Thursday, July 01, 2010
Hashing, Russian Spies in American Suburbs
Ten Russians posing as ordinary Americans, including parents with children, have been arrested as "deep cover" spies after seven years of investigation by the FBI. Their alleged paymaster was picked up in Cyprus. US officials reportedly were astonished when Christopher Metsos was released on bail in the first place. Both countries say the incident won't damage relations, but a lot of questions remain. What were the agents doing here decades after the Cold War? Why have they been arrested now? If they posed a danger to national security, why don't they face more serious charges? Does the US have its own spy rings in Russia? We hear from a former CIA agent, a Russian scholar and others.
One my fondest memories was right after Aldrich Hazen Ames, was arrested out side his Arlington abode the DC hash House Harriers set a trail to his some what deserted house and continued to have the beer check on his back deck. I honestly can not remember the hares that day, I do remember it was a sunny day, and I remember sitting on his back desk and drinking a beer. If any body else remembers the details please help me fill them in. Its nice to have russian spies back.