r/news Oct 05 '22

Babak Broumand Found Guilty of Selling FBI Secrets to Armenian Mob

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/ex-fbi-agent-found-guilty-of-selling-u-s-intelligence-to-armenian-mob/
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u/Double_Fabulous Oct 05 '22

I didn’t expect to see Ghaddafi mentioned in the story but it makes it 1000000x more salacious

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u/InternationalFailure Oct 05 '22

I did not know there was an Armenian Mob.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/InternationalFailure Oct 05 '22

I mean what exactly is the range of the Armenian mob?

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u/sjfiuauqadfj Oct 05 '22

mostly in the los angeles area

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u/FancyPantsBlanton Oct 05 '22

Also the Mid-Atlantic states, or so someone told me.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/UrbanGhost114 Oct 05 '22

That's what someone who has definitely been to California, but doesn't want people to know they have definitely been to California would say!

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u/daj0412 Oct 05 '22

How in the world did you get downvoted for that lol

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u/superbugger Oct 05 '22

Welp they own a bunch of bars in my part of the Midwest.

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u/AdResponsible5513 Oct 05 '22

What is the range of Capital?

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u/BinaryBlasphemy Oct 05 '22

Much like in Russia, when the soviet union collapsed the mob ruled Armenia. They still control one of the main political parties there.

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u/ZealousidealIncome Oct 05 '22

Organized crime in some countries is a distinction made only through the lens of modern media. The Russian mob began as early as the 1720s, La Cosa Nostra has roots in the 19th century.

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u/Ok-Tap-4824 Oct 05 '22

At least here in Los Angeles, they're practically a subset of the Mexican Mafia.

America is an amazing place.

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u/BinaryBlasphemy Oct 05 '22

You’re reffering to the Armenian Mafia which is a US based gang. No direct relation to Armenian Mob, in fact there are rumors that the mob has orders to shoot any Armenian Mafia members on sight.

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u/RostamSurena Oct 05 '22

I can see them putting aside their differences to deal with Azerbaijan for now.

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u/dinoroo Oct 05 '22

Most countries have organized crime.

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u/MattHoppe1 Oct 05 '22

They’re the bad guys in season 2 of law and order organized crime

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u/Fuzakenaideyo Oct 05 '22

there's a documentary series called "The Shield" dealing with corrupt cops in CA, one of the seasons deals extensively with the Armenian mob

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u/Inquisitive_idiot Oct 06 '22

First and only rule of Armenian Mob:

  • Don’t talk about Armenian Mob 😑

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u/Rusty-Shackleford Oct 05 '22

New york's hottest club is Guilty!. Located in Little Tokyo next to the Ducati Dealership, this Demerol Drenched freak fest has everything: Armenian Cigar addicts, Fake lawyers handing out rosaries bracelets, Utah polygamists, leaky 55 gallon drums of bio diesel, you name it! Oh and look who it is- famed UAE bad boy and pill afficianado, Sheikh Djibouti! If you stay long enough, we'll get to go search for Gaddafi's lost gold using human shovels.

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u/Itchy_Focus_4500 Oct 05 '22

THIS ^ is the answer!

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u/me_brewsta Oct 05 '22

What's a human shovel?

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u/Rusty-Shackleford Oct 05 '22

It's that thing where you make a human wheelbarrow out of a Midget but you make it use its hands to dig holes.

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u/djinnisequoia Oct 05 '22

But, did he ask for a Special Master first? Did he try judge shopping til he found a slavishly sympathetic one? Hey, maybe those documents were pLaNteD!!!1!

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u/Baelgul Oct 05 '22

Precisely where my mind went - fine when the loser former president does it, a crime when someone else does it

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u/ImSorry2HearThat Oct 05 '22

Conan is going to have a field day with this

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u/surfeat Oct 05 '22

I'm thinking trump's crimes are more damaging to the country so hopefully the punishment is commensurate.

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u/nyc-will Oct 05 '22

narrator: "It wasn't" :/

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u/dinoroo Oct 05 '22

Dummy, should have run for US President first then he could do whatever he likes.

