Lawyer for new sexy Russian spy: You only care because she’s sexy

posted at 9:39 pm on July 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

How dumb is this story? Dumb enough that even CBS’s crime blog has taken to running photo galleries of her replete with bikini pics swiped from Facebook in a transparent bid to squeeze more traffic from the buzz. In fact, not only might she not be a spy, she’s not even Russian. She’s Latvian, the daughter of Jewish political refugees, who’s charged with trying to smuggle three military-grade night-vision rifle scopes onto her flight to Russia. Which, assuming it’s true, sounds like the lamest spy op ever. (Er, except for the last one.)

Two possibilities then. One: This is a big misunderstanding. Two: This is part of a diabolical Kremlin plot to infiltrate America using really hot women so that, if/when they’re caught, lovestruck dummies like me will say, “Aw, she seems nice. She should have a TV show.”

Her attorney, Scott Palmer, tells Unfair Park that she’s anything but a spy or a terrorist — in fact, he says, “the government’s not even saying that.” He explains:

Her husband has a friend in Russia who’s “big in to hunting, and it’s expensive over there — only the rich can do it.” So Anna’s husband asked her — why, we’re still not sure yet — to buy the scopes and bring them with her to Russia, where she splits her time. “And she did,” Palmer says…

“But it’s good timing for the New York press to slander her,” he says. “She’s not a spy. The government’s not even saying that. She’s not a spy. There is no terrorism link, no espionage. It’s sexier than it looks, and that’s only because she’s attractive.”

All just a mishap? Well, the feds apparently got a tip that she was smuggling the scopes and, allegedly, “[s]he had removed or obscured all the identifying marks.” On the other hand, does this sound like it’s worth 10 years in prison?

Asked if she knew taking them out of the country was illegal, she said she “signed something about that” but was “not really sure what she was signing,” the papers say…

Agents confiscated the scopes but allowed her to fly to Moscow – then arrested her when she returned to U.S. soil this month…

“She bought them legally. They are available for purchase on the Internet, you just need a license to export them,” Palmer said.

That’s from the Daily News, which, apropos of nothing, goes on to note that she has a pierced belly button and has been known to dress as a “sexy pirate.” As for the scopes, a spy could buy them, record the specs, and e-mail the info to Moscow, but gets a decade behind bars for putting them in a suitcase? Hmmm. Recommended punishment: Three months of eyelash-batting followed by a suspended sentence of five years of pouting. Go get her, media!


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She seems quite meh to me. All yours, Allah. I’ll keep the first one.

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Go for it Allah!

(looks like she’d at least get along with your cats)

red winger on July 28, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Soon to come — an appearance on The View.

GnuBreed on July 28, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Dumb enough that even CBS’s crime blogAllahpundit at HotAir has taken to running photo galleries of her replete with bikini pics swiped from Facebook in a transparent bid to squeeze more traffic from the buzz.

Firefly_76 on July 28, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Slow news night?

lukespapa on July 28, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Both destroy my stereotypical perceptions of what Russian women look like. But, I am a geezer.

Dingbat63 on July 28, 2010 at 9:46 PM

She’s pretty damn sexy…..for a dirty low down commie spy, that is.

aquaviva on July 28, 2010 at 9:47 PM

And?

NotCoach on July 28, 2010 at 9:47 PM

I’m guessing if she was actually a hairy Russian dude, this would not have made it in any blogs, anywhere.

AUINSC on July 28, 2010 at 9:47 PM

She seems quite meh to me.

Seriously? Geez.

Allahpundit on July 28, 2010 at 9:50 PM

the stupidity just keeps on coming

rob verdi on July 28, 2010 at 9:52 PM

I’m happy she is not some hairy Russian Dude, but that is just me!

Bandit5906 on July 28, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Wait, is this a new sexy spy or the same sexy spy we were talking about a few weeks ago?

In any event, as long as she keeps being sexy, she has my traitorous support.

Kensington on July 28, 2010 at 9:53 PM

This is the most fun we’ve had with Russian espionage since the beginning of the cold war. If they want to keep entertaining us with their ‘spies’…well, I’m all for it. Thanks for the freebies comrades!

