Weird things in the story about 11 spies reporting to Moscow:
President Barack Obama last week took Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to his favorite hamburger joint, which turned out to be just blocks from the Arlington, Va., apartment building where one of the alleged Russian secret agents lived.
How do we know this is Obama’s favorite hamburger joint? And what is the name of this alleged favorite?
He said Mr. Obama was aware of the alleged spy ring, but the president didn’t discuss the topic in face-to-face meetings last week with Mr. Medvedev.
Really. We’re really expected to believe Obama said nothing about it when he has the President of Russia right in front of him. Perhaps the “secret message” Obama sent by taking Medvedev to Obama’s “favorite” hamburger “joint” was message enough, huh? That showed him. Here, Prez Medvedev: eat this HAMBURGER. (*hee hee*)
A criminal complaint filed Monday by prosecutors in New York showed that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have been investigating the alleged Russian agents for a decade, and have had access to communications between Moscow and the suspects.
TEN YEARS? How many secret secrets have these secret spies secreted away to Moscow in 10 years? They could’ve taken America’s whole secret shebang in ten years. Bush and Obama didn’t want anyone looking at the White House guest list and they let Moscow spies run around for 10 years? I got two words for that: FISHY.
Ten of the suspects, mostly Russians, were arrested in recent days in several U.S. cities. The 11th person, whom U.S. authorities alleged was a ringleader purporting to be a Canadian named Christopher Metsos, was taken into custody Tuesday by police in Cyprus. He was released on bond, despite U.S. concerns that he might flee.
Some judges don’t allow guys who sell an ounce of pot to be put on bail, and they let an alleged spy — whose whole business is to lie to others and disappear — out on bail? See the two words above for what I think about that, too.
Many Russian officials and analysts said they presumed that hawkish elements within the U.S. government had engineered and timed the arrests to embarrass President Obama and undermine the “reset.”
Why not? It’s fun to blame the Republicans! Here’s another one: “It’s hot today. Must be global warming. Blame the Republicans for not signing the Kyoto Protocol!” Hee hee! This is fun!
What we learned:
(1) Spies exist, but this spy story is a bunch of low level crap.
(2) Republicans didn’t have anything to do with it.
(3) This is not the Cold War.
(4) Hee hee.
UPDATE: I exist.