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  • U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary

    08/29/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Barton Gellman and Greg Miller
    U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget. The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny. The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program details the successes, failures and objectives of the 16 spy agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community... The summary...
  • German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet

    11/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    SPIEGEL.de - SPIEGEL Online ^ | November 1, 2012 | by Christoph Sydow
      "German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet" By Christoph Sydow 11/01/2012 "Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan." PHOTO CAPTION: "A growing community of German-speaking Islamists has developed on the Internet. Aiming to find new recruits, they glorify jihad and call for attacks on Germany. A new study warns that such online propaganda might foster a new generation of terrorists." SNIPPET: "International terrorist groups like al-Qaida recognized the importance of the Internet for recruiting new supporters early on." SNIPPET: "Intelligence services can also take advantage of the anonymity of Internet forums to deliberately plant false information or obtain insider...
  • FBI says Russian spies got close to Cabinet [Hillary Clinton]

    11/01/2011 12:33:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2011 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case. ...U.S. officials said it was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Figliuzzi said in an interview that the FBI decided to end its more than 10-year-long counterspy investigation of the network because of concerns that the spies were “getting very close to their objective.” “These 10 Russian officers were sent to the U.S. on a...
  • Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money'(boozing agent ratted out Anna Chapman et al)

    05/06/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 05/05/11
    Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money' A top Russian secret service agent suspected of blowing the cover of a sleeper spy ring in the United States was a heavy drinker who betrayed Moscow purely to make money, sources said on Wednesday. Alexander Poteyev, who will go on trial in absentia for treason in Moscow on May 16, is charged with having tipped off Washington about a ring of 10 Russian spies who were later deported in the biggest post-Cold War spy scandal. The Izvestia daily Wednesday published a slew of new information about Poteyev, saying he was linked to...
  • Russia honours spies deported from US

    10/18/2010 11:49:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | October 19, 2010
    RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev has handed top state honours to the Russian spies deported from the US in July in the biggest spy scandal since the Cold War, the Kremlin says. "A ceremony took place in the Kremlin today to hand top state honours to a number of Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) employees, including the spies who were working in the United States and returned to Russia in July," Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said in a statement on Russian news agencies. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who served as a KGB agent in East Germany, has said that he has met...
  • What do US State Department, Russian spies and Bulgarian mosque have in common? Ecotourism!

    08/30/2010 8:36:16 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 1 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    American tax-payers learned recently that the US State Department is funding mosques all around the globe, including one in my native Bulgaria: To support the restoration of the Kurshum Mosque in Silistra. Although it is located in the center of town, damage has been caused by centuries of neglect and earthquakes. The mosque was built in the 17th century when Silistra was an important port city on the Danube River ruled by the Ottoman Empire. Research shows that it has nothing to do with Islam, but with ecotourism. According to a local report the restoration of the mosque and...
  • FBI HEAD: Spies' Son Aware of Scam

    08/27/2010 2:39:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    BOSTON HERALD.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | O'Ryan Johnson
    SNIPPET: "The oldest son of two Russian spies bagged in a summer sweep of undercover moles may have known his folks were working for the other side while they all lived the good life in Cambridge. “I’d say it’s logical to presume, and we suspect that he knew something, yes, toward the end,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said yesterday. The feds believe the Cambridge couple - going by the names Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Foley - hid their secret life from their two boys, 16 and 20 years old. The oldest, however, may have caught on...
  • SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: The Game That Is Not A Game

    08/10/2010 12:28:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies
    INATODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | August 10, 2010 | by Toby Westerman
    SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: THE GAME THAT IS NOT A GAME SNIPPET: "The basic task of all spies, including the SVR Russian operatives recently caught, is to "steal and shape," Simmons explained. The "steal" aspect is best known to the public, that is, stealing another nation's military or production secrets, but Simmons also described how spies can "shape" a nation. Spies engaged in the "shape" aspect of espionage are known as "agents of influence," Simmons said. These "agents of influence" attempt to mold the thinking of a society or a government by targeting "experts who are quoted in...
  • Feds Charge New Russian Bombshell

    07/28/2010 8:36:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | Wednesday, 28 July 2010 6:54AM | Naimah Jabali-Nash
    Fermanova, 24, is the newest bombshell targeted by federal authorities. She is accused of attempting to smuggle high-tech night vision scopes from the United States to Russia. An arrest affidavit obtained by Crimesider states that Fermanova, along with others, tried to "intentionally attempt to export" defense articles listed on the United States Munitions List without having the required license to do so. The document says that when Fermanova attempted to board a plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport bound for Moscow on March 1, Customs & Border Protection seized her luggage, finding three night vision devices. When...
  • Russia Spies; America Apologizes

