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  •  I'm not saying she's a spy. I am saying that the. (3+ / 0-)
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    ..way any government seeks to influence policy abroad is via money and sex.

    And if a high-ranking military officer has been engaged in "inappropriate" conversations with someone who is not his wife, all possibilities must be explored.

    And I'm certain that they are being explored.

    Again, if the US engages in this type of operation abroad, it would be naive to believe that US enemies don't do so as well.

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

    by PatriciaVa on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:06:38 PM PST

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    •  You are saying that she is suspect (4+ / 0-)

      because she was born in Lebanon.  Which her family fled to escape persecution.  Which means she might now be engaged in spying for-- Lebanon?  
      Maybe all first generation immigrants should spend some time in interment camps.  You know, just in case.

      •  My parents hail from Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and... (2+ / 0-)
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        ..many Mexican nationals are sent by the NarcoTraffickers to seduce and blackmail border guards.

        And I'd be disappointed if the federal government didn't investigate relationships b/w border authorities and foreign nationals.

        That's how you get to your enemies.  Sex and Money.

        Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

        by PatriciaVa on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:09:25 PM PST

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        •  So- her family might have been (3+ / 0-)

          sent here by Lebanese agents so that she could grow up and seduce and blackmail our agents?  The whole Marist Christian persecution thing was just a cover?
          That was some elaborate planning on their part.

          •  Some spies are groomed as children... (2+ / 0-)
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            Yes.

                Updated July 31, 2012, 4:13 p.m. ET

            Russian Spy Ring Aimed to Make Children Agents

            http://online.wsj.com/...

            A Russian spy ring busted in the U.S. two years ago planned to recruit members' children to become agents, and one had already agreed to his parents' request, according to current and former U.S. officials.

            When the suspects were arrested in 2010 with much fanfare, official accounts suggested they were largely ineffectual. New details about their time in the U.S., however, suggest their work was more sophisticated and sometimes more successful than previously known.

            One of them infiltrated a well-connected consulting firm with offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., by working as the company's in-house computer expert, according to people familiar with the long-running U.S. investigation of the spy ring.

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            He agreed, said the officials. At the end of the discussion with his parents, according to one person familiar with the surveillance, the young man stood up and saluted "Mother Russia." He also agreed to travel to Russia to begin formal espionage training, officials said.

            Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

            by PatriciaVa on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:32:00 PM PST

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            •  From the same article: (1+ / 0-)
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              "The spies' false identities, also called "legends," were good enough for them to get jobs and mortgages and start families in America, but they weren't airtight. A background check for a job with the U.S. government or a government contractor might have exposed them. The spies were careful not to try to get too close to the heart of U.S. government, according to interviews and court documents."

              These were people sent here with fake papers and fake histories and fake identities.  This does not sound like Kelley's family story.  Not to mention that the parents called the child-grooming story "crap".

              No one is saying there are no spies.  But I see absolutely no reason to suspect that Kelley was one of them.

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