CNN´s season premiere of “Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies” will focus on undercover Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S., according to the network. “The Spies Next Door: Operation Ghost Stories,” reveals the story of undercover Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S. and one of the largest counterintelligence investigations in the history of the FBI," reads a news release from the network. The series airs Saturday nights at 9 p.m. EST and is hosted by former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). "I think people love a good spy story. The first episode is a really good spy story," Rogers
Comments: Has anyone seen the Amazon Prime original series "The Americans"? It was apparently inspired by one of these spy couples. If you haven´t seen it--it alone is almost worth the Prime membership.
The U.S. is full of Russian and Chinese spies, who are here for political and commercial espionage. They may have a job at your company, flattering the boss, inviting themselves to bosses gatherings, always seem to be making themselves visible to the boss, so they can get into the position they desire. All that is to be expected, but it is the left that has most damaged this country. It was the left that flew off to Russia with the plans to the atomic bomb, as soon as it was completed.
Leaks slowing down a bit, so CNN rummaging around in their vault to pander to their Russian-collusion fanatics. Pathetic. Somebody take pity on CNN and fake a washed-ashore aileron so that they can milk their Malaysian Air ratings cow one more time!
I´ve long suspected my neighbors of being Russians. Becasue they are! But, I also like Russians. I´ve worked with them in engineering and design projects. They are amazing. One of my Russian co-workers took me to a party at the Stratosphere Casino when his brother and a few of his fellow Russian sailors were here- In Uniform! attending a cross training school at Nellis AFB here. OMG! That was one scary, crazy, hilarious party like I had never been to. They all spoke English - to a degree that was understandable and they had a specific joy about them I was in awe of. They are blunt to a fault. No matter what they think about you they will instantly tell you to your face. And they do it without at all being rude- you just get that it is merely brutally honest. I came away from my first up close encounter with Russians with a whole new respect for them. My Russian co-worker as raised during the Soviet era. His stories were, to me harrowing. But, his pragmatic personality actually made it seem endurable. People had evolved into a kind of passive resistance toward the communism they had no choice but to live under. The whole "on the street" living experience was simply an adaptation that even the police, the "enforcers" and teachers had come to more-or-less tolerate and in their own way, defeat.
So, call me a nut, un-American, stupid; I still like my neighbors and I still like Russians.
I´ve always been fascinated with Russia. I love Russian literature and history. I took modern Russian history in college. I am now watching an awesome Russian series on Amazon Prime called Ekatarina - The Rise of Catherine the Great. I know some Russians and like them (though growing up in the Soviet system left its scars, a certain cynicism, almost nihilism).
I´m not sure, though, what liking Russians or not liking Russians has to do with either this article or with the current Russian situation in the news.
I keep asking myself why the American left is so hellbent on vilifying the Russians, and the only answer I can come up with is that they are being paid off by Arabs and Muslims. Foolish move on their part.
As for spying, I don´t doubt there are Russian spies as there are Chinese, British, French, German, Arab, Japanese, etc. spies.
I bet I´ve done something that no one else here at Lucianne.com has done. Gone on a Russian cargo ship. My dad worked on the waterfront in Seattle and he was ALWAYS making friends with people. I think it was the first Russian ship that come into the Seattle port since the Cold War began and he brought the captain and a couple of crewmen home for dinner and afterwards brought them to my house to meet me. They invited my husband and me to take a tour the next day which we did. This happened in 1972.
One morning in 1947 Harchet, a Sikh man, was told to start walking. He ended up walking, like hundreds of others, for 11 days. As they went through village after village on that long walk from Pakistan to India, more and more people joined them. It was a dangerous route, along which many people were killed. Told for the first time, these are the personal stories of horror and humanity from when British rule in India came to a dramatic and violent end, and two nations were born.
