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-- John right now new reaction to the capture of an alleged CIA agent accused of spying.
In Russia Ryan fogle was arrested this week in Moscow.
The US embassy official is accused of trying to recruit a Russian intelligence agent.
The Russians are releasing video -- -- remember -- showing he had to wigs and makeup kit.
Accomplice in a map of Moscow now in New York Post editor in your post editorial.
-- -- -- -- Here he writes that there is a message Peter you're saying that behind -- goes bad -- space hairspray.
Spy bus what is that message that Moscow is trying to send Peter.
Well the fact is that Moscow is very unhappy with our intelligence activities there.
And this I think was a an -- an opportunity for them to try to embarrass -- CIA.
This was I think there was a lot of theatrics involved here.
You know -- -- thing missing was some Groucho Marx glasses you know these terrible way exist sunglasses -- -- this I mean who uses a compass anymore -- it.
That's -- -- is aren't important but I mean.
Who uses those anymore so there were there are saying they threw somebody out in December another is suppose it CIA agent in December there was no fanfare.
They they I guess we continue to try to recruit Russian intelligence officers and the -- and the Russians said that's enough.
So what they did is they made it they had TV cameras there on a stake out.
You know the whole thing was shown on on television so that that they they were sending a message to the CIA.
We're not happy with what you're doing here in Moscow we warned you once now where we're now we're going to this level knock it off.
OK couple things -- so you're saying that.
The the alleged CIA spy even if he -- get caught he made it have had those the crazy winds and step in his possession that they they kind of threw that in to make fun of him number one.
Yeah that's a possibility -- there's even a blog out there that said that that that blonde wig that he was shown with may have come from the KGB museum.
Which and that it was from an arrest of another American back in the 1980s.
I mean it's a terrible wig.
Yeah I saw it I mean that's that's a possibility.
It's not is not quite clear but like I said they I think they tried to make this CIA look like buffoon here yeah and it's unfortunate.
It is unfortunate and and he looks so Russia's.
They're like knock it off but isn't it bad that pot calling the kettle black member and attack inching up bust a couple years but it.
-- that sexy in the towel Russian spy.
Right exactly I mean the Russians are here in in the United States especially in the Washington area -- Cold War levels.
We had Anna Chapman a few years ago don't forget Aldrich Ames -- back at the CIA Robert Hansen at the FBI I mean spying happens and so -- counter spying.
And it but the important thing here is is that.
We we may be very concerned about we're not getting -- straight information we need on what's going on in places like the caucuses.
Would -- -- on Chechnya which is related to the Boston bombing.
So you know the reason we're recruiting these people is that the Russians may not be telling us what we need to know.
For our own security so we have to go around the official channels to try to get somebody to tell us this important information so.
I think it's that you did the our intelligence agencies are probably doing what they need to do.
To try to keep us safe so Bravo for them -- Look for them and indeed the spy games continues -- Peter.
Before let's go -- -- of you get answered is what happens if you are CIA operative.
Or your spy with the FBI and you get busted what happens you get put back in a desk job or do you sort of reinvent yourself and go back out there and to cover -- really what would happen.
-- -- he won't be usual -- like I said in the in the column in the New York Post yesterday he was caught in food drive day delay it till before being declared persona non Grata.
He won't be able to come back to rush up certainly put would put a dent in your in your career.
Not the sort of thing that you wanted you want to happen so it's it's unfortunate for if this person was a CIA officer it's unfortunate for.
Because they're doing important work Peter Brooks thank you very much thank you.
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