President Obama approved the decision on the exchange of the so-called “group of illegal Russian spies” three weeks before their arrest…
President Obama received his first information on this group from American authorities in early February of this year. At this point, officials concluded that arrests were inevitable. Immediately, they began to collect the information necessary for official sanction for an arrest warrant. Nevertheless, Mr Obama had to take into account the political and practical aspects of the case. On 24 June, he had to act as official host in Washington for the official visit of President Medvedev. As a result, the so-called spies were arrested a few days after Mr Medvedev’s visit. We say “so called” because no evidence of espionage activities was submitted. As stated by the US Attorney General Eric Holder, the Russian agents didn’t obtain any secret information during their stay in the USA. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs confirmed that the alleged Russian spies didn’t dig up any useful data. In this case, US authorities emphasised that they received in exchange for ten losers, four people that they were very interested in. One way or another, such an ending to this scandal was due to the mutual reluctance of the Russian and American leaderships to allow it to fester, for it would have a destructive effect on bilateral relations.
Former FSB Director and RF Gosduma Deputy Nikolai Kovalyov spoke to VOR on the intricacies of the spy scandal. He said, “In my opinion, the main operating principal was that the parties involves did not allow the scandal to be blown out of proportion, they wanted to find a way out [of the situation]. Moreover, they used legal and verified methods. There were no mutual expulsions; no exacerbating actions [were taken]. This case in the global history of intelligence gathering is unprecedented; it has no analogues. This is evidence of the new nature of our relationship. The parties involved have made it clear… this does not stop the ‘reboot’. No attempt to make this incident into a scandal can affect the positive nature of our relationship. Such is what our peoples and our presidents’ desire. I think that both states will continue to follow this line”.
All the children of the expelled spies have decided to follow their parents [home to Russia]. In this case, it includes those children who were born in the USA and who had every right to American citizenship. However, the two sons of Vicky Pelaez are waiting until their mother decides on where she will live, in Russia, or in her homeland of Peru. This scandal, which formerly would have had every chance to damage Russian-American relations significantly, today, ended on nearly a humorous note. Speaking on a TV talk show, Vice President Joe Biden, replied to a question on whether there are American spies, such as the journalist put it, that were “hot stuff” like Anna Chapman. Mr Biden laughingly noted that it wasn’t his idea to send a glamour queen beauty back to Moscow. It seems that, overall, the story of Russian spies in America was a spectacular show that played well, the politicians, intelligence agencies, journalists all reaped the benefits. After all, it played well for those seeking titillation and the ”hot stuff” crowd.
12 July 2010
Voice of Russia World Service
The Western Corporate Media did an exceedingly poor job on this story. It is standard intelligence procedure to have “sleeper agents”… there are such in Russia who serve the CIA. I also note that President Obama isn’t getting credit for allowing the proper people to do their jobs, and they are silent over Hillary’s exclusion from the affair. Do remember her recent visit to the Ukraine (a bust… it was arranged before the defeat of the Orangies), Georgia, and the Baltics. I shall say this… everyone whom Hill defended are the spiritual descendants of Nazi collaborators… way to go, Hillary! She smooched up to those whose fathers shoved Jews into the ovens for the Nazis or who launched rocket strikes on sleeping civilians. THIS is what America has fallen to… let’s get out of the imperialism business, and go back to being what we were before the neocon infestation. It can be done… and it must.