But it gets worse – and creepier: http://slate.me/293viDO
  1. In Moscow and other capital cities across Europe, U.S. diplomats are being harassed by Russian intelligence agents.
  2. Many diplomats and their families have been stalked by Russian agents, while others have had their tires slashed.
    In a particularly graphic case, “one diplomat reported that an intruder had defecated on his living room carpet.”
  3. Even more chilling was the fate suffered by the former U.S. defense attaché in Moscow.
  4. While he was away, Russian intelligence personnel broke into his home and killed his dog.
  5. Secretary of State John Kerry has formally protested the harassment, but Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have not acknowledged any wrongdoing.
  6. Tensions between the U.S. and Russian have intensified since civil war broke out in the Ukraine in 2014, a thinly-veiled proxy war of Russian expansion.
  7. The U.S. did impose sanctions on some Russian officials following the outbreak of hostilities.
    Still, American diplomats across Europe are pleading with the White House to do more.
  8. In all likelihood, though, Russian pets in Washington D.C. have little to fear.
  9. According to former ambassador Michael McFaul, “President Obama made the decision not to respond with similar measures against Russian diplomats.”