As Russia reasserts itself, U.S. intelligence & spy agencies focus anew on the Kremlin

September 2016WASHINGTONU.S. intelligence agencies are expanding spying operations against Russia on a greater scale than at any time since the end of the Cold War, U.S. officials said. The mobilization involves clandestine CIA operatives, National Security Agency cyber-espionage capabilities, satellite systems and other intelligence assets, officials said, describing a shift in resources across spy services that had previously diverted attention from Russia to focus on terrorist threats and U.S. war zones.
U.S. officials said the moves are part of an effort to rebuild U.S. intelligence capabilities that had continued to atrophy even as Russia sought to reassert itself as a global power. Over the past two years, officials said, the United States was caught flat-footed by Moscow’s aggression, including its annexation of Crimea, its intervention in the war in Syria and its suspected role in hacking operations against the United States and Europe. U.S. spy agencies “are playing catch-up big time” with Russia, a senior U.S. intelligence official said. Terrorism remains the top concern for American intelligence services, the official said, but recent directives from the White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) have moved Russia up the list of intelligence priorities for the first time since the Soviet Union’s collapse.
Though hidden from public view, the escalation in espionage activity is part of a broader renewal of conflict and competition between the United States and Russia after a two-decade lull. Surging tensions now cut across nearly every aspect of the U.S-Russia relationship. The hack of the Democratic National Committee has raised fears that Russia is seeking to undermine democratic institutions if not influence the outcome of the American presidential race.
U.S. efforts to negotiate a cease-fire in Syria with Russia have divided Obama administration officials and served as a tacit acknowledgment that Moscow’s intervention succeeded in one of its principal aims: ensuring that Russian President Vladi­mir Putin will be in position to influence any Syria endgame. Even an encounter between Obama and Putin at a recent summit in China turned, at moments, into an tense staring contest.
U.S. officials stressed that while the need for better intelligence on Russia is considered an urgent priority, there is no intent to return the CIA or other spy agencies to Cold War footings. At the height of that decades-long conflict, former officials said, U.S. spy agencies often devoted 40 percent or more of their personnel and resources to tracking the Soviet Union and its Communist satellites. U.S. officials said that CIA and other agencies now devote at most 10 percent of their budgets to Russia-related espionage, a percentage that has risen over the past two years. Critics contend that U.S. intelligence agencies have been too slow to boost collection against Russia and respond to its provocations abroad, repeatedly enabling Putin to gain an upper hand.  –Washington Post


The Cold War that never ended: For Russia, the Cold War never really ended despite the so-called “collapse” of the Soviet Union and the much touted Western-style reforms implemented by Gorbachev under the guise of Glasnost and “Perestroika.” The Russian intelligence apparatus in the U.S. went into high gear in the last few decades, embedding legions of soviet agents and sleeper cells into the U.S. and in other Western countries. The Russian objective under old communist Russia remains the same today as it did under the iron-hand of Joseph Stalin – the ultimate destruction of all enemies of the glorious Motherland. The Russian mentality is equivocal to the Eastern-mindset that drove the Japanese Kamikaze pilots of WWII and it is the same mentality that drives radical Islamic fundamentalist suicide bombers of the Middle East – sacrifice anything for everything. Russian espionage ideology is inexorable and simple: victory at all and any cost, no matter what it takes or how long it takes.  –Alvin Conway

The Americans (FX Network): Russian sleeper agent (Elizabeth Jennings) orders her daughter to infiltrate her local church and spy on church members who suspect they are really KGB agents (contains profanity)
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8 Responses to As Russia reasserts itself, U.S. intelligence & spy agencies focus anew on the Kremlin

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Speaking of the Church. The Americans (FX Network): Russian sleeper agent (Elizabeth Jennings) orders her daughter to infiltrate her local church and spy on church members who suspect they are really KGB agents–copy pasted from article

    The Church has been infiltrated by witches and warlocks who even are probably in the pulpit.
    The congregation, perhaps lacking the spirit of discernment is following a doctrine of demons.

    In its history, America was a Bible believing nation and it was the prominent book in the country, but no more and the nation is in real trouble. Now that it is not and other religions are acceptable, we are seeing what was in the closet come out . It is the churches fault. I admired Jerry Falwell because he did stand for the faith and now Franklin Graham.

    Actually it started in the 60’s with rebellion of the Vietnam Conflict and after that conflict ended, people still questioned the establishment and well you know what has occurred. The explosion of do as you wish has done its damage.

    No doubt The KGB took advantage of this and exploited it.

    Some of the security measures since 9-11 sound like a KGB operation, if you see it it, hear it, report it. I heard one person comment not long ago nothing now can be done in privacy. The KGB would recruit operatives, like a wife on her husband and recruit her husband to watch her.

    I have read that: Speaking of Paranoia.
    Finally, no doubt we’ve had and do have elected officials who are under The KGB umbrella.

    The Cold War never ended? True.

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

      If the U.S. was even as half as conscientious of protecting its own (immigration controls, higher security vetting, border enforcement) as the East is, America wouldn’t be teetering on the cliff of collapse right now as it is. And instead of spending money on stocking up on bullets and ammunition for DHS and other federal agencies waiting for a social uprising, it could be investing that money in education and critical infrastructure. America has been mismanaged to hell, and so exploited by greedy corporations and banks – one has to wonder if these people are really Americans or if they are foreign agent provocateurs specifically tasked with bringing down the Republic. That’s what Trump is talking about with Putin….he exhibits the type of leadership that protects its people. You have to ask yourself where are the fallout shelters in America, seeing that the U.S. is on a hell-bent mission of antagonizing both Russia and China?

      • Dennis E. says:

        There are no fall out shelters for we the people that I know of.

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:


        Exactly. Meaning you’re playing with a bad poker hand. Which makes you either a bully or an idiot, or in some circles; both.

        The Russian soul is a dark place.”
        ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

  2. John Amschl says:

    What is Obama doing to us? This is like preparations for a marshal law.Please tell I am wrong. Please read..

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:


      After the Waco flagrant violation of the Posse Comitatus Act (a federal statute prohibiting use of the military in civilian law enforcement) under AG Janet Reno, the U.S. has sought to get around this legal constitutional stickler by 1) militarizing police departments, 2). using the officer killing civilian incidents to introduce measures to federal police departments, 3). to create an international police force under the international auspices of the U.N.

      If people only realized their violent reactions are only playing into the government’s hands to extend power, surveillance, and tyrannical control over its citizenry – they would think twice about their actions of violence and retaliation. With the usurpation of powers by the Feds after WACO, with Iran Contra – The Patriot Act, Fast & Furious, Jade Helm, the NSA domestic spy program, the illegal international Drone Wars, the illegal arming of Islamic terror cells in Syria and Libya, and the Clinton exoneration by the FBI, martial law is nothing more than a formality at this point. Worst things are yet to come…

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