Russian spies “sleepers” who built public profiles in social networking; Update: “covert” videos added

posted at 9:30 am on June 30, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The case of the Russian spies seems like such a quaint anachronism that it’s easy to dismiss out of hand.  The Associated Press report today on the femme fatale of the ring, a 28-year-old woman using the name Anne Chapman, doesn’t help readers take it much more seriously.  The AP has a picture of Chapman from a Russian alumni website with her dressed as a princess, and her rather public profile in the US suggests that she may never have lost that attitude:

Anna Chapman has been called the femme fatale of a spy case with Cold War-style intrigue — a striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate and mused on her Facebook page, “if you can dream, you can become it.”

Chapman’s American dream, U.S. authorities say, was a ruse.

The 28-year-old Chapman, they say, was a savvy Russian secret agent who worked with a network of other operatives before an FBIundercover agent lured her into an elaborate trap at a coffee shop in lower Manhattan.

Though the U.S. has branded the operatives as living covertly, at least in Chapman’s case, she had taken care to brand herself publicly as a striver of the digital age, passionately embracing online social networking by posting information and images of herself for the world to see.

Prosecutors have charged Chapman and 10 other suspects with following orders by Russian intelligence to become “Americanized” enough to infiltrate “policymaking circles” and feed information back to Moscow.

If Russia’s intelligence agencies think that building a Facebook page is the best way for its agents to remain covert, we have nothing much to fear from this spy ring.  Apparently, the FBI agrees.  According to this article, the FBI had been tracking the sleepers for years, only arresting them when they attempted to leave the US.  Until then, the US was happy to allow them to operate, probably because they had made themselves obvious, and arresting them would only require Russia to replace them with others and force the FBI to track them down.

Interestingly, none of them have been charged with espionage, which would carry severe sentences on conviction.  Instead, they’ve been charged with operating as foreign agents without registering, which carries a maximum of five years.  If that remains their most serious charge (one man got arrested in Cyprus for money laundering, which carries a potentially longer term), it would seem to indicate that this ring didn’t end up with anything valuable to transmit back to Moscow.

The exposure of Russian spies should not surprise anyone.  The Cold War may be 20 years gone, but Russian espionage predated the Cold War.  Besides, nations want and need intelligence on their friends and quasi-friends as well as their enemies.  Anyone who thinks we don’t have intelligence assets in Russia at this moment is utterly naive.  We may even have sleepers in Russia, but if we do, let’s hope that they’re not on the Russian equivalent of MySpace.

Update: You know, nothing says covert like making videos in Russian while in NYC for a Russian social-networking site:

I don’t speak Russian, but I’m pretty sure I heard “squirrel” and “moose” somewhere in there.

Update II: Chuck DeVore’s not happy with Barack Obama on this issue:

Which brings us back to the President’s reaction about the arrests of the Russian agents: “Not happy.”  “Not happy” that the FBI is doing its job?  “Not happy” that the arrests were made only days after President Obama had an “upbeat meeting” with the Russian president, Dmitri A. Medvedev?  Both explanations betray an American President more concerned with the optics of “resetting” U.S.-Russian relations than with the manifold reasons why this relationship has been, and will remain, difficult.  …

The bottom line is that Russia is reasserting itself as a reincarnation of its Czarist past—and there is little relationship for the U.S. to “reset” here.  The Russians have their interests, we have ours—pretending otherwise won’t change that, other than to encourage the Russians with our weakness, as President Obama did when he made our allies in Poland and the Czech Republic “not happy” by unilaterally canceling the missile defense agreement the U.S. had with them.

T0 be fair, I think that Obama was “not happy” with the espionage, not the arrests.  The rest of DeVore’s commentary is spot-on.  Be sure to read it all.

Update III: Actually, DeVore is more right than I was on the previous point, as the New York Times reported:

“After years of F.B.I. surveillance, investigators decided to make the arrests last weekend, just after an upbeat visit to President Obama by the Russian president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, said one administration official. Mr. Obama was not happy about the timing, but investigators feared some of their targets might flee, the official said.”

Yeah, that shows a healthy set of priorities, doesn’t it?


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Abby Adams on June 30, 2010 at 10:25 AM

exacto, baby

blatantblue on June 30, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Spies caught but no espionage charges. Am I the only one that finds this unusual? I mean, what do spies do but commit espionage and if they haven’t how can they be spies? Could all of this just be another planned diversion from the real problems, like the oil leek? Just wondering…

docdave on June 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Could all of this just be another planned diversion from the real problems, like the oil leek? Just wondering…

docdave on June 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Oil leak? Oh yeah! I heard about that on the news last night. 12 nations are coming to our aid. The leak must have happened in the last few days. That’s the way it was portrayed on ABC.