The sinking of an amateur submarine was a “deliberate act,” Danish investigators said, as officials on Monday continued searching for the body of a Swedish journalist believed to have been aboard the doomed craft. [snip] Peter Madsen, 46, was the lone survivor after his 40-ton homemade Nautilus sub foundered off Denmark’s eastern coast on Thursday evening. Madsen was arrested hours after he was rescued, hit with preliminary manslaughter charges in the death of 30-year-old Kim Wall, who was seen departing on the sub with Madsen shortly before the Nautilus sank. Madsen initially told authorities he dropped off Wall prior to
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has vanished from the public eye for two weeks, South Korean media reported, prompting fears that he may be preparing to mark Tuesday’s public holiday by firing a new rocket. The last time Kim went days without being seen was prior to the ICBM launch in late July, when he remained incognito for two weeks before making his grandiose public appearance. His public withdrawal comes as nuclear tensions mount between Washington and Pyongyang, and on the heels of the leader’s threat to attack the U.S. island territory of Guam. On Tuesday, North Korea is
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that if North Korea follows through on its threats to fire a missile at the United States, "it´s game on." Speaking to reporters, Mattis added that the U.S. military would "take out" any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including Guam, a U.S. territory. Mattis said the U.S. would detect a missile of that nature heading towards Guam "within moments." Mattis added that if North Korea fires at the U.S., "it could escalate into war very quickly... yes, that´s called war, if they shoot at us." [snip] North Korea has warned
Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, is leaving President Trump’s manufacturing council, becoming the third high-profile executive to leave the council in an apparent protest over the administration’s response to the deadly Charlottesville violence. [snip] Krzanich made the announcement Monday in an Intel blog post. He said his intention is to "call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing. Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America’s manufacturing base.” Trump has faced criticism over his early response to
A new report detailing attempted communications between the Trump campaign and Russia “is concrete evidence the Russia collusion narrative is fake news,” a spokesman for former campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Monday. An adviser on Trump’s team, George Papadopoulos, offered to set up “a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump,” during the 2016 campaign season, The Washington Post reported. That offer came via an email Papadopoulos allegedly sent to seven campaign officials. It wasn’t clear if Papadopoulos was acting as an intermediary for the Russian government, but he reportedly told officials with the Trump
CHITWAN: Around 600 tourists, who were stranded due to flooding in Sauraha in Chitwan, have been waiting to be rescued, authorities said on Monday. The swollen Rapti and Budhirapti Rivers have inundated many hotels in the tourist d estination, and efforts were on to rescue the tourists trapped in flooded hotels with the help of tamed elephants, said Chairman of the Regional Hotel Association Sauraha Suman Ghimire. [ad] The Chief District Officer and the Nepal Tourism Board were informed about the situation and asked for rescue operation. Managing Director of Hotel Seven Star Madhav Duwadi said Home Ministry has also been requested for
According to leading alt-right protesters, the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia staged by hundreds of white nationalists served as a response to “cosmopolitan elites’ attack on whites” — as well as a step toward the “GOP becoming a party exclusively for the white race.” “White people are tired of being told by the cosmopolitan elites that we are the problem, they can’t keep blaming [us] or else incidents like this will continue,” said James Allsup, an alt-right figure and former chair of the Washington State College Republicans Federation. Cosmopolitan elites include the mainstream media, establishment politicians, and Hollywood figures, according to Allsup. Allsup
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on the Department of Justice to investigate a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. that turned violent and left three dead and dozens injured. "The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, ant-semitism, and hatred that they propagate," Cruz said in a statement. Having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism," he
James Alex Fields Jr. has been identified as the the driver who drove his Dodge Challenger into a street congested with counter protestor pedestrians in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier today. His alleged action led to the death of a yet to be identified 32 year old woman and several critical injuries. According to EverPedia, Fields Jr. is a “resident of Maumee, Ohio?. He is registered to vote in Lucas County, Ohio? and put his party affiliation as Republican]?In addition, James is registered as the owner of a Gray 2010 Dodge Challenger? that ran into protesters at the Unite the Right
Melania Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to denounce violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, offering the White House´s first public comment on the matter before the president got around to it. “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let´s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence,” Melania wrote. President Donald Trump issued his own slightly more vague statement a short time later. “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!” he wrote.
President Donald Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, believes the EPA has room to be resized in terms of budget, staffing and authorities. The former attorney general for Oklahoma says in this exclusive interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, “When you’re spending a million dollars for gym memberships, you have room to contract.” Pruitt tells TheDCNF the EPA should “not be an agency trying to set energy policy, use its authority to pick winners and losers, acting outside the rule of law, acting outside of process, re-imagining their authority under their statutes, or creating uncertainty in the
Marshawn Lynch, a runningback for the Oakland Raiders, sat and ate a banana during the national anthem on Saturday before the Raiders’ first preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. Lynch did not play during the game, and the Raiders’ coach said Lynch’s actions were a “non-issue.” Although Lynch said he has been doing this for 11 years, photos and videos show he stood on many occasions for the national anthem in recent years. Lynch reportedly was not present in the locker room after the game, according to CBS Sports. However, the Raiders’ coach, Jack Del Rio, said
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — White House officials, under siege over President Trump’s reluctance to condemn white supremacists for the weekend’s bloody rallies in Charlottesville, Va., tried to clarify his comments on Sunday, as critics in both parties intensified demands that he adopt a stronger, more unifying message. A statement on Sunday — issued more than 36 hours after the protests began — condemned “white supremacists” for the violence that led to one death. It came in an email sent to reporters in the president’s traveling press pool, and was attributed to an unnamed representative. It was not attributed directly to Mr.
