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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:10 PM

'Traitors must be punished': Vladimir Putin's stark warnings to Russians who defect to the West

In the summer, Vladimir Putin was asked about the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter last year in Britain. The Russian president denied his government was involved, but he didn’t hold back on what he thought of traitors.

Treason is not only the “gravest crime possible” but also the “most despicable crime that one can imagine,” he told the Financial Times. Putin, a former KGB agent when Russia was part of the Soviet Union, repeated twice to the journalists: “Traitors must be punished.”

This attitude toward Russians who work with foreign intelligence services is one reason that the identity of a CIA source who provided important information about Putin and the Kremlin has been kept secret by U.S. officials.

Although the source was exfiltrated from Russia in 2017 and is in the United States, his safety cannot be guaranteed. On Tuesday, a day after the news of the source’s existence was confirmed in the U.S. media, Russian news outlets published the name of a former Russian official living in the D.C. area.

Joseph Augustyn, a former director of defector resettlement operations at the CIA, said that the U.S. government would be well aware of the risks and probably would have 24-7 security on the defector. “Putin is very revengeful. Putin will go after these people,” Augustyn said.

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Haggis for Breakfast Sep 10 #4
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:12 PM

1. Sounds like a warning to Trump too

Just saying.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:19 PM

2. You bet ;)

Trump better not cross his boss. He means business and really demands loyalty.

Trump: "Gulp!"

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:11 PM

4. In our dreams.

Putin would never touch trumpie, least of all while still in office.

I believe that Putin has gone after many, including the father and daughter in England, that we don't even yet know about. In the last couple of years, a lot of his enemies have fallen out of buildings.

But retaliate against trumpie ? I do not see it happening.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:38 PM

5. I know.

Just dreams. But good ones

If Putin has him, it is by his other little, shriveled ball. I would think there are other incentives.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:34 PM

3. You don't hear Donald making that statement, do you?

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