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Monday, July 22, 2019

Iranian authorities said on Monday that security agencies had arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some of them to death after dismantling a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy ring in a case announced last month.

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OUCH, baby....

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-22 10:23 AM | Reply

Everyone knows you release and exchange spies back to their home countries when you catch them, the U.S. and Soviet Union have been doing it for decades.

Start killing American spies and see what happens.

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-22 10:34 AM | Reply

Maybe Trump should have thought about those sanctions a little more.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-07-22 10:43 AM | Reply

Start killing American spies and see what happens.

Actually nothing happens. American spies are expendable. In the words of a great orange man, "they knew what they signed up for".

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-22 10:53 AM | Reply

The proper thing to do is to try your luck at the International Court.

But as the US does not recognize the jurisdiction of that UN Court (in case Americans are tried for rapes and war crimes... which they should be), the CIA is just out of luck.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-22 10:55 AM | Reply

Don't fool yourself.

US and Russia have been killing each other's spies for decades.
This is exactly what I told you when US suddenly announced threats against US "interests". The reason behind the sudden buildup in the Med. and Persian Gulf.

Cannot be an Empire forever.
That is not how it works.

#6 | Posted by gitmboy at 2019-07-22 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I expect a withering twitterstorm from the coward in chief.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-07-22 11:21 AM | Reply

Yawn.

More crap news from Texistan, this is now the fifth "CIA Network" that the Mullahs have announced that they broke up in this calendar year alone, they are almost monthly and are used to kill off dissidents.

Funny how you all lap it up.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-22 12:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One thing is clear... Americans can't get any intelligence out of Iran any longer.

So they are probably killing the right people.

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-22 12:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Funny though, in Iran, those dissidents are always working for the CIA, because, well, the CIA has been doing it for decades.
And it's hard to infect closed military systems with viruses, unless you're like, there.
Or that it was not a stealth drone they shot down in their airspace, well, because it was, and was, as they have the wreckage.

But don't worry, because if that fire gets lit, you can be ordered back into service because, well, your commander in chief can do that. Thank Bush for that. Jr. and senior, although you'll have to wait till you get to hell to thank senior.

#10 | Posted by gitmboy at 2019-07-22 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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Funny how you all lap it up.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter

Fox news' real motto.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-22 06:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Fox news"

*drink*

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-22 06:06 PM | Reply

"Fox news"

*drink*

#12 | Posted by nullifidian

Yeah why is everyone always talking about the primary source of republican propaganda and disinformation?

We should just shut up and let them get away with it.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-22 06:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaks,

Do you realize how little viewership Fox has when compared with ALL of its rivals - all of which are left of center to various degrees?

I'm talking about not just CNN and MSNBC. The big 3, PBS, etc.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-22 06:35 PM | Reply

"Start killing American spies and see what happens."

The price of oil goes up?

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-22 06:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Do you realize how little viewership Fox has when compared with ALL of its rivals - all of which are left of center to various degrees?"

Isn't Fox News the top rated cable news network in America? Why yes, it is:

"It would almost be old news that Fox News Channel has topped cable news for a 70th consecutive quarter and is again the most watched outlet on all of basic cable." deadline.com

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-22 06:38 PM | Reply

--Do you realize how little viewership Fox has

24 million isn't little!

Oh wait. Forgot the decimal point. 2.4 million.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-22 06:39 PM | Reply

Pew Research Center survey: Fox News dominated as main campaign news source for Trump voters; no single source as pronounced among Clinton voters.

Trump Voters = Fox News by 40%
Clinton Voters = CNN by 18%
All Voters = Fox News by 19% with CNN in second place with 13%

www.journalism.org

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-22 07:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

FTA in #18

All Voters = Fox News by 19%; CNN by 13%; NBC by 5%; MSNBC by 5%; ABC by 5%; NPR by 4%; and CBS by 4%

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-22 07:04 PM | Reply

That's not really relevant, Beach.

Speaks suggests that Fox has this gigantic Jedi mind trick influence over huge swaths of the public but it's viewership compared to all of its rivals is small.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-22 07:05 PM | Reply

Fox News actually showed up in the Clinton Voters data set at 3%. CNN showed up in Trump Voters data set at 8%, but MSNBC didn't make it at all with Trump Voters; NBC = 6%, ABC = 3% and CBS = 3%.

#21 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-22 07:07 PM | Reply

That's not really relevant, Beach.
#20 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

I disagree.

#22 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-22 07:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaks,

Do you realize how little viewership Fox has when compared with ALL of its rivals - all of which are left of center to various degrees?

I'm talking about not just CNN and MSNBC. The big 3, PBS, etc.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ

So what? Do you realize that fox sets the agenda and determines the alternate reality for the entire GOP. They literally control the president's perception of the world.

There is no "left" new source that creates alternate realities with alternative facts that the entire party then accepts en masse and repeats until they all think it's true.

Fox news was created in the late 90s. Since then the republican party has gone off the deep end.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-22 07:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is misinformation. The video that the IRG released is especially cute, with images and clips pulled off the internet.

#24 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-22 07:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Everyone knows you release and exchange spies back to their home countries when you catch them, the U.S. and Soviet Union have been doing it for decades.
Start killing American spies and see what happens.

#2 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2019-07-22 10:34 AM | FLAG:

Agreement countries only...

#25 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-07-22 10:11 PM | Reply

"...and Soviet Union have been doing it has not existed for decades."

#26 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-22 10:21 PM | Reply

Iran has a habit of accusing any opposition as being spies. The "news" in Iran is exclusively for internal consumption.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-23 06:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Percentage of networks that were gushing for Hillary and polls to prove she was winning? 95%

#28 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-23 11:33 AM | Reply

Iran is trying to create another hostage crisis. Just like old times.

Only problem is they are not Americans so Trump does not care.

And therefore, by the transitive property, Deplorables don't care.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 11:34 AM | Reply

Deplorables don't care. #29 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

Do you care? This isn't even real news though, so why should any American believe Iran propaganda? The type of folks who buy into foreign propaganda at face value were probably the ones sold by the $50000 worth of foreign-bought Facebook ads for/against Trump/Hillary.

#30 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-23 03:28 PM | Reply

"Do you care?"

The question is as a Deplorable do YOU care?

I care that my President has made a real mess of this situation and doesn't have a frickin clue on how to deal with it.

I care that people including Americans will die because of my President.

That is what I care about.

#31 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 07:41 PM | Reply

were probably the ones sold by the $50000 worth of foreign-bought Facebook ads for/against Trump/Hillary.

#30 | Posted by GOnoles92

almost missed that nice try at manipulation of the facts and attempting to minimized the impact. You must be a Fox News fan!

The figure actually is closer to $1.25 million dollars a month.

The actual facts:

Mueller describes a years-long, multimillion-dollar conspiracy by hundreds of Russians aimed at criticizing Hillary Clinton and supporting Senator Bernie Sanders and Trump. Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities and accused them of defrauding the U.S. government by interfering with the political process.

Those involved spent some $1.25 million per month on ad campaigns and measured their efforts much as an ad agency would, according to the indictment. It says the group kept track of metrics like views and comments, and measured engagement.

source, The Mueller Report

#ReadTheReport

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 07:49 PM | Reply

"Do you realize how little viewership Fox has when compared with ALL of its rivals - all of which are left of center to various degrees?"

I do.
The amount is:
More than any of the other ones have, when compared with ALL of their rivals.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-23 07:51 PM | Reply

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