Electrongod on June 30, 2010 at 10:34 AM

She kind of looks like that chick from spider man movies what’s er name.

Dr Evil on June 30, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Kirsten Dunst. And she does look quite like her. Mmm mmm mmm.

TXUS on June 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Our biggest area of secrets are hearings amongst senators for legislation./
Everything else would be open for the Commies.

seven on June 30, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Clenis used this tactic a little too often.The only people who wouldn’t think this is a set-up are the Obamazombies.

DDT on June 30, 2010 at 10:39 AM

…and a Russian spy been arrested in Austria recently, trying to steal German military tech secrets…they are everywhere !

The bottom line is that Russia is reasserting itself as a reincarnation of its Czarist past

no, not Czarist – Stalinist; get with the program

runner on June 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Spies caught but no espionage charges. Am I the only one that finds this unusual? I mean, what do spies do but commit espionage and if they haven’t how can they be spies? Could all of this just be another planned diversion from the real problems, like the oil leek? Just wondering…

docdave on June 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Spies aren’t criminals. No one should be punished for serving his/her country. We have people in Russia collecting intelligence too, you know.

year_of_the_dingo on June 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Black Widow really exists! (Marvel character recently seen in the Iron Man 2 movie.)

I would gladly interrogate her.

She kind of looks like that chick from spider man movies what’s er name.

Dr Evil on June 30, 2010 at 10:17 AM
Kirsten Dunst. And she does look quite like her. Mmm mmm mmm.

TXUS on June 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

She looks more like the actress Amanda Bynes but hotter.

RedRobin145 on June 30, 2010 at 10:47 AM

That is the bottom line.
What the hell are Barack and Hilly resetting?

ORconservative on June 30, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Spies caught but no espionage charges. Am I the only one that finds this unusual? I mean, what do spies do but commit espionage and if they haven’t how can they be spies? Could all of this just be another planned diversion…
docdave on June 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

This had been going on for TEN FREAKING YEARS? And, as near as I can tell, they had developed no critical contacts or access to sensitive information.

According to the article, the only thing they were guilty of (not counting the “assigment” an FBI agent gave one of them) is sending cryptic messages back and forth.

Apparently these people weren’t trained to do anything except leave a highly conspicous trail of suspicious activity.

logis on June 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Spies aren’t criminals. No one should be punished for serving his/her country. We have people in Russia collecting intelligence too, you know.

year_of_the_dingo on June 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Uhhh…what? If we find someone in our country undermining our national security and making it possible for another nation to harm us, we shouldn’t punish them?

MadisonConservative on June 30, 2010 at 10:53 AM

So are they at least going to deport them???

Tried and shot would be a good start.

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM

I love Eastern European and Russian girls
blatantblue on June 30, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Big fibber, you love women old enough to be your mom.
You love from afar hot women from Eastern European and Russia.

LincolntheHun on June 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Now all that talk about being close to RUSSIA makes sense!!!

Dan Pet on June 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM

She can see it from her house, Ya Know!

CynicalOptimist on June 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

The Cold War may be 20 years gone, but Russian espionage predated the Cold War

I always have to correct this when I see it written. The Cold war was not over 20 years ago. The Arms Race ended when the Soviet Union collapsed. Not the Cold War. The Cold War never ended.

keep the change on June 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Spies aren’t criminals. No one should be punished for serving his/her country. We have people in Russia collecting intelligence too, you know.
year_of_the_dingo on June 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM

How completely puerile. Did a dingo eat your brain?

LincolntheHun on June 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

I don’t speak Russian, but I’m pretty sure I heard “squirrel” and “moose” somewhere in there.

Ed knows the reference because he’s from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota.

Emperor Norton on June 30, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Spies caught but no espionage charges. Am I the only one that finds this unusual? I mean, what do spies do but commit espionage and if they haven’t how can they be spies? docdave on June 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

They were trying to effect policy not steal secrets or blow things up, hence no espionage.

LincolntheHun on June 30, 2010 at 11:04 AM

I didn’t hear moose or squrrel but thought I heard president Spock, dumbo & smartass mixed in there. She appears busty and could be a real lure.

wepeople on June 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM

I haven’t read all the comments, but maybe the FBI thought it was time to shut them down now that anyone and everyone can get hired by the government.

to become “Americanized” enough to infiltrate “policymaking circles” and feed information back to Moscow.

