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(Twitter)   So those two gay vitamin salesmen looking at churches in Salisbury (and totally not assassins) had the GRU ID number stamped on their passports. Bonus: Russian reporters were the ones who spotted it   ( twitter.com) divider line
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2018-09-14 03:28:49 PM  
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2018-09-14 03:37:38 PM  
can't wait to see RT explain away this one
 
2018-09-14 03:46:00 PM  
This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?
 
2018-09-14 04:08:41 PM  
This whole thing reminds me of "In Bruge" for some reason.
 
2018-09-14 04:27:03 PM  

Ambivalence: This whole thing reminds me of "In Bruge" for some reason.


But without the great dialog.
 
2018-09-14 04:34:58 PM  

Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?


We're all incompetent in a lot of ways. This is why conspiracies fail.
 
2018-09-14 04:42:24 PM  

Gubbo: Ambivalence: This whole thing reminds me of "In Bruge" for some reason.

But without the great dialog.


I suspect they have cocaine and prostitutes in common
 
2018-09-14 04:55:04 PM  
man, the Russian intelligence services really went to shiat after the Fall
 
2018-09-14 05:14:52 PM  

Naido: Gubbo: Ambivalence: This whole thing reminds me of "In Bruge" for some reason.

But without the great dialog.

I suspect they have cocaine and prostitutes in common


Hopefully not an explody midget.
 
2018-09-14 06:29:54 PM  

SurfaceTension: Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?

We're all incompetent in a lot of ways. This is why conspiracies fail.


I'm not. That's why I was able to get away with killing RFK and blaming that guy with the funny name.
 
2018-09-14 06:30:18 PM  

naughtyrev: SurfaceTension: Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?

We're all incompetent in a lot of ways. This is why conspiracies fail.

I'm not. That's why I was able to get away with killing RFK and blaming that guy with the funny name.


Wait, Goddamit, mods delete that!
 
2018-09-14 06:52:06 PM  

somedude210: can't wait to see RT explain away this one


What's Russian for "NO COLLUSION! WITCH HUNT!"?
 
2018-09-14 06:52:45 PM  
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2018-09-14 06:53:41 PM  

Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?


This is what happens when you substitute straight vodak for Pan-Galactuc Gargle Blasters.
 
2018-09-14 06:54:11 PM  
Help me understand...

They stamp their spies passports with a number that indicates they're spies? I don't know much about spy craft, but that seems to be counterproductive.
 
2018-09-14 06:55:22 PM  
Spies have the GRU phone number on their passports?
 
2018-09-14 06:56:01 PM  
Either they're massively incompetent or they're just rubbing everyone's noses in it.
 
2018-09-14 06:57:55 PM  
Isn't that just a little TOO convenient?
 
2018-09-14 06:58:07 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: somedude210: can't wait to see RT explain away this one

What's Russian for "NO COLLUSION! WITCH HUNT!"?


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2018-09-14 06:59:28 PM  
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I am GRU!

 
2018-09-14 07:00:29 PM  
leader of the free world's twitter: "cricket"
 
2018-09-14 07:02:25 PM  
You cant spell assassin without vodak
 
2018-09-14 07:03:02 PM  
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"How you are getting this number?"
 
2018-09-14 07:03:10 PM  

somedude210: can't wait to see RT explain away this one


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Это заговор Мории
 
2018-09-14 07:03:14 PM  
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2018-09-14 07:03:32 PM  

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"How you are getting this number?"


(tiny fist etc.)
 
2018-09-14 07:03:52 PM  
These are the kind of folk people were claiming were going to be able to sneak a nerve agent into Manafort's holding cell.
 
2018-09-14 07:04:53 PM  
This is what happens when all the competent masters of tradecraft get pensioned off.
You would think someone could at least pick up a LeCarre novel.
 
2018-09-14 07:07:42 PM  
Da. We say we tourists. Everyone work for GRU in Russia. Completely normal. Come come come! You too focused on GRU information in passport. Turn to next page. See? Russia totally transparent with wishes and goals for whole wide world. Nothing wrong. Now time for lunch, is fish good today?
 
2018-09-14 07:08:05 PM  

21-7-b: leader of the free world's twitter: "cricket"


Leave Angela Merkel out of this.
 
2018-09-14 07:09:00 PM  
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2018-09-14 07:09:00 PM  

Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?


More like an Adams fan writing really awful fanfic.

Or just take Adams out of the picture and call it a Clancy novel.

/not a Clancy fan
 
2018-09-14 07:09:28 PM  

Target Builder: Either they're massively incompetent or they're just rubbing everyone's noses in it.


Remember, kids, partial exposure also sends a message, particularly when the response is weak or absent.
 
