This is the same former KGB agent that warned Snowden fell for a Russian trap, leading him to believe he was a hero for defecting while all that he really did was put American lives in danger by helping the Russians know what the United States does before it does it. He only ended up making a pawn of himself at best and when there is no more vital information on America being abandoned by his Russian security handlers and left for the wolves. It’s foolish to think you’ll be equal with your new ‘comrades’ and dine at the same table with them, who only will use you as a means to an end — a short-term, but very damaging gain on the U.S. side in this case.
A former KGB agent has said that former Russian spy and celebrity Anna Chapman was ordered by the Russian intelligence service to propose marriage to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to trap him in Russia, British tabloids have revealed.
MOSCOW, December 8 (Sputnik) — Former KGB agent Boris Karpichkov has announced that Russian ‘femme fatale’ former spy Anna Chapman was ordered by the Russian intelligence service to try and seduce US whistleblower Edward Snowden, the British tabloid the Daily Mirror reported.
Citing Chapman’s playful and widely publicized Tweet from July 2013, which read “Snowden, will you marry me?!”, Karpichkov told print tabloid Sunday People, which the Mirror cited, that the offer was serious. If Snowden had accepted, he would be ‘locked in Russia’, Karpichkov explained.
“If Snowden had accepted, he would have a right to Russian citizenship. That would lock him in Russia. As a citizen he’d need permission to leave,” Karpichkov said. He further noted that this would allow Russian security services to extract more information from the former NSA contractor. He said that Snowden became “concerned about what the consequences [of such a proposal] would be” after a face to face meeting with Chapman.
Citing mysterious “Moscow sources”, presumably old KGB and Federal Security Service (FSB) buddies, Karpichkov explained that the devious marriage plot was hatched by Vladimir Skorik, an actual FSB officer who really does serve as the head of information security at the FSB’s Counterintelligence Service, the Mirror explained.
Karpichkov has been a regular fixture among Britain’s tabloid press of late, commenting on a variety of Russia-related intelligence topics since defecting to the UK in 2000. Earlier this year, he opined that Snowden had been ‘tricked’ into staying in Russia, and furthermore, that the FSB had singled him out as a possible defector as early as 2007. In an interview from two years ago, the well-respected publication The Guardian explained that Karpichkov has written a “colorful memoir” on his time as an agent in the KGB and the FSB, and that he has since been searching for a publisher.
Full article: Former KGB Agent Claims That Anna Chapman Tried to Seduce Edward Snowden (Sputnik News)