And living “covertly” and “publicly” are hardly mutually exclusive.

Cindy Munford on June 30, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Somebody somewhere has to connect all this to US politics.

Too many people are thinking James Bond “find the plans to the next secret fighter plane” secret agents, when selecting the US politicians and shaping policy is better for our enemies in the long run.

Which is more effective for an enemy of the US, information on where military tanks are or helping to select the next President of the US (with the form of financial aid, contacts, etc.) or writing legislation that aids the enemy in some way; i.e. going so far in debt the US can’t afford its military, directing foreign aid away from a country the enemy does not like (say the Ukraine or Georgia).

Follow the money and contacts these spies employed.
Any work on political campaigns? Donated money?

albill on June 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM

They were trying to effect policy not steal secrets or blow things up, hence no espionage.

LincolntheHun on June 30, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Affect policy? Isn’t that what Obummer, his minions and the press try to do each and every day?

docdave on June 30, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Really? Why does Russian even need spies and espionage anymore when they already have Communist infiltrators in the White House including the oval office, who are doing a great job destroying our economy and society.

JimGeb on June 30, 2010 at 11:36 AM

JimGeb excellent point. With Obama and his entourage in the White House, Nancy Pelosi in the House and Harry Reid in the Senate, it’s as if Putin hand-picked the American leaders.

The only answer seems to be that old habits die hard. Why was a stupid Russian spy (1950s) arrested for mapping the NYC Subway System when, for a little spare change, he could have purchased a NYC subway map that showed far more detail than he could ever gather.

And as far the femme fatale. She learned about American secrets. Soon she’ll learn about American dykes!

MaiDee on June 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Mmm, loved her in Firefly. Never would’ve suspected the spy part.

rogerb on June 30, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Kirsten Dunst. And she does look quite like her. Mmm mmm mmm.

TXUS on June 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM
She looks more like the actress Amanda Bynes but hotter.

RedRobin145 on June 30, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Actually when I saw her first picture, I was thinking, “Amy Adams is a russian spy?”

ConservativePartyNow on June 30, 2010 at 12:16 PM

She’s Russian? I’ve admired their five year plans for the last fifteen years! – Reference to classic 1939 movie Ninotchka (“Garbo laughs!”)

Watching too much NCIS. Seriously, having those videos makes investigating and collective evidence FAR too easy.

KillerKane on June 30, 2010 at 12:26 PM

TXUS on June 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

RedRobin145 on June 30, 2010 at 10:47 AM

ConservativePartyNow on June 30, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Kirsten Dunst? Amanda Bynes? Amy Adams?

Are you people crazy? There are only 2 people that she remotely looks like:

Jewel Staite (Kaylee from Firefly/Serenity)
Sarah Chalke (Elliot from Scrubs)

No other comparisons are allowed. Thank you, come again.

Abby Adams on June 30, 2010 at 12:27 PM

She sounds like the Russian version of Valerie Plame.

Speedwagon82 on June 30, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I’d give up a state secret or two for that.

MadisonConservative on June 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM

I was going to save my time and just search “Lorien” + “Natasha” + “nice cupcakes”, but I trolled the thread and found MC, instead.

Too funny. And of course — Yum.

Jaibones on June 30, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Uh, wrong again, Eddy.

If you want your spies to ‘go native’, and blend in with maximum efficiency with the rest of the population, then they do as the Romans do. I seriously hope you don’t think what alerted authorities to their activities wasn’t Facebook. I seriously doubt they were disclosing that they were FSB operatives conducting espionage in the United States. Whatever it was that got them targeted for suspicions that were later confirmed wasn’t that.

What I’m pissed off about is the fact that they’re not being charged the way they should be. Each and every one of them should be facing the death penalty for espionage, or minimally, life in a federally-controlled prison. Our president and AG are spineless wimps, and as a such endangering the US though their cowardice. Even if they don’t have the balls to give these people what they deserve (death after harsh interrogation), they could at least imprison them for life. Now, we see charges that aren’t much more impressive than first-time drunk-driving charges. Both Obama and Holder need to be impeached, impeached, IMPEACHED.

