The modern day American James Bond? What do you think?

Did you guys here about Russia busting the CIA “spy”?

Full story here: Russia Busts CIA ‘Spy’ and His Gmail.

When I first read about this a day or so ago, I thought there was no way this guy was a spy. Between the crappy wigs and map and other odd details, it just seemed too amateurish to me. At the time, I was too buried with deadline-related newspaper stuff to post a blog about it, but as I went to prepare this post tonight and re-read it the article, I’ve now changed my opinion.

I do think he was CIA. What do you guys think?

And my second dumb question is what do you do (assuming he is) after you get busted like this? His real photos are everywhere thanks to state-controlled Russian media (see here: http://rt.com/news/fsb-detain-cia-agent-253/).

I mean, does he get relegated to a desk job as an analyst (at best)? Or, do they kick his ass out for getting busted. Stupid question, I guess, but I am kind of curious.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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2 thoughts on “The modern day American James Bond? What do you think?

  1. Doesn’t seem right to me, I think your first thought was correct.

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    • Yeah, but I still can’t figure out why he’d have that much cash, the letter, and the wigs. Even when I think, “Hey, it’s a joke he and his buddies were pulling,” that’s still a lot of cash for a prank.

      And the Russians were brilliant — BRILLIANT, I say — to record the whole thing, so by video we know at a minimum that he was wearing that wig and carrying that backpack.

      Now, maybe they planted some stuff on him afterward, but we haven’t exactly heard any strong denials from our gov’t.

      I guess we’ll never truly know.

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