OTTAWA – Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is involved in yet another media- steered drive-by scandal. According to articles in The Globe and Mail and CBC News, an: “Accused Russian spy was in the room for Trudeau talks with Ukrainian PM.” The event, which was captured by a photo attributed to CBC, took place in Canada in October of 2017. Apparently the man was standing close to power.
The accused Russian spy happened to be a translator who travelled to Canada with the Ukrainian political delegation. He has now been arrested in Ukraine and accused of treason by one of the many departments of that country’s security apparatus. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), which is the successor of the former Soviet KGB when Ukraine was part of the USSR, alleges that the translator “passed information to his Russian contacts.”
In the rush to get out the earth-shattering scoop however, the articles fall short of identifying other accused things that were also in the room along with the now accused translator (top left in the photo), the Ukranian Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman (2nd from right in the photo) and Prime Minister Trudeau (extreme right in photo).
There is Prime Minister Trudeau’s desk, which has occasionally been accused by cleaning staff of scratching the finish of the floor when it was moved aside to tidy up the room. It too, is often very close to power.
Then there is the photographer and the person in the extreme left of the photo with some sort of a reddish hat. He (seems to be male) is accused of not being identified in the photo, so they might possibly also be Russian spies as well. Once the accusations start being slung around, one can’t be too careful.
As the meeting between the two Prime Ministers was clearly high-level, then there is also the matter of the un-vetted sofa in the room which could certainly be accused of making serious dents in the carpet if someone hadn’t put those little coasters under its feet. Did anyone check for that? I thought not.
According to the article, a statement from the SBU indicated that the translator “had been under surveillance for a while but was allowed to go about his business as security officers gathered evidence.”
In spite of the sense of potential dire consequences to Canada that is implied by the news articles, this would seem to indicate to less paranoid folk that he wasn’t actually considered a threat to anything particularly important at all. Source: FNT Staff
Photo credit: Original image at: CBC ,