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Report: Kerry says US taped Moscow's calls to spies in Ukraine
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Posted on 04/29/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Report: Kerry says US taped Moscow's calls to spies in Ukraine

By Rebecca Shabad - 04/29/14 08:25 AM EDT

U.S. intelligence officials have recordings proving the Russian government has been directing a network of spies inside eastern Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a closed-door meeting Friday, according to The Daily Beast.

“Intel is producing taped conversations of intelligence operatives taking their orders from Moscow and everybody can tell the difference in the accents, in the idioms, in the language. We know exactly who’s giving those orders, we know where they are coming from,” Kerry said in a private meeting with the Trilateral Commission, according to a recording The Daily Beast obtained.

The commission consists of a group of influential world leaders.

Kerry didn’t identify specific Russian officials involved in the recordings, the report said.

At the meeting Friday, Kerry also revealed the next round of sanctions the U.S. imposed against Russia on Monday, which target a group of Russian government officials, institutions and businessmen.

If Russian President Vladimir Putin invades eastern Ukraine, the U.S. has plans of sectoral sanctions, Kerry told the group, but clarified he’s unsure Putin will go that far.

“I’m not convinced he’s made the decision to cross the line with his troops because then it’s absolutely no question that its full force sector sanctions, energy, banking, finance, technology, arms, you name it, they are all on the table,” Kerry said.

At the same meeting with the Trilateral Commission, Kerry warned Israel was at risk of becoming an “apartheid” state, The Daily Beast reported.

His remarks provoked a firestorm of criticism from both Democratic and Republicans lawmakers including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who called for his resignation.

On Monday night, Kerry walked back his comments and said he “would have chosen a different word."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; johnkerry; kerry; kremlin; russia; russianoccupation; ukraine
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Loose lips.........
1 posted on 04/29/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It was “a closed-door meeting”.
Somehow, this Daily Beast reporter snuck in & taped it.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 6:27:40 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sub-Driver

Loudmouth Kerry strikes again.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 6:27:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

How dare we spy on the Russians spying on other people?


4 posted on 04/29/2014 6:28:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

What does this mean? Is Kerry so unaware that he doesn’t know of OUR spies in Ukraine?

Oh.... Never mind.....


5 posted on 04/29/2014 6:36:02 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Sub-Driver
My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
6 posted on 04/29/2014 6:36:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

can you believe someone THIS DUMB almost got elected President?

He’s even stupider than Obama


7 posted on 04/29/2014 6:38:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Sub-Driver
If the West REALLY wants to get under Putin's skin, just ban Russian athletes from all international competitions - including the Olympics.

Put a total cordon sanitaire around Russia until they get the hell out of Ukraine.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 6:38:40 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

Are they doing it in the manner of Genghis Khan?


9 posted on 04/29/2014 6:40:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

Tape? We are still using tape?!


10 posted on 04/29/2014 6:48:17 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: nuconvert
Somehow, this Daily Beast reporter snuck in & taped it.

Oh, the irony! ...Kerry was spied on and comments recorded?

11 posted on 04/29/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: All

When did J Effin Kerry get a Press Pass?


12 posted on 04/29/2014 6:52:50 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry said in a closed-door meeting

Curious that some 'secrets' can be kept and others make it to the press.

We still have no idea what Obama was doing during the Benghazi attacks, but we know what Kerry said in a closed-door meeting.
14 posted on 04/29/2014 6:58:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

So what??


15 posted on 04/29/2014 6:59:03 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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That's what I thought. How is this helping? He tells Russia we have the ability to spy on them. They just change their way of communicating. I don't think anyone is naïve enough to believe Russia isn't talking to their counterparts in Ukraine. So he didn't gain anything by revealing our intelligence gathering.

Reminds me of Biden and Panetta revealing that it was SEAL Team 6 that took out Bin Ladin.

16 posted on 04/29/2014 6:59:04 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Sub-Driver

If Snowden released this the administration would accuse him of treason. But if Kerry says it...


17 posted on 04/29/2014 6:59:50 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I’m not convinced he’s made the decision to cross the line with his troops because then it’s absolutely no question that its full force sector sanctions, energy, banking, finance, technology, arms, you name it, they are all on the table,” Kerry said."

The Crimea is on fire, John. STFU! When it comes to dealing the the Russians, you are a boy playing a man's game. "Strategery" is not your forte'. You and the Boy Wonder are completely out of your depth.
18 posted on 04/29/2014 7:00:58 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Sub-Driver
At the same meeting with the Trilateral Commission

Trilateral Commission? Aren't they the evil ones who want to take over the world?