    07/27/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Mona Charen
    Arriving at a biker's convention in Ukraine on his Harley Davidson trike, Vladimir Putin offered a few observations on his recent celebratory meeting with the 10 Russian sleeper agents deported from the United States. "They had a very difficult fate," the former KGB colonel noted sympathetically. "They had to carry out a task to benefit their motherland's interests for many, many years without a diplomatic cover, risking themselves and those close to them." The reunion was heartwarming. They sang patriotic songs and "talked of life." Putin assured them, reports the Associated Press, that they would have good jobs and a...
  • KGB Karaoke

    07/26/2010 12:17:56 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/26/10 | Joy Tiz
    KGB Colonel turned Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin reminded the world that the KGB is still in business, albeit rebranded as the FSB. Asserting that he knows the names of those who exposed the Russian spies recently discovered and swiftly dispatched out of the United States, Putin dispensed a KGB worthy reprimand. ‘It was the result of treason,’ he said, predicting a grim future for those responsible. ‘It always ends badly for traitors: as a rule, their end comes from drink or drugs, lying in a ditch. And for what?’ Putin offered this poignant reminder about how the KGB operates...
  • KGB Karaoke

    07/26/2010 9:45:50 AM PDT · by jazminerose
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 7/26/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 KGB Colonel turned Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin reminded the world that the KGB is still in business, albeit rebranded as the FSB. Asserting that he knows the names of those who exposed the Russian spies recently discovered and swiftly dispatched out of the United States, Putin dispensed a KGB worthy reprimand . ‘It was the result of treason,’ he said, predicting a grim future for those responsible. ‘It always ends badly for traitors: as a rule, their end comes from drink or drugs, lying in a ditch. And for what?’ Putin offered this poignant reminder about...
  • The Russian Agents, Obama, and the Cover-up

    07/17/2010 6:20:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 7-16-10 | Cliff Kincaid
    Our media do not seem to be interested in the curious matter of why the Russian agents accused of trying to acquire sensitive nuclear information from the U.S. Government were so quickly released. Why were they were sent back to Moscow less than two weeks after they were arrested? It is certainly the case that a continuing spy scandal threatened to undermine U.S.-Russia business “opportunities” and “cooperation.” It is also true that there is evidence that the Russian agents targeted the Obama Administration and former Clinton Administration officials. Just before the scandal broke, a $4 billion deal had been announced...
  • Obama Blackmailed by Russia?

    07/11/2010 5:17:40 AM PDT · by OldPossum1 · 41 replies
    Let Us Go Then You and I ^ | July 11, 2010 | OldPossum
    Back in June of 2009 I wrote how Barack Obama's "secret" birth information is probably well known among the world's leading intelligence services. Now we have proof. After an exhaustive 10 year investigation, the FBI arrested 10 people who allegedly were spying for Russia. Just like in the old Cold War days, or right from the pages of the John Le Carre novels, foreign agents were working hard at infiltrating the US Government. However, within 5 days of being arrested, our Government agreed to send all 10 spies back to Russia in exchange for 4 "Western" spies who had been...
  • The Truth About Illegals

    07/10/2010 5:01:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7/10/2010 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    The recent arrest of ten Russian illegal officers targeted against us -- a superb performance on the part of our intelligence and law enforcement agencies -- proves that the Kremlin still looks upon the United States as the main enemy. Most of the details about these new cases are still classified by the FBI. One thing is clear, however; this is not just business as usual -- "we spy, they spy." The Kremlin's illegal officers have traditionally been dispatched to enemy countries to form an alternative presence there, should war break out and force the legal embassies to close; and...
  • A Spy for a Spy

    07/09/2010 9:05:34 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/9/10 | Joy Tiz
    Get these Russian spies out of here before they start talking. The spies, who lived in the U.S. for ten years on Putin’s dime, will be swapped out for ten prisoners currently held in Russian jails. There’s no question that the powers that be don’t want these people talking. But who has the bigger investment in keeping them quiet—the Kremlin or Washington, DC? While the bird cage liner media would like us to believe that these were a bunch of bumbling incompetents, in reality, they got quite a lot done. Certainly a trial of the spies could jeopardize the “warm...
  • Putin Orders Obama to Release Russian Spies NOW

    07/09/2010 6:16:52 AM PDT · by The Conservative Monster · 15 replies
    The Conservative Monster.com ^ | 7/8/10 | Steve Cooper
    Steve Cooper The Conservative Monster.com Swap? Don't make me chuckle.... Putin told the rookie Marxist to get those spies out of jail ASAP and Barry complied. I guess he did not want his Kenyan Communist Party card revoked? Putin was not pleased about these arrests, because he thought that he had things under control here since a communist is now occupying the White House.
  • Halperin And Russian Spy Heathfield: Twins Separated At Birth?

