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Russian Spy Ring Aimed to Make Children Agents in the US

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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:51 AM
A Russian spy ring busted in the U.S. two years ago planned to recruit members' children to become agents, and one had already agreed to his parents' request, according to current and former U.S. officials.

When the suspects were arrested in 2010 with much fanfare, official accounts suggested they were largely ineffectual. New details about their time in the U.S., however, suggest their work was more sophisticated and sometimes more successful than previously known. One of them infiltrated a well-connected consulting firm with offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., by working as the company's in-house computer expert, according to people familiar with the long-running U.S. investigation of the spy ring. The effort to bring children into the family business suggests the ring was thinking long term: Children born or reared in America were potentially more valuable espionage assets than their parents because when they grew up they would be more likely to pass a U.S. government background check.

Based on their extensive surveillance of the secret agents and their messages to handlers back in Moscow, U.S. counterintelligence officials believe the grooming of Mr. Foley was part of a long-term goal for some of the group's children to become spies when they got older.

At the time of their arrests, the spies had seven children ranging in age from 1 to 20, most U.S.-born, and one agent also had an older son from a relationship before she joined the espionage network. Anna Chapman, the spy who garnered the most attention because of her glamorous looks, didn't have children.

For those members that would like to check out pictures of the glamorous Anna, please check out the link below.

Besides the plans to recruit children, the new details about the spy ring show more about what its members were up to. U.S. officials say one of them, Richard Murphy—whose real name was Vladimir Guryev—worked for several years as the in-house computer technician at a U.S. consultancy called the G7 Group, which advised clients on how government decisions might affect global markets. The firm's experts included its chief executive, Jane Hartley, an active Democratic fundraiser, and Alan Blinder, a former Federal Reserve vice chairman. The infiltration is further evidence the spying focused on economic secrets as well as military and political information.

This was taken from Kommersant FM, Russia

I must say that when his parents were arrested, he was finishing his second year at the prestigious George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Despite the fact that he was not American-born, Tim was sufficiently established. That is, he didn't have any problems from his past that could stop him from getting, for example, any government job in the future.

These busts draw attention to serious flaws within the security clearance process. I would be fairly sure that this is not an isolated case. This will continue to be a problem for western countries, especially with the high volume of foreign students. Also, anchor babies are the beginning of the problem.

posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 10:19 AM

The russians and their agents, in theory its pretty nifty.

posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 10:45 AM
As if America don't have spies all over the world.

Plus she is smoking hot. I'd let her off with it. Sucks she was caught though ..


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