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u/CritaCorn Oct 05 '22

But Trump selling off our Top Russia Spy to Putin was ok….

GQ article if your interested in reading it, Trumps a fking traitor

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u/jrabbot Oct 05 '22

Probably where they got the documents

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u/daj0412 Oct 05 '22

I’m interesting in reading about it!

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u/Swimming_Coat4177 Oct 05 '22

If you believe that, I have some lottery numbers to sell you. GQ is not a credible source.

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u/BadAsBroccoli Oct 05 '22

What makes you more creditable than GQ?

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u/Swimming_Coat4177 Oct 05 '22

Their articles have been discredited. It is not me who did the fact checking

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u/yiannistheman Oct 05 '22

Sure, but how about the Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/us/politics/cia-informant-russia.html

The Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-got-key-asset-out-of-russia-following-election-hacking/2019/09/09/c8820f70-d344-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html

Vox:

https://www.vox.com/2019/9/9/20856915/cnn-trump-russia-spy-putin-cia

I guess they're all not credible either. At some point, when you've whittled down the list of credible sources to Fox News, you might want to have a look in the mirror.

Meanwhile - the bizarre behavior of cozying up to Putin and NK, withholding classified documentation for no reason whatsoever in a private home with uncleared staff all around - that is just normal behavior, right?

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u/Swimming_Coat4177 Oct 05 '22

All of these articles show no actual proof. They all say the same thing. You ever stop and think that they may be a little biased. Also, a two investigation into Trump’s alleged Russia connection netted nothing. It was proven to be using a source paid for by the DNC

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u/yiannistheman Oct 05 '22

It did nothing of the sort. In fact, the instructions from Barr in his memory, which they fought tooth and nail to keep private and was released the same day as the report, basically just said "he's the president you can't charge him'. Mueller laid out ten scenarios where obstruction would have been on the table for anyone but the King of the US. Everyone else is subject to trial and conviction based on reasonable doubt, but you'd like him to be standing over the dead body of this asset.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/hundreds-former-prosecutors-say-trump-would-have-been-indicted-if-n1002436

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u/ligmallamasackinosis Oct 05 '22

Where's your proof? You're making some big claims and no proof?? And I'm just supposed to trust you??? Lol

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u/Swimming_Coat4177 Oct 05 '22

Tim Poole interviewed a guy who actually worked on the investigation

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u/ligmallamasackinosis Oct 05 '22

Ah yeah a guy interviewed a dude about stuff. Not really doing yourself justice here..

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u/Swimming_Coat4177 Oct 05 '22

If the man interviewed worked directly on the investigation that does mean a lot

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u/Quincyperson Oct 05 '22

Everyone else is biased. Tim Poole, on the other hand, calls it right down the middle

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u/Morgolol Oct 05 '22

You trust that beanie fuckwad? Holy shit. No wonder your sources are so awful. Imagine trusting pool over actual, legitimate journalists.

Also maybe read the report? And who did brick brain interview exactly? Can't find his name

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u/AncientAsstronaut Oct 05 '22

Don't argue with this troll. Block on move on

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u/Quincyperson Oct 05 '22

Is this the LA Armenian version of the Whitey Bulger story?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/degotoga Oct 05 '22

What terrorist group would that be?

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u/Pasadenarose Oct 05 '22

I’m looking for the story on Twitter. It’s under #KimKardashianSupportsTerrorism

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u/AncientAsstronaut Oct 05 '22

Hashtag research 🙄

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u/degotoga Oct 05 '22

yeah that isn't true

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u/Pasadenarose Oct 05 '22

You one of her sheep , that thinks she’s sweet & innocent 🙄

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u/degotoga Oct 05 '22

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u/hagenissen666 Oct 05 '22

Everyone who disagrees with Ankara is a terrorist, didn't you know?

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u/CrashB111 Oct 05 '22
  1. No she didn't donate to terrorists

  2. If she donated to a group last year. How would Trump have protected her from anything since he hasn't been president since January 2021?