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I am New to SPYTALK and found this Podcast interesting since it is from

as Mr. Stein states "My Go To Russian Expert" ; Mr. Sipher found at

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/experts/john-sipher and I quote>

"John Sipher retired in 2014 after a 28-year career in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, which included serving in Moscow and running the CIA’s Russia operations."

I wonder and just ask as a simple question how much experience Mr. Stein or Mr. Sipher

have of Russia, that is living in Russia and conversing with Russians on a regular

day to day basis? It seems that Mr. Sipher's experience is soley based on "Operations"

against Russia and Russian's. Good to a point but still as the saying goes ............

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"

Howard Walther, Santa Barbara California

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