Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yonkers in the News Again

Two Yonkers residents were arrested in the Russian spy ring sting that has been dominating the headlines yesterday. I must admit, my "spider sense" is tingling when I consider this case- these people don't seem to have accomplished anything. The plot, described in the article on the local website, seems to be amorphous and inconsequential:

According to court papers unsealed Monday, the FBI intercepted a message from SVR headquarters, Moscow Center, to two of the defendants describing their main mission as “to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US.”

Intercepted messages showed they were asked to learn about a broad swath of topics including nuclear weapons, U.S. arms control positions, Iran, White House rumors, CIA leadership turnover, the last presidential election, the Congress and political parties.

Hell, it sounds more like a think-tank than a spy ring... they are not being charged with espionage. Dumbasses should have registered with the Attorney General's office.

I also get a kick out of the media coverage of the "sexxxy superspy", femme fatale Anna Chapman- uh, she's cute (I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers pelmini), but she's no Diana Rigg. We'll see how this whole thing plays out, but for now, the overblown coverage of this Russian spy ring is good for one thing- it gives me an excuse to post this video:


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great song!

Now you can replace Russians with 'liberals' and you have today's batshit insane BPublicans.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Thunder, I was thinking along similar lines- the song remains timely, it's about the things we didn't buy with our tax dollars because "we" were so damn scared.

Johnny Pez said...

If it was an Israeli spy ring, we'd be treated to a bunch of "what's the big deal" stuff from the very people who will hyperventilate about these evil Rooskies.