Closing Thought–05Jan18

This is 2018….and the year of the spy…..we have investigations going on about the Russian intel project that may have influenced an election or at least had some willing Americans working for them during the election.

The US just busted some Russian spies about 5 years ago…they were normal individuals with jobs, families and spy craft… does Russia go about recruiting people to work with them……

Good question with a pretty good answer…..

Are you of Russian descent?

The Senate committee probing alleged Russian interference in the U.S. political system has deemed anyone “of Russian nationality or Russian descent” relevant to its investigation, according to a document obtained by TYT.

In an email dated December 19, 2017, April Doss—who serves as senior minority counsel on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI)—defined the scope of the committee’s inquiry as anyone a subject “knows or has reason to believe [is] of Russian nationality or descent.” The senior majority counsel for the SSCI, Vanessa Le, was cc’d on the emails.

The babbling Right has said the Congressional investigations is a witch hunt….after reading this story I have to agree….that is if the story is accurate…..

Sorry I digress….back to the meat of the post….how does Russia recruit their operatives?

This is the first of a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. Its veterans still make up an important part of now-Russian President Vladimir Putin’s power base. All were trained in the same dark arts, and these primers in tradecraft are essential to an understanding of the way they think and the way they operate.

U.S. intelligence operatives understand this only too well. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN earlier this month Putin is “a great case officer,” suggesting he “knows how to handle an asset, and that’s what he’s doing with the president”—that is, the president of the United States.

Recruiting spies is an art form……and the Russians have become artist in its execution…..

A new year and we are off to the races…..shall we enjoy the time together…..TTFN…..chuq


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