Russian Spies?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

KGB HQ (by CanadaGood/flickr)

Scott Shane, national security reporter with the New York Times in Washington, talks about the alleged Russian espionage ring and the eleven people accused and arrested in the last several days. Plus, Javier Castaño, director of and a former editor at El Diario La Prensa. Castaño’s new website was the first to connect the dots between the alleged Russian spy ring and the Peruvian-American columnist.


Javier Castaño and Scott Shane

Comments [9]

It's all so interesting and yet all so benign. I think it's what one of the radio guests said that the Russians were getting ripped off with being sent useless information like something out of a Graham Greene Novel. Here's some other stories from different news stories

Jun. 30 2010 11:55 AM
Michael from Neptune NJ

Brian -- has anyone considered this to be a LOBBYING effort -- it seems to be how Congress, etc. has been influenced for these many years. Everyone is doing it -- why not the Russians

Jun. 30 2010 11:40 AM
Boris from NY

US intelligence has trouble keeping an eye on terrorists, allowing a guy get on the plane with explosives in his underwear and another to leave a truck filled with explosives at times square, and here they track these Russians for a decade so who is the real enemy, the elusive terrorists or clumsy Russians?

Jun. 30 2010 11:39 AM

yes and what about those chinese spies. they are everywhere.

Jun. 30 2010 11:30 AM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

Maybe they chose Montclair because so many NYT senior staffers live here. (Hoping to overhear something classified in spin class at the Y :-)

Jun. 30 2010 11:29 AM
The Truth from Becky

"Theyyy'rre heeeearrrrrr"

Jun. 30 2010 11:26 AM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

I was shopping in Kings in Upper Montclair yesterday and it was all abuzz over the Russian spy case.

Montclair's Mayor and Council, on the verge of property tax revolt (think 10 plus% increase -- they got an exemption from Christie), must be very grateful for the distraction.

I know I'll never be pegged as a spy -- none of my neighbors will ever say "she was quiet, kept to herself." :-)

Jun. 30 2010 11:07 AM
JP from NJ

We must get moose and squirrel…

Jun. 30 2010 11:02 AM
Claudia from New Jersey

Hi Brian,

I highly recommend Pete Earley's book: "Comrade J: the untold secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America after the Cold War...When the Soviet Union disappeared, the Spies did not".
Mr. Earley and Sergei Tretyahov (Comrade J) were on Leonard Lopate's show in January, 2008 and the 30 minute interview is amazing. I realized then that there were/are "spies among us" still, just as we currently have deeply embedded spies in Russia.

Jun. 30 2010 09:06 AM

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