AUINSC on July 28, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Meanwhile the Russians are writing this down, and before you know it, Russia will invade the U.S. with hawt chicks. It’s a trap!
:)

FontanaConservative on July 28, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I think I have seen this movie before…

Seven Percent Solution on July 28, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Speaking of women I thought this was pretty good. Author unknown:

FIVE RULES FOR MEN TO FOLLOW FOR A HAPPY LIFE

1. It’s important to have a woman, who helps at home, who cooks from time to time, cleans up and has a job.

2. It’s important to have a woman, who can make you laugh.

3. It’s important to have a woman, who you can trust and who doesn’t lie to you.

4. It’s important to have a woman, who is good in bed and who likes to be with you.

5. It’s very, very important that these four women do not know each other

CWforFreedom on July 28, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Allahpundit on July 28, 2010 at 9:50 PM

His girlfriend is reading over his shoulder. /

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

The only way I’d enjoy this story more would be if she had a sexy James Bond sort of name, ripe with double-entendres, like “Natasha Scroozaplenty” or something.

Kensington on July 28, 2010 at 10:01 PM

I’m hoping for some hot Chinese spies…

or am I just getting picky?

Canadian Infidel on July 28, 2010 at 10:03 PM

His girlfriend is reading over his shoulder. /

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Yeah, that makes more sense.

Allahpundit on July 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM

His girlfriend is reading over his shoulder. /

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Seriously, the redhead was a knockout. This one is nothing special.

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM

In fact, not only might she not be a spy, she’s not even Russian.

Neither was Trotsky, Stalin, Beria, Krushcehv or Brezhnev yet to most people these are “the Russkies”.

aengus on July 28, 2010 at 10:06 PM

The red head was hotter.

davek70 on July 28, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Thought MC only liked big chubby girls.

aengus on July 28, 2010 at 10:07 PM

I’m hoping for some hot Chinese spies…

or am I just getting picky?

Canadian Infidel on July 28, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Hot Chinese Gymnast spies…..

Fighton03 on July 28, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Seriously, the redhead was a knockout. This one is nothing special.

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Yeah…I’m still holding out for her porn flicks…or a TV show, at least.

She owes us.

AUINSC on July 28, 2010 at 10:12 PM

His girlfriend is reading over his shoulder. /

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

I thought Ace was taking a break for the evening?

lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:12 PM

MadisonConservative on July 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Nah. This one is hotter. I didn’t think the redhead was that great. Look at the pics, this one seems a ton more fun.

lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM

I thought Ace was taking a break for the evening?

lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Ooooohhhhhhhhh!

Weight of Glory on July 28, 2010 at 10:14 PM

sounds more like russian mafia than government espionage.

Fighton03 on July 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM

“You only care because she’s sexy…”

Niet…

… I care because at the bar, she told me she was ‘fixed’ and likes to ‘swallow’.

Now how do you turn down a pick up line like that…?

Seven Percent Solution on July 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM

lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM

No way…the fake redhead out runs this one standing still.

AUINSC on July 28, 2010 at 10:16 PM

AUINSC on July 28, 2010 at 10:16 PM

I’m willing to let them fight it out, of course. :P

lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Not bad looking now but most Russian women don’t age well, best to pass.

Bishop on July 28, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Nah. This one is hotter.
lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Maybe in the same world where Obama created 3.6 million jobs, that statement would be true.

Weight of Glory on July 28, 2010 at 10:20 PM

If the Russians wanted night vision goggles they would buy in bulk, or through a front company. Someone from the embassy could put them in a diplomatic bag and that’s that.

They wouldn’t have some girl sneak them onto a plane.

This almost sounds as if someone wants these stories front and center to impress the rubes.

sharrukin on July 28, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Lawyer for new sexy Russian spy: You only care because she’s sexy

I fail to see his point.

Cylor on July 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Russian women looking for love want to meet you. Really.

keep the change on July 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Bishop on July 28, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Isn’t the whole point of dating a hot Russian spy to leave them after a few weeks? I mean, they going to eventually get busted anyway.

AUINSC on July 28, 2010 at 10:29 PM

I’d like to see her in handcuffs!

blatantblue on July 28, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Nah. This one is hotter.
lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Totally.

blatantblue on July 28, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Maybe in the same world where Obama created 3.6 million jobs, that statement would be true.

Weight of Glory on July 28, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Post of the thread!

Fighton03 on July 28, 2010 at 10:36 PM

You only care because she’s sexy

Pfft…duh.

Seriously though, there are far more attractive looking American women, at least in my state.