19 posted on 04/29/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 04/29/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Why not? We’re still using floppy disks in our missile silos.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 7:06:02 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“We are canceling the B1 bomber program because we have developed top secret stealth techonology that no one else has and that no one else even knows about.” -— Jimmy Carter.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 7:13:21 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Sub-Driver

This may be a deliberate leak.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Russians know they are being listened to. The Ukrainians say they caught a Russian agent trying to smuggle encryption equipment into E. Ukraine.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: FR_addict

“He tells Russia we have the ability to spy on them. They just change their way of communicating.”

Even worse, Russia now has a reliable method of feeding us wrong information. The “spies” are probably now being told “Putin is bluffing, he has no intention of using military force (Har Har Har)”


25 posted on 04/29/2014 7:15:40 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Sub-Driver

“Life is hard. It’s even harder if you’re a naive, retarded political looser.”
John Wayne, 2014


26 posted on 04/29/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Sub-Driver

Russians don’t really need Snowden anymore.

They can just ask John Kerry.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 7:23:56 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Good morning.

Why was my post #13 deleted?

Thank you.

5.56mm

28 posted on 04/29/2014 7:24:52 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

It was the naked gay porn link/


29 posted on 04/29/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Taped? Our intelligence services still use audio tape??? I guess all the money to upgrade digital surveillance when to spying on the American people, and the folks spying on folks our government should be spying on are still using audio tape.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 7:39:53 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: The_Reader_David

“when” should be “went”


31 posted on 04/29/2014 7:41:04 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When will you be back?


32 posted on 04/29/2014 7:47:21 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

I can’t tell you that. It’s classified. LOL!


33 posted on 04/29/2014 7:49:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: tumblindice

Looser than what?


34 posted on 04/29/2014 7:52:44 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, can we remove his security clearance now?

It’s an absolute travesty that a traitor like John Kerry can occupy any position of authority in the US government, let alone such an important one.


35 posted on 04/29/2014 8:00:23 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: BykrBayb

Your an idiot, you looser. ;-)


36 posted on 04/29/2014 8:00:39 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Honestly, this guy never ceases to amaze.

What an inept buffoon. Stan Laurel couldn’t out stupid this guy.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 8:05:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: TomGuy

Good point. This ‘leak’ was likely intentional.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 8:08:37 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now Ynet has Erekat saying “Israel chose apartheid over peace.” Thanks, Lurch.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Uncle Scam records the phone calls of all American citizens so the Russians have to know that their phone calls are being recorded too.


40 posted on 04/29/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

What is the bigger news here???

That Russia has spies in Ukraine, a country that used to be in the Soviet Bloc, is right next door, and has a high percentage of Russian speaking citizens?

Or that the NSA is still gobbling up all of the communications on the planet??

I don’t see how this is going to play well overseas.


41 posted on 04/29/2014 8:14:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Sub-Driver

So far, all I see is the Obama Administration trying everything it can do to help the Russians take Ukraine behind the scenes without completely exposing themselves as traitors (thus the ‘slap on the wrist’ sanctions). It is treasonous.


42 posted on 04/29/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Hitler would have faced such crushing sanctions from Mr Chamberlain-Kerry perhaps WWII (except for Japan) could have been avoided.


43 posted on 04/29/2014 9:01:09 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Sub-Driver
U.S. intelligence officials have recordings proving the Russian government has been directing a network of spies inside eastern Ukraine

They're tapping and bugging our allies and law abiding American citizens...Is there anyone on this planet who does not know the U.S. government is monitoring them?

44 posted on 04/29/2014 10:12:22 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m certain the Russians could come up with some interesting “tapes” of their own.


45 posted on 04/29/2014 11:29:57 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: The_Reader_David
"Taped? Our intelligence services still use audio tape??? I guess all the money to upgrade digital surveillance when to spying on the American people, and the folks spying on folks our government should be spying on are still using audio tape."

Kerry is just revealing his level of technical competence. I pity the intelligence officer that has to that has to report to him. It's not easy to be forced to limit your vocabulary to one sylable words, grimaces and hand gestures.
46 posted on 04/29/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Sub-Driver

I remember the good old days when you were considered a nut case if you believed there was a such thing called the “Trilateral Commission”.


47 posted on 04/29/2014 3:26:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Mr. K

You can’t be too smart and work for the “powers”. It’s easier to control idiots who can’t think for themselves.


48 posted on 04/29/2014 3:28:04 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

They don’t bother hiding their contempt for the plebians anymore.
Global cabal of politicians, business execs, music and media hobnobs and sports elite. Lefties. Righties. All cross pollinating with each other in the rarified air of pomposity and arrogance.


49 posted on 04/29/2014 5:26:11 PM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: Sub-Driver

“Kerry said in a private meeting with the Trilateral Commission”

I remember back not so long ago when thinking there was actually a tri-lateral commission, and it mattered, made you a conspiracy theory nut.


50 posted on 04/29/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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