I am a cold warrior, and I can tell you that the Cold War has started again. With Ronaldus Magnus and GW Bush gone, the 2nd Cold War has started, now that all we’ve got to speak for us are leftists and wimps that are too cowardly and spineless to stand up to the Soviets (yeah, I still call them SOVIETS, because that’s what they are). The Reds are not afraid of Obama. They laugh behind his back, they laugh in his face, because he’s a damned joke. Soviet hardliners were embarrassed by the presidency of Boris Yeltsin, and as far as they were concerned, he couldn’t die fast enough. American hard-liners’ embarrassment is now here: the Obama Regime. The Soviets brazenly violate American airspace by flying bombers near Alaska. They violate our territorial waters by having ballistic missile subs surface off our East coast. They violate the airspace of allies (England). They openly threaten us, should we attack Iran. They arm our enemies (Venezuela, Iran; possibly the Norks). When are people going to wake up to the fact that the Bear is still here, and still a menace? Their prime minister is, as McCain called him ‘an unrepentant secret policeman‘: the former head of the KGB, which now masquerades as being something else, now that they’re called the “FSB”. The Soviets and their quasi-buddies the Red Chinese are getting rich off oil, while America tries to pretend oil doesn’t exist, here, and continues to fatten our enemies (Venezuela and muslims) with our money, buying from them.

We cannot tolerate Obama’s spinelessness and cowardice, anymore. Our AG more closely identifies with the enemy, than with the American people, as exemplified by his staunch defense of murderous terrorist thugs, pardons of terrorists that are openly unrepentant, and now, his slap-on-the-wrist charges against SOVIET SPIES that were tasked with penetrating our legislative and policy-making circles for the purpose of gathering intel for the KGB/FSB.

I say enough, enough, ENOUGH.

Virus-X on June 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM

She looks like Kaley from Firefly/Serenity

76United on June 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

This tender comrade can spy on me anytime.

Travis Bickle on June 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Russia has made a 180 with its stance on Iran. This impacts their long history of goodwill with Iran (a big potential troublemaker) and with the Muslim world, and impacts their commercial interests in weapons deals and other spheres.

This spy thing is really needless, and a big awkward distraction. Consider the following:

1) There is spying going on by both sides currently. So freakin’ what? Everyone does it, everyone knows it, and everyone knows that everyone knows it. So why bring it up right now? Why announce it? Why publicize it?

2) China is the most active country in terms of international espionage. They target Canada as well, and they are the biggest perpetrators in this field. So, why expose in public a Russian ring but not a Chinese one?

It’s really a dumb move by whatever moron out there that has some kind of agenda.

I can only see one good thing out of it – it reminded people that [allegedly] Israel is not the only one to fake and steal passports of other nations. In fact I remember only a few months ago CSIS has smoked out a Russian spy in Canada. He stole the identity of a dead Canadian. The difference between Israel and Russia, though, Russia’s concerns are spying for the sake of spying. They just want to be in the know. For Israel, they [allegedly...] do this as part of the war on terror, to execute a terrorist.

I’d like to see a public flogging of Russia by all the affected countries with the stolen passports. Yeah I know, don’t hold your breath.

AlexB on June 30, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Virus-X on June 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Here go.

Abby Adams on June 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM

It’s interesting that the Cyrillic text on the top right of the video capture shown above has “Chapman” misspelled. The letters on the vid cap above would be pronounced “Champan” instead of “Chapman”.

Looks like it’s been corrected by someone, somewhere.

bugsy on June 30, 2010 at 1:22 PM

That is a hot Bond Girl…

Tim Burton on June 30, 2010 at 1:29 PM

I don’t speak Russian, but I’m pretty sure I heard “squirrel” and “moose” somewhere in there.

Oh no, that means the Russkies now have the secret formula for hush-a-boom.

AaronGuzman on June 30, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Steer clear of the rocky crags, laddie! She be a Siren for sure! NO! Away! Not Toward! Doh! Another man gone!

CynicalOptimist on June 30, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Deep in his heart… Bill Clinton silently damns fate for dealing such a cruel blow… he never had his chance to offer to light her cigar….

CynicalOptimist on June 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM

She looks like Kaley from Firefly/Serenity

76United on June 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I kept thinking she reminded me of someone, when it finally hit me: Jewel Staite (Kaylee). She’d make a great choice to play her in the movie of the week that is sure to follow.

Superficial? Yeah. It’s been a long day…

ScaryBiscuits on June 30, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Yep, this all fits in with Obowma and his crusade against nukes. He’s pretending like it’s the Cold War again, “fighting” an enemy that Reagan (and Thatcher and John Paul and company) already defeated.

