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Commie spies arrested (Note: Headline is not from 1952)

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Внимание, babyRemember back when being a communist meant you’d never get anywhere near the White House, let alone move right in? Lemme hear ya say da! Well, hatin’ on the Russkies just got a whole lot less nostalgic. NYT:

They had lived for more than a decade in American cities and suburbs from Seattle to New York, where they seemed to be ordinary couples working ordinary jobs, chatting to the neighbors about gardening and schools, apologizing for noisy teenagers.

But on Monday, federal prosecutors accused 11 people of being part of a Russian espionage ring, living under false names and deep cover in a patient scheme to penetrate what one coded message called American “policy making circles…”

After years of F.B.I. surveillance, investigators decided to make the arrests last weekend, just after an upbeat visit to President Obama by the Russian president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, said one administration official. Mr. Obama was not happy about the timing, but investigators feared some of their targets might flee, the official said.

I know you guys probably don’t believe me, but I actually feel kind of bad for Obama in this case. They really couldn’t have timed this worse for him unless they grabbed up these Bolshevik agents right when Dmitry was biting into his “New Jack Zing” at Ray’s Hell Burger. What a split-screen that would’ve been on Fox News, huh?

According to the Daily Telegraph, the Reds are seeing… well, you know:

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, has accused the US of remaining silent over the string of arrests on Sunday evening.

During a visit to Jerusalem, Mr Lavrov said: “The subject was not explained to us. I hope they will explain…”

Referring to the arrests, Mr Lavrov added: “The choice of timing was particularly graceful.”

Well, you can’t make borscht without chopping a few beets. Medvedev just got on Twitter last week, @KremlinRussia_E, but so far he hasn’t said anything about his dirty spies creeping around the US of A. Back in the olden times, he’d bang his shoe on a podium and vow to bring us all under the yoke of communism. I guess these days it would just seem redundant.

P.S. The State Department is awesome.

Jim Treacher