Russian Spies? Maybe Not.

Phil Boehmke
The news out of Moscow suggests that the Russian spy story may not be what it appears to be. Our Russians friends who have bent over backwards to accommodate Mr. Obama's efforts at appeasement wouldn't want to jeopardize their new relationship with America. What if this is the work of the vast right wing conspiracy? If that sounds like Clintonesque spin, consider that the former president was in Moscow for a friendly chat with the prime minister.

The Moscow Times reports.


"Back at your home, the police went out of control [and] are throwing people in jail," Putin told former U.S. President Bill Clinton during a meeting in Moscow. "But that's the kind of job they have. I hope that all the positive gains that have been achieved in our relationship will not be damaged by the recent event."

Former KGB official Gennady Gudkov, the deputy head of State Duma's Security Committee said that the allegations of Russian espionage may have been part of a plot by Obama's political enemies to make him look bad.


"It looks like the work of someone who is very powerful and in the political opposition to Obama, or a hawkish military and intelligence group not happy with the reset of relations with Russia," Gudkov said.

Another top spook, Nikolai Kovalyov, pointed to a number of discrepancies in the Justice Department's case as proof that it was an attempt to undercut Obama's "reset" effort.

...Kovalyov said details in U.S. court papers about the suspects using invisible ink, fake documents and even transferring money by burying it in a glass jar for retrieval months later were "complete nonsense" and sounded like "a cheap detective novel," Interfax reported.

Deputy Director Alexander Khramchikhin of the Institute of Political and Military Analysis didn't pull any punches in seeking to place the blame. According to Pravda, Khramchikhin said "The Republicans struggle against Obama, and I am sure that he will be destroyed before his presidency expires."


Not to question our Russian friends, but I find it difficult to believe that Eric Holder's DOJ and the FBI could be involved in engineering such an intricate plot against Mr. Obama. In fairness, it is possible that a rogue element in the FBI could have been overlooked since Mr. Holder has been occupied with various cover-ups regarding "Walpingate", the New Black Panthers and ACORN, not to mention the pending law suit against Arizona.


I just can't bring myself to believe the Russians cover story. Not that I don't trust our friends in Moscow, but their explanation sounds way too much like Bill Clinton. What do you suppose Slick Willy was doing in Moscow?



paboehmke@yahoo.com

The news out of Moscow suggests that the Russian spy story may not be what it appears to be. Our Russians friends who have bent over backwards to accommodate Mr. Obama's efforts at appeasement wouldn't want to jeopardize their new relationship with America. What if this is the work of the vast right wing conspiracy? If that sounds like Clintonesque spin, consider that the former president was in Moscow for a friendly chat with the prime minister.

The Moscow Times reports.


"Back at your home, the police went out of control [and] are throwing people in jail," Putin told former U.S. President Bill Clinton during a meeting in Moscow. "But that's the kind of job they have. I hope that all the positive gains that have been achieved in our relationship will not be damaged by the recent event."

Former KGB official Gennady Gudkov, the deputy head of State Duma's Security Committee said that the allegations of Russian espionage may have been part of a plot by Obama's political enemies to make him look bad.


"It looks like the work of someone who is very powerful and in the political opposition to Obama, or a hawkish military and intelligence group not happy with the reset of relations with Russia," Gudkov said.

Another top spook, Nikolai Kovalyov, pointed to a number of discrepancies in the Justice Department's case as proof that it was an attempt to undercut Obama's "reset" effort.

...Kovalyov said details in U.S. court papers about the suspects using invisible ink, fake documents and even transferring money by burying it in a glass jar for retrieval months later were "complete nonsense" and sounded like "a cheap detective novel," Interfax reported.

Deputy Director Alexander Khramchikhin of the Institute of Political and Military Analysis didn't pull any punches in seeking to place the blame. According to Pravda, Khramchikhin said "The Republicans struggle against Obama, and I am sure that he will be destroyed before his presidency expires."


Not to question our Russian friends, but I find it difficult to believe that Eric Holder's DOJ and the FBI could be involved in engineering such an intricate plot against Mr. Obama. In fairness, it is possible that a rogue element in the FBI could have been overlooked since Mr. Holder has been occupied with various cover-ups regarding "Walpingate", the New Black Panthers and ACORN, not to mention the pending law suit against Arizona.


I just can't bring myself to believe the Russians cover story. Not that I don't trust our friends in Moscow, but their explanation sounds way too much like Bill Clinton. What do you suppose Slick Willy was doing in Moscow?



paboehmke@yahoo.com