It’s all so sad and pathetic.

There are far bigger threats that Barry is ignoring or handling wrong, but they are pushing this Russia angle.

reaganaut on June 30, 2010 at 2:40 PM

The Associated Press report today on the femme fatale of the ring, a 28-year-old woman using the name Anne Chapman, doesn’t help readers take it much more seriously.

Hey baby, I passed Atomic\Nuclear Physics in college, want to see if I have any useful secrets?

Now what, dammit she’s under arrest? Math/physics geeks finally get a hot chick looking for them and the FBI takes her away? It IS a conspiracy… and really unfair.

gekkobear on June 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Well, she does look like the perfect “undercover” agent.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 30, 2010 at 2:49 PM

#11 who was caught in Turkey occupied Cyprus, has gone missing

runner on June 30, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Here go.

Abby Adams on June 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM

And here you go:

http://willpen.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/middle-finger.jpg

Wanker.

Virus-X on June 30, 2010 at 3:18 PM

NEVER trust a red-head wearing a tiara.
Especially if she’s hot.

Just sayin.

Scott Free on June 30, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Reagan would have handled it differently. He would have told the Russian counterpart exactly what he thought of their sleeper spy ring.
In no uncertain terms.
Obama is looking for someone to bow to.

How again did this empty suit worm his way into the WH?

Biggest mistake in the history of our nation.

FireBlogger on June 30, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Virus-X on June 30, 2010 at 3:18 PM

My point, it is proved.

Abby Adams on June 30, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Scott Free on June 30, 2010 at 3:34 PM

What did you say?!

:-)

Abby Adams on June 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM

She’s kind of cute. I’d tell her everything I know.

“Hey baby, our president is a marxist tool…”

trigon on June 30, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Kirsten Dunst. And she does look quite like her. Mmm mmm mmm.

TXUS on June 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Yeah, that shows a healthy set of priorities, doesn’t it?

Just what I was thinking. 10-4 on the Bond chick idea.

smellthecoffee on June 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM

She looks like one hot commie in the tiara photo, but it doesn’t come through on the video. Still, she’s a lot prettier than Lennin.

deewhybee on June 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Breaking-the so-called “11th member” of the team, arrested somewhere in Cyprus, has already skipped bail.

Bush’s fault, of course.

Del Dolemonte on June 30, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Mr. Obama was not happy about the timing

Mr. Obama can go f*ck himself.

pseudonominus on June 30, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Tori Amos is a spy?!?!?!?

Scrappy on June 30, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Never make the assumption that BHO puts America above his own political needs. It ain’t ever gonna happen…

d1carter on June 30, 2010 at 4:21 PM

She looks like Kaley from Firefly/Serenity

76United on June 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I kept thinking she reminded me of someone, when it finally hit me: Jewel Staite (Kaylee). She’d make a great choice to play her in the movie of the week that is sure to follow.

THANK YOU. This had been bugging me all day.

playblu on June 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Where’s Laura Ingraham when you need a Russian translation?

Virginia
Commander
New York
Community
Discussions
Program
War
Identity
Media
NY Moscow
Discussion
Commander
Slovania

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Her roots are darker than red.

maverick muse on June 30, 2010 at 4:48 PM

I know she’s a spy and all, but quite frankly I’d hit that so hard that whoever could pull me out would be named King of England Czar of Russia.

Blacksheep on June 30, 2010 at 4:58 PM

If brains were in the chest she would be a genius.

CynicalOptimist on June 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM

to become “Americanized” enough to infiltrate “policymaking circles” and feed information back to Moscow.

Now it can be told: these people were the nuclei for the formation of the Coffee Party.

ya2daup on June 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM

I’d sleep ‘er.

km on June 30, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Hang em High!

hawkman on June 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM

I hear they wanted to know the exact number of nuclear warheads we had. Oh wait, Obama told the world already.

With a President like Obama, who needs enemies!

RedRobin145 on June 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM

She looks like Kaley from Firefly/Serenity

76United on June 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I was thinking this too….Jewel Staite is a babe.

http://home.comcast.net/~man-of-bronze/movie/actors/DocMovieActors_files/Jewel-Staite2.jpg

dec5 on June 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

She looks like Kaley from Firefly/Serenity

76United on June 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I was thinking this too….Jewel Staite is a babe.

http://home.comcast.net/~man-of-bronze/movie/actors/DocMovieActors_files/Jewel-Staite2.jpg

dec5 on June 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Are you sure that she’s Rushin’? I picture her a little more laid back in my mind…LOL

rich801 on June 30, 2010 at 7:28 PM

If true, she would look even better in front of a firing squad.

