I mean, really, what if he is? I grew up in the 1980s but was still a kid when the Warsaw Pact fell apart and the Soviet Union dissolved. I thought I missed out on all of the really cool Cold War shit. But maybe I didn’t. Maybe the Russians still have a bit of bite left in them.
Not nuclear bite (though they still have that, but it’s hard to use power that in victory will still get you wiped off the face of planet), but that old school, plausibly deniable espionage bite.
If so, though, it’s hard to believe that nobody in the American intelligence community knows anything about it.
Plots, they are thickening.