    07/09/2010 6:14:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Note: the heat wave has gotten to me. Please read this one with tongue planted firmly in cheek. I was wondering why Mark Halperin was missing from the Morning Joe set today. His “Game Change” co-author John Heilemann was there, and the two are normally a matched set. Then the show rolled a segment on the conviction and deportation of those ten Russian spies, in a deal for the return of several Western agents. Wait a second! Who is that guy, second-from-the-right in the bottom row? Sure looks a lot like Halperin [see photo after jump]. The spy’s nom de...
  • A Spy for a Spy

    07/08/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 9 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 7/8/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 Get these Russian spies out of here before they start talking. The spies, who lived in the U.S. for ten years on Putin’s dime, will be swapped out for ten prisoners currently held in Russian jails. There’s no question that the powers that be don’t want these people talking. But who has the bigger investment in keeping them quiet—the Kremlin or Washington, DC? While the bird cage liner media would like us to believe that these were a bunch of bumbling incompetents, in reality, they got quite a lot done. Certainly a trial of the spies could...
  • Call to Investigate the Liberal Media for Russian Agents. Sky News: Over 300 Russian Spies in the UK

    07/08/2010 5:53:51 AM PDT · by The Conservative Monster · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Conservative Monster.com ^ | 07/08/10 | Steve Cooper
    By Steve Cooper The Conservative Monster.com The recent Russian spy caper is just the tip of the iceberg, because the left wing media is most likely flooded with foreign agents of Russia. I have been saying this for a while and people thought I was crazy, but after the FBI arrested 10 Russian spies, people are now agreeing that this is very possible indeed. That is why these arrests were so critical and they were really much bigger than you all think.
  • Moscow offers former Russian colonel...in Cold War-style spy swap

    07/07/2010 8:47:31 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (via Drudge) ^ | 7th July 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Russia has offered a mass Cold War-style 'spy swap' deal to the U.S., it was revealed today. The deal could see up to 11 convicted spies - allegedly including a Russian colonel - exchanged for 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman and her co-accused. Chapman is being held with nine others in the U.S. on accusations of being part of a 'deep cover' spy ring in the U.S. Read more:
  • Cuban Connection to Acused Russian Spies

    07/06/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/6/10 | Humberto Fontova
    The 11 arrests so far are the tip of iceberg. Many more to follow, many in South Florida.” “The “South American country” where Vicky Pelaez picked up her payments from Russia’s SVR was Venezuela.” “Russia’s SVR, Castro’s DGI (Directorio General de Inteligencia) and Chavez’ SEBIN, (Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia) are all linked. They all share agents and information. Castro-Cubans run Chavez’ intelligence agency practically lock, stock and barrel.” “Vicky Pelaez was frequent traveler to Cuba where she met with Castro’s DGI. Pictures exist of those meetings.”
  • Ms. Chapman's Charm School

    07/06/2010 1:14:38 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/6/10 | Joy Tiz
    This is what now passes for news at The Washington Post , “reporting” on the Russian spy case: "There were 11 alleged Russian agents arrested this week, under accusations that they’d been living as Americans while reporting back to the mother country. But mostly we care about the hot one." You may recall, this is the same type of analysis from the moribund media we got after the panty bomber’s underwear miraculously didn’t explode on a commercial jet on Christmas Day. Fixating on Anna Chapman—her good looks and burlesque nature provides an effective diversion from the actual point—how at least...
  • Ms. Chapman's Charm School

    07/06/2010 11:16:48 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 4 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 7/6/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 This is what now passes for news at The Washington Post , “reporting” on the Russian spy case: "There were 11 alleged Russian agents arrested this week, under accusations that they’d been living as Americans while reporting back to the mother country. But mostly we care about the hot one." You may recall, this is the same type of analysis from the moribund media we got after the panty bomber’s underwear miraculously didn’t explode on a commercial jet on Christmas Day. Fixating on Anna Chapman—her good looks and burlesque nature provides an effective diversion from the actual...
  • Mrs. America owner worked with Anna Chapman and Vasily Kushchenko’s firm

    07/05/2010 8:59:16 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 5th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Alleged spy Anya Chapman and dad Vasily Kushchenko worked for a high profile Russian PR firm. The 4 Vlast (the Forth power) is the owner of the Mrs. World-Russia brand. In fact Vasily Kushchenko is listed as contact person for the Mrs World-St. Petersburg edition of the pageant. The President of Mrs. America and Mrs. World pageant is an American: David Marmel. Here is what he said at a press-conference before the event in St Peterburg: I am Russian by origin; my father and mother were born in Russia. Although I grew up in America, I always felt like I...
  • My Spy Story: Washington Times writer meets Putin's agent