Caper29 on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I listened to her tapes, and after what she said, I agree:

I say she needs a good spanking!

DwnSouthJukin on June 30, 2010 at 9:33 AM

:)

petefrt on June 30, 2010 at 8:18 PM

This looks to me like a weekend job for blantantblue.

petefrt on June 30, 2010 at 8:24 PM

*blatantblue*

petefrt on June 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Putin rips Russian spy bust.

Does he know something about Anna that we can’t tell from her pictures?

And what is Obama’s position on her? Is it forgive and forget? Or, should I have said “kiss and make-out”?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 30, 2010 at 8:44 PM

God, that Mary Kathrine Ham woman is funny. Dressed up like that Russian spy! She looks just like her! ;-)

Wonder what she’d look like in Multicam? I hope she doesn’t keep that cheap red dye job.

Keep it up Mary. LOL

redriver59 on June 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM

I don’t speak Russian, but I’m pretty sure I heard “squirrel” and “moose” somewhere in there.

Bwahahahahahaahahaah!

Bob's Kid on June 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM

TXUS on June 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

RedRobin145 on June 30, 2010 at 10:47 AM

ConservativePartyNow on June 30, 2010 at 12:16 PM
Kirsten Dunst? Amanda Bynes? Amy Adams?

Are you people crazy? There are only 2 people that she remotely looks like:

Jewel Staite (Kaylee from Firefly/Serenity)
Sarah Chalke (Elliot from Scrubs)

No other comparisons are allowed. Thank you, come again.

Abby Adams on June 30, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Nope, Amanda Bynes!

RedRobin145 on June 30, 2010 at 10:38 PM

I watched all that and she never took her top off.

manfriend on June 30, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Jewel Staite
Sarah Chalke
Kirsten Dunst
Amy Adams
Amanda Bynes

Which one do you think? Check out the pictures of each and get back to me.

P.S…..A soldier is NEVER bored.

SgtSVJones on June 30, 2010 at 11:44 PM

I hear they wanted to know the exact number of nuclear warheads we had. Oh wait, Obama told the world already.

With a President like Obama, who needs enemies!

RedRobin145 on June 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Almost every day I hear something new Obama does that makes me want to break down and cry.

scotash on July 1, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Ladies & gentlemen, our next SCOTUS!

Coronagold on July 1, 2010 at 4:56 AM

If true, she would look even better in front of a firing squad.

Caper29 on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Dude…

I know she’s a spy and all, but seriously? How can you kill something so fine? Give me a weekend with her. I bet I can turn her!

In other news, I’d totally hit it. BOND STYLE! :)

wearyman on July 1, 2010 at 8:14 AM

The cyprus money man skipped bail:

NICOSIA, July 1 (Xinhua) — Cyprus police on Thursday posted a picture of missing alleged spy Robert Christopher Metsos, considered by the American authorities to be a high ranking member of an 11-man ring spying upon the United States for the Russian government.

“We have issued an arrest warrant against Metsos for disobeying a court order to report to a police station”, Police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos said.

He added police are requesting information from the public which might lead to his arrest.

The suspect was described as of medium build, balding with grey hear, rimless spectacles and a neat moustache.

The picture posted by Cyprus police was taken in Cyprus two days ago, shortly before he was released on bail.

rob verdi on July 1, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Obama really needs to get over “optics”.

rob verdi on July 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM

I don’t speak Russian, but I’m pretty sure I heard “squirrel” and “moose” somewhere in there.

Ha!

curved space on July 1, 2010 at 8:56 AM

I’d waterboard it.

Dork B. on July 1, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Boris: I’m going to use a bomb
Natasha: A bomb ?
Boris: I can’t be tricky all the time .. I’ve got other things to think about.

J_Crater on July 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM

A redheaded Jewel??? Wow.

How do you say “shiny” in Russian?

I’ll be in my bunk.

Darksean on July 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM

I’ve got a proposal for Mr Medvedev.

We’ll drop the charges against this bunch. They’re not doing anything that, say, MSNBC wasn’t already doing.

But until 2012 Russia pays the Obama Administration’s salaries and operating expenses.

The whole executive branch, the Democrats in Congress and their staffs too.

Because they’re serving your interests far more than they’re serving ours.

JEM on July 1, 2010 at 12:53 PM

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