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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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In this handout from the FSB, the US embassy worker accused of spying in Moscow goes through passport control and security at Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday ahead of his flight back to the United States.

Ryan Fogle, a career diplomat working as the third secretary at the American Embassy, was arrested in the Russian capital on Tuesday 14 April by Russian Federal Security (FSB) on suspicion of spying. He was caught wearing a blonde wig under a baseball cap and carrying a map of Moscow with wads of €500 notes.

According to the FSB, Fogle was trying to recruit a Russian intelligence agent over the phone. His arrest was caught on camera and widely shown on Russian television.

He was later declared persona non-grata and ordered to leave the country before May 20.
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 03:28 PM
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Wait a minute, Russia is letting a spy walk free? This is a major crime in the United States. I know it's different countries different rules, but you'd think the last thing they would do is just let him walk.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by Abstruse
Wait a minute, Russia is letting a spy walk free? This is a major crime in the United States. I know it's different countries different rules, but you'd think the last thing they would do is just let him walk.


Think outside the box. Imagine the deal.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 03:35 PM
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They didn't. They cut their ties with him so as to remain unimplicated should he meet a nasty and completely coincidental demise on American soil. I would suggest that they recruited him under pain of...whatever, but I think he's already proven his negligible skill in espionage. Unless the act they caught him in was a distraction to cover up the real purpose of his presence? It wouldn't be the first time a spy traded in an evil for a lesser crime. Sometimes, cost effectivity and scheduling creates too many complications, so you have to do the dirty work and then cover it with a misdemeanor so the officials will jump to their own conclusions. They can convince themselves much easier than you can convince them, and everybody is willing to believe a criminal's stupidity. That also provides the opportunity for his country to step in and pull him out through bureaucratic red tape, securing his transition from unfriendly territory to home base for his new assignment.

A lot like what just happened with Fogley. Not that anyone really believes that's his name.
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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You'd think that after the so-called end of the so-called Cold War, that clandestine agencies would be a little bit more judicious about their operations than that. There's been a lot of tension between Russia and the US, and things like this certainly can't help it.

We don't need the CIA. When one of their own (John Stockwell) admits that it isn't really necessary, why do we let diplomatic nightmares like this continue. And what's worse is that the CIA hides under the cover of State Department employees out of consulates that are supposed to be there for diplomatic purposes.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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Good ole cat n mouse game

I think this dude was a distraction from other activities to cover other agents.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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Pretty funny though, Russia released a statement saying how baffled they were America would use such extremely crude and clumsy recruitment attempts lol. This Fogle character probably just bungled his first field op lol, oh well thats career over.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by Tuttle
Pretty funny though, Russia released a statement saying how baffled they were America would use such extremely crude and clumsy recruitment attempts lol. This Fogle character probably just bungled his first field op lol, oh well thats career over.
Ofcourse a two sided statement to insult the US intelligence community and cover their mistake as they possibly missed the real agents out in the field as this guy was a rookie to begin with? Who knows. World of espionage and politics is bizarre and unbelievable. Can't trust their PR statements.






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