FOX News reporter Doug McKelway attended the violent protests Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. McKelway told FOX News viewers the police pulled out of Lee Park after the violence started. The police told him, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” (Photo) This was after violent Antifa terrorists launched an attack on the white supremacists. Doug McKelway: We are now beginning to hear criticism bubble up on all sides of this event about the initial slow response by the police. When I got out of my car yesterday in Charlottesville about 10:30 in the morning you knew this was a bad scene and
Saturday was marked by bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia after an apparent white nationalist plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters in a blatant attack. And on the morning after, NBC’s Sunday Today put President Trump in their sights as they unloaded on him while appearing to pin the blame for the attack on him. At one point even claiming he “enjoys” the support he gets from the bigots who were rallying in Virginia. “President Trump condemned the violence there on Saturday but he did not specifically speak to the white nationalism that was on display,” complained Anchor Willie Geist as he was
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said he plans to sit during the national anthem for the entire season after staying on the bench for the anthem during Seattle’s first preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Bennett said he was motivated by the events in Charlottesville and wanted to speak out on racial injustice. On Sunday, Bennett remained on the bench with a towel around his shoulder pads while the rest of his teammates stood for the anthem. “First of all I want to make sure people understand I love the military — my father was in the military,” Bennett told reporters. “I love hot dogs like any other
Rep. Maxine Waters excoriated President Trump on social media Sunday for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., saying the White House is now the "White Supremacists´ House." "Trump has made it clear - w/ Bannon & Gorka in the WH, & the Klan in the streets, it is now the White Supremacists´ House. #Charlottesviille," Waters wrote on Twitter, referring to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka. The California Democrat added, "Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists & terrorists who showed up in Charlottesville. Is he sending a signal? Everyone must
President Donald Trump insisted on Monday that he and his administration forcefully denounce the ´evil´ embodied by white supremacists and other bigoted hate groups whose weekend rally in Virginia left one woman dead and 20 others injured. ´Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,´ the president said at the White House. ´We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our
A day after violence broke out between counter-protesters and white nationalists in his city, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer on Sunday said President Trump deserves at least some of the blame. “Look at the campaign he ran,” Mr. Signer told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Look at the intentional courting, on one hand, of all these white supremacists, white nationalists … and look on the other hand at the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed all of these different efforts, just like we saw yesterday. This isn’t hard.” Mr. Trump has come under bipartisan fire for failing to explicitly condemn white
Dear John: You recently criticized the FBI for its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. I am a retired FBI agent and extremely proud of my career and service. I feel compelled to write. Former FBI Director James Comey’s statements, testimony and behavior are truly abhorrent. Comey admitted under oath before Congress that the bureau did not utilize a federal grand jury in the Hillary e-mail investigation. Furthermore, he testified that in his experience, when dealing with attorneys, you can obtain information easier and faster than via a federal grand jury. Never, I repeat never, in my 25-year career have I or any FBI agent
‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.” Such was President Trump’s statement Saturday on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.Really: That was it.Yet “many sides” didn’t drive a car into a crowd, an evident act of terrorism that killed Heather Heyer, 32, and hospitalized many more, with some still in critical condition. It shouldn’t be that hard to summon up a few Trumpian terms like “losers” and “really, really bad people” to describe the hundreds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white supremacists and the like who descended on the
Protesters toppled a Confederate monument in Durham, N.C. on Monday night. Video posted to Twitter shows protestors surrounding the statue and chanting "No KKK! No fascists! USA" as several protestors appear to pull down the statue with a rope. WNCN reports the statue was dedicated in Durham in 1924 and was located in front of a local government building. The statue represented a soldier who fought in the Civil War and an inscription on the front read "The Confederate States of America." One organizer of the protest told WNCN that toppling the statue was in response to the violence at a white supremacist
Sunday on MSNBC, former Vermont Governor, and DNC Chair Howard Dean said President Donald Trump didn’t “appear to have a shred of decency in him, not a shred.” Dean’s remarks were in reference to Trump’s reaction to the events in Charlottesville, VA a day earlier. Dean said, “Well, actually, being an incurable optimist, I was hoping — I thought this might be his moment, and it wasn’t. I have concluded the guy is totally incapable of exerting any moral leadership whatsoever. I think you’ll see that in poll numbers quickly. Even hardened Republicans who believe in the Trump program —