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Prisoner-Swap Deal Expected in Russia Spy Case

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 08:15 AM
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Prisoner-Swap Deal Expected in Russia Spy Case


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MOSCOW—Representatives of a Russian academic convicted in 2004 of spying for the U.S. said he has agreed to be part of a deal to exchange prisoners held in Russia for the suspected spies for Russia arrested last month by U.S. authorities.

The academic, Igor Sutyagin, told his mother of the deal early Wednesday after authorities unexpectedly moved him from a prison in northern Russia on Tuesday to a special jail in Moscow in preparation for release, his mother said.
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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 08:15 AM
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Wow, just like the old days of the Cold War. Whether this is actually beneficial to the American public or not, is debatable. I'm sure if it was beneficial to the American people, it wouldn't be done.

This almost looks like the US is trying to avoid a trial for some reason. I wonder if they have something to hide, as far as this case goes.

--airspoon


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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 08:56 AM
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Russian spys is sooo 1980s. I simply don't understand any potential significance beyond just a listening post which all countries have...makes little sense overall.

Its like if the british had spys on the street here...sort of a so what senario...

A prisoner exchange sounds reasonable...then find out who in the two nations are keeping the good ole fashion cold war alive and fire the fossils...



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX

Its like if the british had spys on the street here...sort of a so what senario...


I wouldn't be at all surprised if we did to be honest mate. As you said, it happens in all countries, even between allies.

There's definitely something going on behind the scenes here, I just wish I knew what.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 09:59 AM
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Spies are still relevant. There is all kinds of information to cypher, either from the government, government contractors, corporations or any combination of the three. Spies could also be used to spread disinfo or spread dissent. For instance, right after the Iranian elections, it is widely believed that the CIA used spies to encite all of that turmoil that we saw on the MSM.

--airspoon



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