14/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: sunny48

Wonder what bozo traded him for.

A DISTRACTION ? LOL


12 posted on 05/14/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT by molson209
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To: No One Special

Based on the items this person was caught with, they sound less like a spy and more like a serial killer of prostitutes.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:53 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: No One Special

This is a level of energy and enterprise that is rare, coming from the CIA. Maybe this is disinformation, but media accounts have indicated that Langley’s weakness is that it relies almost exclusively on walk-ins or sources shared by allied intel agencies for its humint.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 8:09:13 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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15 posted on 05/14/2013 8:11:50 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: No One Special

This has been SOP since Truman disbanded the OSS and started the CIA on its way.

The link below is my reply re the thread one the possible number of CIA spooks, who were at Benghazi on 9/11/12 and held prisoners in America, since then.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3018739/posts?page=15#15


16 posted on 05/14/2013 8:23:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks Grandpa Dave.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 8:44:15 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

Whoever told him to go after that particular person, should be held accountable.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 9:19:41 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: sunny48

“Wonder what bozo traded him for.”

There’s been some comment here that the CIA is ticked off at Dear Reader and is responsible for Hussein’s chickens of late coming to roost.

If so, this could be Hussein’s shot across the bow, to further expose or threaten to further expose CIA activities.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: No One Special
Spencers and Cabellas has better stuff than this...


20 posted on 05/14/2013 10:07:36 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

So, was it planted on him?


21 posted on 05/14/2013 10:19:45 AM PDT by married21
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To: married21

Probably.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 10:30:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: No One Special; Revolting cat!
"RESET! PUSH THAT RESET BUTTON, AGAIN!!!"


23 posted on 05/14/2013 11:27:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Timber Rattler; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Looks like Tony Clifton was on assignment.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:39:05 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: No One Special

Note also that Obama’s most recent Benghazi theme is “I’m busy protecting other diplomats”. If it sticks, he’ll keep using it, if it doesn’t the spy story blows over and drops out of sight.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 12:33:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: No One Special

I am rereading Tom Clancy’s Cardinal in the Kremlin right now. Same type things going on in it.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 12:39:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: sunny48

This is a simple casualty related to the doctor in Pakistan who gave us Bin Ladin, and the President in Libya who was humiliated on International TV. Not to mention the abandonment of Amb. Stevens... who in their right mind would want to play ball with Team Obama?


28 posted on 05/14/2013 6:00:51 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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