SG1_Conservative on July 28, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Put her in my custody. I’ll teach her a lesson.

blatantblue on July 28, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Red head was better looking.

sharrukin on July 28, 2010 at 10:43 PM

blatantblue on July 28, 2010 at 10:40 PM

A wee bit frisky aren’t we? ;)

SG1_Conservative on July 28, 2010 at 10:43 PM

This is obviously part two of a concerted effort to distract us while something bigger is going on. Distraction using a pretty girl is the oldest trick in the book and now we have a candy-ass rino telling us it’s no big deal? It’s too late for AllahP, but the rest of us need to stay vigilant!

JavelinaBomb on July 28, 2010 at 10:44 PM

lorien1973 on July 28, 2010 at 10:18 PM

*Eyeroll so big that trip to emergency room was contemplated*

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:48 PM

And since we’ve already had a redhead and a blonde, we need to watch out for a brunette russian spy. And considering the diminishing distractionary returns the russians are getting from each one, she is probably going to have to be one smokin’ hot brunette russian.

JavelinaBomb on July 28, 2010 at 10:48 PM

A wee bit frisky aren’t we? ;)

SG1_Conservative on July 28, 2010 at 10:43 PM

Story of my life

blatantblue on July 28, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Nice looking pussy there.

Hey, I was talking about her cat.

(I doubt anyone else gets the Steve Martin reference, if they do, I want to see a post about it.)

rbj on July 28, 2010 at 10:54 PM

JavelinaBomb on July 28, 2010 at 10:48 PM

If one is found can they be called Allah’s Angels? I know, silly on so many levels.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:56 PM

If one is found can they be called Allah’s Angels? I know, silly on so many levels.

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Hmmmmmm….

JavelinaBomb on July 28, 2010 at 11:16 PM

The only way I’d enjoy this story more would be if she had a sexy James Bond sort of name, ripe with double-entendres, like “Natasha Scroozaplenty” or something.

Kensington on July 28, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Xenia Zirgavna Onatopp (Character) from GoldenEye (1995)

Khun Joe on July 28, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Hey I offered to take her in.

johnnyU on July 28, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Lawyer for new sexy Russian spy: You only care because she’s sexy

Hey, that’s not true. Well, yes it is. Heck yeah, it’s true!

Tennman on July 29, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Ginger. MaryAnn. Discuss.

TexasDan on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

You only care because she’s sexy

True

Rode Werk on July 29, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Ginger. MaryAnn. Discuss.

TexasDan on July 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

What’s there to discuss? It’s Ginger, of course.

I know it’s hip in many quarters to claim Mary Ann, but that’s ridiculous. Mary Ann is a tomboy who dresses like a man, whereas Ginger is a hot bombshell who wears slinky dresses and sexy underwear.

Kensington on July 29, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Well I see Allahpunk has time to post the TMZ BS, and had time to dig deep in the bowels of a questionable PPP poll to smear Sarah Palin, but when the same polling firm, PPP comes out with a poll today saying the exact opposite, crickets.

Oh, and Allahpunk can leave the poll he labored over to find a way to smear Palin up WHILE ignoring a different one, from the SAME polling firm, that pretty much voids Allahpunk out.

Hot Air is turning into a JOKE!

gary4205 on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 AM

I know it’s hip in many quarters to claim Mary Ann, but that’s ridiculous. Mary Ann is a tomboy who dresses like a man, whereas Ginger is a hot bombshell who wears slinky dresses and sexy underwear.

Kensington on July 29, 2010 at 12:29 AM

oh h377 no…Mary Anne all the way. Daisy Duke wished she looked so good in those shorts!

Fighton03 on July 29, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Hot Chinese Gymnast spies…..

Fighton03 on July 28, 2010 at 10:10 PM

14 year-old spies???

agmartin on July 29, 2010 at 1:35 AM

Well I see Allahpunk has time to post the TMZ BS, and had time to dig deep in the bowels of a questionable PPP poll to smear Sarah Palin, but when the same polling firm, PPP comes out with a poll today saying the exact opposite, crickets.

Oh, and Allahpunk can leave the poll he labored over to find a way to smear Palin up WHILE ignoring a different one, from the SAME polling firm, that pretty much voids Allahpunk out.

Hot Air is turning into a JOKE!

gary4205 on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 AM

That’s all very outrageously outrageous. You should cancel your subscription and demand a refund.

