Thursday, July 01, 2010

Kagan vs. Russian Spy

Most of you would come here to look at the above photos, not to discuss Supreme Court Nominee Kagan and the Commerce Clause which gives the Federal Government power over the US States and the power feud rages. [video and info]

The text that was supplied with the above photos [found here]:

June 29 2010 – Anna Chapman is a rather common name and as it was a pseudonym, it was chosen for that fact. Anya Kuschenko is her real name. What better way than to hide in plain view? What better way to mask oneself than to submerge in obscurity or in hundreds of women with the same name? Indeed, many of the alleged Russian spies have used common names to immerse themselves in the culture of the country they are living in.

Anna Chapman, the alleged Russian spy, is 28 years old. Chapman, a divorcee, is a masters graduate in Economics. Chapman’s excuse for traveling is her real estate business. Chapman lives in a high end apartment in the prestigious Financial District. Almost every female spy is beautiful and Chapman is no exception.

An undercover FBI agent asked Anna “Anya” Chapman to deliver a fake passport to a female agent but Chapman didn’t do it. Chapman probably knew she was being set up in a sting operation, or she could be planning to retain the fake passport for her own use. Chapman was arrested before she flew out to Russia.

Spying carries a maximum conviction sentence of 5 years. Money laundering carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Anna Chapman’s mother is Irina, 51, and she lives in Moscow. Irina denied that her daughter was a Russian spy. Chapman was born in Kharkov, of Ukraine. Chapman spent her childhood in Vollgograd, the former Stalingrad, in south of Russia. Anna studied economics at the University of People’s Friendship, in Moscow. This University has links with the old KGB.

Anna Chapman allegedly married a British man and lived in the UK from 2003 to 2008. Chapman worked in Barclays, Navigator Asset Management Advisers, in Mayfair, NetJets Europe. Chapman speaks English and Russian, French and German.

Barclays initially denied Chapman’s claim of having worked there. However, after a prolonged check, they admitted Chapman worked at their office although the period and duration of her working stint was not what she had declared.

Anna Chapman bought a second phone in Brooklyn using an alias, Irine Kutsov, of 99 Fake Street.

Anna Chapman’s real name is Anya Kuschenko. Her father is Vasily Kuschenko, an important Russian envoy. Although Anna Chapman claimed to be a divorcee who took her ex-husband’s surname, no one seemed to know about her former husband.

Do I care if there is a Russian spy in New York City? Well, is she just an entrepreneur with questionable connections and a shady past? We live in a country that saw to it that Martha Stewart was arrested and went to prison, a convicted felon. Maybe this story of the "Russian Spy" will be blown out of proportion to confuse Average Americans from paying attention to what is really going on. This type of media reporting seems to be the rule, rather than the exception, since the OJ Simpson slow speed police chase.

Speaking of OJ, he did it. An innocent man, or woman, will scream from the top of the hills for decades. OJ hid under a blanket with a gun to his head in his friend's SUV. He remained silent in lock up. Ok ... yes, I'm off on a tangent ...

Anna Chapman video before 'Russian spy' charges

Text with video:
RussiaToday | June 30, 2010

Video courtesy Alyona Popova - and
While Russia's foreign ministry has acknowledged its citizens are among the 10 who've been detained, it denies that anything has been done to harm U.S. interests. One of the arrested individuals in the 'deep cover spy ring' case, Anna Chapman, was said to have "met with an individual purporting to be a Russian Government official in Manhattan, New York, at which she received a fraudulent passport," according to the official criminal report. Chapman was also arrested for apparently using her laptop computer inside of a New York City coffee shop at the same time that a Russian Government official was driving by in a minivan. Moscow has already called the charges "contradictory," and is demanding more information on the criminal proceedings from their US counterparts.

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July 2, 2010, update to the above post, with video:

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Ex-MI5 agent: Russian spy ring story pure propaganda

Text with video:
RussiaToday | June 30, 2010

Moscow and Washington say they hope FBI arrests of alleged Russian agents will not affect relations between the two. The controversy comes just after a meeting between the U.S. and Russian Presidents. Former MI5 officer Annie Mashon says an inside game among U.S. intelligence agencies could be behind the timing of these arrests.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, pick a theme and stick with it. You're all over the place. What has OJ got to do with either russian spying or depleted uranium? Or Martha Stewart? nothing, except to a tinfoil hat brigadier.
There's nothing surprising about russians trying to penetrate the corridors of power in the west. Call it an insurance policy against a capricious & arbitrary exercise of kremlin's power.

Traditionally, since the revolution at least, political power in that syphilis of nations, russia, has been in the hands of the spymasters/political police & those whom they protected.

Russians aren't alone here - china, india, pakistan, iran, are all at it.

Also, what has any of this to do with Kagan?

Monday, July 05, 2010 6:00:00 PM  
Blogger The Stark Raving Viking said...

A nation should protect itself from spies. At the time of posting, it didn't, or doesn't seem that these people were dangerous out to harm the US. If they were reporters working for legitimate news network, they could have legally got even more information.

As far as linking Kagan to the post, I think she could potentially more dangerous than any Russian spy.

And putting more subjects in a post is getting more readers and comments ...

I do hear you on the other point.

Monday, July 05, 2010 6:25:00 PM  

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