I love maps. They often reveal things quickly and simply in a way text cannot. Like this map I’ve pulled together showing two points recently in the news.As Mr. Spock would say, "Fascinating."
To the right, Groton, Connecticut, where the U.S. has a naval facility
To the left, Glen Cove, New York — the location of a waterfront compound, Killenworth Mansion, owned for decades by Russia. The site was used for electronic spying according to the Reagan administration. A second compound, Norwich House, located five miles away in Upper Brookville, was vacated in December after former president Obama issued new sanctions on Russia in response to alleged interference in U.S. 2016 presidential election.
Multiple news reports yesterday noted a Russian spy ship “loitering” approximately 30 miles south of Groton, near Long Island’s shoreline, in international waters.
But none of them mentioned the ship was approximately 60-80 miles from the site of the Russian government compounds.
It’s almost if the Russians left something behind on Long Island and were looking for it.
Or listening for it.
16 February 2017
a Russian spy ship is hanging out in international waters off of Long Island Sound:Here is an interesting bit of speculation on why
Posted by Matthew Saroff at 7:06 PM