Russian Spies Apparently Killed A U.S. Diplomat’s Dog
But it gets worse – and creepier: http://slate.me/293viDO
- •In Moscow and other capital cities across Europe, U.S. diplomats are being harassed by Russian intelligence agents.
- •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.”
- •Even more chilling was the fate suffered by the former U.S. defense attaché in Moscow.
- •While he was away, Russian intelligence personnel broke into his home and killed his dog.
- •Secretary of State John Kerry has formally protested the harassment, but Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have not acknowledged any wrongdoing.
- •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.
- •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.
- •In all likelihood, though, Russian pets in Washington D.C. have little to fear.
- •According to former ambassador Michael McFaul, “President Obama made the decision not to respond with similar measures against Russian diplomats.”