Sunday, July 25, 2010

Prime Minister Putin and deported spies

Vladimir Putin met with the deported Russian spies and sang old KGB songs with them. They
sang "What Motherland Begins With" and other songs of that type. The song was from a 1968
television show about Russian spies in Germany. It was also know as the unofficial song of
the KGB.

He praised them for taking risks without possible diplomatic immunity. "They had to learn a
new language, speak it and think it".

Putin promised that Russia would take care of them "They will work, and I am sure they will have decent jobs," he said. "And I am sure they will have an interesting and bright life."

The spies were not charged in the U.S., and it is not sure if any information of value was passed
to Russia. Some Russians claim the venture was a failure, and proved that Russian agents
are ineffectual and not worth the time and money expended.

Putin also attended a motorcycle convention of about 5,000 bikers from Europe and beyond.
He was seen riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle with the Russian flag flying behind him.

And it appears that the fact that the spies who were caught in the U.S. has not had any effect
on President Obama's attempt to improve relations with Russia.

There was actually very little said about and/or reported by the mainstream media about the fact
that these spies had been in the country for over ten years. Can it be that we do not care?
Have we as a nation grown that blase and used to the fact that spies still exist? Certainly if
there were 10, there are more that have not yet been discovered. It reminds me of the old
Mad Comics Spy vs Spy.

So will this have any bearing on the proposed Cold War Service Medal that is in Congress?
Will this mean that once again the Cold War Veterans will be dismissed and ignored?

We hope not. Please contact your elected officials tell them that a Cold War Service Medal is
justified, and it is past time to honor our veterans. Let us finally remember them and their

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

----------------"And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades."-- Robert M. Gates, 1996