RINO in Name Only on July 29, 2010 at 2:21 AM

That’s from the Daily News, which, apropos of nothing, goes on to note that she has a pierced belly button and has been known to dress as a “sexy pirate.”

thanks AP. I needed that to expunge my memory of those Algore anime videos that have been haunting me. Now that space is occupied by one sexy pirate!

ted c on July 29, 2010 at 5:30 AM

She’s not sexy. She looks like a low rent Paris Hilton.

Urban Infidel on July 29, 2010 at 6:46 AM

They just don’t make Russian spies like they used to: Boris Badenov and his curvy black-haired, sidekick Natasha Fatale*.

*(For those that don’t remember, from animated cartoon series, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Actually Boris and Natasha were from Pottsylvania, but they sounded Russian…)

albill on July 29, 2010 at 7:01 AM

“Go for it Allah!

(looks like she’d at least get along with your cats)”

Allah’s got cats?

Well, that explains it.

Are their names Bubbles and Muffin?

LtE126 on July 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM

How is that ethnic profiling of Russians is socially acceptable?

PS. Ethnic Russians in the Baltic states aren’t granted citizenship. It’s a projection of our own practice to call her Latvian because she was born there. Besides, an independent Latvia didn’t exist then. It was still the Soviet Union.

year_of_the_dingo on July 29, 2010 at 7:58 AM

She like the other one, look like any of the pollock broads that work at the strip clubs around here.

“Hello, I am Mika…do you want dancelap”?

LtE126 on July 29, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Cindy Munford on July 28, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Heh!

Bradky on July 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Hot Air is turning into a JOKE!

gary4205 on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 AM

I wait with baited breath to see your awesome site…

Bradky on July 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Not bad looking now but most Russian women don’t age well, best to pass.

Bishop on July 28, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Ah the ideology of the youngsters…. trust me you will be singing a distinctly different tune a couple of decades from now.

Bradky on July 29, 2010 at 8:21 AM

I wonder who is more smitten – Allahpundit or Allahkitty? :-)

steveegg on July 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM

gary4205 on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 AM

rabble rabble rabble — shut up

blatantblue on July 29, 2010 at 8:46 AM

That’s from the Daily News, which, apropos of nothing, goes on to note that she has a pierced belly button and has been known to dress as a “sexy pirate.”

Heh, gotta see what they come up with over that at Ace.

maverick muse on July 29, 2010 at 9:25 AM

All is fair in Love and War, and there have been many Mata Hari types types since Adam and Eve. This woman is just another reminder to intell types to not forget what their primary function is – looking for hot tips not hot t!ts.

They have get the lead out and lead.

MSGTAS on July 29, 2010 at 9:37 AM

License to export them?

Freely available on the internet?

I don’t see a spy angle here, just an export violation.

If the Russian intelligence services wanted these scopes, they’d get them directly. They wouldn’t have some chick try to fly them out of the country.

Not to mention the fact that whatever technology is in these scopes is something they already have.

leereyno on July 29, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I think we’re setting the bar a bit low on what constitutes a hot spy chick. The first one was called hot and sexy and for a spy maybe she is, but compared to regular American chicks you see every day she wasn’t all that. As for this one, no way.

Go RBNY on July 29, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Most impressive: You wrote an entire post that never, um, actually mentions her name. (A quick skim of the comments didn’t turn it up, either.)

And, darn it, I just don’t care enough to click the link.

Paul_in_NJ on July 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM

This woman is so hot… like 90% of Russian women — I know, I’ve just returned from St. Petersburg (original one) 2 months ago. My neck hurts from all the sudden turning.

Her punishment should be to pose for Playboy for only a nominal fee.

AlexB on July 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM

You only care because she’s sexy

Uh, yeah. When Russians start using piglets like Megan McCain , I won’t care.

borntoraisehogs on July 29, 2010 at 1:33 PM

She said she was asked to sign something, but didn’t know what she was signing. I guess she is using the same excuse as the irresponsible home buyers who foreclosed on their houses. It must be those “Predator Customs Officials”.

djaymick on July 29, 2010 at 3:21 PM

I’d like to see her in handcuffs!

blatantblue on July 28, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Hey, finally a chance to say such a thing and have it be totally appropriate in any social or legal context! THANK YOU VLADIMIR!

Ahem…I mean, this is a national security debacle, we need to get to the bottom of it ASAP.

Cylor on July 29, 2010 at 5:21 PM