January 27, 2015
The FBI claimed Monday that they had busted-up a Russian “spy ring” in the Bronx.
I don’t have a hard time believing there would be Russian spies in America – why would there not be? What I have a hard time believing is that the Negro occupation was able to catch them.
The FBI announced on Monday that it had busted a Russian spy ring that was allegedly focused on obtaining economic information including details about US markets and sanctions on Russian banks.
According to a federal complaint filed by FBI special agent Gregory Monaghan in a Manhattan federal court on Friday, an alleged spy, Evgeny Buryakov, posed as a banker in the New York office of an unnamed Russian bank.
Buryakov is reportedly being arraigned in the Southern District of New York.
Monaghan said Buryakov (aka”Zhenya”) was on “deep cover” and working for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) to gather intelligence and transmit it back to Moscow. The SVR used multiple forms of cover.
The complaint includes several stunning revelations, including claims that staffers at an unidentified Russian news organization in the US are engaged in spying; and indications that American law enforcement bugged the New York office of the Foreign Intelligence Service.
According to the complaint, Buryakov worked with two other men who were involved in intelligence-gathering activities for the SVR: Victor Podobnyy and Igor Sporyshev. The complaint said Sporyshev served as a trade representative to the Russian Federation in New York. Podobnyy was allegedly an attaché to the permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.
A statement sent out by the office of the US attorney for the Southern District of New York said Podobnyy and Sporyshev “no longer reside in the United States and have not been arrested.”
The complaint said Buryakov was charged with one count of “conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government” and another count of “acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.” These charges stem from the fact Buryakov was allegedly posing as a private citizen while working for the SVR.
US regulations require people working on behalf of foreign governments in this country to register with the Department of Justice and Buryakov allegedly did not. Due to their government postings, the complaint said Podobnyy and Sporyshev seemed to be exempt from this registration requirement. Additionally, the statement from the US attorney’s office said they had diplomatic immunity that prevented them from being arrested.
According to the complaint, Buryakov, Sporyshev, and Podobnyy all worked for “a particular division of the SVR known as ‘Directorate ER,’ which focuses on economic issues.” In addition to transmitting reports from Buryakov to Moscow Center, the SVR headquarters in Russia, the complaint said Podobnyy and Sporyshev engaged in other intelligence activities including “attempting to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources for the Russian Federation.”
The people they tried to recruit were described in the complaint as “several individuals employed by major companies, and several young women with ties to a major university located in New York” as well as a “number of other Russian-origin individuals associated with” the unnamed university.
In a statement, Assistant Attorney General John Carlin said Buryakov was attempting to get “economic and other intelligence information.”
So it’s a little bit confusing if these guys were actually even “spies” or simply guys working for the Russian government who were in America collecting information. Talking about “spies” implies subterfuge and conspiracy. That they were “trying to recruit New Yorkers” seems to just be tacked on to make the story make more sense. What type of spying program would involve trying to recruit people off the street? That is cartoonish.
Interestingly, RT appears to be involved in whatever this weird situation is.
They were also accused of helping a “leading Russian state-owned news organisation,” gather information which would help the SVR.
The complaint does not identify the news organization, but the complaint adds: “The news organization has been publicly identified by former SVR agents as an organization that is sometimes used by Russian intelligence to gain access to and gather intelligence under cover of the news media.” In recent years the Kremlin has made a push into western countries with state organs such as RT and Sputnik launching English-language versions and opening bureaus around the world.
Think of how this whole new cold war is going to look in the history books:
“Conflict between Russia and the West began when the evil king of Russia told innocent homosexuals they couldn’t advertise their anal behaviors to children. Then the US tried to free the Ukraine for the non-democratic and anti-gay patriarchy by funding a coup. Then the evil Russians got mad, so the US tried to starve them. Then some shady Russians in New York were trying recruit people on the street to join the Russian cause. Then the next thing happened.”
The retarded thing here is that this is going to lead to a real crackdown on American spies in Russia, while doing nothing at all to benefit the US. Which again, shows that our government is not merely evil, but stupid.