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Tom Nichols @RadioFreeTom
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My (very limited) take on this Whelan thing: I've never thought dual-citizenship is (in general) a good idea. I understand why some people do it; I personally, would not. But *four* citizenships? That's just ridiculous. /1
I'm going to take a wild guess at this Whelan business and say - my PERSONAL view, duh - that he's not in any way a spy. More likely some kind of wannabe, or a guy who was trying to rack up Russia cred with private industry or consulting firms, and wasn't too smart about it. /2
Guy who gets a BCD from the Marines isn't exactly a prime recruit for that kind of work. More to the point, running around Russia with four passports is going to get you noticed. Russians probably had him on a list of "people who are easy to grab in case of a problem." /3
That doesn't excuse the Russians putting the bag on him as retaliation for Butina. I have no idea if there's more to this story, but I agree with @McFaul - I wouldn't advise any American to go to Russia these days - which breaks my heart, personally. /4x
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