    07/01/2010 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2010 | James S. Robbins
    I was targeted by the infamous Russian spy ring. Maybe that's too dramatic. How about - accused Russian spy Mikhail Semenko handed me his business card. Not exactly the basis for a novel.... The Russian spy ring reportedly was targeting think tanks, a repeat of KGB operations from the 1960s. It is hard to understand what Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) hopes to gain from infiltrating public-policy organizations that it cannot comb from their websites. Perhaps it thinks some have secrets not discussed publicly, but of course in Washington, no secret is really important until you tell it.
  • Russian Spies: Mission Acoomplished

    06/30/2010 1:54:27 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    Those who are even paying attention to the case of the arrested Russian spies are either all a twitter over the attractive Anna Chapman or snickering about the ineptness of the spy ring for their failure to get any real information of use to the SVR, scion of the KGB. One cartoon calls the Russian spies “quaint”—a throwback to the olden days when America was worthy of foreign invasion. Such dismissals reflect a profound ignorance, either willful or the product of too many years of a government run school system. Hollywood celebutards have long embraced the most brutal of communist...
  • Russian Spies: Mission Accomplished

    06/30/2010 10:55:34 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 6 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 6/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    Obama’s youth cult didn’t live through the cold war. They don’t know about Radio Free Europe, which provided precious information to the victims of communism living behind what was then known as the iron curtain that divided Europe into two areas, making much of Eastern Europe a prison. Armed guards were posted at the borders, and many desperate citizens were killed attempting to flee from a life of oppression. Putin’s spies among us don’t have to blow up a nuclear reactor—that’s the job of the jihadis anyway—to do immense harm to the United States. The Soviet Union relied far more...
  • Putin's Hydrangeas

    06/29/2010 11:27:24 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 7 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 6/29/10 | Joy Tiz
    "They couldn’t have been spies, look what she did with the hydrangeas." Jessie Gugig, age 15 The FBI ended a seven year investigation with the arrest of ten people in Yonkers, Boston and northern Virginia suspected of being part of a Russian espionage ring. The spies lived in deep cover, assuming false identities with the intention of penetrating American “policy making circles”. Mocking our immigration policies, the SVR, successor to the KGB, code named the program “The Illegals”. Substituting high tech communications for the now passé Venona cables , the operatives managed to gain access to a government employee working...
  • FBI Had Been Tracking Russian Spy Ring for Years – Video

    06/29/2010 5:56:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the Russian spy ring busted by the FBI yesterday. At least ten people living in New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts were arrested yesterday, accused of spying for the Russian Government. Apparently, the FBI had been tracking many of them for years. The spies came here individually, paired up, and even had children as part of building their identities. Russia’s Foreign Minister has called the charges, “baseless and improper.”
  • DOJ: 10 alleged Russian intel officers arrested

    06/28/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 167 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Ten Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday.</p>
  • Putin's Spies in America

    06/19/2009 1:22:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 1,208+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Friday, June 19, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview's guest today is Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy, a former KGB agent who became one of the KGB’s harshest critics. He is the author of seven books about the KGB and Japan. His new book is KGB/FSB's New Trojan Horse: Americans of Russian Descent." SNIPPET: "My work in Tokyo as a spy from 1980-85, was very successful. I was covered as a correspondent of the Soviet TASS Agency. But it was not a cover for me. It was my actual job, because I am a born author. My KGB colleagues in Tokyo called me, with a grin, “An author covered...
  • Russian spy in Nato could have passed on missile defence and cyber-war secrets

    11/16/2008 5:23:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 792+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/16/2008 | Roger Boyes in Berlin
    A spy at the heart of Nato may have passed secrets on the US missile shield and cyber-defence to Russian Intelligence, it has emerged. Herman Simm, 61, an Estonian defence ministry official who was arrested in September, was responsible for handling all of his country's classified information at Nato, giving him access to every top-secret graded document from other alliance countries. He was recruited by the Russians in the late 1980s and has been charged in Estonia with supplying information to a foreign power. Several investigation teams from both the EU and Nato, under the supervision of a US officer,...
  • Moldova Accuses Russians of Spying

    02/20/2005 12:41:46 PM PST · by Lukasz · 27 replies · 591+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | February 21, 2005. | AP
    CHISINAU, Moldova -- Moldova's secret service said Sunday that 21 Russians expelled or detained by police this month had traveled to Moldova to spy on the president and other politicians ahead of March 6 general elections. The Russians had been falsely posing as human rights activists, consultants and political observers, said a statement from the Intelligence and Security Service. Five Russians were expelled on Feb. 11 for meddling in the electoral process. On Friday, 20 foreigners, including 16 Russians, were detained on suspicion of illegally working for a Moldovan political party, the authorities said. The statement accused them of "fabricating...