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Chuck Grassley: Colombian prostitutes or Russian spies?

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posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:07 PM
Chuck Grassley: Colombian prostitutes or Russian spies?
By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 4/24/12 1:04 PM EDT Updated: 4/24/12 3:48 PM EDT

U.S. Senator Grassley (D, IA) is suggesting the possibility !!

The thought did occur to some people early on in the scandal, but now we have a U.S. Senator saying it out loud.

The possibility is Very Very Real IMO.

The whole thing went down so "perfect" from start to finish....makes me suspicious.

The "fall" of the old Soviet Union might not have made all the old Communists/Marxists/Fascists just dry up and go away as many have tried to make many other people believe !!

They may be alive and well, and carrying on where the old regime left off as if nothing ever happened.

The Colombian prostitutes entangled in the Secret Service sex scandal could have been Russian spies, Sen. Chuck Grassley suggested Tuesday.

“We’re looking at something that is very, very serious when national security might not be protected properly,” Grassley told Radio Iowa. “Who knows who might be using prostitutes? The Russians are famous for that to get information out of us.”

In a letter last night, the Iowa Republican called on the White House to answer questions about an internal review that cleared the advance team of any involvement in the scandal. Secret Service agents and military personnel are accused of bringing prostitutes back to their hotel before President Barack Obama’s trip to Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.

“You find a lot of problems come from a culture within the agency,” Grassley said on Radio Iowa. “Now, I don’t think the Secret Service would have that sort of a culture, but this may be the tip of an iceberg.”

This is less about prostitution than the president’s safety, he added.

“The issue here isn’t just people messing around with prostitutes, the issue is the security of the president of the United States and the issue is any national security implications that it might have because of the secrecy and the documents and things of that nature,” Grassley said.

This might be bigger than originally thought !!

posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:12 PM
It would be nice to crame the president's saftey down his throat they way we get Homeland Security/TSA down ours.

posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:19 PM
I do think there is something more to this! Im sure this is not the first screw up of some kind for the SS but this is the first playing out in front of everyone!

But why Russians why would they need to spy on there employee HERE

posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:23 PM
This is way bigger than you could have imagined.

Think of the secretary of state .

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:12 AM
Never let a good crisis go to waste!!

This could play out in several ways... Given the access that the last hot Russian spy was able to get directly in the White House, I can't rule any similar possibilities in this case.

I mentioned in a related thread about how Paula Reid, head of the Miami Secret Service office, pursued this case and blew it open for the whole world to see. Odd that this case was not kept tightly under wraps.

Reid has a history involving class action lawsuit against the Secret Service and also in a campaign to push for more rights and equal personal protection assignments for female agents.

This case could be another set up to thrust various issues further into the limelight considering that lawmakers are saying that this case "never would have happened if there were more female agents". "Where are the women?" they ask.

Is this case just acting as another catalyst?
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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:32 AM
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Here's an article from 2010 about the Russian spy plot ...

Published June 29, 2010

Obama administration officials say the arrest of 11 people accused of being part of a Russian spy ring is a mere bump in the road to better relations with America's former Cold War foe.

The White House and the State Department both downplayed the implications of the blockbuster investigation, which revealed an elaborate Russian intelligence plot to infiltrate the U.S. government. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that President Obama had been briefed a "number of times" before the arrests and was "fully and appropriately informed" of the investigation.

He said Obama knew about it even before he took Russian President Dmitry Medvedev out to a Virginia burger joint last Thursday.

Beyond that, Gibbs said the president has no "personal reaction" to the case and that the arrests should not hurt the administration's attempts to mend fences with Moscow.

White House Downplays Russian Spy Plot, Says Obama Knew Before Medvedev Visit

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by kdog1982

Yup. That's a funny picture.

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 08:29 PM
That's totally hilarious.

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