2018-09-14 07:14:03 PM  

somedude210: man, the Russian intelligence services really went to shiat after the Fall


Everyone with brains and contacts got out and made themselves stinking rich. On the one hand they rule the country, on the other hand they have sideshows like this working for them.
 
2018-09-14 07:14:17 PM  

SurfaceTension: Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?

We're all incompetent in a lot of ways. This is why conspiracies fail.


Most lies in espionage are not intended to permanently fool people.  Your cover only has to work long enough, and well enough, to achieve your objective and get out cleanly.  That's why, for example, you know every "false flag" conspiracy theory is bullshiat.  It's usually taken as a given that any false flag operation is going to be uncovered.  You just need to make sure that whatever actions your trying to provoke thereby can't be taken back once the lie is revealed.

Putin's lies were never intended to fool us.  They don't care if we know they did it.  That interview with those "nutritional supplement" assassins was as much their victory lap as anything.  They're telling us that we can't stop them from doing as they please and getting away with it.

In fact, you can argue that the assassin's thin, thin cover was never even intended to fool the Russians.  One of the ways the Russian Oligarchy maintains its corrupt power is by degrading trust in public institutions.  Russians are trained to just kind of assume everyone in power is corrupt, everyone cheats, and everyone lies to everyone all the time.  The lies are supposed to be transparent, so that you eventually get exhausted from pointing them out and just give up trying.

We've recently begun to see the same thing here in the U.S.   Five years ago, a President saying that 3,000 proven deaths are an invention by a political opponent would have been an Earth shattering scandal.  Today, it goes over with nothing more than the disgusted indifference of hearing a wet fart in a DMV line.
 
2018-09-14 07:16:11 PM  
So, THAT's what happens when you're eaten by a GRU. Now, where do I get gay vitamins?
 
2018-09-14 07:19:54 PM  

Gubbo: Ambivalence: This whole thing reminds me of "In Bruge" for some reason.

But without the great dialog.


Are there two versions of this movie?
 
2018-09-14 07:20:25 PM  
I don't think they're even trying to hide it. They used a military grade neurotoxin that everyone already knew they developed.

They're saying to any would be defector "Betray us and it doesn't matter where you go, we'll get you."
 
2018-09-14 07:20:50 PM  

SurfaceTension: Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?

We're all incompetent in a lot of ways. This is why conspiracies fail.


George Smiley would not have let this happen.
 
2018-09-14 07:21:50 PM  

Ambivalence: Naido: Gubbo: Ambivalence: This whole thing reminds me of "In Bruge" for some reason.

But without the great dialog.

I suspect they have cocaine and prostitutes in common

Hopefully not an explody midget.


They prefer to be called little people
 
2018-09-14 07:22:58 PM  

Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?


Are you sure, I was getting more of a Good Omens vibe off of this.

/The arc of the Universe is towards Pratchett.
 
2018-09-14 07:23:18 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: 21-7-b: leader of the free world's twitter: "cricket"

Leave Angela Merkel out of this.


'Germany is totally controlled by Russia': Trump at Nato summit
Youtube kaBUNqVTkCs
 
2018-09-14 07:23:29 PM  

Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?


Zaphod's jus' zis guy.
 
2018-09-14 07:24:07 PM  

SurfaceTension: Bootleg: This whole thing is like if Douglas Adams wrote something parodying a Clancy novel. Everyone's incompetent, aren't they?

We're all incompetent in a lot of ways. This is why conspiracies fail.


So this is like some sort of Weird Science-less version of the Venture Brothers?
 
2018-09-14 07:25:01 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Help me understand...

They stamp their spies passports with a number that indicates they're spies? I don't know much about spy craft, but that seems to be counterproductive.


Russians seem to have gone down hill in that, almost like letting corruption take over the country means you don't get the best people serving it or something.
 
2018-09-14 07:27:17 PM  
gay vitamin salesmen looking at churches?

Admittedly I'm not really following this whole thing very closely but

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2018-09-14 07:28:02 PM  
I didn't know vitamins had a sexual preference.
 
2018-09-14 07:30:51 PM  

Target Builder: Either they're massively incompetent or they're just rubbing everyone's noses in it.


The Russian population knows Putin did this, they love that he did it, they love that he lies about it and makes everyone chase their tails trying to prove he lied about it, they love that they have a leader that tells lies and makes serious people debate his lies.  It's all a big game to them, the only one left to them in their sad, pathetic lives.

And the Trump Humpers are JUST like them.  They live for the lie.  Its all they have left.
 
2018-09-14 07:31:39 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Help me understand...

They stamp their spies passports with a number that indicates they're spies? I don't know much about spy craft, but that seems to be counterproductive.


These men are assassins, not spies.
 
2018-09-14 07:31:45 PM  

Atillathepun: I didn't know vitamins had a sexual preference.


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